Eastern Illinoin University

Panther Promise

First-time freshmen and new transfer students who anticipate attending Eastern Illinois University will be considered for the Panther Promise.

To be considered for this award, which can be worth as much as $2,500 annually ($1,250 per semester), students must file a FAFSA and meet income requirements. For 2018-2019, the Panther Promise is available to students from households with an annual income ranging from $30,000 to $73,000. Numerous scholarships and grants remain available for students from households in other income ranges.

This award is renewable for up to four years (eight semesters) as long as the recipient maintains satisfactory academic progress with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better, with full-time consecutive enrollment (fall and spring semesters with 12 or more enrolled hours each semester), and files the FAFSA each year.

There is no formal application for this award. Students or parents who are interested in learning more about the Panther Promise may contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships at 217-581-6405.

To learn more about the many types of aid available, please visit http://www.eiu.edu/finaid/.