EIU Aim High Scholarships

Eastern Illinois University is unveiling a new multifaceted financial aid program that can significantly reduce—and in some cases completely offset—tuition and fee costs for qualified Illinois students who enroll at EIU.

EIU Promise Program

EIU will offset the remaining balance of a student’s tuition and fee costs for resident families demonstrating a family income of $61,000 or less.

  • Family income of $61,000 or less

  • Student is an Illinois resident and meets AIM HIGH Grant requirements

  • Incoming Freshman enrolled full time and has a 18 ACT / 960 SAT with a 3.0 unweighted GPA on a 4.0 scale

  • Student must be admitted to EIU with financial aid packaged by April 1st.

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EIU Promise
EIU Cost Match

EIU Cost Match

EIU will match the out-of-pocket cost of attendance of any regionally accredited public university in Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. To qualify, Illinois students can submit their Financial Aid Award letters from qualifying institutions in those states.

  • Student is an Illinois resident and meets AIM HIGH Grant requirements

  • Incoming Freshman enrolled full time and has a 20 ACT / 1030 SAT with a 3.0 unweighted GPA on a 4.0 scale

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EIU Merit Scholarship Bonus

By combining Merit Scholarship benefits with state-funded AIM HIGH Grant funds, qualified Illinois students will be eligible to receive scholarship funds ranging from $10,000 to $18,000 over four years (8 semesters) via EIU’s renewable scholarship bonus.

  • Student is an Illinois resident and meets AIM HIGH Grant requirements

  • Incoming Freshman enrolled full time and has a 20 ACT / 1030 SAT with a 3.0 unweighted GPA on a 4.0 scale

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Merit Scholarship

Why Choose EIU?

Still No. 1!

The latest U.S. News & World Report college rankings are out, and EIU still rates higher than any other public regional university in Illinois.

150 Undergraduate Major and Minor Options

If you already know what you’d like to study, we have the specialties you’re looking for. If not, rest assured that you’ll have the chance to discover the possibilities at EIU.

94% Placement Rate

94% of undergraduates secured employment in professional positions or made plans to attend graduate school by the end of the year.

A Campus that Feels Like Home

Visiting Eastern during an open house to see what our campus is like on a typical class day.

98% of Classes are Taught by Faculty

98% of classes are taught by faculty, not TAs.

Safe and Sound

Charleston was ranked as the second-safest college town in America! Just another reason every day is a great day to be a Panther!

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We're All in For You

You deserve a campus that feels like home. Professors who are ALL IN for your success. A university that propels you further than you ever thought possible. At Eastern Illinois University, we know that with the right support and opportunities, you can open up a lifetime of possibilities. We're ALL IN for you! Let's do this ... together!

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