Apply Now for 2021-2022 Financial Aid and Scholarships
The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships encourages all students to apply early for financial aid and scholarships. To ensure full consideration for aid, submit your FAFSA as soon as possible after October of each year and search for scholarships using our scholarship search engine as soon as possible after Nov. 1 of each year. We recommend filing by Feb. 15 in order to meet possible state deadlines. If you need more information on how to apply, please visit the links below:
Our federal school code is 001674.
Helpful Videos from Federal Student Aid
To find out how to complete various processes for financial aid, watch a YouTube video here.
Professional Judgment Information
At Eastern Illinois University, we understand how COVID-19 has impacted wages, savings, financial security, and the ability to pay for life’s extras. Because of this, the two-year-old financial information you provided on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid, may not accurately reflect yours or your parent’s financial situation this current year.
WE MAY BE ABLE TO HELP WITH A PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT.
If you are:
- A dependent student and your parent(s) received Unemployment Benefits in the past year, or experienced a reduction/loss in income
- An independent student and you received Unemployment Benefits in the past year, or experienced a reduction/loss in income
We may be able to REDUCE your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) which could INCREASE YOUR ELIGIBILITY for MORE GIFT AID. (That is FREE MONEY!)
Please note: If your FAFSA information has already resulted in a ZERO EFC, a Professional Judgment cannot be processed. You may find your EFC on your Student Aid Report, on your award letter, or by contacting our office.
FOR PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT POLICIES/TO DOWNLOAD A PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT FORM: https://www.eiu.edu/finaid/Professional_Judgement_Forms.php
Our staff is happy to help if you have any questions. Call 217-581-6405 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.