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EIU Office of Financial Aid

Award and Acceptance

EIU will use the information received from the FAFSA to determine your financial need and prepare your financial aid offer.

How will I be notified of my awards?

When the financial aid offer is available, you will receive an email via your account. 

How do I respond?

  1. Log in to PAWS at using your EIU NetID and password.
  2. Select the "Financial Aid" tab, and click "Award"
  3. Click "Award for Aid Year"
  4. Select the applicable aid year.
  5. Select the "Resources/Additional Information" tab and follow the instructions to complete the Title IV Authorization requirement.
  6. Select the "Terms and Conditions" tab and follow the instructions provided before you are able to accept your awards.
  7. Select the "Accept Award Offer" tab and accept or decline each award. Be sure to select a decision on each award.
  8. Awards can be reviewed on the "Award Overview" tab. You can print a copy of your award letter from this tab by selecting the Print button located at the top of this page.

When should I accept my awards?

Awards should be accepted by June 1, as offers with limited funding are cancelled after that date. Offers available after June 1 should be accepted within two weeks.

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Contact Information

Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

Student Services Building East Wing
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-6405
Fax: (217) 581-6422

Office Hours

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. M-F

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