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EIU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

FAFSA on the Web: To complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid online.

FAFSA Verification: If your application for financial aid is selected for verification, please click here for more information on the verification process.

FSA ID: To apply, both the parent and the student must establish a FSA ID (email address) and password to sign the FAFSA.



The process of applying for financial aid at the Eastern Illinois University is simple. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to apply for financial aid using our school code of 001674. To receive full consideration for all financial aid programs, you should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after Oct. 1 for the following fall semester (August of the following year). In addition, if you plan to enroll in summer school an online summer financial aid application is also required.

After you file a FAFSA, the information is forwarded to the OFA by the federal government. The OFA processes the information and sends award letters to students starting in approximately January indicating the amount of financial assistance applicants will receive.


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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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