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EIU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Loan Forms


  • 2018-19 Loan Change Requests will not be available until July 1, 2018.

  • 2017-18 Loan Change Requests may be made for Summer 2018 ONLY. Fall or Spring requests will NOT be processed.
  • Click here to view basic PLUS loan application instructions

    Federal Direct Loan Increase/Decrease Requests

    To request a change to your federal subsidized or unsubsidized loan amount, you must sign in to PAWS to submit the request.

    Go to the Financial Aid tab, choose the Award link, Award for Aid Year link, and then the Resources/Additional Information tab. Enter your request in text box and submit. Please be specific and include loan type, amount, and semester. If the request is unclear, you will be asked to resubmit in order to clarify.

    Please note: Revisions will be made based upon academic year budgets and other aid received. Annual and aggregate loan limits also apply. Please review your loan limits prior to submission:

    ** The PAWS submission form applies to the student’s subsidized and unsubsidized loans only and cannot be used to revise parent PLUS loans or to request loan changes due to a PLUS loan denial or change in grade class. If you need to request one of these changes, please submit the specific form available here (

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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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