Get your UIS Account

Within three days of your admission, you will receive an email from UIS with your 8-digit token (an activation code) to "Claim your NetID." The email will have the subject: Set Up Your UIS Account and a link to the University of Illinois system NetID Registration page. By "claiming your NetID" you're creating your network login and password (your electronic identity) to UIS computing and networking services. Remember your NetID and password to access all your UIS network portals including UIS email, online learning systems, billing, registration, degree audits, and countless others. Make sure you set up a password recovery when you are setting up your NetID in case your forget your NetID or password.

Once you have set up your NetID and password, your next step is to set up your Duo 2 Factor authentication - which is an added layer of security to access our portals.

Financial Assistance


Include the UIS code 009333 on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which you can complete at as soon as possible after October 1. (The 2024-25 FAFSA application will be available in December 2023. The Department of Education is conducting a major upgrade to the FAFSA application. Contact UIS Financial Aid for more updates).


UIS awards merit scholarships (also known as the Star Scholarship) to incoming first-year [freshmen] and transfer students automatically as part of the admission process and notifies eligible students of any such award in their admission letters.

Apply for UIS Donor Funded Scholarships

UIS awards over $990,000 in donor funded scholarships each year. Admitted students can apply for these scholarships each year, as long as they are going to be enrolled at UIS the next academic year (the awards are for the next academic year). The 2024-25 application for the donor funded scholarship opens November 1 and closes February 15 at 12 p.m. (CT).

Financial Aid Offer Notification

Admitted students will receive an email when your financial aid has been packaged. View your Financial Aid Offer Notification using your new UIS NetID and password). Click on UIS Self Service, log in with your NetID and password, select the Financial Aid tab, and click on Award Letter.

Transferring Credits?

If you have credits you will be transferring from another college or university you have attended, establish a Transferology account and see how your credits will transfer to UIS.

I said yes to UIS! Let's go!

Regularly monitor your application status page, open & read all emails from Admission and other UIS departments so that we can guide you through the remaining steps to a phenomenal start to your UIS career. Once you have completed these checklist items, visit our After Acceptance page to find out next steps for students who have accepted their offer of admission.