Once your financial aid application and all requested information has been received and processed, you will be notified via E-mail that you have an Offer Notice. The Offer Notice will reflect all federal, state and University offers of aid, including scholarships, grants, loans, and student employment. Generally, the Office of Financial Assistance begins generating Offer Notice to applicants in March preceding the beginning of the new award year.
Your Offer Notice is provided electronically through the Financial Aid section of the Student Self-Service. Once you have accessed your Offer Notice, thoroughly review and complete all requested actions. Your Offer Notice should be used to report additional financial aid awards and to request financial aid processing changes throughout the year.
The Offer Notice Overview page provides a summary of your financial aid. The top section provides your Cost of Attendance, and financial need calculation based upon the information you submitted on your FAFSA. The second section provides information on the awards that you have been offered and/or are receiving. The third section provides information on additional steps that must be completed to receive the awards you have been offered. Please be aware that the instructions will be removed as you complete these requirements. The bottom section contains buttons for you to navigate the Offer Notice functionality.
The Offer Notice provides a real-time, on-line version of your current financial aid. The information on your Offer Notice may change throughout the award year. Click the “Print/Save” button if you wish to save a copy of the Offer Notice for your files. Dependent students may want to use this feature to provide a copy of their Offer Notice to their parents.
If you have an “Accept/Decline Aid” button, you have one or more financial aid offers that must be accepted or declined. You should click on the “Accept/Decline Aid” button to proceed in completing your Offer Notice. You must accept/decline all awards in offered status and may use the "Partial Accept" field to request a lower award amount. You should also read and accept the Financial Aid Terms and Conditions before selecting "Submit Decision".
Click the “Not Attending” button if you have decided not to attend the University of Illinois Springfield. This feature should only be used if you do not plan to attend any time during the aid year. If you have attended/plan to attend part of the year, then you should use the “Accept/Decline Awards” or “Request Changes” button.
The Offer Notice Request button allows you to report other financial aid that is not currently listed on your Offer Notice as well as to request financial aid processing changes. Please be brief, but thorough, in providing additional information. This feature may be used throughout the year. If you enter anything in the boxes on this page, the processing of your Offer Notice will stop in order for the Office of Financial Assistance to review and process the additional information.
If you have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and do not receive an Offer Notice or request for additional information/documents from the Office of Financial Assistance, please check the Financial Aid section of the Student Self-Service, or contact us.