Approximately 80 percent of UIS undergraduate students receive financial aid through scholarships, grants, loans, and/or student employment. We are ready to help you apply for and receive assistance to fund your education.

Apply Today! The application is available below. One application is used to apply for various scholarships- including Global Studies, Music, Visual Arts, Theatre and more! All types of students are eligible to apply including international, online and graduate students.

UIS Institutional Scholarship Application 2023-2024 Now Available! Deadline to apply for scholarships: February 15, 2023. Students will need their NetID and password to login to the application.

Almost $700,000 was awarded to more than 290 UIS students for the 2022-2023 academic year!  Hundreds of scholarships are available each year through the generosity of UIS alumni and friends. Visit the UIS Advancement Division's scholarship page to see scholarship donated by individuals and local businesses who invest in the education of UIS students.

2023-2024 FAFSA Application

It is now time to apply for financial aid for Academic Year 2023-2024 (Fall 2023, Spring 2024 and Summer 2024) by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) began October 1, 2022. The Office of Financial Assistance encourages all UIS students to apply early for our preferential filing date of December 1, 2022, to avoid missing any grant opportunities. You can also find Financial Aid Information and Deadlines or check your status.

Federal School Code is 009333

Illinois Alternative Application

Students who are not eligible to complete the FAFSA may be eligible to complete the Alternative Application. Please visit the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) Retention of Illinois Students & Equity (RISE) Act page for complete details. 

FAFSA Facts and Fiction

A Quality Education at an Affordable Rate

Review the Cost of Attendance and use our Calculator for Tuition, Fees and Assessments to estimate the costs of attending the different programs available at the UIS.

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