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University of Illinois Springfield is committed to using the Principles and Standards of the College Cost Transparency Initiative in our financial aid offer notifications.

Understanding the Aid Offer

Once your financial aid application and all requested information has been received and processed, you will be notified via E-mail that you have a Financial Aid Notification. The Notification will reflect all federal, state and University offers of aid, including scholarships, grants, loans, and student employment.

Your Offer is provided electronically through the Financial Aid section of the UIS Self-Service. Once you have accessed the Financial Aid Notification, thoroughly review and complete all requested actions. "There are options in Self-Service you can use to report additional financial aid and to request financial aid processing changes throughout the year.

The Financial Aid Notification page provides a summary of your financial aid eligibility. The top section provides Student Profile information based upon the information you submitted on your FAFSA®.  This is followed by your Cost of Attendance which shows a snapshot of your estimated Direct and Indirect costs for expected periods of enrollment. The Grants/Scholarships section displays State and Federal Grants you are eligible for, as well as any tuition waivers or scholarships that are being applied to your account. The next sections show student employment and federal loan options available to you.  Please be advised that the work-study and loans are not accepted automatically on your behalf, and some scholarships will have to be accepted by the student as well.

The information on your offer may change throughout the award year. Click the “Print/Save” button if you wish to save a copy for your files. Dependent students may want to use this feature to provide a copy to their parents.

If you have an “Accept/Decline Aid” button, you have one or more financial aid offers that must be accepted, modified or declined. You should click on the “Accept/Decline Aid” button to proceed in completing your aid offer. You must accept/decline all aid in offered status and may use the "Modify" option to request a lower aid amount. You should also thoroughly read 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 Aid” or “Request Changes” button.

The "Request Changes" button allows you to report other financial aid that is not currently listed on your Offer 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 Financial Aid will stop in order for the Office of Financial Assistance to review and process the additional information.

Self-Service Accept/Decline Aid video tutorial (mp4)

If you have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) and do not receive a Financial Aid Notification or request for additional information/documents from the Office of Financial Assistance, please check the Financial Aid section of Self-Service, or contact us.