Apply for Financial Aid
Thank you for your interest in the University of Illinois Springfield. We are here to assist you through the processes of applying for and receiving financial assistance to fund your education.
Our Federal School Code is 009333.
Please feel free to contact our office, if you have any questions.
2020-2021 Academic Year (Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021)
2021-2022 Academic Year (Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Summer 2022)
The time to apply for financial aid for Academic Year 2021-2022 (Fall 2021, Spring 2022 and Summer 2022) by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) began October 1, 2020. The Office of Financial Assistance encourages all UIS students to apply as early as possible to avoid missing any grant opportunities. Our Federal School Code is 009333.
You will need information from your (and your parent’s if you are a dependent student for FAFSA purposes) 2019 federal tax return. When completing the income sections of the FAFSA, you are given the option to have this data retrieved directly from the IRS. UIS strongly encourages you to use this IRS Data Retrieval process which will automatically transfer your (and your parent’s) 2019 Federal Tax Return information into your FAFSA. The benefit of utilizing the IRS Data Retrieval process is that it minimizes the possibility of being selected by the federal processor for a process called verification which will require you to submit documentation to UIS before your financial aid can be disbursed. Follow the IRS Data Retrieval directions on the FAFSA to complete the income retrieval process.
New for academic year 2021-2022: if you are an Illinois student receiving a Monetary Award Program (MAP) grant in academic year 2020-2021, and plan to attend college as an undergraduate student again in 2021-2022, you must file your 2021-2022 FAFSA by December 1, 2020 for priority access to the MAP grant. Not all students qualify for the MAP Grant, but completing your FAFSA before December 1 will give you the opportunity to at least be considered for the MAP Grant.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Financial Assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-206-6724 if you have any questions or need help completing your FAFSA.