Apply Now for Federal, State and Institutional Financial Aid for the 2023-2024 Academic Year
The 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 by December 1, 2022, to avoid missing any grant opportunities. Our Federal School Code is 009333.
Students who are not eligible to complete the FAFSA may be eligible to complete the Illinois Alternative Application. Please visit the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) Retention of Illinois Students & Equity (RISE) Act page for complete details.
You will need information from your (and your parent(s) if you are a dependent student for FAFSA purposes) 2021 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) 2021 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 site to complete the income retrieval process.