3 Tips for Completing the FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is the first step in determining what federal financial assistance is available to your family and should be completed ahead of each academic year. We use FAFSA info to determine if you’re eligible for UIS scholarships, grants or aid.

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U of I administrators visit region, stress cooperation

Administrators with the University of Illinois system paid a visit to Southern Illinois this week.

They said they want to be more involved in Southern Illinois — and that they would like for the region to be more involved with the system’s campuses, programs, outreach and economic development efforts.

Working toward that goal, a group of U of I leaders spent Monday in the region as part of a statewide tour, meeting with legislators, business leaders and representatives of Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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U.S. News & World Report ranks UIS as the top public regional university

Joey McLaughlin talks with Vickie S. Cook, who is the Acting Associate Provost for Enrollment Management and Associate Vice Chancellor for Online, Professional and Engaged Learning about a new ranking by U.S. News and World Report and about the UIS adopting the Common App, and waiving the application fee.

This interview occurred on Sept. 17, 2021.

Listen to the entire interview online.

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Registration is now underway for more than 200 summer courses at UIS

Registration is now underway for more than 200 summer courses at the University of Illinois Springfield. Current and prospective students are encouraged to apply now for classes starting on June 7.

“Whether students are wanting to get a jumpstart on classes, or are determined to graduate sooner, this is a great opportunity to continue their educational goals,” said Natalie Herring, UIS associate provost for enrollment management.

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UIS to remain test-optional for undergraduate applicants through 2023-24

The University of Illinois Springfield will remain test-optional for undergraduate applicants through 2023-24, meaning SAT and ACT scores will not be required for admission. 

The University of Illinois Board of Trustee's Executive Committee approved the extension during a meeting on April 1, 2021. 

The decision was made in response to continued pandemic-driven restrictions on large gatherings in many places around the country that limit students’ ability to take the SAT and ACT tests. 

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University of Illinois Springfield reports largest freshman class in school history

Freshman enrollment at the University of Illinois Springfield grew by more than 18 percent according to Fall Semester 2019 census numbers released today. The total number of first-year students stands at 373, compared to 316 last fall semester, making it the largest incoming freshman class in school history.

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UIS sees positive trends in enrollment despite slight decrease in overall enrollment

After the first 10 days of classes, University of Illinois Springfield Fall 2020 census numbers show the total number of students enrolled in classes stands at 4,146 compared to 4,275 students in Fall 2019 (a 3 percent decrease from last year). However, the total number of credit hours taken by students remains steady at 43,130 (down only 1.2 percent from last fall).

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