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UIS tuition prices to remain unchanged for the 2023-24 academic year

Tuition costs at the University of Illinois Springfield will not increase for the 2023-24 academic year. The University of Illinois Board of Tustees decided to keep the current rates in place during their Jan. 26, 2023, meeting.

New incoming undergraduate students from Illinois will continue to pay the current tuition rate of $9,645 per semester (based on 15 credit hours). Graduate students from Illinois will pay $5,316 per semester for eight credit hours worth of classes.

Federal Student Loan Repayment Pause

On November 22, 2022, the White House announced another extension to federal student loan repayments.  Payments for borrowers that are not in a qualified deferment or forbearance status will now resume 60 days after the Department of Education is permitted to implement the debt relief program or litigation regarding the court cases is resolved by the Supreme Court.  If there has been no resolution to the litigation of court cases or the debt relief program has not been implemented by Ju

Financial Aid Deadlines 2023-2024

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.


Please read the following documents carefully. These important financial aid policies and procedures can affect your continued eligibility for financial aid.

If you have any questions, please call our office (217) 206-6724 between 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., CST, Monday through Friday, or email Financial Aid.

Office of Financial Aid

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.

Disbursement Process — Receiving Your Aid

Disbursement Process

When Will I Receive My Financial Aid?

Financial aid is disbursed to your student account no earlier than 10 days prior to the start of the semester if your file is complete as explained below. Student can expect their excess of funds (refunds) to be deposited into their bank account prior to the Friday before the start of the semester, if not a little sooner. File complete status means that you have: