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Overview of Financial Aid at Illinois State University

Illinois State University has a variety of resources available to assist students who need to apply for and manage financial aid.

Financial Aid

Whether you are a new or existing student at Illinois State University, you should visit the Financial Aid office website at to obtain information on the types of financial aid available to students, including loans, grants, and scholarships. This website also includes links that will assist you finding and applying for financial aid. 

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Illinois State University students who wish to apply for financial aid must first complete the U.S. Department of Education Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. This form can be found on the Department of Education's website at

Student Service Center

  • Once your FAFSA form has been completed and submitted, you can log in to the Student Service Center website to review financial aid awards you have received. For more information: Overview of Student Center

Accept, Decline, or Reduce Financial Aid Awards

You will use the Student Service Center to accept or decline those awards. You can also reduce the amount of certain awards if desired. 

Report Other Financial Aid

If you receive financial aid from any organization outside of Illinois State University, you are required by federal law to report that aid. You can report other financial aid you've received through the Student Service Center.

Your Financial Aid Counselor

For questions on financial aid, please contact your financial aid counselor. You can find out who your financial aid counselor is by logging in to the Student Service Center. Your financial aid counselor can assist you in applying for financial aid, accepting awards, declining awards, reducing awards, and reporting other financial aid awards. 

How to Get Help 

To get help with financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (309) 438-2231. 

To get help with the Student Service Center portal, please contact the Technology Support Center at (309) 438-4357, or by email at