You can complete the FAFSA for the upcoming year after Jan. 1. Some programs have limited funding; therefore, we recommend you file your FAFSA by March 1.
VERY IMPORTANT!! Tuition and fees are due approximately three weeks before each semester. Keep in mind that applying for financial aid can be a long process. If your financial aid eligibility has not been determined by the tuition due date, you will need to pay or sign up for the college’s payment plan at FACTS. You should file your FAFSA by June 1 for the fall semester, Nov. 1 for the spring semester and March 1 for the summer semester. If you are transferring your financial aid from another institution, please contact the Financial Aid Office to start the aid transfer process.
YOU APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID EACH YEAR.
The 2012-13 Free Application for Federal Student Aid is used to award aid for the following terms: 2012 Fall, 2013 Spring and 2013 Summer.
Some families experience a change in their circumstances that impacts their ability to pay college expenses. If you experience a loss of job or benefits, a death or divorce, you may qualify for a recalculation of your eligibility. Special Conditions applications may be submitted after June 1, AND after the student has been awarded or denied federal student aid based on the original application. Special Conditions may increase your eligibility for federal aid and in some situations the Illinois MAP Grant. Please go to the Financial Aid Forms page or contact the Financial Aid Office for a Special Conditions application.