Financial Aid

Welcome to Financial Aid Got a question? Click to ask!

Thinking about joining WIU as a Leatherneck? Review our Financial Aid Brochure and Discover What To Expect: Financial Aid at WIU!

2015-16 File to Win! 

File to Win

It's back! Undergraduate students who file their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on January 1, 2015 will be entered to win a $200 WIU Book Award for the Fall 2015 semester -100 will win, but thousands can benefit from filing early!

Learn more at File to Win!


Loanlook Now Available to WIU Students & Alumni

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Loanlook gives students easy access to their student loan information. Have private loans? Loanlook can track those too! Download the app (iOS and Android) to receive loan information and reminders on your mobile device. Take a look and see what Loanlook can do for you!

Get Started

There's a lot to cover, so the best place to begin is our Getting Started section - here you can find checklists, timelines, helpful hints, and other tools created specifically for WIU students.

The first step is always completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which can be done online at If you're looking for a quick and easy review, check out the:

Of course, different types of students may need different information. Click below to determine if there are any specific instructions or requirements that may apply to you:

Undergraduate Students Transfer Students International Students Graduate Students

View our Frequently Asked Questions

Stay in Touch

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