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Sherman Hall 127
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 298-2446
Fax: (309) 298-2353
TT: (309) 298-1856
Hours: M-F 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WIU Title IV School Code: 001780
For many students and families, the cost of attending college can be too great to manage alone – for this reason, the WIU Financial Aid Office is available to assist eligible students in obtaining financial aid so they may achieve their educational goals.
2014-15 MAP Grant Deadline Announced
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) is suspending its 2014-15 Monetary Award Program (MAP) Grant awards for all students whose initial 2014-15 FAFSA is received by the Central Processing System (CPS) on or after Friday, February 28, 2014. As a result of this announcement, any 2014-15 FAFSA filed after Thursday, February 27, 2014, will NOT be considered for a 2014-15 MAP Grant award. Students may file their FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov.
- 2014-15 FAFSA Application Processing
- Important Spring 2014 Financial Aid Information
- Paying for College @ WIU: Dollars & Sense
- Direct Loan Consolidation Changes
- 2014-15 MAP Grant Deadline Announced
- Applying for a PLUS Loan? It Might Be Too Early
- Enhanced Verification Process
- Financial Aid Scams
- Notice: For first-time federal student loan borrowers
- Pell Lifetime Limit
- Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
- Repeated Course Info
Learn what to expect for the upcoming school year! Review the basics of both financial aid and billing procedures, including general information, utilizing online tools, payment methods and plans, tips, suggestions, and some commonly asked questions.
In an announcement made by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) on February 26, 2014, the 2014-15 Illinois MAP Grant has been suspended for all applications submitted and processed after Thursday, February 27, 2014.
When completing your FAFSA, applying for outside scholarships, or consolidating loans, be aware of financial scams. Unreliable sources often ask for money or donations, personal banking information, or require students to attend seminars to "learn more". Others tell applicants they are "guaranteed" to receive ...Read more
First-time federal student loan borrowers must complete a Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling online. PLEASE NOTE: Financial Awareness Counseling, also available at StudentLoans website, is NOT required of any WIU student.
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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 www.fafsa.gov. If you're looking for a quick and easy review, check out the:
- 2014-15 FAFSA Overview
- 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA video tutorial
- I've Submitted My FAFSA - What's Next?
- IRS Data Retrieval video tutorial
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:
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