Western Illinois University: Macomb Campus
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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.
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Undergraduate students who file their FAFSA on January 1, 2014 will be entered to win a $200 WIU Book Award for the Fall 2014 semester. Click to learn more about how you can File to Win!
Make the Grade - Save Your Aid!
Did you know that your grades can affect your eligibility to continue receiving financial aid? Learn more about the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards that you must meet each semester, and review our suggestions to help you make the grade - to save your aid!
- Important Spring 2014 Financial Aid Information
- Paying for College @ WIU: Dollars & Sense
- Student Loan Servicer Changes
- 2013-14 MAP Grant Deadline Announced
- 2013-14 PLUS Application Requirement
- Enhanced Verification Process for 2013-14!
- Financial Aid Scams
- Notice: For first-time federal student loan borrowers
- New Pell Lifetime Limits
- New Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
- New 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 28, 2013, the 2013-14 Illinois MAP Grant has been suspended for all applications submitted and processed after Friday, March 1, 2013.
Due to Federal Direct Loan credit check procedures, Parent PLUS Loan and Grad PLUS Loan applications for the 2013-14 school year should not be submitted until after June 1, 2013. Approved PLUS loan applications received prior to June 1, 2013 will expire prior to ...Read more
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:
- 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA video tutorial and
- IRS Data Retrieval video tutorial
- Availability of 2012 Tax Information for Retrieval/Request
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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