Western Illinois University: Macomb Campus
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WIU students pursuing a graduate degree can be considered for the following types of aid - also see our "Paying for Graduate School" presentation for additional information:
- Student Employment : Funds that the student earns while enrolled. Opportunities include regular student employment.
- Assistantships & Tuition Waivers : Funds that the student earns while enrolled. Assistantships vary, but can include technical/support services, clerical assistance, research, and teaching opportunities.
- Scholarships - Funds that are not repaid . Scholarships at WIU are awarded through the Scholarship Office or University departments and generally require an additional application.
- Loans : Funds that must be repaid. Both Federal Direct and GradPLUS loans are available for graduate-level students.
To be considered for an assistantship/tuition waiver, an Application for Assistantship must be submitted, along with three letters of recommendation and a statement of personal goals, to the School of Graduate Studies. Priority consideration is given to applications received prior to March 15.To be considered for federal student loans, you must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the academic year you plan on attending. For example, if you plan on attending during the Fall 2012 - Spring 2013 school year, you will want to complete a 2012-13 FAFSA as soon as possible after January 01, 2012.
If you haven’t already, make sure to visit Graduate Admissions!