Financial Aid

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

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2015-16 FAFSA Now Available

Students who may attend the 2015-16 school year should file their FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible online at Remember - the FAFSA is FREE at .G-O-V!

Looking for some guidance on how to complete the 2015-16 FAFSA? You'll want to watch the 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA video tutorial, now available!

Illinois MAP Grant Deadline Announced!

The 2015-2016 Illinois MAP Grant deadline has been set! If you are from Illinois and attending WIU make sure to file your 2015-2016 FAFSA by midnight Saturday, February 21st in order to be considered for the grant. Do not delay, file TODAY! 

Loanlook will become Iontuition 

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In March 2015, Loanlook will become Iontuition. Same company, new name! Iontuition provides the same easy access to student loan information as Loanlook. Already have a Loanlook account? You will use the same username and password to gain access to your loan information! Download the app (iOS and Android) to receive loan information and reminders on your mobile device. Take a look and see what Iontuition 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:

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