The major financial aid programs at UIS include grants, tuition waivers, assistantships, scholarships, loans, part-time employment and veterans’ benefits.
Federal or State Aid
General eligibility criteria for federal or state financial aid programs include: U.S. citizenship or eligible non-citizen status; demonstrated financial need as determined by the federal government through the completion of a needs analysis form; full acceptance in a degree granting program; enrollment for at least six hours in the program; satisfactory progress toward a degree as defined by UIS; no default on a federally insured loan; registration with Selective Service; and aid granted from one institution at a time.
The Office of Financial Assistance at UIS will accept application materials throughout the year, but awards are made according to date of receipt. Applications submitted in February or March receive first consideration for the following academic year.
Specific types of loans, scholarships, and federal work-study programs are outlined in the UIS catalog. Detailed information and financial aid application materials are available at the Office of Financial Assistance.