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WIU Plans Virtual FAFSA Sessions

October 13, 2020

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MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – The Western Illinois University Financial Aid Office will hold virtual sessions to help current and prospective students in filling out the 2021-22 FAFSA form. Sessions are planned from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21; 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25; 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27; and 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29.

To register for one of the sessions, visit Each session will last approximately one hour, and representatives from financial aid and admissions will be on hand to answer questions throughout the presentation.

Over 1,300 FAFSA forms were filed with the University Oct. 1 and more than 2,400 have been received so far. Those entered on Oct. 1 were entered to win $200 for books. Winners will be notified in their award letters.

Incoming freshmen will begin receiving award offers in early November, while returning and transfer students will receive award offers in January.

The WIU Financial Aid Office is encouraging all students to review their Student Aid Report (SAR) from the U.S. Department of Education and to use the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) calculator to estimate aid eligibility.

To fill out the 2021-22 FAFSA, visit

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