Quad Cities Campus

Getting Started


For many students and families, the cost of attending college can be too great to manage alone – for this reason, WIU Financial Aid Office is available to assist eligible students in obtaining financial aid so they may achieve their educational goals. There are many types of financial aid available, including grants, loans, scholarships, and student employment.

In general, financial aid can be used to pay tuition, fees, books, supplies, and certain living expenses. To be sure you receive the money you are eligible for, it is best to plan ahead. The financial aid process may take up to 8-12 weeks, so start your application process early (as soon as January 1)!

Getting Started Topics

If you need this content in an alternative format, please contact Karin Chouinard at (309) 762-9481 or KK-Chouinard@wiu.edu.

Federal Student Aid PIN No Longer Used

Beginning May 10, 2015, the FSA ID - a username and password - replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN and must be used to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID confirms your identity when you access your financial aid information and electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents like the FAFSA.

If you do not already have an FSA ID, you can create one when logging in to fafsa.gov, the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS®) at www.nslds.ed.gov, StudentLoans.gov, or StudentAid.gov.  

Need help making the switch from your 4-digit PIN to the FSA ID? Follow this step-by-step guide

Contact Information

WIU-Quad Cities

Heather Calvert
Financial Aid Advisor Manager
Phone: (309)762-9080
Email: HN-Calvert@wiu.edu

WIU - Quad Cities
3300 River Drive
Moline, IL 61265
Fax: (309) 762-8980

Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00

Office: 1416 E

WIU Title IV School Code: 001780

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