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Financial Assistance

All WIU-QC students, whether from Illinois, Iowa, or beyond, pay Western's reasonable in-state tuition rates. Information and resources about financial aid and scholarships are available to all students to help meet their educational goals. More than 75 percent of WIU students receive some kind of financial aid, so it is worth your while to explore your financial aid opportunities. Here is a road map to get you started.

File for Federal Student Aid

Everyone should go online and fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid: This link will open in a new browser window Many other scholarships, grants and loans are based on the federal government's calculations from this form.

Search for Scholarships or Grants

Scholarships and grants are basically gifts which you don't have to pay back. However, they are often awarded based on financial need or on some type of merit. The trick is to figure out what you're skilled at, and seek out scholarships that find merit in that particular skill. In addition, scholarships and grants may also be awarded based on the career that you are pursuing (for instance teaching or science). Lastly, your local community, associations and organizations may award scholarships because you happen to live in their geographical area.

Scholarship Search Web Sites:

WIU-QC Campus Scholarships:

Other Useful Links

Financial Aid Contact Information

Contact the WIU-QC Financial Aid Advisor below with your questions about eligibility, scholarship search, loan request processing and other opportunities for educational funding.

Seth Knappen
Financial Aid
Western Illinois University - Quad Cities
3300 River Drive
Moline, IL 61265
Phone: 309.762.9080

You may also want to refer to the This link will open in a new browser window WIU-Macomb Campus Financial Aid Office for further information.