Undergraduate students who are pursuing their first bachelors degree at WIU can be considered for the following types of aid:
- Grants : Funds that are not repaid. The most common grants received by WIU students are the Federal Pell Grant and the Illinois Monetary Assistance Program (MAP) Grant.
- Scholarships : Funds that are not repaid. Scholarships at WIU are awarded through the Scholarship Office or University departments and generally require an additional application.
- Student Employment : Funds that the student earns while enrolled. Opportunities include both regular student employment and Federal Work Study.
- Loans : Funds that must be repaid. Loans are available for both students and parents.
To be considered for most federal and state programs, you must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the academic year you plan on attending. For example, if you plan on attending during the Fall 2012 - Spring 2013 school year, you will want to complete a 2012-13 FAFSA as soon as possible after January 01, 2012.
Any additional applications, requirements, and deadlines will be listed with aid-specific information under Types of Aid.
If you haven’t already, make sure to visit Undergraduate Admissions!
Getting Started Topics
- Financial Aid Brochure
- Discover What to Expect
- 2017-18 Financial Aid Checklist
- FAFSA Help
- Paying for College at WIU
- The Benefits of Student Employment
- WIU Financial Aid Timeline
- Understanding Your Award Letter
- WIU Financial Aid Reminders
- Release of Information
- Financial Aid Jargon
- 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA