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Important Dates

Many financial aid programs are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted. You can maximize your opportunity to be considered for funds by paying close attention to important financial aid dates and the Academic Calendar.

Key Dates for the 2021–2022 Aid Year

Incoming Freshmen Incoming Transfers Continuing Undergraduate Students Graduate Students Law Students
FAFSA application available online October 1, 2020
Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid available online October 1, 2020
Priority FAFSA filing date — for full consideration for all types of institutional, federal and state aid November 15, 2020
Begin checking "To Do" list in Campus Connect for important messages from Financial Aid January 2021
Financial Aid Award Packaging begins Early-February 2021 March 2021 June 2021 February 2021 April 2021
Complete your Federal Loan Requirements for Fall term August 1, 2021 July 15, 2021
Summer financial aid application available online through Campus Connect April 1, 2021

Financial Aid Disbursement Dates

Funds will be disbursed to your University student account after the close of business on these dates. You will see the credit(s) reflected on your account the next business day.

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Quarter Disbursement Date
Fall 2020 September 2, 2020
Winter 2021
December 29, 2020
Spring 2021 March 24, 2021
Summer Session I and Summer 10-Week 2021
(enrollment starting June 14, 2021)
June 9, 2021
Summer Session II 2021
(enrollment starting July 19, 2021)
July 14, 2021

Law Students

Semester Disbursement Date
Fall 2020 August 19, 2020
Spring 2021 January 13, 2021
Summer 2021 June 2, 2021

Class Start and Registration Dates

Please visit the University Registrar website to view registration dates.

Tuition and Payment Plan Dates

Please visit the Student Accounts website to view important dates and deadlines for tuition and payment plans.