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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 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 Academic Year

Incoming Freshmen Incoming Transfers Continuing Undergraduate Students Incoming Graduate Students Incoming Law Students Continuing Graduate and Law
FAFSA & Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid available online October 1, 2022 for 2023-24 FAFSA, available through June 30, 2024

December 2023* for 2024-2025 FAFSA (release delayed by Federal Student Aid)

*Submit as soon as possible when FAFSA is available. More information to be posted as soon as available. Check your BlueM@il for a notice from our office that the FAFSA is available.
Priority FAFSA filing date — for full consideration for all types of institutional, federal and state aid November 15, 2022 for 2023-24 FAFSA

January 2023 for 2024-25

Always file as early as possible.
Financial Aid Award Packaging begins 2023-24 - On a rolling basis as FAFSA arrive if no additional documentation required from student. Check “To Do” in Campus Connect for important messages from Financial Aid.

2024-25 - To Be Determined – based on FAFSA processing
Complete your Federal Loan Requirements for Fall term For 2023-24 - August 1, 2023

For 2024-25 - August 1, 2024
For 2023-24 - July 15, 2023

For 2024-25 - July 15, 2024
Summer financial aid application available online through Campus Connect For 2023-24 - April 1, 2024

For 2024-25 - April 1, 2025

Financial Aid Disbursement Dates

Funds will be disbursed to your 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 Quarter 2023 August 30, 2023
Winter Quarter 2024 December 28, 2023
Spring Quarter 2024 March 28, 2024
Summer Session I and Summer 10-Week Term 2024
(enrollment starting June 17, 2024)
June 12, 2024
Summer Session II 2024
(enrollment starting July 22, 2024)
July 12, 2024

Law Students

Semester Disbursement Date
Fall 2023 August 15, 2023
Spring 2024
January 9, 2024
Summer 2024
May 30, 2024

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.