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The Office of Student Financial Aid reminds students to check aid packages

By Dixita Limbachia

January 5, 2016

New year, new financial aid letter. With the spring semester approaching, UI students are advised to review their award letters and adjust to some changes for the spring semester.The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) issued an email on January 4 noting some of the changes to the process for the ...

Report finds UI aid increases, ACT scores decrease

By Daily Illini Staff Report

November 24, 2015

The University has increased financial aid and accepted lower test scores, according to a report from the Associated Press’ David Mercer.According to the report, the University increased financial aid by $5.4 million for the 2015-2016 academic year. Additionally, the average ACT score dropped for the ...

Illinois coalition seeks access to undocumented student aid in new bill

Illinois coalition seeks access to undocumented student aid in new bill

By Adam Kaz

November 4, 2015

For 1,500 undocumented students attending public universities in Illinois, one clause often limits their opportunity to receive financial aid: legal residency in the U.S.“I know a few [undocumented] students who excelled at their academics in high school, who had really great scores, achieved extrem...

Students may not be taking full advantage of loan repayment options

By Aaron Navarro

October 11, 2015

The U.S. Department of Education could do more to make sure college students are aware of their options in repaying loans, an August Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found.According to the numbers, the GAO found that students’ loans were higher than they should be due to a lack of awarenes...

FAFSA reforms old approach

By Dixita Limbachia

September 21, 2015

In an effort to make financial aid more accessible the University is one of eight schools that will adopt the U.S. Federal Student Aid office’s new application process.In the past, prospective and enrolled college students filled out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly known as the FAFSA...

President Killeen redirects $8.2 million to financial aid and other student programs

By Daily Illini Staff Report

June 3, 2015

University president Timothy L. Killeen announced this morning that he will redirect $8.2 million from centrally-held University accounts to financial aid and other student-centered programs on the three campuses.The action reflects Killeen’s statements when he first took office to put students first. “...