The Office of Student Financial Aid will close at 5:00 PM on
Tuesday, December 20, 2016, and reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.
During this time period telephones, e-mails, faxes,
regular mail and express deliveries will not be monitored.
The mission of the Office of Student Financial Aid is to support the University's overall goal of providing an affordable, quality education by providing financial assistance to those students and their families seeking to offset their educational costs.
- TANF SCHOLARSHIP - Applications are available for the Fall 2016 Semester. You may download the application by clicking or you may obtain one at the Office of Student Financial Aid customer service window in Room 207 of the Cook Administration Building. As dollars are limited, awards will be processed on a "first-come, first-served basis" until funds are exhausted.
- WORK FOR UPS - Students interested in working for UPS should contact either Mr. Servelure McMath Bostick by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr. Peterson at email@example.com. Make sure you indentify yourself as a Chicago State University student when you e-mail these gentleman.
- EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE FUND (EAF) APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL AID - Applicants must appear in person at the Office of Student Financial Aid to obtain, fill out and submit an application. Your resume must be attached to the application. Faxed, e-mailed or mailed applications will not be accepted.
- MAP for the Fall 2016 Semester - Due to the State of Illinois Budget Impasse, funds have not been released to cover the MAP Grant Program in Illinois. Despite the lack of funding, and after careful consideration, the University has decided to cover the outstanding balances ONLY, not to result in a refund, for students who, during the Fall 2016 semester, met the following conditions:
Had a Tuition and/or Mandatory Fee balance due to unpaid MAP,
Met all conditions for MAP,
The posting of an award will not create a credit balance on the
student's account that would result in a refund.
The credit posted to the student’s account will cover tuition and mandatory fees ONLY. Students will be responsible for covering non-institutional fees such as graduation, ID replacement, Library fines etc., and room and board. In addition, the University credit will be reversed if any of the following occurs:
The Budget Impasse is resolved and MAP pays out to students,
The student receives outside funding,
The student receives funding from other Federal assistance programs.
Quick link to COUGAR CONNECT (access your e-mail - check it often)
Quick link to the OFFICE OF THE BURSAR/CASHIER web page
Please visit this web page periodically for information regarding any changes to financial aid programs that may affect your financial aid eligibility. Read all e-mail communications from the Office of Student Financial Aid and remember . . .
It is the responsibility of all students to keep themselves informed as to issues that may affect their financial aid eligibility by regularly accessing the Office of Student Financial Aid web site and CSU X-Press.
If you are a veteran, or the child or spouse of a veteran, you may be eligible for educational benefits. For more information please visit our Veterans Affairs web site.
If you have any comments or questions about the content of this web page, or if you should come across a broken link, please e-mail the Office of Student Financial Aid web site publisher at firstname.lastname@example.org
You will need to download some of the forms/documents on this web site.