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.
- ISAC still accepting MTI applications for the 2013-2014 academic year
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) has notified CSU that the interactive application for the 2013-2014 Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program will continue to be accepted through, and including, Friday, December 20, 2013. Completed applications submitted on or before December 20, 2013 will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis, until funding for the program is exhausted.
- "Know What You Owe and Loan Repayment" workshops for graduating Seniors will be held in Room 144 of the New Academic Library on the following dates and times:
December 5th - 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM and 4:30 PM
December 6th - 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM
Each workshop will last approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.
- Applications for Spring 2014 Federal Stafford and PLUS Loans are available on the Apply for Loans web page.
Chicago State University recognizes the importance of a quality education and is dedicated to helping students find a way to achieve their higher education goals. To help in this effort, Chicago State University offers merit-based scholarships to academically talented students. CSU Merit Scholarships are automatically awarded to qualified students who apply early. Applications for Merit Scholarships are no longer being accepted. Please keep in mind that all Merit Scholarship recipients are required to attend Enrichment Workshops. You may choose the workshops you wish to attend, and register for them, on the 2013-2014 Enrichment Workshops Calendar web page.
- 2013-2014 Financial Aid Award Packages - Your 2013-2014 Financial Aid Award Package is available for your review. Continuing students may access and review their packages by entering Cougar Connect and continuing on to CSU X-press. Students who have yet to be admitted, but have completed a FAFSA and have listed Chicago State University as one of the schools to which they would like their financial aid profiles submitted, may access and review their packages through CSU X-press.
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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.
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.
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If you are interested in applying for admission to an undergraduate program please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions web site or contact them at 773-995-2513.
If you are interested in applying for admission to a Masters or Doctorate program please visit the School of Graduate and Professional Studies web site or contact them at 773-995-2404.
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