Financial Aid Timeline

The Financial Aid Office encourages families to keep track of all financial aid activity. Following this checklist may help reduce some of the frustration that accompanies the financial aid process. Keep all copies of documents that you sign and/or submit.

DatesNew StudentsReturning StudentsDetails
October - NovemberXX-Complete and submit FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1st each year
-Pursue outside scholarships
December - MarchXX-Update FAFSA as necessary(using IRS Data Retrieval Tool, if possible)
-Review Student Aid Report (SAR) for accuracy and correct any errors
-Receive and review financial aid award letter for upcoming academic year
-Return all additional information requested, if applicable, to the Financial Aid Office
March - MayX-Registration for fall semester opens
-Submit any new information with regard to new ACT or transcript information
April - MayX-Complete Master Promissory Note (for first-time borrowers) and online Loan Entrance Counseling (all new students to Eureka College)
May - JuneXX-Arrange Tuition Management System payment plan (12-month plan begins May 15), if desired
-Complete financing options: Parent PLUS application, alternative loan application, or Tuition Management payment plan (10-month plan begins July 15)
JulyXX-Review billing statement and solidify financing
-Complete insurance application or waiver, as appropriate
AugustXX-MAP recipients: enroll in at least 15 semester hours for each semester to qualify for full MAP Grant award

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Contact us:

Office Location: Admissions and Financial Aid building, Burgess Street

Regular office hours: Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm, evenings by appointment

Mailing Address:
Eureka College
Financial Aid
300 East College Ave
Eureka, IL 61530-1500
Telephone: 309-467-6310
Fax: 309-467-6897

Tammy Crothers, Director of Financial Aid, 309-467-6311

Sandi Gourley, Financial Aid Specialist, 309-467-6310