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FAFSA:

In order to be awarded financial aid at UIC, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year. UIC’s priority deadline for each upcoming school year is February 15.

PIN:

You and your parent, if applicable, must have a Federal Student Aid Personal Identification Number (PIN) in order to be able to sign your electronic FAFSA. Get your PIN online here.

UIC’s School Code: 001776

You must list UIC’s school code on the FAFSA. Otherwise, UIC will not receive your FAFSA information and cannot award you financial aid. UIC’s school code is 001776.

Student Status:

Students are considered dependent or independent based on information provided on the FAFSA. Most undergraduate students are considered dependent. All graduate students are considered independent. Dependent students must report parental income information on the FAFSA. Dependency is not a status of choice. Dependency status for financial aid is not based on whether or not a student lives with a parent; it is not based on whether or not a student is financially self-supportive; it is not based on whether or not parents claim a student as a dependent on their taxes.

Student Aid Report (SAR):

After receiving your FAFSA, the federal processor will send you a Student Aid Report (SAR) electronically (unless you filed a paper FAFSA). The SAR lists all the information you submitted on the FAFSA and explains the EFC calculated from that information. Review the SAR for accuracy. To make any corrections, log on to the FAFSA website.

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