An Investment in Your Future
We are committed to working with families to find ways in which to manage the cost of this valuable education, with student financial aid packages that include academic scholarships, loans, government assistance, and student employment. The majority of Millikin students—98% of them—receive over $35.7 million in student financial aid each year from a variety of sources. Financial aid at Millikin is awarded on the bases of academic merit, talent, and financial need. For more information check out Millikin's Financial Aid Essentials brochure.
Update to MAP Grant Suspension (received February 3, 2017)
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission has extended the Monetary Award Program (MAP Grant) suspension to include the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) initial submission December 22, 2016 through and including January 15, 2017.
State of Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) - Initial suspension announced on December 15, 2016:
Deadline for FAFSA - Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at midnight - ILLINOIS RESIDENTS ** ALERT
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission has suspended the MAP Grant! If your initial 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received on or after Thursday, December 22, 2016 you will not be considered for the MAP Grant. Your application must be received by Central Processing (FAFSA) by Midnight, Wednesday, December 21, 2016, to be considered for the State of Illinois MAP Grant.
Federal Loan Processing Deadline
If you are a Fall only student and need a Federal Student Loan, you will need to accept the loan on MU Online by Tuesday, December 13, 2016
If you have questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
**NEW** FAFSA for 2017-18 Available Earlier
Beginning with the 2017-18 academic year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid will be available October 1, 2016. Please mark this date on your calendar and plan to file as soon as possible on or after October 1st. State of Illinois Residents, it is extremely important to file early so that you may be considered for the State of IL MAP Grant. As in past years, have your FSA ID available to sign your FAFSA electronically. The chart below provided a visual for dates and tax information to use on the FAFSA.
|IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND COLLEGE FROM HOME||YOU CAN SUBMIT FAFSA FROM||USING TAX INFORMATION FROM|
|July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016||January 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016||2014|
|July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017||January 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017||2015|
|July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018||October 1, 2016 - June 30, 2018||2015|
|July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019||October 1, 2017 - June 30, 2019||2016|
- Students will be able to submit a 2017-18 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2016, rather than beginning on January 1, 2017.
- Students and parents will report income information from an earlier tax year (2015 instead of 2016).
State of Illinois MAP Grant Deadline Announced
For Current Academic Year 2016-17, the MAP Grant Suspension was March 9, 2016.
Frequently Asked Questions
In Millikin's Financial Aid FAQs you can find answers to many questions, including information about a negative amount due, when refunds are disbursed, what are authorized users, and much more.
If you receive a Student Financial Resource Center Form, please discard! The only form you need to complete for financial aid at Millikin is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.