Financial Aid Checklist
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Complete the FAFSA in order to be considered for student financial aid from Federal, State, and University programs that include financial need as a criteria. Also, a FAFSA must be on file with Millikin if you wish to obtain a student loan. Millikin’s School Code is 001724. In order to sign the FAFSA electronically, you will need to have a FSA ID. Both the student and the parent will need a FSA ID. You can create your FSA ID here: fsaid.ed.gov. Once your FSA ID is activated, you can continue to the FAFSA site at www.fafsa.gov. FAFSA filing now begins October 1st of each year!! Need help? Click here for an online video!!!
Student Aid Report (SAR)
After completing the FAFSA, you will receive a report of the information you submitted, or a SAR. Review this information thoroughly and make any corrections necessary. You can return anytime to www.fafsa.gov to review, print, or correct your information OR you can contact Millikin to make these changes for you. Accurate information is very important to ensure a correct financial aid package.
Federal Verification Process
We are pleased to announce we have established a partnership with Inceptia to expedite the federal verification process for Millikin University. Verification Gateway (VG) from Inceptia is an online portal to guide students and parents through verification.
If your FAFSA application is selected for verification by the U.S Department of Education, you will receive an email from VGCS@inceptia.org, or postcard from Inceptia, containing Millikin University’s unique website link to start the verification process.
We encourage you to begin the verification process within 7 days of receiving notification from Verification Gateway to ensure you receive your financial aid in time for payments. Failure to complete the verification process could result in the delay or denial of your financial aid.
Follow these steps to complete your verification.
- Access our school’s unique website link in the email from VGCS@inceptia.org or listed below.
- Create your account and choose preferences for text messages and e-signatures.
- Complete your Task List.
- Confirm your signature and review your information.
- Sign your account.
*If you are a dependent student, your parent also needs to create their own account and complete each of these steps.
Verification Gateway Links and Deadlines for Millikin University
2021-2022 Federal Verification: https://www.verificationgateway.org/millikin2022
Deadline for submitting these documents is August 31, 2022.
Questions about the verification process?
Contact Inceptia, Monday through Friday 8 am – 7 pm Central at 888.374.8427 or VGCS@inceptia.org.
Applying for Millikin University Scholarships
An application for admission and a FAFSA are the only two forms necessary to be considered for any merit or need-based student financial aid programs at Millikin. Once you have been admitted to Millikin, you can apply for additional scholarships. Scholarships are often based on academic achievement or talent. Deadlines and requirements vary. Learn more at www.millikin.edu/scholarships.
Accept and Sign Loans
If you plan to accpet your loans, please visit the myMILLIKIN portal to accept your loans online. Remember to complete the Master Promissory Note and Loan Entrance Counseling on the loan program page.
Prepare for College
Federal Student Aid offers valuable information on types student aid and loans.
To be eligible for all Millikin financial assistance, a student must maintain an enrollment of 12 credit hours (full-time status) per semester. Pell Grant recipients should also maintain an enrollment of 12 credit hours per term to receive the full award amount. Illinois residents who are eligible for the State of Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) Grant, must maintain 15 credit hours per term in order to receive the full award amount. Enrollments less than 15 hours will be pro-rated according to actual registration. For Federal Loan Eligibility, student loans and parent loans require students to be enrolled at least half time (6 credit hours per semester).
Financial aid based on merit or talent will be renewed for a maximum of eight semesters, provided students continue to meet the requirements of the specific program. Specialized scholarship programs may have more stringent requirements than University standards. In those instances, the program supersedes. Please work with the administrator of the scholarship program.
Work Study Jobs
Millikin employs hundreds of student employees each academic year. Many students are offered the opportunity to work under the Federal Work-Study program, via their financial aid award notification. If you are interested in taking advantage of the Federal Work-Study offer, please visit our list of jobs at BigBlueJobs or visit the Career Center.
Payment Plan Options
Yes, we have those – please visit the Student Financial Services Payment Options page.