Student Financial Assistance desk

Student Financial Assistance

Apply for Financial Assistance

Education is an investment in your future and we know that the investment can be expensive. But there is good news: Each year, the U.S. Department of Education's Federal Student Aid Office provides more than $120 billion in assistance to millions of students. This aid can be used to pay for tuition and fees, books, and supplies.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA

This is the first step in applying for financial assistance in the form of federal and state grants, loans, work study and *scholarships. Students who are looking for assistance with completing the FAFSA can stop by our FAFSA Friday Lab.

*Not all scholarships will require the FAFSA to be completed. Learn more about scholarship opportunities.

Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid

The Retention of Illinois Students & Equity (RISE) Act allows eligible undocumented students to apply for all forms of state financial aid. The Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid provides a pathway for these qualified students to apply for Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants.

Financial Aid Webinar Series

The Office of Student Financial Assistance will be hosting financial aid information sessions via Zoom on various financial aid topics. If you are looking to learn more about the financial aid process and scholarships, we encourage you to attend.

Helpful links

Additional Resources

College of DuPage's Title IV School Code is 006656.

Contact Information

Office of Student Financial Assistance
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2220
(630) 942-2251
Fax: (630) 942-2151

Regular Hours

  • Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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