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Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Office Location:

First floor, room 1359


Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Graphic depicting early FAFSA filing

Students: Apply for the 2018-2019 FAFSA beginning October 1!
Note: This is for the fall 2018 through summer 2019 semesters.

The financial aid disbursement process has changed.

Financial aid funds will no longer be transmitted to your accounts in real time (when you add or drop courses, purchase books, and pay other institutional fees). Instead, the Business Office will transmit aid every two weeks. As a result, your account may reflect a balance owed until any pending funds are disbursed to the account. Similarly, the registration billing statement also will appear to have an amount due.

MAP Update (For 2016 - 2017)

State funding for the Illinois MAP grant has been approved. The grant will first be used to pay off any outstanding balances from the 2016-2017 school year. Any additional funds remaining will be disbursed directly to you by BankMobile based on your refund preference. If you have any questions regarding the MAP grant award, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (708) 709-3735. For questions regarding the refund, contact the Business Office at (708) 709-3577.

Federal (Title IV) School Code 001640

Although the cost of being a student at Prairie State College is low compared with many other colleges, any educational expense can strain your budget.

Four basic types of financial aid are available to eligible Prairie State College students: grants, loans, scholarships, and employment. Eligibility requirements vary for each type of assistance, so all students are encouraged to apply for financial aid.

Our financial aid staff is available to help in both the search for financial aid and the application process. Be aware that specific deadlines and refund requirements apply to financial aid students and can affect eligibility.

The 2017 - 2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available online at fafsa.ed.gov. Priority consideration deadline is May 1, 2017 Visit the Financial Aid FAFSA Information page.

Financial Aid Information: Are you a returning student receiving financial aid? If yes, check your WebAdvisor account for the financial aid information.

New students eligible for financial aid will receive an award letter sent to their home address.  
Next step is to come in and register and purchase their books.

Missing  financial aid documents? Students will receive a letter stating what documents are missing. The missing information must be provided to financial aid .

Attention Students: To ensure students receive the most prompt response from the Financial Aid Office, we have established the email address financial-aid@prairiestate.edu. Students are encouraged to use this email address to submit documents as well as ask questions about the status of your file.

Satisfactory Requirements

You must maintain academic progress as evidenced by passing (grades of A, B, C, or D) at least 67 percent of the courses you attempt within your certificate or degree and obtaining an overall 2.0 cumulative grade point average in all PSC coursework.

If you receive a grade of I, F,W, or Audit, you have not completed the course. You may take a maximum of 90 credit hours to be eligible for financial aid. This includes credit hours transferred to PSC from other institutions and all PSC coursework. Academic progress is reviewed each semester.

Details of the College’s Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Guidelines are available in the Financial Aid Office and online. For more information, contact us.