Financial Aid and Scholarships

International and non-citizen students are not eligible to receive federal or state financial aid. However, students may qualify for other types of financial aid and/or scholarships.

Scholarships and Resources for Undocumented Students

The UIC Office of Special Scholarship Programs (OSSP) supports students through the process of applying for nationally competitive scholarships. OSSP maintains a library of national scholarships and eligibility information. Non-citizen students are not eligible to receive federal or state financial aid. However, students may qualify for other types of financial aid and/or scholarships.

You can also consider the following scholarships: Fiesta Del Sol, The Anhelo Project Scholarship, The Illinois Dream Fund Scholarship, The Illinois LAtino Council on Higher Education Scholarship, and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) Scholarship.  

The UIC Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services Program (LARES) also provides a list of scholarships for undocumented students.

All students should investigate outside scholarship options. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF )has compiled lists of scholarship opportunities that do not have immigration requirements. FastWeb.com is another external source of scholarship information for citizens and non-citizens.

A list of contact information for college specific financial aid counselors is available on the Office of Student Financial Aid website.

Payment plan options for all students through UIC Accounts Receivable. Learn more through https://paymybill.uillinois.edu/PaymentPlan