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.

Spring 2017 - Federal Loan Processing Deadline

Deadline for Federal Loan Processing is May 16, 2017.

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.

**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.

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).

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.

Consumer Alert

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.