An Investment in the Future
When your family chooses to send a student to Millikin University, you will not simply be paying for a four-year private education; instead, you will be making a valuable investment that will affect the rest of his or her life.
We at Millikin 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.
And you won't be alone in seeking financial aid. The majority of Millikin students—99% of them—receive over $32.1 million in student financial aid each year from a variety of sources. Student financial aid at Millikin is awarded on the bases of academic merit, talent, and financial need.
We hope the information you find here will provide you with the knowledge and tools needed to research, plan, and prepare the way to see your student's education at Millikin become a reality. We welcome you to contact the Student Service Center with questions or comments.
Attention: Graduating Seniors
The senior class committee sponsored an event on Tuesday, April 23rd on "How to Budget in the Real World" and "Default Prevention". If you were not able to attend, please see Nancy Askins in the Student Service Center with any questions on your loan exit counseling.
SUSPENSION of the Illinois State MAP Grant (February 28, 2013):
**URGENT Message** - The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) is suspending the 2013-14 Monetary Award Program (MAP) for all student's whose initial 2013-14 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received by the Central Processor on or after Saturday, March 2, 2013. What this means - any FAFSA received after 11:59 p.m. on March 1st will not be eligible for the MAP Grant. If you have not completed your 2012 Federal Income Taxes, you can complete the FAFSA using estimated figures - and then go back to update once you have filed.
FAFSA Notes - Important - PLEASE Read (February 21, 2013):
We urge you to file your 2013-14 FAFSA right away at www.fafsa.gov.
If you are an Illinois Resident we urge you to file as soon as possible, so you do not miss the MAP Grant deadline!!! Keep in mind that continuing State budget difficulties mean that funding levels for the State of Illinois MAP grant may be lower for the 2013-14 academic year. This situation, along with careful monitoring of application data, makes it likely that the suspension for the 2013-14 MAP grant will be soon! Remember: If you have not completed your 2012 taxes, you can complete the 2013-14 FAFSA with estimated figures. Once your Federal Taxes are completed, you can go back online and correct with accurate figures by using the IRS Data Retrieval function.