The Financial Aid office offers financial aid and information for funding at the federal, state, institutional, and private agency levels. Types of aid include grants, scholarships, work study employment and loans.

Staff members provide personalized assistance to meet the needs of students. Contact the office via email at financialaid@morainevalley.edu, by phone at (708) 974-5726 by fax (708) 974-0974 or in person in Building S, Room 107.

Fall/Spring HoursSummer Hours (May 22- Aug. 5)
Monday-Tuesday 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Monday-Tuesday 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Applying for Financial Aid

Students need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for federal and state aid, plus institutional awards. The FAFSA filing deadline is June 30.

Students need to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible. Financial Aid deadlines are critical. Filing late can jeopardize your chances to receive aid.

The deadline for Moraine Valley’s institutional awards is May 1. Illinois’ Monetary Award Program (MAP) begins awarding after Jan. 1.

Types of Aid

Grants are a form of aid that do not have to be repaid. They are available to students who demonstrate the greatest need. There are a variety of grants available from the federal government and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.

Student Loans can be useful, but students should be aware of the responsibility of borrowing money to finance their education.

The Federal Work Study program provides on-campus and nonprofit off-campus employment for students. Students who receive Federal Work Study funds must demonstrate need, be paid federal minimum wage and perform work-study employment from 5-20 hours per week. The number of hours worked is based on the amount of work-study dollars awarded and financial need. If you are interested in the work-study program, contact the Financial Aid Office (S107).

For positions not based on need, visit the Job Resource Center (Building S, Room S202).

Moraine Valley offers scholarships to reward academic success, encourage leadership and to give financial help.

Veterans’ Educational benefits eligibility is determined by date of enlistment. The final decision on eligibility is made by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA).

Benefits may only be used for educational objectives defined as the completion of a VA-approved credit degree or certificate program. Application forms are available in the Financial Aid Office (S107).