Moraine Valley’s Financial Aid Office offers quality financial aid and informational services for funding at the federal, state, institutional, and private agency levels, including grants, scholarships, work study employment, and loans, to assist with the costs of college. In order to meet the immediate and long-term needs of a diverse population of students, Financial Aid staff members provide students personalized assistance to make them more knowledgeable about their rights and responsibilities relative to the various types of aid. You can contact the Financial Aid office at 708-974-5726.
Applying for Aid
Students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to apply for federal and state aid, plus institutional awards. The FAFSA filing deadline is June 30; however, the priority deadline for Moraine Valley’s institutional awards is May 1. and Illinois’ Monetary Award Program (MAP) begins awarding after Jan. 1. It’s recommended that students complete the FAFSA application as soon as possible each new year.
Financial Aid Deadlines
Please note: Filing dates are critical. Late filers may jeopardize their chances of receiving aid.
Types of Aid
Grants: There are a variety of grants available from both the federal government as well as the Illinois Student Assistance Commission for those students who demonstrate the greatest need. Grants are a form of gift aid that do not have to be repaid.
Student Loan Programs: Loans can be a useful tool in funding your education, but use them wisely. You should be aware of the responsibility that borrowing money to finance your education entails.
Federal Work Study and Student Employment: The Federal Work Study program provides on-campus and nonprofit off-campus employment for students while they attend college. Students who receive Federal Work Study funds must:
- Demonstrate need to be eligible for work-study funds.
- Be paid at least federal minimum wage.
- Perform work-study employment from 5-20 hours per week.
If you are interested in the work-study program, please contact the Financial Aid Office (S107). The number of hours worked weekly is determined by the amount of work-study dollars awarded and financial need.
For student positions not based on need, visit the Job Resource Center (Building S, Room S202).
Scholarships: Moraine Valley offers scholarships to reward academic achievement, encourage student leadership and provide financial assistance. Criteria for each scholarship varies.
Veterans’ Benefits: Eligibility for the various U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Educational Benefit programs is determined by your date of enlistment. In all cases, the final determination of eligibility is made by the VA. VA educational benefits may only be used to accomplish educational objectives defined as the completion of a VA-approved credit degree or certificate program. Application forms for your VA benefits are available in Moraine Valley’s Financial Aid Office, S107.