Welcome to the Office of Financial Aid IIT Downtown Campus, Chicago-Kent College of Law website! The information on our site is meant to provide new and continuing students with information and documents needed to finance their education.
We understand that our students are making a major investment in their law school education. Our goal is to make the process as simple as possible so that you can focus on your studies, not your financial aid paperwork.
The Office of Financial Aid is dedicated to assisting students in financing their education and making financially informed and responsible decisions. A variety of scholarships and loans are available to help students in achieving their goals.
Office of Financial Aid
Our FAFSA school code is E00773
2016-2017 FAFSA Reminder
In order to qualify for financial aid you must complete the corresonding years Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for each academic year.
You can complete your FAFSA online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. In order to apply you will need an FSA ID. Please remember to include our school code, E00773, when completing your FAFSA and keep in mind that the school name will be listed as Chicago-Kent College of Law. Awarding for the new academic year begins mid to late March of each year. You will receive an award notification email (fist year students also receive a letter in the mail) when your financial aid award is ready to be viewed and accepted on the myIIT portal. If your FAFSA is received after the start of yearly processing, it can take up to 1-2 weeks for your FAFSA to be processed by our office.
The Department of Education has created a series of YouTube videos called FAFSA: Apply for Aid for an easy to understand step by step guide to the FAFSA process. The links to each video are below:
- Overview of the Financial Aid Process
- FAFSA Overview
- How to Fill Out the FAFSA
- After the FAFSA: What Happens Next
- FAFSA: Determinig Your Dependency Status
- Federal Student Aid--Myths About Financial Aid
Additionally, if you have any questions please feel free to call the Department of Education at 1-800-433-3243. These representatives have full access to your FAFSA and are trained to specifically answer FAFSA questions.
Email Communication & Opt Out
The primary form of communication between our office and students is Kent email. If you do not wish to receive financial aid information by email, please let us know by contacting our office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 312-906-5180.
Newly admitted students that have not received a Kent email account yet can use their IIT email account to communicate with our office regarding specific account information. Every admitted student has an IIT email account. You can access your IIT email via the myIIT portal. See our website for instructions on how to log in. Once you are logged in click on the Google Apps for Students icon at the top of the page.
Due to privacy and sensitivity of financial aid information we are unable to communicate any dollar amounts by email. You will be directed to the myIIT portal or to call or come into the office if you need to know dollar amounts.