Mar 23, 2019  
2006-2007 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2006-2007 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tuition & Fees, Housing, & Financial Aid


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Miscellaneous Fees and Charges
Refunds
Withdrawal (Fall and Spring Semesters)
Withdrawal (Summer/Other Special Terms)
Early Registration


Expenses

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Semester Fees

All fees are subject to change by action of the Board of Trustees of Eastern Illinois University.

Effective with the Fall 2003 semester all new incoming freshmen will be required to pay an enrollment deposit of $150.00. Forty dollars of the deposit will cover the cost of the student’s orientation. The balance will be applied against the student’s Fall 2003 bill. If the student informs the University by April 30 (for the fall semester) that he/she will not be attending, the deposit is fully refundable. If the notification is made from May 1 through June 1, 50% of the deposit will be refunded. The deposit is not refundable if the notification is received after June 1. For the spring semester, cancellation notification must be received by November 15 for a 100% refund. From November 16 through December 15, a 50% refund is in effect. After December 15, the deposit is not refundable. The student may present to the Registration Office proof of a full-pay scholarship in lieu of paying the advance deposit.

The Business Office will mail student billings for University charges. For Fall and Spring semesters, a minimum payment is required to guarantee University housing. For the Summer semester, all charges are due when billed. All charges included on the monthly billing statement will be subject to a monthly finance charge if not paid in full by the due date specified on the billing.

Holds will be placed on student records if billed charges for the current semester are not paid by November 1, April 1, and August 1 for the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters, respectively. A hold on a student’s record precludes readmission, registration, or graduation.

Bills sent out by the Business Office include information about dates by which payments must be made to prevent loss of housing assignment and/or class schedule.

Residency Status

1. Definitions

For purposes of this regulation, the following definitions pertain:

  1. An “adult student” is a student who is 18 or more years of age.
  2. A “minor student” is a student who is less than 18 years of age.
  3. An “emancipated minor student” is a completely self-supporting student who is less than 18 years of age. Marriage or active military service shall be regarded as effecting the emancipation of minors, whether male or female, for the purposes of this regulation.
  4. “Residence” means legal domicile. Voter registration, filing of tax returns, proper license and registration for driving or ownership of a vehicle, and other such transactions may verify intent of residence in a state. Neither length of university attendance nor continued presence in the university community during vacation periods shall be construed to be proof of Illinois residence. Except as otherwise provided in this regulation, no parent or legal or natural guardian will be considered a resident unless the parent or guardian maintains a bona fide and permanent residence in Illinois, except when temporarily absent from Illinois, with no intention of changing his or her legal residence to some other state or country.

2. Residency Determination

The University shall determine the residency status of each student enrolled in the University for the purpose of determining whether the student is assessed in-state or out-of-state tuition. Each applicant for admission to the University shall submit at the time of application evidence for determination of residency. The office responsible for admissions shall make a determination of residency status.

  1. If a non-resident is classified by error as a resident, a change in tuition charges shall be applicable beginning with the term following reclassification. If the erroneous resident classification is caused by false information submitted by the student, a change in tuition charges shall be applicable for each term in which tuition charges were based on such false information. In addition, the student who has submitted false information may be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.
  2. If a resident is classified by error as a non-resident, a change in tuition charges shall be applicable during the term in which the reclassification occurs, provided that the student has filed a written request for review in accordance with this regulation.

3. Residency Requirements

  1. Adult Students
    To be considered a resident, an adult student must have been a bona fide resident of Illinois for a period of at least six consecutive months immediately preceding the beginning of any term for which the individual registers at the University and must continue to maintain a bona fide residence in Illinois. In the case of adult students who reside with their parents (or one of them if only one parent is living or the parents are separated or divorced), the student will be considered a resident if the parents have established and are maintaining a bona fide residence in Illinois.
  2. Minor Students
    The residence of a minor student shall be considered to be the same as and change with the following:
    1. That of the minor’s parents if they are living together, or the living parent if one is deceased; or
    2. If the parents are separated or divorced, that of the parent to whom the custody of the minor has been awarded by court decree or order, or, in the absence of a court decree or order, that of the father unless the minor has continuously resided with the mother for a period of at least six consecutive months immediately preceding the minor’s registration at the University, in which latter case the minor’s residence shall be considered to be that of the mother; or
    3. If the minor has been legally adopted, that of the adoptive parents, and, in the event the adoptive parents become divorced or separated, that of the adoptive parent whose residence would govern under the foregoing rules if the parent had been a natural parent; or
    4. That of the legally appointed guardian of the person; or
    5. That of a “natural” guardian such as a grandparent, adult brother or adult sister, adult uncle or aunt, or other adult with whom the minor has resided and by whom the minor has been supported for a period of at least six consecutive months immediately preceding the minor’s registration at the University for any term if the minor’s parents are deceased or have abandoned the minor and if no legal guardian of the minor has been appointed and qualified.
  3. Emancipated Minors
    If emancipated minors actually reside in Illinois, such minors shall be considered residents even though their parents or guardians may not reside in Illinois. Emancipated minors who are completely self-supporting shall be considered residents if they have maintained a dwelling place within Illinois uninterruptedly for a period of at least six consecutive months immediately preceding the beginning of any term for which they register at the university. Emancipated minors who reside with their parents and whose parents (or one of them if one parent is living or the parents are separated or divorced) have established and are maintaining a bona fide Illinois residence shall be regarded as residents.
  4. Minor Children of Parents Transferred outside the United States
    The minor children of persons who have resided in Illinois for at least twelve consecutive months immediately prior to a transfer by their employers to some location outside of the United States shall be considered residents. This rule shall apply, however, only when the minor children of such parents enroll in the University within five years of the time their parents are transferred by their employer to a location outside the United States.
  5. Married Students
    A non-resident student, whether minor or adult, who is married to a person who meets and complies with all of the applicable requirements of these regulations to establish residence status, shall be classified as a resident.
  6. Armed Forces Personnel
    Non-residents of Illinois who are on active duty with one of the services of the Armed Forces of the United States who are stationed in Illinois and who submit evidence of such service and station, as well as the spouses and dependent children of such persons, shall be considered residents as long as such persons remain stationed in Illinois and the spouses and/or dependent children of such persons also reside in Illinois. If such persons are transferred to a post outside the continental United States but such persons remain registered at the University, residency status shall continue until such time as these persons are stationed within a state other than Illinois within the continental United States.
  7. Staff Members of the University, Allied Agencies, and Faculty of State-Supported Institutions in Illinois
    Staff members of the University and of allied agencies, and faculties of state-supported institutions of higher education in Illinois, holding appointment of at least one-quarter time, and their spouses and dependent children, shall be treated as residents.
  8. Teachers in Public and Private Illinois Schools
    Teachers in the public and private elementary and secondary schools of Illinois shall, if subject to payment of tuition, be assessed at the resident rate during any term in which they hold an appointment of at least one-quarter time, including the summer session immediately following the term in which the appointment was effective.

4. Residency Status Appeal Procedure
Students who take exception to their residency status classification shall pay the tuition assessed but may file a claim in writing to the University office responsible for reconsideration of residency status. The written claim must be filed within thirty (30) calendar days from the date of the tuition bill or the student loses all rights to a change of residency status for the term in question. If the student is dissatisfied with the ruling in response to the written claim made within said period, the student may file a written appeal within ten (10) calendar days of receipt of the decision to the responsible university office. Such written appeals shall be forwarded to the appropriate university vice president, who shall consider all evidence submitted in connection with the case and render a decision, which shall be final.

5. Special Situations
Upon recommendation of the President, the Board may, in special situations, grant residency status to categories of persons otherwise classified as non-residents under this regulation.

Tuition and Fees 2006-2007*

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(Fall 2006, Spring 2007, Summer 2007)
Approved by EIU Board of Trustees April 24, 2006

*Tuition and fees are subject to change with Board approval.

Semester Tuition and Fees*

(Beginning Fall 2006)

Full-Time: 12-18 Semester Hours
Part-Time: Less than 12 Semester Hours
Overload: More than 18 Semester Hours

Undergraduate

All Undergraduates: A student who has not earned the baccalaureate degree will pay the following tuition, regardless of class.

    Illinois Resident
Per Semester Hour
  Non-Resident
Per Semester Hour
Tuition:        
Continuing Non-guaranteed Students   $147.55   $442.65
New Students FY05   $137.75   $413.25
New Students FY06   $154.30   $462.90
New Students FY07   $173.55   $520.65

Effective FY05, State of Illinois Public Act 93-0228 (110 ILCS 665/10-120) policy provides that tuition for new undergraduate Illinois resident students will remain the same for four continuous academic years. The guaranteed tuition rate period is extended for undergraduate degree programs approved by the University for completion in more than four years. The extension is limited to the minimum number of additional semester(s) to complete the program as approved by the University. The list of programs approved by the University for completion in more than four years is maintained by the Provost.

NOTE: Textbook Rental, Health & Accident Insurance, Campus Improvement, and Programs and Services fees are listed below for all undergraduate students.

Illinois Resident Charge   Full-Time
Per Semester
  Part-Time
Per Semester Hour
Health/Accident Insurance   $ 101.95   —-
Programs and Services   $ 624.60   $ 51.65
Total *   $ 726.55   $ 51.65
         
Non-Resident Charge   Full-Time
Per Semester
  Part-Time
Per Semester Hour
Health/Accident Insurance   $ 101.95   —-
Programs and Services   $ 624.60   $ 51.65
Total *   $ 726.55   $ 51.65

* Textbook Rental fee of $7.95 per semester hour and Campus Improvement fee of $5.67 per semester will be charged to all students.

Graduate

A post-baccalaureate student will pay the following tuition (regardless of the level of the courses in which he/she enrolls):

Illinois Resident
Per Semester Hour
  Non-Resident
Per Semester Hour
Tuition: $169.40   Tuition: $508.20

NOTE: Textbook Rental, Health & Accident Insurance, Campus Improvement, and Programs and Services fees are listed below for all graduate students.

Illinois Resident Charge   Full-Time
Per Semester
  Part-Time
Per Semester Hour
Health/Accident Insurance   $ 101.95   —-
Programs and Services   $ 626.60   $ 51.85
Total *   $ 728.55   $ 51.85
         
Non-Resident Charge   Full-Time
Per Semester
  Part-Time
Per Semester Hour
Health/Accident Insurance   $ 101.95   —-
Programs and Services   $ 626.60   $ 51.85
Total *   $ 728.55   $ 51.85

 

* Textbook Rental fee of $7.95 per semester hour and Campus Improvement fee of $5.67 per semester hour will be charged to all students.

Programs and Services Fees

Fee  

Full-Time
Per Semester

 

Part-Time
Per Semester Hour

Activity Fee
(Includes: General Fees, Publications,
Computer Tech, Concert, and Shuttle Bus Fees)
 

$ 102.03

 

$ 8.50

Athletic Fee  

$ 81.05

 

$ 6.75

Computer Network Fee  

$ 48.00

 

$ 4.00

Grant-in-Aid Fee
(Includes Athletics, General, and SED fees)
 

$ 106.55

 

$ 8.88

Health Service & Pharmacy Fee  

$ 82.90

 

$ 6.91

Student Legal Services Fee1  

$ 4.72

 

$ 0.00

Bond Revenue Fee
(Includes Union Bldg, Union Operation,
Lantz Bldg, Lantz Operation, Subsidy Reduction,
and Recreation Center)
 

$ 199.35

 

$ 16.61

Undergraduate Total 2  

$ 624.60

 

$ 51.65

   

 

   
Graduate Student Fee  

$ 2.00

 

$ .20

Graduate Total*  

$626.60

 

$ 51.85

   

 

   
Health/Accident Ins. Fee3  

$ 101.95

 

0.00

* Textbook Rental fee of $7.95 per semester hour and Campus Improvement fee of $5.67 per semester hours will be charged to all students in addition to the above fees.

Note: All students with 12 or more semester hours pay Programs and Services fees at the full-time level.

1Part time students are not eligible for the Student Legal Service

2In place of Program and Service fees, Continuing Education courses are charged a $37.00 Continuing Education fee per semester hour.

3The Health and Accident Insurance Fee is automatically assessed for all students with nine or more hours and is charged at $79.45 for the summer term. All other fees for Summer are the same as indicated above.

Activity Fee

The purpose of student activity fees is to enrich the extracurricular life of Eastern students. Activity programs under the supervision of student-faculty boards receive their support from activity fees charged all students. University Board activities are also funded by the activity fees. The allocation of funds from activity fees is made by the Apportionment Board after consideration of budgets presented by the several major activities supported in whole or in part by the fund.

Room and Board Rates

(Subject to change with Board approval)

Summer 2007 Costs
Residence Halls/Greek Court
 

Double

 

Single

Four-Week Term  

$550.00

 

$687.00

Six-Week Term  

$825.00

 

$1031.00

Eight-Week Term  

$1100.00

 

$1375.00

Note: Included in this rate is the 12 Plus Meal Option and it is the only option offered during Summer Sessions.

* Please contact the Housing and Dining Office for summer housing availability.

Academic Year 2006-2007
Room and Board Rate w/:
  Per Semester  
Traditional Double
with 7-plus meal plan
  $2,955.00  
Traditional Double
with 10-plus meal plan
  $3,086.00  
Traditional Double
with 12-plus meal plan
  $3,203.00  
Traditional Double
with 15-plus meal plan
  $3,330.00  
Double as Single Room
(additional charge)
  $ 750.00  
Triple as Double Room
(additional charge)
  $ 400.00  

Note Concerning Meal Plans: The Plus Meal Option permits each student with a board plan to use a specified number of Dining Dollars for any of the following: (1) Purchases at the Food Court, Java B & B, and Panther Pantry within the University Union; (2) Purchases at our two residence hall convenience centers; (3) Meals for a guest in any dining center when accompanied by the student; (4) Additional meals for the student at any Dining Center.

University Apartments (as of August 15, 2006)
9.5 Months
One-and-one-half-room Apartment (efficiency)   $3,694.00
Two-room Apartment (1 Bedroom)   $3,884.00
Super Efficiency   $3,456.00
     
Per Month    
One-and-one-half-room Apartment (efficiency)   $389.00
Two-room Apartment (1 Bedroom)   $409.00
Super Efficiency   $364.00

University Court (as of August 15, 2006):
Rates for apartments in University Court vary according to the apartment and the number of people who occupy the apartment, and range from $2,210 to $3,106 per resident, per semester, based on double occupancy. For specific information, contact the University Court office at 581-8000.

Meal Plan Only - Fall ‘06/Spring ‘07

7-Plus Meal Option - $887 per semester
10-Plus Meal Option - $1018 per semester
12-Plus Meal Option - $1135 per semester
15-Plus Meal Option - $1262 per semester

Student Housing

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Living Accommodations

The housing program at EIU is based on the philosophy that there is a relationship between the student’s living environment and the achievement of his/her educational goals as well as the development of personal and social maturity. This environment is intended to lead to the student’s self-direction and the assumption of personal responsibility.

University Housing Policies

Until available residence hall space is exhausted, all EIU students are required to live in University residence halls except as follows:

  1. Students who acquire 30 semester hours of credit during the school year will be permitted to select their place of residence after fulfilling the terms of their residence hall contract as verified with record of prior residency.
  2. Students who have lived in residence halls for two (2) semesters (two summer sessions count as one semester) as verified with record of prior residency.
  3. Married students as verified with a certified copy of the marriage license.
  4. Students who are 21 years of age or older, prior to the beginning of the semester for which enrollment is sought as verified with EIU Records.
  5. Students who live at home with their parents within a fifty (50) mile radius of Charleston, Illinois, as verified with notarized statement from parents.
  6. Students, who by reason of medical necessity require special housing. Verified with a statement from your attending physician and approved by an EIU physician.

Residence Halls

University Residence Halls and Dining Services are designed to provide for the student’s education outside of the classroom. The basic philosophy is the development of the total student. Professionally educated resident directors are available in each of the residence halls to aid in the residents’ adjustment both to group living and to the University. Most residence hall rooms are designed for double occupancy although singles and triples are available, as are the four- and six-person suites in Stevenson Hall. The following lists the maximum capacity of each hall:

Andrews 464   McKinney 150
Carman Men 352   Pemberton 212
Carman Women 396   Stevenson 376
Douglas 201   Taylor Men 287
Ford 150   Taylor Women 315
Lawson 348   Thomas 446
Lincoln 203   Weller 150

An application for residence hall room and board should be requested from University Housing and Dining Services Office or can be obtained at www.eiu.edu/~housing. (Application for admission to the University does not constitute an application for housing.) Residence hall accommodations are granted on a priority basis, determined by the date of housing application and deposit. More specific information regarding University Residence Halls will be mailed upon request by the Office of University Housing and Dining Services.

Residence Hall Fees

Housing Deposit
A $50 housing deposit must accompany an application for residence hall accommodations. The deposit will be held by the University as a damage fee and a guarantee of contract fulfillment. Twenty-five dollars of the deposit is an application fee and is non-refundable even if a student is not admitted to the University. Twenty-five dollars of the deposit will be refunded upon written request and in accordance with the terms of the contract.

Failure to make the $250 initial housing payment according to the terms of the University Housing contract will result in cancellation of the residence hall/Greek Court assignment, and the contract.

The University reserves the right to increase residence hall rates, if necessary, during an academic year, with the understanding that at least 45 days notice will be given.

Room and Board

A residence hall/Greek Court room and board contract is issued for the academic year or balance thereof excluding vacations and semester breaks. Therefore, once the student has agreed to the contract, he/she is expected to honor the contract for the Fall and Spring. The only exceptions are if a student: 1) withdraws from Eastern and does not return for the next semester; 2) student teaches outside the Charleston/Mattoon school districts; 3) graduates; or 4) is academically dismissed from the University. All housing payments are refunded if a student is not admitted to the University. Students who cancel their contract and/or move from the residence hall/Greek Court and do not officially withdraw from the University will be held responsible for the cost of the entire year’s residence hall contract.

Students expelled from University Housing residence halls/Greek Court for disciplinary reasons under the provisions of the Student Conduct Code will be responsible for the late cancellation fee, forfeit of deposit, and for room and board charges through the week in which the student officially checks out of the building.

If the student cancels this contract, withdraws from the University (is not a student at EIU) after June 12 for the fall semester or December 12 for the spring semester, and has made the $250 initial housing payment, the $25 housing deposit plus the initial housing payment of $250 will be forfeited. Please refer to the current University Housing contract for specific details.

If the student cancels the contract after the deadline of June 12 for fall or December 12 for spring and has made the $250 initial housing payment but does not withdraw from the University, he or she shall be held liable for the entire room and board charges for the fall and spring semesters.

Greek Court

Greek Court is Eastern’s on-campus fraternity and sorority housing complex, which is owned and operated by the Office of University Housing and Dining Services. There are 19 Greek organizations residing in this area, representing all three national governing councils-the Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, and National PanHellenic Council. The cost to live in Greek Court is currently the same as in the residence halls. The individual student contract and staffing are also similar to those of the residence halls.

University Court

University Court, a University-owned apartment complex composed of 145 apartments in 11 separate buildings, offers apartment living for sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Rental rates for University Court apartments do not include the cost of electricity or water. Local telephone service, direct Internet service, cable television basic service (including a movie channel), and trash removal are included. To apply for an apartment in University Court, contact the apartment office, located in University Court, at 581-8000 or stop by between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Rates also available at website: www.eiu.edu/~housing/.

Family/Graduate Student Housing

The 154 University Apartments consist of 100 one-bedroom and 54 efficiency apartments. All utilities including local telephone, direct internet service, electric, trash removal, water, and cable television with a movie channel are furnished by the University and are included in the rental rate. The apartments are designed to provide inexpensive living facilities for families, single graduate students, and non-traditional students. Additional information may be requested from the Office of University Housing and Dining Services at 581-5633.

All assignments are made on the basis of date of application for housing according to the eligibility requirements listed below. A $125 deposit, which includes a $25 non-refundable application fee, must accompany the application form.

The eligibility requirements are:

  1. Applications from student families and single graduate students are considered first.
  2. To be eligible to live in University Apartments, an applicant must be enrolled in at least five semester hours. If a resident drops below the five semester hours, the assignment will be cancelled.
  3. Applicants must prove their eligibility for a University Apartment assignment by providing the Office of University Housing and Dining Services with a certified courthouse copy of their marriage license. A minister’s copy or a Xerox copy without the appropriate seal will not be acceptable. Families must provide a certified copy of their child’s (or children’s) birth certificate. The above-mentioned information is required prior to assignment.
  4. When all eligible applicants who are student families and single graduate students have been assigned, consideration will be given to single undergraduates who have either completed 90 semester hours or are at least 25 years of age.

Bond Statement

Notwithstanding any other facilities which now or at any time hereafter may be available for students and faculty of said university (with the exception only of the covenants and agreements made by the Board of Trustees of EIU for the security of the outstanding bonds heretofore issued for said university), the University will require, and adopt parietal rules and regulations designed to assure the maximum use of said project, and existing university facilities, until all of the bonds have been fully paid as to both principal and interest.

Miscellaneous Fees and Charges

Charges for Materials. Fees are paid for materials used in certain courses.
Constitution Examination. $10.
Education Abroad Fee: See the Study Abroad section of this catalog.
Family and Consumer Sciences Breakage. A fee of $2 or $5 is charged for material usage to students in clothing and food classes.
Field Trip Fee. Fees are charged in some courses to offset the cost of field trips. These courses and the amounts charged are noted in the semester class schedule.
First Aid/CPR Courses Materials Fee. $9.
Graduation Fee. Candidates for graduation must access the PAWS system for the online application. A non-refundable graduate fee of $25 is applied to the student’s account. The fee of $25 for degree candidates does not include the cost of cap and gown rental. The last day for applying for graduation is listed in the University calendar and/or Class Schedule.
Health Studies Competency Examination. There is a $10 fee for this examination (which can be taken only once).
International Student Fee. $100 per semester.
Late Registration Fee. A fee of $25 is charged to a student who enrolls beginning with late registration. This fee is non-refundable.
Lock Purchases. Padlocks for lockers used in physical education must be purchased at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Bookstore.
Penalty for Returned Checks. A $15 fine will be charged on all checks returned to the University for non-payment for any reason.
Physical Education Clothing and Towel Rental Policy. The Physical Education Department provides a rental service to students and faculty/staff for clothing items and towels, which may be used for physical education classes, intramural sports, or recreation. The service charge also provides unlimited exchange for clean laundered items. The following items are available:

1. Physical education uniform (shorts, T-shirt, socks, supporter)

2. Towel

  1 semester   Deposit
  1. $8.00   $7.00
  2. $4.00   $4.00
       
  2 semesters   Deposit
  1. $16.00   $7.00
  2. $ 8.00   $4.00
       
  *3 semesters   Deposit
  1. $24.00   $7.00
  2. $12.00   $4.00

*Only available in fall semesters.

Clothing is available to both men and women. Payment of the fee and deposit may be made at the check-cashing window in the University Union. Identification cards will be validated each term to identify those who are taking part in the program. Clothing must be turned in at the end of card duration (one semester, two semesters, or three semesters) to receive deposit. Deposits will be refunded anytime during the term (through the last day of final exams) upon return of the clothing and clearance of card by equipment room attendant.
Career Services Fee. There is a $20 fee for current undergraduates and Alumni to register their placement credentials with Career Services.
Proficiency Examination. $30 per semester hour.
Student Identification Card. Student I.D. cards are issued to new students their first term of enrollment. The first card is free. An official schedule form must be presented when an I.D. card is validated or revalidated. Full-time and part-time students’ I.D. cards are validated at no charge for all subsequent semesters of attendance upon presentation of the official schedule form for each semester of enrollment. The cost for a replacement card (i.e., name change, Social Security number change, lost, stolen, and/or mutilated) is $20. Proper picture identification is required for reissuing an I.D.
Transcript Fee. A fee of $5 will be charged for each regularly processed transcript. Transcripts will be issued only for students whose records are clear. The fee for “Rush” transcripts, processed within 24 hours, is $10. The fee for an immediate transcript is $15.
Textbook Rental Service Fines. Students not returning textbooks by announced deadlines at semester or term ends are subject to fines of up to $10.00 per book. Lost textbooks must be paid for at full replacement cost. Students may also be required to pay for textbooks in which they have written or highlighted, which have been subjected to unusual wear, or which have been water damaged. The total charge for both lost and damaged textbooks will include late fines of up to $10.00 per book.

Official Receipts

Official receipts for fees must be preserved by the student during the term involved.

Refunds

The term “refund” is defined as the cancellation of an unpaid obligation as well as an actual refund of an amount previously paid. Exceptions to the tuition and mandatory fees refund policy must be submitted in writing to the Enrollment Management Office, for consideration. Appeals of denials of such requests may be made to the Vice President for Student Affairs, but no later than 60 calendar days following the close of the session for which the refund would have been applicable.

Withdrawal (Fall and Spring Semesters)

Full Refund
If a student withdraws from the University during a term by completing the procedure described in Section V and if the initiation and completion of the withdrawal are made through the Registration Office in accordance with dates set forth in the University Calendar, all tuition and mandatory fees (except insurance) will be refunded. If a student withdraws as stated above, the student will be responsible for paying only the insurance fee (if student is full-time).

Fifty Percent Refund
If a student officially withdraws from all classes in accordance with established University procedures by the date set forth in the University Calendar, the student will receive a refund of one-half of all tuition and mandatory fees paid (except insurance). If a student withdraws as stated above, the student will be responsible for paying half of all tuition and mandatory fees plus the insurance fee.

Withdrawal (Summer/Other Special Terms)

Full Refund
During Summer and any other special term, the last day to withdraw officially from the University and receive a refund of all tuition and mandatory fees (except insurance) is the same as the last day to withdraw from a course without receiving a grade. (See calendar at front of catalog.) During Summer and any other special term, the last day to withdraw officially from the University and be responsible for paying only the insurance fee is the same as the last day to withdraw from a course without receiving a grade. (See calendar.)

Fifty Percent Refund (Summer - 8-Week Term Only)
If a student officially withdraws from all classes in accordance with established University procedures by the date set forth in the University Calendar, the student will receive a refund of one-half of all tuition and mandatory fees paid (except insurance). If a student officially withdraws in accordance with established University procedures by the date set forth in the University calendar, the student is responsible for paying half of all tuition and mandatory fees plus the insurance fee.

Early Registration

Cancellation
If a student registers and pays his/her fees prior to the late registration date for the term but decides not to attend the University, all fees will be refunded if the student drops all classes through PAWS before the late registration date for the term. If classes are not dropped before the late registration date but are dropped by the last day to withdraw without a grade, all fees (except insurance) will be refunded.

Reduction in Load
Upon written request, a student who initially pays full tuition and mandatory fees and then reduces his/her load to part-time by the last day to withdraw without a grade will be refunded the difference (except insurance, where applicable). A student receiving such a refund will not be eligible for activities and benefits covered by the refunded fees. A student will be billed for the number of credit hours scheduled as of the 10th class day for Fall or Spring; fifth class day for Summer.

Financial Aid

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Return of Title IV Funds
Federal regulations govern the return of Title IV funds disbursed for a student who completely withdraws from a semester. This rule assumes that a student earns his or her aid based on the period of time he or she remained enrolled. During the first 60 percent of the semester, a student “earns” Title IV funds in direct proportion to the length of time he or she remains enrolled. The percentage of time during the semester that the student remained enrolled is the percentage of disburseable aid for that period that the student earned. A student who remains enrolled beyond the 60 percent point earns all aid for the semester.

A copy of the policy may be obtained from the Office of Financial Aid or from our web site at www.eiu.edu/~finaid/text/titleIV.htm.

The Office of Financial Aid will return unearned aid to the federal government. The student is then responsible for returning the unearned aid he or she has received to the university.

Satisfactory Progress Requirements
In accordance with U.S. Department of Education regulations, Eastern Illinois University is required to establish satisfactory standards for federal and state financial aid recipients. The minimum and maximum standards to receive financial aid are monitored at the end of every semester. There are two minimum standards that must be monitored, cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and completion rate (cumulative completed/attempted hours). The maximum standard is 180 cumulative attempted hours.

Undergraduate recipients with 60 or more attempted hours or who have attended four or more semesters are required to have a 2.0 GPA. Failure to maintain a 2.0 GPA results in immediate suspension of financial aid eligibility.

Undergraduate recipients with 59 or fewer attempted credit hours are required to meet a 60% minimum completion rate. Undergraduate recipients with 60 or more attempted credit hours are required to meet a 70% minimum completion rate. If a student is not making progress under the minimum standards (with the exception of a student who must maintain a cumulative 2.0), he/she will be placed on Financial Aid Probation and allowed the following semester of enrollment to achieve the minimum standards. At the end of the probation period, if the student has not achieved satisfactory progress, financial aid suspension occurs.

If a financial aid recipient loses his or her eligibility due to suspension, an appeal may be filed through the Vice President for Student Affairs Office. The complete policy for Satisfactory Academic Progress to receive Financial Aid and/or an appeal form may be obtained upon request from the Office of Financial Aid or at our web site: www.eiu.edu/~finaid/pdf/appeal%20form%20w%20logo.pdf.

State Scholarships and Grants

Illinois Student Assistance Commission Scholarship and Grant Monetary Awards
Under authority granted by the Illinois General Assembly, ISAC administers a program of monetary awards for students in the State of Illinois who attend one of the ISAC-approved colleges, Universities, or hospital schools of nursing in Illinois.

To be eligible for a monetary award the applicant must:

  1. Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  2. Be a legal resident of Illinois.
  3. Be enrolled for a minimum of three credit hours, for a semester throughout the institution’s tuition refund/withdrawal adjustment period.
  4. Be an undergraduate who has not received a baccalaureate degree.
  5. Demonstrate financial need as determined by the Commission from income/asset data supplied on the FAFSA.
  6. Meet the satisfactory academic progress policy.
  7. Not be in default on any student loan nor owe a refund or repayment on any state or federal grant or scholarship.
  8. Comply with Federal Selective Service registration requirements.
  9. Be enrolled in a degree or certificate program.
  10. Not be incarcerated.
  11. Not have exceeded the maximum allowable paid credit hours.
  12. Be at Junior status if 75 paid credit hours have been used.

Monetary awards range from $300 per academic year to a maximum of $4,968 (as currently established by the General Assembly) but cannot exceed the amount of tuition and mandatory fees paid by all students enrolled at an institution.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) serves as the application for the MAP grant. Each student who reports Illinois as his/her state of legal residence automatically applies for MAP when completing the FAFSA. A college choice must be indicated at the time of application, but this choice may be changed after the application is processed. The FAFSA should be completed as soon as possible after January 1st prior to the academic year that starts on or after July 1st. The form can be completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. At this time it is best to apply for a pin # which will serve as the electronic signature for the application and corrections in the future.

Illinois Future Teachers Corps (IFTC) Program (formerly ITEACH Teacher Shortage Scholarship)

The IFTC Program encourages academically talented students to pursue teaching careers in the State of Illinois. Additional dollars may be awarded if studying in a teacher shortage discipline and signed commitment to teach at a hard-to-staff school in Illinois. Awards are based on program of study and signed teaching commitment and range from $5000 to $15,000 per academic year, but can never exceed the cost of attendance. To qualify an applicant must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, resident of Illinois, junior level or above, enrolled at least half-time in a Teacher Ed Program at an ISAC-approved Illinois institution, pursuing a postsecondary course of study leading to initial certification or pursuing additional course work needed to gain Illinois State Board of Education approval to teach, including alternative teacher certification. The applicant must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, meet the satisfactory academic progress policy of the school, comply with federal Selective Service registration requirements, not be in default on any student loan nor owe a refund or repayment on any state or federal grant(s) and not have been awarded a Minority Teacher’s of Illinois or Illinois Special Education Tuition Waiver for the same academic year. Continuing, renewal applicants must meet the above list of eligibility criteria and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and have not received 4 semesters or 6 quarters of IFTC assistance. Application deadline is March 1 immediately preceding the school year. Awardees are required to sign a teaching commitment. Applications and teaching commitment requirements are available online at www.collegezone.com.

Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program

The MTI Scholarship Program encourages academically talented minority students to pursue careers as teachers at nonprofit Illinois preschool, elementary and secondary schools. The program also aims to provide minority children with access to a greater number of positive minority role models. The scholarship awards up to $5,000 per academic year for a maximum of 8 semesters of assistance. To qualify an applicant must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, a resident of Illinois, be a minority student who is enrolled or accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis as an undergraduate or graduate student, enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a course of study, including alternative teacher certification, which upon completion will qualify the student to be certified by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) as a preschool, elementary or secondary school teacher, a high school graduate or a recipient of a General Educational Development (GED) Certificate, maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) at the college or university level. The applicant must not be in default on any student loan nor owe a refund or repayment on any state or federal grant, comply with federal Selective Service registration requirements, meet the satisfactory academic progress standards at the school, have not received 8 semesters or 12 quarters of the MTI Scholarship, and not be awarded an Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver (SETTW) or Illinois Future Teacher Corps (IFTC) Scholarship for the same academic period for which the MTI Scholarship is requested. Application deadline is March 1 immediately preceding the school year. Awardees are required to sign a teaching commitment. Applications and teaching commitment requirements are available online at www.collegezone.com.

Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver (SETTW) Program

The Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver Program encourages current teachers (not certified in a special education discipline) and academically talented students to pursue careers as nonprofit Illinois public, private or parochial preschool, elementary or secondary school teachers in any area of Special Education. The SETTW exempts recipients from the payment of tuition and mandatory fees for up to four calendar years at any one of the 12 public Illinois universities. To qualify an applicant must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, resident of Illinois, an undergraduate or graduate student seeking initial certification in any area of special education, enrolled in a program of special education within10 days after the beginning of the term for which the waiver was initially awarded and remain in attendance at the school on a continuous basis for up to four years (unless granted an approved leave of absence). The applicant must meet the satisfactory academic progress policy of the school, comply with federal Selective Service registration requirements, not be in default on any student loan nor owe a refund or repayment on any state or federal grant(s) and not have been awarded a Minority Teacher’s of Illinois or Illinois Future Teacher Corps Scholarship for the same academic year. Applicants who are not already a certified teachers must be graduates of Illinois approved high schools or be scheduled to graduate by the end of the term in which the award is made, must have ranked in the top 50% of their graduating class, and must have taken the ACT or SAT I college entrance examination. Application deadline is March 1 immediately preceding the school year. Awardees are required to sign a teaching commitment. Applications and teaching commitment requirements are available online at www.collegezone.com.

Illinois Grant Programs for Dependents of Police/Fire/Correctional Officers

If a correctional officer employed by the Illinois Department of Corrections in a security position or an Illinois police or fire officer is killed or sustains an injury resulting in a permanent disability in the line of duty, the officer’s spouse and children may receive grant assistance under this program, without regard to financial need. The grant may be used for an equivalent of 8 semesters of full-time undergraduate or graduate enrollment. Grants are funded by appropriations from the Illinois General Assembly and are applicable toward tuition and mandatory fees. A recipient attending a public institution in Illinois may receive a grant that does not exceed the cost of tuition and mandatory fees at that institution. To qualify a student must be either the natural child, legally adopted child, or child in the legal custody of an Illinois correctional officer or police or fire officer at the time the officer was permanently disabled or killed in the line of duty; or the husband or wife of an Illinois correctional officer or police or fire officer at the time the officer was permanently disabled or killed in the line of duty. Common law partners are not eligible. A student must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, enrolled on at least a half-time basis at an institution that is approved for participation in the Monetary Award Program (MAP), making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree or certificate, need not be a resident of Illinois at the time of enrollment, and does not have to demonstrate financial need to receive the grant. More detailed application requirements and the application are available online at http://www.collegezone.com.

General Assembly Scholarship

Each member of the General Assembly must award annually two four-year scholarships, one for attendance at the University of Illinois and the other for attendance at any other state-supported university designated by the member. The scholarship may be awarded to one or more persons as one, two, or four-year scholarships. A General Assembly Scholarship pays full tuition plus the student activity and athletic fees assessed by the institution. (The student must pay any remaining fees assessed by the University). Application may be made any time directly to the legislator who makes the appointment through the Illinois State Board of Education, 100 North First St, Springfield IL 62777-0001

Illinois National Guard (ING) Program

The Illinois National Guard Grant pays tuition and eligible fees (registration, graduation, and general activity fees) at all Illinois 2- or 4-year public colleges. The applicant must be active in the Illinois National Guard and have served for at least one year. Enlisted persons currently serving and C company grade officers are eligible for the grant. The Illinois National Guard Grant is an entitlement program and is awarded to eligible recipients regardless of the funding level. A grant recipient is entitled to receive payment of tuition and eligible fees for a period equivalent to 8 semesters of full-time enrollment. This grant can be used for either undergraduate or graduate enrollment. A recipient may not be in default on any student loan, nor owe a refund on any state or federal grant. There is no minimum enrollment requirement and non-credit courses are eligible for the Illinois National Guard Grant. To apply a student must file an Illinois National Guard Grant Application annually indicating the institution they plan to attend. Eligibility in one academic year does not carry over to future years. The deadline dates for applications are October 1 - first term, March 1 - second semester, and June 15 - summer term. More detailed application requirements and the application are available online at www.collegezone.com. at www.collegezone.com.

Illinois State ROTC Scholarships

Under authority granted by the Illinois General Assembly, the EIU Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Program administers two types of scholarships. These scholarships do not entail any military obligation.

  1. Illinois State ROTC Scholarship is a one to four year scholarship that pays full tuition, athletic and activity fees. It is awarded by the Chairman, Department of Military Science, on a competitive basis to students enrolled in Military Science classes. Up to 10 scholarships are awarded to each class. Once awarded, the scholarships are retained as long as the student is in good standing in the ROTC Program. Application for the scholarship should be made to the Chairman, Department of Military Science, EIU. Applicants are not required to be enrolled in a Military Science course at the time of application
  2. Illinois State ROTC Transfer Student Scholarship is awarded by State Community Colleges to students transferring to EIU and entering the ROTC Program. The scholarship pays 100% tuition, athletic and activity fees. Each Community College has up to three scholarships per year. The Chairman, Department of Military Science, certifies enrollment in the Army ROTC Program and the Scholarship is awarded by each Community College on a competitive basis. Applications should be made to the Chairman, Department of Military Science, Eastern Illinois University. Applicants are not required to be enrolled in a Military Science course at the time of application. All students will be counseled of their responsibility to maintain the Illinois General Assembly Scholarship.

More information can be found at www.eiu.edu/~armyrotc/. For information on military scholarships, see the section on Veteran’s Benefits.

Federal ROTC Scholarships

This program is designed to offer financial assistance to outstanding young students in the Army ROTC program who are interested in the army as a career. The program provides tuition, books, laboratory and mandatory fees, and a subsistence allowance of $250 to $400 per month for the period that the scholarship is in effect. Scholarships may be awarded for two, three, or four years. Four-year scholarships are open to all high school students or to students in a five-year baccalaureate program during their freshman year. Application is normally made for the scholarship during the first semester of the senior year in high school. High school seniors can apply for four-year Federal Scholarships by contacting http://schlr4yr.usarmyrotc.com/rotc/schlr4yr/index.htm. To be competitive for this scholarship, students should complete this form on the web site no later than 01 November. Two and three year scholarships are available to freshmen. Applicants do not have to be in ROTC to apply and can compete without obligation.

State Rehabilitation Program

The University cooperates with Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services. The purpose of this program is to provide rehabilitative services to those individuals who have a physical disability or psychological disorder that interferes with their vocational objective. Information concerning this program can be obtained at the Counseling Center, the local office of the Department of Rehabilitation Services, 129 N. 15th Street, Mattoon, IL 61938, or the student’s home area Office of Department of Rehabilitation Services.

University Awards

Lulu Craig Collier Scholarship. Established by Lulu Craig Collier to assist students from Coles County, Illinois, who have graduated in the top 25 percent of their graduating class from any one of the county’s public high schools, this scholarship is presented annually to prospective Eastern freshmen. Apply to High School Guidance Counselor.

Danforth Foreign Language Fund. This award was established by Frances R. Danforth for the use and benefit of students majoring in Foreign Languages.

Disadvantaged Student Scholarship. Approximately 10 of these scholarships are awarded each year to graduate and out-of-state undergraduate U.S. citizens and are based on financial need. The scholarship pays only the recipient’s tuition and does not include service fees. Application should be made to the Director of Financial Aid.

Ardath Louise Fogelsanger History Scholarship. Established by Edna W. Honaker in memory of her daughter, Ardath Louise Honaker Fogelsanger, a graduate of Eastern who died in 1965, the award is presented to a junior history major when the accumulation of funds warrants.

Grant-in-aid. Eastern offers in excess of 200 grant-in-aid awards annually to students who show promise or demonstrate a talent in selected fields. Among these are art, athletics, communication studies, honors, journalism, theatre arts, music, and student leadership. The Grant-in-aid program is financed through a student grant-in-aid fee. Application should be made to the appropriate department.

International Student Scholarship. International student scholarships are intended to promote cultural exchange and diversity. There are a limited number of awards and the selection criteria include academic achievement and financial need. The award may waive all or a portion of tuition with the upper limit of the award equal to the credit hours for minimum full-time enrollment. The amount of the award is determined by the International Programs Advisory Committee. Application should be made to the International Student Advisor.

Socio-Economically Disadvantaged Student Scholarship. This scholarship is administered by the Director of Financial Aid from funds derived from the Socio-Economically Disadvantaged Student Fee paid by each student as part of his/her enrollment costs. Each Eastern Illinois University financial aid application submitted to the Office of Financial Aid is checked for eligibility for this scholarship.

Talented Student Awards. These awards are intended to promote the development of unique student talents. The awards may be offered to students with talent in art, communication studies, music, journalism, theatre, the Honors College, and student leadership. The award may waive all or a portion of tuition as determined by the awarding program. Nominations are made by department chairpersons directors of the selected programs.

Foundation Awards

Read more information about the different Foundation Awards that are available.

Loans

Any time an institutional short-term loan or loans exceed $200 in the aggregate, a co-signer is required and must be approved by the loan officer. The Office of Financial Aid will mail or fax the promissory note to the approved co-signer for signature or the co-signer may come to the office to sign. The amount listed as the value of each individual loan fund represents the maximum loan to be made. The actual amount of the loan to the student is determined by the loan officer unless rules governing the respective loan fund require another person’s approval.

Brainard Loan Fund. Established from the estate of H. Ogden Brainard for needy and deserving students at Eastern Illinois University. To be eligible for the Brainard Loan, students must have completed the Financial Aid Need Analysis process and have an unmet need for funds. Students must be enrolled full time with a minimum 2.00 GPA. Loans must be re-paid within one year of the loan approval date. Interest is set at two percent per annum from date to maturity and seven percent per annum after maturity. Any loan over $200 or any combination of loans totaling more than $200 must be co-signed by a parent or other full-time employed person. The maximum loan is $400 and the minimum is $50 Freshman would be limited to $300. Application is made in the Office of Financial Aid.

Adelia Carothers Fund. This fund was established by the late Mrs. Ida Carothers Merriam and Mr. Charles G. Carothers in memory of their mother. This fund is to be loaned to young women students of high character and scholarship during their junior and senior year. The interest rate is two percent during enrollment. At termination of enrollment the rate increases to six percent. Inquiry may be made at the Office of Financial Aid.

Elementary and Junior High School Student Teaching Loan Fund. This loan fund was established with funds contributed by students of Eastern State High School during World War II. Loans up to $100 may be made to students who need the funds during their student teaching semester. No interest is charged when repayment is made within one year. Application must be made to the Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies.

Emergency Loan Fund. The amount of an Emergency Loan is limited to $200 for a maximum period of 90 days. No interest will be charged if repaid within 90 days. Seven percent interest is charged at maturity. To be eligible, a student must be in residence at the University at least one term and be in good standing. Application is made in the Office of Financial Aid.

Illinois Congress of Parents and Teachers Loan Fund. In September 1954 the Illinois Congress of Parents and Teachers established a loan fund of $1,000. Loans from this fund on either a short- or long-term basis may be secured by an eligible student who is in training for the teaching profession. No interest will be charged if the money is repaid within one year of termination of enrollment. Interest then begins at three percent. Application is made in the Office of Financial Aid. Available only to student teachers.

Jane Freeman Loan Fund. The amount of a Freeman Loan is limited to $200 for a maximum period of 90 days. No interest will be charged if repaid within 90 days. Seven percent interest is charged at maturity. First semester EIU students are limited to $100. The student must be in good standing. Application is made in the Office of Financial Aid.

Elizabeth K. Lawson Emergency Loan Fund for Women. Established by friends of Elizabeth K. Lawson, former Dean of Women. The amount of a loan is limited to $50 for a period of 90 days. No interest will be charged if repaid within that period. Seven percent is charged at maturity. To be eligible a student must be female and enrolled full-time. Application is made in the Office of Financial Aid.

Florence McAfee Loan Fund. Physical education majors and minors, alumnae, and staff established this fund in honor of Dr. Florence McAfee. Any woman student, either majoring or minoring in Physical Education, is eligible to borrow from the fund. When need arises, students should contact a member of the Physical Education staff.

William D. Miner Emergency Loan Fund. Established by the Eastern Illinois University Veterans Association in honor of Dr. Miner, a long-time advisor to the association. To be eligible, a borrower must be an enrolled student, a U.S. citizen, and in good standing. Maximum loan is $50 to non-veterans, $100 to veterans. No interest charged if repaid within 30 days. Seven percent is charged at maturity. Application forms are available in the Office of Financial Aid.

W.D. Morgan Loan Fund. The will of Dr. W.D. Morgan of Charleston gives to the Morgan Loan Fund the annual income from a share of his estate. This loan provides funds to needy students who are sophomores or above, U.S. citizens and enrolled in at least 6 semester hours. Interest is 2 percent per annum from date to maturity and seven percent per annum after maturity. The remaining requirements are the same as those of the Student Loan Fund. Loans must be repaid within six months of approval. Application is made at the Office of Financial Aid.

Journalism Loan Fund. Approval of the loan application is made by the Journalism Department. No interest.

Parents’ Club Emergency Loan Fund. Established by the Eastern Illinois University Parents’ Club. To be eligible, one must be a full-time student in good academic standing. The loan is limited to $100 for a maximum period of 90 days. No interest is charged if repaid with 90 days. Seven percent interest is charged at maturity. Application forms may be obtained in the Office of Financial Aid.

Mary Piper Rogers Student Loan Fund. Limited to graduate or undergraduate women, 25 years of age or older, and registered for a minimum of six hours for the semester in which they made application for the loan. The loan is limited to $150 maximum for a period of 60 days. Two percent interest is charged at maturity. Application is made in the Office of Financial Aid.

Rotary Loan Fund. Established by a donation from the Charleston, Illinois, Rotary Club to assist International Students. Maximum loan is $100 with no interest charged if repaid within 90 days. Seven percent interest is charged at maturity. Application is made at the Office of Financial Aid with approval from the International Student Office.

The Russell Loan Fund. This fund was established by family and friends in memory of Mrs. W. L. Russell to provide loans for needy women students. Inquiry may be made at the Office of Financial Aid.

Samelman Emergency Loan Fund. Limited to majors in any program administered by the Department of Geology-Geography. No interest is charged if repaid within 90 days. Seven percent interest is charged at maturity. Approval of the loan application is determined by the Student Aid Committee of Geology-Geography.

Student Loan Fund. In 1934 the late John L. Whisnand of Charleston left the University a portion of his estate as an endowment, the income from which was to be available for financial assistance to deserving students. To be eligible for a Student Loan, a student must be a U.S. citizen, enrolled full-time, and be in good standing. Maximum loan to first term Eastern Illinois University enrollee, $100. Freshmen may borrow a maximum of $300. Sophomores may borrow a maximum of $500; Juniors, $700; Seniors, $900, and Graduate Students, $1000. If amount of loan is $200 or less and borrower has no other outstanding short-term loans, no interest will be charged until due date, and no co-signer will be required; seven percent interest will be charged after due date. Any loan over $200, or any loan less than $200 for a borrower who has another short-term loan, will accrue interest of two percent until maturity and seven percent thereafter. These loans must be co-signed by a person employed full-time. Application is made at the Office of Financial Aid.

William D. Ford Direct Loan Program. This program was authorized by Congress for institutions to participate in rather than the Federal Family Educational Loan Program available through commercial lenders. Maximum loan amounts to be borrowed are:

Freshmen - $2,625
Sophomores - $3,500
Juniors, Seniors - $5,500 per academic level
Graduate Students - $8,500

Application forms and additional information about this program are available from the Office of Financial Aid. Information may be obtained from the same office about Parent Loans and additional unsubsidized loans for independent students and graduate students.

Veterans’ Benefits

Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31 U.S. Code)
Vocational Rehabilitation is a comprehensive educational program administered by the VA, open to veterans with a compensable, service-connected disability. A monthly stipend is awarded along with all tuition and fees, as well as necessary tools or supplies. Contact Veteran Services for more information.

Post-Viet Nam Era Veterans’ Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 32 U.S. Code)
Individuals who contributed to the VEAP while in the service may be eligible to receive a monthly stipend while attending college. Contact Veteran Services for details.

Dependent Educational Assistance (Chapter 35 U.S. Code)
Dependent Educational Assistance is available for widows, widowers, and children of veterans who died as a result of a service-connected condition or veterans who carry a permanent and total disability. Contact Veteran Services for details.

Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 1606 U.S. Code)
Members of Military Reserve Units should contact their units for eligibility requirements. Applications may be obtained at Veteran Services.

Illinois Veteran Grant
Any person who served at least one full year of full-time active duty in the United States Armed Forces, received an honorable discharge and resided in Illinois six months before and after active duty service is eligible to apply. A recipient may not be in default on any student loan, nor owe a refund on any state or federal grant. A member of the Illinois National Guard or a Reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States who meets the eligibility requirements is considered a qualified applicant for the Illinois Veteran Grant program. More information and application can be found online at www.collegezone.com. Letters of eligibility should be sent to the Veteran Services Office.

MIA/POW Scholarship. Any spouse, natural child, legally adopted child, or any step-child of a veteran or service person who has been declared by the U.S. Department of Defense or the U.S. Veterans’ Administration to be a prisoner of war, missing-in-action, deceased as a result of a service-connected disability, or permanently disabled from service-connected causes with 100% disability and who, at the time of entering service, was an Illinois resident or was an Illinois resident within six months of entering service, may be eligible for the scholarship. Applications may be obtained at Veteran Services.

Montgomery G.I. Bill - Active Duty (Chapter 30 U.S. Code)
Eastern Illinois University is an approved institution for Veterans’ Affairs benefit programs. Applications may be obtained at Veteran Services.

Other Federal Programs

Federal Educational Grants
The Educational Amendments of 1972 established two federal grant programs. They are the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants and Pell Grants. To be eligible, the student must be an undergraduate enrolled in an approved course and meet certain citizenship requirements.

The Federal SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL GRANT is intended to supplement other aid. Each EIU financial aid application submitted to the Office of Financial Aid is reviewed for possible eligibility for this grant.

The Federal PELL GRANT provides for grants up to $4050. The actual amount a student receives depends on financial information reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), whether the student is full-time or part-time, length of enrollment, and cost of education. Application forms are available at high schools, colleges, federal offices, social agencies, and the Office of Financial Aid.

Federal Work-Study Program
Federal Work-Study program is available to students who want to work a part-time job on campus. Students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and demonstrate financial need. If awarded Federal Work-Study, the student will be guaranteed a job working on campus at minimum wage. The student must be enrolled for a minimum of six hours. Limited funds are available for this program so students should apply early. For additional information, contact the Student Employment Office.

Federal Perkins Loan Fund
The Federal Perkins Loan is a long-term loan for students with exceptional financial need. Students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and demonstrate need for the Federal Pell Grant. The amount of the loan is determined by the Office of Financial Aid. Limited funds are available for this program so students should apply early. The interest rate is 5% and repayable once the student is no longer enrolled for a period of nine months. Once in repayment, loan payments are made to the Student Accounts Office at Eastern Illinois University. For additional information, contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Regular Student Employment
Regular Student Employment is a part-time job on campus. Students do not need to demonstrate financial need but must be enrolled in a minimum of six hours. Applications are available in the Student Employment Office or students may apply directly to the department where they would like to work. Employment opportunities are posted in the office and on the web site at www.eiu.edu/~finaid/text/jobs.htm for jobs both on campus and in the community.