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 informed 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
Email Communications & 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.
Webinar Presentations: Budgeting Finances & Loan Repayment
We encourage all students to take advange of the Wise Borrower Education Series webinar presentations provided by Access Group (a nonprofit membership organization of 196 ABA-approved law schools). They are free and open to all students. This is great resources to help empower you to make wise and informed decision regarding your finances and students loans. Click on the link below to register for the webinar you would like to attend.
Financing Your Legal Education
Public Service Loan Forgiveness and Income-Driven Repayment Plans
FAFSA 2015-2016 Reminder
In order to qualify for financial aid for the 2015-2016 academic year (fall 2015, spring 2016, summer 2016), you must complete the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
You can complete your FAFSA online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. In order to apply you will need your Personal Identification Number (PIN). 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. It can take up to 1-2 weeks for your FAFSA to be processed by our office. 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 you need help completing the FAFSA, the Department of Education provides several helpful resources with complete instructions, videos, and contact numbers. 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.
In order to be eligible you must have completed the current academic year's FAFSA and have completed all required documents. If you are registered at least half-time for the summer term (3 credits), you will be automatically offered federal loans. If you are registered less than half time for the summer term (less than 3 credits), you are ineligible for federal loans. Click on the heading above for more information.
Students starting the JD program in the summer term are eligible for federal financial aid. In order to receive loans for the summer term you must complete the correct FAFSA as soon as possible. Once your FAFSA is complete and you are registered for the summer term you will receive a financial award notification for the summer term. Click on the heading above for more information.