Contact Information

Office of Financial Aid

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 W. Adams St., Suite 230
Chicago, IL 60661
finaid@kentlaw.iit.edu
P: (312) 906-5180
F: (312) 906-5274

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Financial Aid

 

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.

Sincerely,

Office of Financial Aid


Our FAFSA school code is E00773

Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Summer 2017: Complete 2016-2017 FAFSA

Fall 2017, Spring 2018, and Summer 2018: Complete 2017-2018 FAFSA (Early Availability Starting Oct.1)

Click here for Important Dates & Deadlines


Important Announcements:

2017-2018 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. The priority completion date is April 1st of each calendar year.

You can complete your FAFSA online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. In order to apply you will need to use your FSA ID or create one on the FAFSA website. 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 (first 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:

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. 

FAFSA Changes Effective 2017-18 Aid Year:

Department of Education Video Announcement

The 2017-2018 FAFSA will collect income information from two years prior versus the previously required one year prior. This means you will use your 2015 income information on the 17-18 FAFSA. We encourage all students to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT).

Please note that the Office of Financial Aid will not be able to provide you with a 2017-2018 award notification until March of 2017.

The table below summarizes the changes in detail. 

Attending School

FAFSA Submission

Year’s Income Required

July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017
(Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Summer 2017)

January 1, 2016-June 30, 2017

2015

July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018
(Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018)

October 1, 2016-June 30, 2018

2015

July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019
(Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Summer 2018)

October 1, 2017-June 30, 2019

2016

 

 Please note:

  • You do not need to complete your taxes before filling out the FAFSA.
  • Since tax data from two-years prior will be readily available upon application, the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) easily allows applicants to access the IRS tax return information needed to complete the FAFSA, and transfer the required information directly into the FAFSA from the IRS. The FAFSA includes a link to the IRS if an applicant is eligible to use the IRS DRT. It is a fast and most accurate way to input income and tax information into the FAFSA. Use of the IRS DRT will dramatically reduce the likelihood of your FAFSA being selected for verification.

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 finaid@kentlaw.iit.edu 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.


Information for 2Ls

Information for 3Ls

Record Page: Financial Aid Weekly Announcements