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Financial Aid

Explore Your Financial Options

At First Institute, we believe everyone should have access to the means of pursuing an education and achieving their goals, regardless of financial situation. We’ve compiled the following resources to help you explore your options.

Funding Your Education

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify, which means there are many ways to finance your future. Many of our students have a large portion of their tuition covered through federal loans and grants. If you do not qualify for financial aid or decide it’s not for you, we can prepare payment plans. Either way, our experienced Financial Aid Advisors will be happy to guide you through the entire process.

Contact us today to learn which federal, state and private financial aid programs you are eligible for. You can find more detail on your options using the links below:

Please click here to read about the Rights and Responsibilities of students borrowing for education.

If you have questions regarding the financial aid process, please fill out the form on this page or call 815-459-3500.

Professional Judgement

Students may pursue an adjustment to their financial aid packages based on special or unusual circumstances. The institution shall consider and evaluate all requests for adjustment on a case-by-case basis, and its determination will be final