Financial Aid

Higher education is an invaluable investment.

At Benedictine University, we believe that the education we provide our students will yield valuable returns throughout the course of each student’s lifetime.

Benedictine University’s Office of Financial Aid is dedicated to assisting students and their families as they make this investment in themselves and their education. By helping students understand the resources available to them, we bridge the gap between the student’s cost of attendance and their ability to afford their degree. As a result, financial aid encompasses many different types of funding such as Benedictine University scholarships, federal and state grants, work-study opportunities, and federal and private student loans.

Every student’s financial background is different, and we pride ourselves on working with all students to help them make their Benedictine University education a possibility. We encourage all of our students and their families to use our website as a resource to understand all of the options available for funding their education.


Net Price Calculator

We are excited for you to discover the value and affordability Benedictine University education provides. Our calculator is designed to give you an estimate of how much and what types of financial aid you might qualify for when attending Benedictine University full time.


The 2024-25 FAFSA Application is now available at:

https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

Resources

Financial Literacy, Information & Forms

Learn more about how to plan your investment in Benedictine University. Find tools for budgeting your education costs and using credit to pay for it. Parents will also find resources to help them manage their child’s tuition costs. Further detailed information regarding each subject and retrieval of PDF forms are available by clicking each titled box.

Loan Information

Benedictine University offers various loan options, but we encourage minimal borrowing. Explore payment options to potentially reduce your need for loans (check our Business Office resources!). Track your borrowing history at studentaid.gov and explore repayment options there as well.

FAQs

Browse through questions about the cost of attendance, eligibility requirements, state and federal policies, students’ rights and responsibilities and more!

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Scholarships

You should be focusing on your education, not how you’re going to pay for it. Scholarships are a great way to help pay for your education. Benedictine offers several scholarships to help meet the financial needs of our students.

Schedule Your Financial Aid Appointment

Benedictine University’s Office of Financial Aid is dedicated to assisting students and their families with the financial aid process. We understand that navigating the federal application and various financing options can be daunting so we encourage all students to schedule a personalized appointment whenever assistance is needed. Through a personalized appointment, students will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a dedicated Financial Aid team member to obtain assistance tailored specifically to their need.

Upon scheduling an appointment, you will receive a confirmation email with your meeting time and location contained within. For questions about your scheduled appointment, please call our financial aid office at 630-829-6100. We look forward to seeing you on campus, or virtually, to assist you with all your financial aid needs!

Appointment Calendar

In-Person Appointment

During an in-person appointment you will meet one-on-one with a financial aid counselor to discuss financing opportunities, any outstanding required paperwork, and your next steps in the financial aid process.

Virtual Meeting

During a virtual meeting you will have the same services offered as the in-person meeting; however, the meeting will take place online and not on campus.

To schedule your in-person or virtual one-on-one meeting please visit our appointment calendar below and select either the “In-Person Meeting” or “Online Virtual Meeting” option located at the top of the page.

For further questions, or to set up an appointment with the Office of Financial Aid, please contact us at [email protected] or (630) 829-6100. Our office is located on the 2nd floor of Goodwin Hall.

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