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Residents of the United States Ineligible to Complete the FAFSA: New Students 2022–2023

All qualified U.S. resident students will be admitted and awarded merit scholarships without consideration of their citizenship status.

Any new U.S. student not eligible to complete the FAFSA who seeks additional financial assistance is encouraged to apply for TheDream.US. Dominican University participates in both the Opportunity and National Scholarship programs as a partner with TheDream.US. Learn more and apply here.

There may be other opportunities to apply for additional financial aid at Dominican University. Decisions about that application process will occur in January 2022. Additional institutional support may be available to prospective freshman and transfer students who receive the two highest merit scholarships, Presidential or Dean’s Scholarships. 

We encourage all Illinois residents who are ineligible to file the FAFSA to complete the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid at https://www.isac.org/ and see details in the attached document (pdf) on how processing works at Dominican University.

Students who live in the residence halls may receive the Residence Life Grant, but no other additional Dominican University gift aid. For other students who are residents of the United States ineligible to complete the FAFSA, Dominican will not routinely award additional institutional aid.


Residents of the United States Ineligible to Complete the FAFSA: Returning Students 2022–2023

Residents of the United States who are ineligible for federal financial aid have had the opportunity to apply for additional funding from the university as well as from university partner organizations. Students who enroll as freshmen receive their awards for four years, transfer students have three years of aid eligibility.

Dominican University will renew institutional aid awards as are currently awarded even if the student applies for and receives state of Illinois MAP grant funding through the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid unless the student’s total financial aid award exceeds tuition and fee charges.

The Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid for the 2022–2023 academic year opens on October 1, 2021 and the university will be notified by the state of students who are eligible to receive funding. You can find details on the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid at https://www.isac.org/ and see details in the attached document (pdf) on how processing works at Dominican University.

Please note that the total institutional scholarships and grants and state grant funding cannot exceed tuition and fee charges for the year. These resources, excluding the Residence Life Grant, only cover tuition and fee charges. Outside scholarship organization set their own terms of what the resource can cover, including direct and indirect expenses. Please note that the total institutional scholarships and grants, outside funding and state grant funding cannot exceed tuition and fee charges for the year.

Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid Notification Form (pdf)


Information for U.S. Residents Ineligible to Complete the FAFSA: 2021–2022