Information on the cost of attendance for Dominican University programs (pdf)

Please note that the cost of attendance includes allocations for both indirect expenses as well as direct costs for enrolling at the university. Learn more about the details on university tuition and fees.

Find additional details about financial aid policies, available resources, and required forms.

We can be reached at (708) 524-6809 or finaid@dom.edu

Action

Deadline

Additional Information

Applying for Financial Aid

As soon as possible after October 1 prior to the start of the academic year. File the FAFSA.

Students who are ineligible to file the FAFSA and are Illinois residents can complete the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid.

FAFSA applications received after the semester has ended cannot be processed unless the student is enrolled in the same academic year.

Priority deadline is set by ISAC annually for MAP grant consideration. For the 2021–2022 academic year, returning MAP eligible students should apply by December 1 for priority consideration.

Completing Verification & Submitting required documents: Returning Students

Priority deadline July 1. All documents must be submitted no later than two weeks prior to the last day of the semester for which you are requesting aid.

Term dates for the 2021–2022 school year are available. View the academic calendar.

Returning undergraduate students will be notified of outstanding verification documents beginning in March. Verifications are completed in the order in which students submit all required documents.

Verification Forms

Students can view outstanding document requirements on their myDU student portal.

Completing Verification & Submitting required documents: New Students Priority deadline May 1. All documents should be submitted no later than two weeks prior to the last day of the semester for which you are requesting aid.

New students to Dominican University will be notified of missing financial aid documents beginning in January. Verifications are completed in the order in which students submit all required documents.

Students cannot receive an official aid award until verification is complete.

Verification Forms

Accepting your financial aid award: Scholarships & Grants Scholarships and grants automatically accepted, no action required. Details on scholarships and grants.
Accepting your financial aid award: Student Loans Priority processing for submissions by July 1 prior to the start of the academic year.  May be submitted no later than two weeks prior to the last day of the semester for which you are requesting aid.

To access the Loan Confirmation Form go to MyDU > on the right side of the page in the Financial Aid box click on “To see your Loan Confirmation Form, go here.” You must be logged in to access this form.

Note that students must be enrolled at least half time to receive federal student loans.

Learn about details on student loans.

Receiving federal student loans – MPN & Entrance Counseling Completed prior to receiving federal student loans for the first time at Dominican University. Should be completed prior to October 1 if enrolling in the fall semester.  Completed online at https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/types/loans
Applying for a Parent PLUS loan Priority processing submission October 1.  May be submitted no later than two weeks prior to the last day of the semester for which you are requesting aid.

Parent applies online.

Must submit Parent PLUS Authorization Form (pdf)

Student must be enrolled at least half time (6 or more credit hours) to be eligible. 

Applying for a private student loan Priority processing submission October 1.  May be submitted no later than two weeks prior to the last day of the semester for which you are requesting aid. Students can go to any private lender of their choosing.  Here is a partial list of lenders.
Applying for a TEACH Grant (graduate students only) Priority processing submission October 1.  May be submitted no later than two weeks prior to the last day of the semester for which you are requesting aid. Details on the grant requirements.
Dependency Appeal Priority processing submission July 1.  May be submitted no later than two weeks prior to the last day of the semester for which you are requesting aid. Dependency Appeal Form (pdf)
Appeal of Unusual Circumstances Should be submitted as soon as possible following the event and the ability to provide supporting documentation. Must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the end of the semester Appeal of Unusual Circumstances Form (pdf)
Private School Tuition Appeal Priority processing for submissions by July 1 prior to the start of the academic year.  May be submitted no later than two weeks prior to the last day of the semester for which you are requesting aid.

Students who have a younger sibling may appeal their financial aid award based on out of packet tuition expenses paid in the current academic year.

Private School Tuition Appeal Form (pdf)

Satisfactory Academic Progress Suspension Appeal Must be submitted by the end of the fourth week of the semester for which the appeal is occurring.  Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy