The Financial Aid Office is open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM and Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. We are located on the second floor in suite 230. Please feel free to stop in our office during business hours with any concerns or questions you may have throughout the year.
The Financial Aid staff includes:
Joline B. Weidner Director
Chicago-Kent Scholarships for continuing and first year students have been updated on the student award letters. Scholarships should credit to students' accounts this week. Any credit balances remaining after all aid has been credited to cover tuition, fees and health insurance, if necessary, will be issued as a refund to the student. However, a Refund Request form must be completed at the Bursar's Office before a check is issued.
If you have any questions as to your scholarship award amount and estimated refund, please contact our office.
Questions concerning scholarship eligibility and criteria should be directed to the Admissions Office.
Petition forms require the following information:
1. the recorded unpaid balance
and signature of the Bursar
Once completed, petitions are submitted to the Bursar's Office for review. Petitions will be approved if the expected financial aid for the term unpaid will cover the balance.
For more information about registering with an unpaid balance, please contact the Bursar's Office.
If you missed the federal Perkins promissory note signing last week, promissory notes are avaialbe to sign in the Financial Aid Office. No appointment is necessary and awarded students may sign their promissory note at their convenience during these hours.
Please bring with you your student ID, driver's license number, information for two personal references and personal bank account information. You will be required to show your student ID in order to receive your promissory note and provide the additional information above on various forms. Be advised that no one will be allowed to leave with their promissory note. Federal Perkins promissory notes will remain in the possession and supervision of an administrator.
Please note that Perkins loan proceeds will not credit to student accounts without a signed promissory note and will be held for a limited time.
If you have any questions about the federal Perkins loan, feel free to contact our office.
Student loan checks, federal and private, are being received and processed by the Financial Aid Office daily. The average processing time is 3 - 5 days from the date the check is received in the office from the lender. Students will be notified that their checks are available for endorsement by the Bursar's Office via e-mail.
Please note that financial aid files must be complete, by federal regulation, before any loan checks are credited to student accounts. If documents are missing from your financial aid file and your loan proceeds are placed on "hold", you will be contacted to submit the missing information. Once your file is complete federal and/or private loan checks will be forwarded to the Bursar's Office. After you receive your e-mail message from the Bursar, checks may be endorsed.
Refunds will be issued only after a credit balance
appears on your student account. Be advised that if your private
loan check arrives before your federal check(s), the private loan check
must be endorsed and credited towards your balance. Although the
private checks are made payable to the student, it is Chicago-Kent policy
that balances be paid in full before refunds are issued no matter the order
loan checks are received.