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.
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/
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 2023–2024
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 2023–2024 academic year is now open 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/.
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