Which Illinois colleges receive the most state student aid?

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and University of Illinois at Chicago reported receiving the most state financial aid during the 2015-16 academic year among Illinois schools, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and University of Illinois at Chicago reported receiving the most state financial aid during the 2015-16 academic year among Illinois schools, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

The analysis is based on data reported annually to the U.S. Department of Education.

Top Illinois recipients of state student aid

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
Number receiving aid
Total amount
Average aid per student
1
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign
46,951
1,878
$10,131,667
$5,395
2
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago
29,120
1,985
$8,909,139
$4,488
3
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Carbondale
15,987
906
$4,297,844
$4,744
4
Illinois State University
Normal
21,039
1,010
$4,093,049
$4,053
5
Northern Illinois University
Dekalb
19,015
933
$3,826,788
$4,102
6
Western Illinois University
Macomb
10,373
649
$2,846,101
$4,385
7
DePaul University
Chicago
23,110
630
$2,750,977
$4,367
8
Loyola University Chicago
Chicago
16,422
444
$1,995,330
$4,494
9
Eastern Illinois University
Charleston
7,415
482
$1,903,853
$3,950
10
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Edwardsville
14,142
513
$1,853,086
$3,612

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