Which Illinois schools receive the most federal student aid?


University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Illinois State University reported receiving the most federal financial aid during the 2018-19 academic year among Illinois schools, according to an analysis of federal data.

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

Top Illinois recipients of federal student aid

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
Number receiving aid
Total amount
Average aid per student
1
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago
31,683
2,431
$11,746,541
$4,832
2
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign
49,702
1,850
$9,176,607
$4,960
3
Illinois State University
Normal
20,635
1,060
$5,160,484
$4,868
4
Northern Illinois University
Dekalb
17,169
941
$4,352,884
$4,626
5
DePaul University
Chicago
22,437
839
$4,272,578
$5,092
6
City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College
Chicago
8,643
819
$3,974,475
$4,853
7
College of DuPage
Ellyn
24,900
820
$3,970,298
$4,842
8
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Edwardsville
13,281
717
$3,858,831
$5,382
9
Western Illinois University
Macomb
8,502
734
$3,517,467
$4,792
10
Loyola University Chicago
Chicago
17,007
654
$3,204,579
$4,900

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City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College College of Dupage DePaul University Illinois State University Loyola University Chicago Northern Illinois University Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville University of Illinois at Chicago University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Western Illinois University

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