Information and Forms

Further detailed information regarding each subject and retrieval of PDFs forms are available by clicking each titled (blue) box. At the bottom of this column you will be able to securely upload your documents.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Students should complete their FAFSA as soon as possible each year starting on October 1st. This free application serves as a gateway for all federal, state, and Benedictine University need-based financial assistance. Include Benedictine University's federal school code: 001767 so that the results of your FAFSA application will automatically be sent to the BU's Office of Financial Aid.


The federal verification process acts as a quality control measure; the U.S. Department of Education approximately selects 1 out of every 3 FAFSA applications to complete this process. Students required to complete the verification process will not receive any federal funds until the requested documents have been submitted and reviewed by the Office of Financial Aid.

Special Circumstance Information

The Department of Education and Benedictine University’s Office of Financial Aid recognizes that the information collected by the FAFSA may not accurately reflect each student’s unique financial circumstances. If you feel that the information that was required to be reported on your FAFSA does not accurately reflect your family’s ability to contribute towards affording the cost of your degree, you may be eligible to appeal on the basis of special circumstances.


Reconsideration Additional Financial Aid

Mission Fund will assist students who are on their way toward earning a degree but encounter a hardship during their time at Benedictine University. A family emergency or unexpected expense can derail a student and limit their educational opportunity. Click on the yellow box to open the application and submit the form to the Office of Financial Aid at

Citizenship Requirement

Per Federal Regulations, prior to posting of Federal funds, some students may be required to submit a copy of their original citizenship document to the Office of Financial Aid.


The Office of Financial Aid is responsible for certifying school enrollment to the Veterans Affairs (VA) to authorize your VA educational benefit payments.

Veteran Forms

The student must apply for benefits directly with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

VA Certification Request form

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for Financial Aid Recipients

Federal regulations require Benedictine University to establish standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress for students receiving federal and state financial aid. Financial aid recipients at Benedictine University are expected to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). The SAP criteria contained in the policy are applied annually to all students. Minimum standards of academic progress are established to encourage students to successfully complete coursework within a timeframe and making successful progress towards a degree.

Consortium Agreements

A Consortium Agreement is a contract between two colleges/universities recognizing the student’s registration at each site for financial aid purposes. The consortium agreement also certifies that the home university will administer Title IV financial aid for the student.

Uploading Documents

Submit all documents to the Office of Financial Aid on this secure link. Please include your name and BenU ID on each page.

Upload Documents Here

Office of Financial Aid
Lownik Hall - Main Floor
Phone: (630) 829-6100
Fax: (630) 829-6101