Judson University, a Four Year Christian College in Elgin near Chicago. The Church at Work in Higher Education.

  • Financial Aid

    The university has a strong financial aid program to help the student meet the costs of a Judson education. Funds are awarded in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and earnings from work study employment. To apply for financial aid, the student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Through this form, they are applying for federal, state, and university aid. For more detailed information concerning the university's financial aid program, contact the Financial Aid Office (847-628-2530) for a brochure.

    Judson Funded

    Judson's scholarship and grant funds are maintained by organizations and individuals interested in helping students attain a university education. Grants vary in amount and are based on need as computed by the federal formula. Scholarships are based on merit and awarded for academic achievement, leadership, talent in the arts, or athletic ability. A student must be full time to be eligible for Judson funded scholarships and grants.

    Federally Funded

    Students enrolled at Judson are eligible to apply for grants, loans, and work study funded by the federal government. To be eligible, the student must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), demonstrate need, be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, be in compliance with selective service regulations, not be in default on a student loan nor owe a refund on a federal or state grant, carry at least six hours per semester and be making academic progress toward a degree. Refund of excess financial aid: credit on account can be refunded to the student a minimum of 15 days after the semester start date, provided financial aid is posted on account to effect a credit after charges are paid in full.


    Students who are eligible for Veterans Administration benefits should apply at their VA offices. The Judson VA Certifying Official, Jennifer Dittmann, certifies enrollment and reports any significant change in the student's status. Probationary status jeopardizes the continuance of such benefits. Questions may be directed to Ms. Dittmann at jennifer.dittmann@judsonu.edu

    State Funded

    Illinois Student Assistance Commission grants are awarded to eligible Illinois residents. Application for these grants is made through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and must be submitted prior to ISAC's suspension date. Requirements are the same as those for federal funds. The Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) provides assistance for students with special needs. Application must be made to the DORS office.

    Financial Aid/Retention Policy

    Financial aid may be retained as long as the student is meeting the academic standards for continuing at Judson, is making satisfactory progress toward a degree, and maintains eligibility for any specific award. Financial aid is subject to change based on a change in need as determined by the federal formula. Students who return after dismissal will be denied all aid-federal, state, and university until they have earned a grade point average, based on at least 12 hours, of 2.00 or higher, at any accredited university. Full-time students are expected to finish their degree requirements in eight semesters; however, a maximum of 10 semesters of institutional financial aid eligibility is allowed to cover special circumstances. Details of this policy are available in the Financial Aid Office.

    Course Load

    Students must carry at least six hours per semester to be eligible for any financial aid. Students must be full time (12 credit hours) for Judson aid.

    Refund Policy

    Financial aid which has been awarded to students who withdraw or are dismissed will be returned to the proper funds per a refund schedule which is consistent with current government regulations. This schedule is on file in the Financial Aid Office.

    Annual Financial Reports

    Annual financial reports of the university are available for review, on request, in the Business Affairs Office.

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