UIC Community Notification of SEIU Strike and Financial Aid Office Contact Information

Please note: due to the recent SEIU strike, there will be significant delays in communication. Please continue to email your assigned mailbox by college, as is listed on the Contact Us page. Our main phone line is unmanned, and we are experiencing high call volume such that we cannot guarantee a response. Email is the main way to contact our office during this time, however, please know that our response time is significantly delayed.

To facilitate the students onsite during the Fall semester, the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships will re-open at our 1800 SSB location starting the week of September 21st to see students on a walk-in basis only.

Our reception area will be open from 8:30am to 5:00pm Central time, Monday through Friday. Please note: Only 4 students will be permitted in the reception area at any time. If there are more than 4 students, please form a line following physical distancing requirements and only enter once less than 4 students are present in our lobby.

We appreciate all of your patience during this extraordinary time and intend to provide continued support to all of our students while maintaining continuity in all financial aid process.


UIC Student Financial Aid & Scholarships (SFAS) supports our students and families by administering federal, state, external, and institutional aid. As a Student Affairs unit, we believe that financial literacy is key to enhancing a student’s college experience and transition after graduation. Our professional staff provides personalized counseling and outreach to empower students and make higher education more accessible.