If you are a classified graduate student at SIUE and meet the eligibility criteria, you can qualify for most financial aid. To receive financial assistance from the state of Illinois, Illinois residency documentation must be provided. View or download the Illinois residency requirements for Illinois Student Assistance programs. As an SIUE graduate student, you can check on your personal student records through CougarNet. For more financial aid information or to download documents, contact the SIUE Financial Aid Office, (618) 650-3880.