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Financial Aid Information Night Summary

Financial Aid is one way to seek help in paying for college. To apply for financial aid, you must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form requires household income information from the former tax year and calculates an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC). Based on a student's EFC and the cost of the college/university which that student plans to attend, he/she may be eligible for grants, student loans, or a work study position.

"Public Act 101-108 (effective 6/01/20) requires that, beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, public high school students must complete the FAFSA or, as eligible, the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid, as a prerequisite to receiving a high school diploma." (ISAC.org)

Starting with the Class of 2021, before graduation, all students must either:

  1. Fill out a FAFSA, OR
  2. Fill out the Alternative Application for State Financial Aid, OR
  3. Fill out a waiver stating that you are choosing not to apply for financial aid. Mrs. Mendez has these waivers.

Other Resources

Simple FAFSA Info & Instructions (Grown & Flown)

Financial Aid Information page & FAFSA Instructions (from Mrs. Mendez)

FAFSA Website

FSA ID Website

Illinois Student Assistance Commission Website (ISAC)

ISAC Representative: Reneeta Mack, reneeta.mack@illinois.gov, (217) 917-3448

Paying for College Information from ISAC

Financial Aid for Medical Professions

Financial Aid for TeachersSummary Chart

Financial Aid for Veterans or Children of Veterans

Financial Aid for Dependents of Police Officers, Fire Fighters, or Correctional Officers