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Financial Aid (FAFSA)

It is strongly recommended that all seniors complete the FAFSA. Starting on October 1, 2017, Seniors and Parents can file for the free FAFSA application at www.FAFSA.gov 
 
Financial Aid Timeline
 

FAFSA Questions?

Contact Ariel O’Neal, Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC)  

oneal@isac.illinois.gov

Cell: 708-613-1299

Parents are welcome by Appointment to meet with ISAC rep on Wednesdays in the Astro Cafe during lunch periods on:  9/20; 10/4; 10/18; 11/1; 11/15; 11/29; 12/13 

Financial Aid & FAFSA Completion Night: for Seniors and Parents

When: October 4th, 6:30-8pm     Where: FAC & MPR

   What: PARENTS AND STUDENTS WILL HEAR FROM ISAC REP ABOUT THE FINANCIAL AID AND FAFSA COMPLETION PROCESS AND THEN BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK ON COMPLETING THE FAFSA APPICATION

 

The parent and student will both need to create an FSA ID prior to FAFSA completion. This is accessible now on www.fsaid.ed.gov

How to create an FSA ID

https://youtu.be/K7ihhGk8mCY

  

FAFSA and FSA ID tips for parents 

https://youtu.be/QdaGZASwjZU

 

Other FAFSA support available at ABS:

Financial Aid & College Application Assistance

When: October 11th, 9a-12pm (Science Wing TBD)

& Saturday, October 28th, 9-11am (LRC)

ISAC and counselors will be available to help seniors and parents complete the FAFSA and complete applications/essays

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Here you will find the most updated tips and resources to help you with the entire financial aid process from start to finish.