Upcoming Financial Aid Events
Money Talks: Budgeting
March 19, 12:00-1:30PM in the Student Center Quiet Dining Rooms (C1133 & C1134)
Attend a FREE interactive workshop and learn how to take control of your spending!
- Set spending and savings goals
- Create a sample monthly budget
- Tips and Tricks on managing your money
- FREE PIZZA for participants! (while supplies last)
PLUS: Participants are entered into a drawing to win a 3 credit hour class at Kishwaukee College and other great prizes. Attend other Money Talks Workshops in Spring 2014 and increase your chances of winning. Drawing will be held in May 2014.
2014 Paul Simon Student Essay Contest
April is Illinois Community College Month! In honor of this special event, the Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA) and Kishwaukee College are sponsoring the Paul Simon Student Essay Contest for community college students on the topic "How My Community College has Changed My Life."
- From Kishwaukee College - The local winner will receive Spring Semester 2014 tuition and fees reimbursement.
- From ICCTA - The state winner will receive a $500 cash stipend for educational expenses for the Fall 2014 Semester.
- The state winner will be invited to the ICCTA's annual Awards Banquet on June 6, 2014 in Chicago, IL. Travel and banquet expenses will be paid by ICCTA. The winning essay will be printed in the Illinois Trustee newsletter.
- Currently enrolled part-time or full-time Illinois Community College students.
- Typed essay of 500 words or less addressing the topic "How My Community College Has Changed My Life"
- Submitted to Kishwaukee College Financial Aid Office by March 19, 2014.
- Official entry form attached to essay.
- Winner at Kishwaukee College to be present for recognition and award at Kishwaukee College Board of Trustees meeting on April 8, 2014 at tentatively 5:30 p.m.
- Each entry will be judged on the basis of writing style, clarity of expression, and relevancy to the topic, with special emphasis placed on correct grammar and punctuation.
Need Help Paying for College?
Paying for college plays a big role in the college decision process. Tuition at Kishwaukee College is one of the most affordable in the state. Per credit hour, Kishwaukee College tuition and fees are a fraction of the cost most of Illinois’s public universities.
Transfer students who elect to complete the first two years of their college education at Kishwaukee will save a substantial amount of money without sacrificing quality. Kishwaukee College students who transfer to state universities are just as or more successful academically than students who spent their first two years at the university. In fact, over the last five years, the average GPA of Kishwaukee College graduates who transferred to Illinois Public Universities was 2.97 and over that same time period more than 97% were satisfied with the way their courses transferred to those universities.
Use the U.S. Department of Educations' College Scorecard to find out more about Kishwaukee College’s, and other institutions, affordability and value. http://collegecost.ed.gov/scorecard/
For Further Information Contact
Financial Aid/Veterans Office
21193 Malta Road
Malta, IL 60150-9699
815-825-2086, ext. 2240
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 8AM-6PM, Friday 8AM-4PM
FINANCIAL AID OFFICE ADVICE: APPLY FOR EVERYTHING. APPLY EARLY. ASK FOR HELP IN FILLING OUT FORMS.