Upcoming Financial Aid Events
April 18th - 25th - Money Smart Week
It’s too bad money doesn’t come with instructions. Because we all need to know how to spend it, save it and borrow it wisely. That’s why banks, businesses, schools, libraries and lots of others are joining together to help support financial education during Money Smart Week – April 18th through the 25th.
Be a part of it. Learn to be Money Smart. For information and activity listings visit www.moneysmartweek.org.
2015-2016 FAFSA Available January 1st!
Remember to complete your FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1st if you plan to attend any college during the 2015-2016 academic year.
Did you know?
- Some types of financial aid are limited and awarded first-come first-serve based on the date that you first submit your FAFSA for theacademic year.So the sooner you completeyour application, the better.
- You can complete yourFAFSA before you or your parents have filed yourtax returns. You can use estimated income information from afinal paystub of the year, a W-2, or a prior year tax return if youdon't believe your income has changed significantly.Just be sure to update your FAFSA after your taxes are completed so that the school receives your most up to date income information.
- A few weeks after you file your 2014 taxes you'll have the option to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to import your tax information into the FAFSA directly from the IRS. This tool auto fills those tricky income questions for you and waives any need for your school to collect your tax transcript,making your annual application process much simpler! We highly encourage you to make use of this tool if you are eligible.
- Remember, If it’s not free – it’s not FAFSA!
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.