Financial Aid (FAFSA)
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is open for the 2022-2023 school year starting on October 1st. Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. It provides federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to students paying for college or career school. Beginning with the 2020-21 academic year, state law now requires all Illinois public high school seniors to complete either the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid (Alternative Application) to receive a high school diploma. For students who choose not to file an application, a FAFSA Non-Participation waiver may be submitted to your school counselor.
- To complete the FAFSA, click here
- To complete the FAFSA Non-Participation waiver, click here
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