Campus Notebook

Kish hosts virtual FAFSA informational session Oct. 15

The Kishwaukee College Financial Aid Office will host a free virtual workshop to demonstrate to local students how to file the 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid on Oct. 15 from 6 to 7 p.m. via Zoom.

Interested students and their parents will also have the opportunity to set up a 30-minute virtual appointment with a Kish Financial Aid Team member to complete the FAFSA beginning Oct. 16.

The FAFSA is the building block for all financial aid packaging for college students across the U.S. Filing the FAFSA is the first step in determining what federal or state financial aid a student is eligible for, including grants and loans. The 2021-2022 FAFSA application period opens Oct. 1 and will be used in determining financial aid for the academic year beginning fall 2021.

The FAFSA virtual information session allows area students and their parents an opportunity to learn how to complete a FAFSA and ask questions. Any area student and parent(s) is welcome to attend the session or set up a one-on-one virtual appointment.

In preparation for a one-to-one virtual appointment, people filing FAFSA for the first time should visit http://fsaid.ed.gov/ to create a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID), which will be required to submit the FAFSA electronically. For dependent students at least one parent will also need to complete the FSA ID. Students and parents should have on hand their 2019 tax return and income information, their social security numbers and driver’s license/state ID or alien registration card.

To register for the FAFSA virtual informational session or to schedule a one-on-one virtual appointment, contact Kish’s Financial Aid Office at finaid@kish.edu.

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