Financial Aid Eligibility

To receive aid from our programs, students must:

  • Qualify for financial need.
  • Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate, pass a test approved by the U.S. Department of Education, meet other standards the state establishes that the Department approves, or complete a high school education in a home setting that is treated as such under state law.
  • Be working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program.
  • Have a valid Social Security Number (unless homeland is Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau).
  • Register with the Selective Service (if required).  Students can use the paper or electronic FAFSA to register, log on to sss.gov or call 1-847-688-6888 (TTY users can call 1-847-688-2567).
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
  • Certify that you are not currently in default on a federal student loan and do not owe money on a federal student grant.
  • Certify that you will use federal student aid only for educational purposes.

Important Dates

Summer 2018

  • May 20 - Final Registration/Schedule Adjustment Day
  • May 22 - Last day for 75% refund – 10 week session (10% point of semester)
  • May 28 - Holiday – College Closed
  • June 1 - Last day to charge books
  • June 22 - Financial Aid checks mailed (all first mini and first half of full session loans incl.)
  • June 25 - Students may begin charging in the bookstore for 2nd mini session
  • June 26 - Classes begin – 2nd mini session
  • June 27 - Last day for 75% refund – 2nd mini session
  • June 27 - Last day to charge books for 2nd mini session
  • July 4 - Holiday – College Closed
  • July 10 - Financial Aid checks mailed for 2nd disbursement- Summer only Full Session loans
  • July 21 - Financial Aid checks mailed – 2nd mini session (all loan funds incl.)

The 2018-19 Scholarship Application and Award Period will be from July 5, 2018 – May 31, 2019

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