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 www.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

Spring 2016

  • Jan 4-- Students may begin charging in the bookstore
  • Jan 7 -- Classes Begin- Full Semester and 1st Mini Session
  • Jan 18 -- Closed Holiday
  • Jan 29 -- Last day to charge books
  • Feb 22 -- Financial Aid Checks mailed
  • Mar 11 -- Financial Aid checks mailed for 2nd disbursement of Spring only Full Session Loans
  • Mar 11-- Students may begin charging books for 2nd mini session
  • Mar 14 -- Classes begin - 2nd mini session
  • Mar 18 -- Last day to charge books for the 2nd mini session
  • Apr 8 -- Financial Aid checks mailed - 2nd mini session
Apr 15 -- Financial Aid checks mailed for 2nd disbursement of Spring 2nd mini session only loans

The 2015-16 Scholarship Application will be available beginning July 13, 2015

 

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