• FAFSA Graduation Requirement

    On June 1, 2020 the State of Illinois General Assembly signed a bill into law requiring every student in a public school to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid application (FAFSA), or as eligible to complete the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid, or complete the FAFSA Non Participation Form in order to graduate high school. 

    Making FAFSA completion part of an expectation for high school graduation can increase the number of students who are aware of the resources available to help them afford education or training after high school. This information can also help some students decide to attempt college when they might not otherwise have done so, and it may help some students limit student loan debt and take a fuller course load to more quickly complete a degree or credential.

    All students graduating from a D230 high school are required to comply with this requirement. Senior students and their parents/guardians are able to submit the FAFSA starting October 1 using the website www.fafsa.gov.

    Students who are undocumented and do not have a social security number or for students who are transgender may use the Alternative Application for Illinois State Aid at https://www.isac.org/AlternativeApp.

    Any students not wanting to complete the FAFSA will need to submit the FAFSA non participation form to the Guidance Office by May 1 of the year they graduate.


    Need help with Financial Aid? Click here for the State wide walk-in workshop.

     To complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you will need:

    • Your Social Security Number
    • Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
    • Your most recent federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned. (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.)
    • Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
    • Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
    • FSA ID to sign electronically www.fafsa.gov

    Video FAFSA® Form and FSA ID Tips for Parents

    How to Fill out the FAFSA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LK0bbu0y5AM#action=share

    FAFSA Application Process - Arabic Voice Over 

    Answers to Some of the Trickiest FAFSA Questions https://www.goingmerry.com/blog/fafsa-questions/


    FAFSA Completion Night (Virtual) October 5, 2021 @ 7:00PM

    Frank Palmassani will host a Conquering College Cost Question and Answer session on October 5th @ 7:00.  Please make sure to view Frank's video before attending this session.
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    Meeting ID: 751 5670 1651
    Passcode: 3M7A2P