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Financial Aid Resources

FAFSA (Federal Application for Student Aid)

Click here to begin the new, simplified FAFSA: fafsa.gov

Why everyone should complete FAFSA

  • You may qualify for financial aid.
  • Even if you think you won't qualify for financial aid, you may qualify for other options like loans or on-campus jobs
  • Some colleges require FAFSA to be completed to receive merit aid

Why you should complete FAFSA in October (or as early as possible)

  • The Illinos MAP (Monetary Award Program) Grant is awarded to families with financial need on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is especially important for seniors considering an Illinois public university to complete their FAFSA early.
  • Some colleges are beginning to award financial aid as early as November or December, though many colleges will stick to their normal timelines and award financial aid in February or March.

Assistance completing FAFSA

  • Mundelein High School hosts several college planning, financial aid and FAFSA presentations and workshops during September and October.
  • Meet with our Illinois Student Assistance Commission Corps member, available to meet with students and families one-on-one every Tuesday at MHS in the CCRC. Please contact her if you would like personal assistance:

    Jhoanna Vega-Rocha hablo español
    Illinois Student Assistance Commission (847) 732-3009
    Jhoanna.Vega-Rocha@isac.Illinois.gov
    Hours at MHS: Tuesdays 9am-2pm
  • Financial Aid 2017 Guide
     


 

Financial Guides & Presentations

Guides

Financial Aid 2018 Guide
Finacial Aid Night Handout

Presentations in English

 

Financial Websites

Federal student aid resources:

fafsa.gov
studentaid.ed.gov

 

Managing college costs and scholarship information:

View MHS Scholarship Page

cappex.com
collegescholarships.com
fastweb.com
finaid.org
goodcall.com
savingforcollege.org

 

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