KC Helping With FAFSA Applications

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is essential to college students seeking financial aid.

This year, there are significant differences in the form as compared to the past.  Very noticeable is this year’s form has 36 questions, rather than the lengthy 108 questions in the past.

Still, the process can be challenging for students and parents, but assistance is available.

Kaskaskia College Director of Financial Aid, Sarah Ratermann, said it is understandable the new form creates anxiety and confusion.  She advised the college is hosting FAFSA completion workshops this month at in-district high schools.  Students can also stop by the KC financial aid office for help in completing the form.

According to Ratermann, it is important to know that the Department of Education’s delays in processing and releasing FAFSA information will not negatively impact KC students’ eligibility, and they will receive all eligible funds.

The priority FAFSA completion date for eligibility is April 1, 2024.

For more information go to Kaskaskia.edu/admissions/financial-aid

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