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Your education is an investment in your future. We are here to help you navigate and
get the help you need paying for college.
The Financial Aid Office staff is committed to helping you identify your options for
paying for college as well as guiding you through the process.
First, we would like to start by giving you a guide to the financial aid process.
This helpful checklist will lay out each step you need to take to apply for financial aid. It includes deadlines
you need to be aware of and the most important information — simplified. Click here for a list of important dates.
Next, we have important information you need to be aware of. We will keep you updated
on any new developments or requirements for each year’s financial aid.
2023-2024 FAFSA is available beginning October 1, 2022 for Fall 2023, Spring 2024,
and Summer 2024. The DRT is available to import your 2021 taxes for 2023-24. Using
the DRT and not changing any of the information will result in faster review and less
documentation to submit to our office.
NOTE: The 2024-25 FAFSA is now available for Fall 2024, Spring 2025, and Summer 2025. During
January 2024, the U.S. Department of Education will do routine maintenance on the
FAFSA, so expect delays. FAFSA information will not be available to schools until
the end of January 2024 or the beginning of February 2024. The Kish Financial Aid
Department will begin importing this data beginning in March 2024 to be ready for
Fall 2024 registration, which starts in April 2024. If you wish to see how the FAFSA
simplification changes impact your eligibility, you can use the Federal Student Aid Estimator to calculate your estimated Student Aid Index (SAI) and eligibility. To learn more
about the changes, see our FAFSA Simplification Updates.
Effective July 1, 2021: Any ISIR received on or after July 1, 2021, is not required
to provide documentation to clear Comment Codes related to Selective Service or Drug
Offenses. These will be waived by the Financial Aid Office and not negatively impact
the student’s ability to receive financial aid.
The Financial Aid Office provides educational assistance and enrollment certification
for the use of military benefits at Kishwaukee College to Veterans, Military Service
Members and their dependents and spouses. All credited programs at Kishwaukee College
are approved for Veterans’ education benefits.
Kish welcomes Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and undocumented students
and families. DACA or undocumented students may apply to Kish through the standard
application process regardless of citizenship status.