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February is Financial Aid Month...Attend SVCC FAFSA Workshop Feb. 19

February is Financial Aid Month! Sauk Valley Community College’s Financial Assistance Office will hold a free workshop Sunday, February 19 from 1-3 p.m. in room 1F2 for any student wanting to apply for financial aid for the 2012-2013 academic year.

State deadlines may be as early as March according to Deb Stiefel, coordinator of financial assistance. SVCC Financial Assistance Office encourages students to come even if they have not completed their taxes because the FAFSA can still be filed.

“Many students do not realize that financial aid is available in grants, loans and work study programs,” stated Stiefel. “Completing the FAFSA is another opportunity to help lighten the cost of attending college.”

Students should bring their PIN from the Department of Education, a driver’s license, 2011 federal taxes and W2, and parents’ 2011 taxes and W2 if they are a dependent.

For more information contact Deb Stiefel, at 815-835-6248. Students can also visit if they would like to file for financial aid on their own time.