As part of Financial Aid Month, Sauk Valley Community College encourages current and future college students to file their Free Application for Federal Student Aid. As part of this awareness month, SVCC will hold FAFSA Fridays. Every Friday, now through February 28, any student wishing to file for financial aid can visit SVCC’s Financial Assistance Office from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
"Because the next school year is still several months away, many students do not think there needs to be a rush to file for financial aid,” stated Deb Stiefel, coordinator of financial assistance. "This is a crucial time to file as some funds are depleted by March. Scholarships and grants are time sensitive as well and may require FAFSA information.”
Students can file a FAFSA form even if taxes are not completed. Anyone interested needs to bring 2013 federal taxes & W2’s for the student, 2013 federal taxes & W2’s for parents (if a dependent), a pin number from the Department of Education and a driver’s license.
The free form can also be completed online at fafsa.ed.gov. This is a chance to gain free money to help support educational funds. For more information and question on financial aid, contact financial assistance office at 815-835-6339.