Joliet Junior College representatives will assist prospective students in completing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) during multiple sessions this fall. The first of five FAFSA Completion Nights begins Thursday, Oct. 3, and continue through December.
The FAFSA determines college or graduate school students’ eligibility pertaining to grants, scholarships and student loans to help pay for their education.
All completion nights are free and open to prospective JJC students and members of the community. Financial aid advisors will help students begin and complete the application form. English/Spanish translators will also be available.
The FAFSA 2020-2021 academic year form is now available online. Students and parents planning to attend any of the completion sessions first need to create an FSA ID, which serves as their username and password. They’ll also need to bring copies of the following items:
- Student’s 2018 federal income tax forms and W2 forms
- Parent’s 2018 federal income tax forms and W2 forms (if applicable)
- All other 2018 income documentation for student and parent(s)
JJC Financial Aid Advisor Maribel Ruiz adds guests should have identification information ready, such as birthdate, social security number, parent’s marital status for dependent students or the date of their marriage if married. Ruiz also encourages guests to allow about an hour to complete the form.
The FAFSA Completion Nights are on Oct. 3, Oct. 17, Nov. 7, Nov. 21, and Dec. 5. Each session will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. in rooms T-2025 and T-2028 of T-Building at Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet. There is no need to register.
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