Apply for Financial Aid

How to apply for financial aid

Students must apply for financial aid every year using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA becomes available October 1 each year for the upcoming school year.


  • Apply as soon after October 1 as possible to ensure you meet all deadlines.
  • The 2017-18 FAFSA cycle began Oct 1, 2016. Students can still apply for 2016-17 (for Summer) as well. Both applications will ask for the 2015 tax and income information.
  • The 2018-19 FAFSA cycle begins Oct 1, 2017. The 2018-19 FAFSA application will ask for the 2016 tax and income information.
  • Apply online for faster processing.
  • Obtain an FSA ID for the student and the parent (if a dependent student) by logging onto
  • Use the IRS Data Retrieval Option on the FAFSA for parent and student if the IRS 1040 form has been submitted to the IRS.
  • Use actual figures from your federal 1040 tax form (estimate amounts if you have not yet filed your taxes, you can update them later).
  • Round up figures to the nearest dollar.
  • Answer questions referring to the "school year" as the year July 1 through June 30.
  • Answer enrollment plans according to your first choice college or university.

Kishwaukee College Title IV Aid Code: 007684



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