Financial Aid

Apply for everything and apply early

Financial Aid

Your education is an investment in your future and obtaining financial aid to help fund your education can be a daunting process. The Financial Aid Program(s) at Kishwaukee College are available to eligible students who are pursuing a degree or certificate. The Financial Aid Office staff is committed to helping you identify your options for grants, scholarships, student loans and work study and guiding you through the process.

Financial Aid Office Advice: Apply for everything. Apply early. Ask for help in filling out forms.

Contact the Financial Aid Office

Room C2150

Office Summer Hours:

Monday Tuesday-Thursday Friday
8-6pm 8-5pm 8-4pm



***The IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT), which allows students and parents to transfer tax information directly to the FAFSA, is not available and may continue to be down until October 1, 2017, according to officials. The IRS and the Department of Education (ED) are working to resolve the situation – with no set timeline. 

You can still complete the FAFSA, but may need a copy of your 2015 tax form.  Please stop in the Financial Aid Office or contact us at 815-825-9328 or if you have questions on how to complete the FAFSA without the DRT.

  • 2017-18 FAFSA available fo Fall 2017, Spring and Summer 2018.
  • 2018-2019 FAFSA will be available on October 1st, 2017.

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

View a list of current forms to submit to receive financial aid.

Review current information and various Financial Aid awards.

There are many sources of financial aid available. Let us help you find the right ones.

Have questions about financial aid?  Review our extensive list of FAQ's.

Student loans are borrowed money directly from the U.S. Department of Education.

The Financial Aid Office provides support and information on the many veteran programs available.