Walker, Gillespie to Host FAFSA, College Aid Sign-Up Seminar
Updated: Oct 7, 2019
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – To help local high school seniors and their families apply for college student aid, state Rep. Mark Walker, D-Arlington Heights, and state Sen. Ann Gillespie, D-Arlington Heights, have organized a free college aid sign-up seminar in coordination with the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) on Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, located at 500 N. Dunton Ave. in Arlington Heights.
“College student aid can sometimes be difficult to navigate,” Walker said. “Students need to apply for aid sooner rather than later. Senator Gillespie and I appreciate ISAC joining us to guide students and their families through the application process.”
Representatives from ISAC will be on hand to help applicants through the financial aid application process. The seminar is free-flowing and will have multiple stations available to attendees. Students and their families need to bring their social security number; alien registration number if the student is not a U.S. citizen; 2018 federal tax returns, W-2’s, and other records of money earned; banking statements and records of investments if applicable; records of untaxed income if applicable; and a list of colleges the student would like to attend.
“FAFSA and student aid applications open Oct. 1 and money is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis,” Walker said. “This event is a great opportunity for high school seniors and their families to complete their aid application on time and correctly with the help of ISAC. I encourage all who are interested to contact my office for more information or to register.”
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***If possible, those attending who wish to complete the application at the seminar should bring their own laptop. Computers will not be provided in the event room. However, attendees can utilize the public computer lab in the library, though space is not guaranteed.