Financial Aid & Scholarships

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    Link to District 200 Scholarship site

     

    To receive a diploma from an Illinois public high school a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) or, if applicable, the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid.

    • The FAFSA and Alternative Application are both available starting Oct. 1 of the calendar year before you plan to go to school (i.e. Oct. 1, 2022 for students planning to attend in Fall 2023). Click HERE to complete the 2023-24 FAFSA
    • If you are not eligible for the FAFSA, you may still be able to earn aid (money to pay for education after high school), by completing the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid.
    • A few students may choose to opt out of the FAFSA and the Alternative Application. Please contact your school counselor for more details about this option.

     

    What items will you need to gather before starting the FAFSA?

    • Student Social Security number (not required for the Alternative Application)
    • Alien registration number - if you're not a U.S. Citizen
    • Records of investments - including stocks and bonds and real estate (not including the home you live in), and business and farm assets
    • Student driver's license number - if they have one
    • 2021 Federal taxes - including W-2s for parents and student who worked
    • Records of untaxed income - child support, interest income and veterans non-education benefits
    • Student and Parent bank statement

     

    Helpful Documents for Completing your FAFSA or Alternantive App

    FSA ID Completion Step-by-Step and video for How to Create an Account Username and Password (FSA ID)

    FAFSA Step-by-Step 2020 - this is the 2020 version, but it will provide general information  

    Alternative Application Step-by-Step 2020 - this is the 2020 version, but it will provide general information

    Helpful Tips for Completing the FAFSA and Alternative App 2020  - this is the 2020 version, but itwill provide general information

     

    Hola Clase de 2023, es tiempo de completar su FAFSA, ¡antes de que se acabe el dinero! (Además, es un requisito de graduación). 

    En espanol

    Instrucciones para Hacer una FSA ID  

    Consejos para Lllenar la FAFSA y Solicitud Alternativa

    Solicitud de FAFSA - No Participación

     

     

    FAFSA Completion Workshop - 5-7pm on Oct. 4 at WHS' LRC and 5-7pm on Oct. 5 at WNHS' Library 

    Seniors and their parents are invited to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Alternative Application.    

    You will need the parent and student to attend with the following documents: 

    • Student Social Security number (not required for the Alternative Application)
    • Alien registration number - if you're not a U.S. Citizen
    • Records of investments - including stocks and bonds and real estate (not including the home you live in), and business and farm assets
    • Student driver's license number - if they have one
    • Federal taxes - including W-2s for parents and student who worked
    • Records of untaxed income - child support, interest income and veterans non-education benefits
    • Student and Parent bank statement

    If you miss this year's session, please call Mrs. Amanda Harmer at 815-206-7750. 


    McHenry County College has additional resources regarding financial aid