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    Detailed scholarship information is now contained in SchooLinks

    Go to your bookmarks and choose the SchooLinks log-in, then go to Finances (tab on left side of page)  > Scholarship Matching.

    If you are looking for additional scholarship opportunities, please take a look at the following sites which we mention in our Counseling Curriculum:

    Note: Most colleges offer their own scholarships as well.  Unfortunately, we don't have space to post all of those, but students can find that information on their college's website. 

    McHenry County College logoMany D200 students choose to continue their studies at McHenry County College. Those students and families will find more MCC information at these links:

Financial Aid & the FAFSA

  • To receive a diploma from an Illinois public high school, all graduating students are required to 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, 2023 for students planning to attend in Fall 2024). FAFSA application comparison chart
    • 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, in which case the student will need to complete the FAFSA Non-Participation form

    The FAFSA isn’t just for associate’s or bachelor’s degree programs. Students can receive need-based Pell grants, federal student loans, and other federal student aid for technical, trade, and vocational programs at community colleges and at many other schools and training programs.

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FAFSA Workshops & Assistance

  • In the fall semester of each year, FAFSA Completion Workshops are held at both WHS and WNHS.
    (Prior to the sessions, date, time, and location will be shared here.)

    If you were unable to attend this year's session, or whenever you have questions or need assistance with FAFSA, please contact College & Career Counselor Mrs. Tanya Thomas at