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Waubonsee hosts free college financial aid fairs for parents and students

Waubonsee Community College
Waubonsee Community College

SUGAR GROVE – Waubonsee Community College is hosting a series of workshops for parents and students to learn more about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms. According to a news release from Waubonsee, there are a number of financial aid options that are available to students. Completing the FAFSA is required in order to take advantage of all the options that may be available, the release stated.

A new state law will require all high school seniors to complete the FAFSA starting in the 2020-2021 school year.

The FAFSA for the 2020-2021 academic year is available starting on Oct.1. The FAFSA Fairs will feature discussions on how financial aid works as well as help with completing the 2020-2021 FAFSA. Computers will be available, but attendees are welcome to bring their own laptops.

To get assistance with completing the FAFSA, attendees will need to bring their Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID for both students and parents, Social Security numbers for both students and parents, as well as 2018 federal tax returns for both students and parents, if available.

The open house events will be held on:

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on the Aurora Downtown Campus, Room 243. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on the Aurora Fox Valley Campus, Room 209. Thursday, Oct. 17, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the Aurora Downtown Campus, Room 243. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on the Sugar Grove Campus in the Academic and Professional Center, Room 165.

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on the Aurora Downtown Campus, Room 243. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on the Plano Campus, Room 121.

Visit www.waubonsee.edu/famonth for more information and to reserve a place at one of these events. There is also a 15-minute podcast on that web page that features financial aid and scholarship experts who explain the differences between sources of financial assistance for college.

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