Kick Off To College Applications and Financial Aid Night Presentation – Wednesday, August 31 2016
College planning can become overwhelming and often confusing. If you are planning on enrolling in college in the fall of 2017 or 2018, you are probably concerned about meeting the rising costs of higher education. Questions arise about the Illinois State programs, federal grants and loans, and the procedures that must be followed in order to obtain financial assistance.
In order to help you in the financial aid process and answer your questions about grants, loans and scholarships, Schaumburg High School will present Financial Aid Night on Wednesday, August 31 in the SHS Auditorium. Representatives from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will be our keynote speakers and provide you with valuable information to navigate the process. This year, we will be combining our Financial Aid Night Presentation with our Kick Off to College Applications so that seniors and their families can hit the ground running with everything they need to know.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid will be available beginning October 1, 2016. It is recommended that you start the completion process as soon as possible. Here are some helpful links to help SHS families better understand the financial aid process.
FAFSA Completion at SHS
Saturday, October 8, 2016 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Schaumburg High School – Rooms 209s and 213s
Representatives from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) will be at SHS to provide support to families who are completing the FAFSA.
To accurately complete the FAFSA, please bring the following information for both parents and students:
Before you attend the FAFSA Completion program, it is recommended that you establish your Federal Student Aid ID, which is the personal identification username parents and students use when signing the FAFSA. Parent AND Student both need to establish their own separate FSA ID.
Information about establishing your FSA ID can be found at What is a Federal Student Aid ID?
HARPER COLLEGE FAFSA COMPLETION SESSIONS
If you are unable to attend the FAFSA completion at SHS, Harper College offers FAFSA completion workshops to our community, located in the Avanti building.
Details on the financial aid workshops hosted by Harper College can be found on the Harper Website
Right College – Right Price Presentation
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
7 – 9 p.m. SHS Auditorium
Frank Palmasani, creator of Financial Fit and author of Right College, Right Price, will be at Schaumburg High School to share his expertise on the college selection process and the college financing area.
Between student loans, financial aid, and tuition rates, the cost of college can be a major concern—and very confusing—for parents of high school students. Fortunately, our school has just gained a valuable resource to help you through the entire paying-for-college process, from figuring out what you can afford and comparing your financial aid award letters.
Saint Xavier University, The University of Tampa, Truman State University, Benedictine University and the University of St. Francis sponsored Schaumburg High School, giving our parents free access to one year of Financial Fit®, an online program that helps you figure out how much you can really afford to spend on college, find schools that match your budget, and understand the financial aid process, including student and parent loans.
To get free access to Financial Fit®, follow these 5 steps:
If you need help registering or have questions about Financial Fit, please contact College Countdown at www.collegecountdown.com/support.