Elgin Community College is hosting a free financial aid
workshop Sunday, Feb. 9, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Building E
University and Business Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission, the Illinois
Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and the
Illinois Association for College Admissions Counseling are working
together to provide the College Awareness and Preparation (CAP)
project as a means of improving students' and families' awareness
of college financial aid opportunities, along with the college
selection and admissions process.
Students preparing to enroll in college this fall should begin
the financial aid application now. All students, from high school
juniors to adults returning to college, as well as parents seeking
help with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will
receive individual assistance from ECC's financial aid experts
during the workshop. Families should bring all completed or
estimated 2013 income tax forms, along with any other asset
information for students and parents, in order to complete the
Sessions on financial aid and applying for scholarships will be
held in conjunction with the workshop. This event is free and open
to the public. For more information, contact Mary Crowe, assistant
director of financial aid and scholarships, at 847-214-7432.