Understand the process of financial aid

In celebration of Financial Aid Awareness Month, the Triton College Financial Aid Office is hosting Financial Aid Days in the Student Center (Building B, Room 130-B). 

By participating in this free event, open to all community members, individuals can begin the process of applying for financial aid and have all of their financial aid questions answered! Experts will be available in the areas of work-study, student loans, scholarships and Veteran’s Affairs.

Additionally, staff will be available to assist students and parents with the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the web so be sure to come prepared with your/your parents’ 2013 Federal Income Taxes (or an estimation of 2013 income if you have yet to file) or documentation to support your untaxed income. Regardless of what institution a student may be attending they are invited to join us to learn more about how to finance their education.

Students who complete the FAFSA with us will be entered into a raffle!
Join us on one of the following dates:
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 – 3-7 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

There are two required steps to start a
Financial Aid File at Triton:

  1. Complete the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the web at http://www.fafsa.gov as soon as possible after January 1, using student/parents’ 2013 financial information. Remember to include Triton College’s School Code (001773) on your FAFSA to ensure that we receive the information. Students are encouraged to use the “IRS Data Retrieval” tool when completing the FAFSA. The retrieval tool will save time and increase the accuracy of the FAFSA submission. 
  2. Arrange to have final high school or GED transcript sent to the Office of Admission and Records, if not already on file with us. Financial aid will not be disbursed without an official copy of high school/GED transcripts.
Once the FAFSA has been reviewed additional documentation may be requested.


For more information about financial aid or Financial Aid Days, contact Triton’s Financial Aid Office at
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3155 or at finaid@triton.edu, or visit www.triton.edu/finaid.