Understand the process of financial aid
In celebration of Financial Aid Awareness Month, the Triton College Financial Aid Office is hosting Finance Your Future in the Student Center (Building B, Room 130-B).
By participating in this free event, open to all community members, students 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 students should be sure to come prepared with their/their parents’ 2014 Federal Income Taxes (or an estimation of 2014 income if taxes have yet to be filed) or documentation to support 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. 11, 2015 – 1-6 p.m.
Triton College’s preferred filing date is February 15, 2015 and it is imperative that students apply early. The State of Illinois MAP Grant is one of the grants students apply for when completing the FAFSA application. MAP is limited based on the number of applicants and funding levels appropriated by the Illinois General Assembly.
We encourage students to apply as soon as possible after the first of the year. There is no penalty for late filing outside of loss of consideration for MAP Grant.
There are two required steps to start a
Financial Aid File at Triton:
Once the FAFSA has been reviewed additional documentation may be requested.
- Complete the 2015-2016 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.
- 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.
For more information about financial aid or Financial Aid Days, contact Triton’s Financial Aid Office at
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3155 or at email@example.com, or visit www.triton.edu/finaid.