Learn about your options for financial aid

Learn the importance of applying for financial aid early and how it can finance your college education at Finance Your Future, from 1 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26 in the Triton College Library, Room A-102 of the A Building.

Experts will be available in the areas of work-study, student loans, scholarships and veterans affairs. Additionally, staff will be available to assist you with the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so you should bring your or your parents’ 2015 Federal Income Taxes (or an estimation of 2015 income if taxes have yet to be filed) or documentation to support your untaxed income.



 The schedule of presentations is:

Part One

1:30-2 p.m. Financial Aid with Yazmin   
2:05-2:20 p.m.     Loans with Jo 
2:25-2:40 p.m. Work-study with Annette 
2:45-3 p.m. Financial Literacy with Jo   
3:05-3:20 p.m. Scholarships with Annette 

Part Two
5-5:30 p.m. Financial Aid with Yazmin   
5:35-5:50 p.m. Loans with Jo 
5:55-6:10 p.m.     Work-study with Annette 
6:15-6:30 p.m. Financial Literacy with Jo 
6:35-6:50 p.m. Scholarships with Annette 

There are two required steps to start a financial aid file at Triton:

  1. 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’ 2015 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, contact Triton’s Financial Aid Office at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3155, or at finaid@triton.edu, or visit www.triton.edu/finaid.