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, July 14 in the Student Center (Building B, Room 130-B). 

Topics that will be discussed include work-study, student loans, scholarships, veterans affairs and more. Experts will be available to answer financial aid questions; in addition, students and their parents can receive assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so students are asked to bring 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.


Join us on the following date:
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 – 1-7 p.m.

It is imperative that students apply for financial aid early, as there is a limited amount of funds to distribute to students. 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:

  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’ 2014 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.