Financial Aid Updates
Dear Triton Student,
This is a courtesy communication for students who have not completed their 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at http://www.fafsa.gov.
Late yesterday we received word from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) that they are suspending the 2014-15 Monetary Award Program (MAP) Grant for all students whose initial 2014-15 FAFSA is not received by the Central Processing System (CPS) by February 27, 2014. The early suspension date is the result of continuing state budget difficulties and an unprecedented number of early applicants. This deadline does not affect your eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant or other financial aid programs.
If you have not filed your 2013 tax return yet, we strongly encourage you to complete and submit your FAFSA with estimated amounts and then return to the application at a later date to make corrections.
Maximizing your financial aid resources is an important step to successfully completing your educational goals. Please do not miss this deadline!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3155 or email@example.com.
Triton College Financial Aid Office
To be considered enrolled in a course for financial aid purposes, you must be registered in the course before the 50 percent refund period for the class concludes.
If you enroll in a course beyond the refund period, your financial aid package will not reflect that course. Students may retake courses as often as desired; however, financial aid will only pay for a repeated course once after a course has been successfully completed.
Apply for financial aid for the upcoming school year as soon as possible!
Based on the continued increase in application volume and the state’s worsening financial condition, the deadline for State MAP Grants was early in March 2013. The FAFSA is located at www.fafsa.gov and students should be sure to enter Triton College’s school code (001773) when asked which colleges they would like their FAFSA information to be sent to.
In order to better serve our students, the Financial Aid Office has opened a Financial Aid Student Center, located in the reception area of the Office. There are computers in a semi-private space for students to complete and submit the FAFSA. If you are interested in utilizing the Student Center, please bring your most recent (2012) tax returns (1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ and W-2s) and other necessary documents and the Financial Aid Office staff will assist with any questions you may have as you process your application. Students are encouraged to use the “IRS Data Retrieval” tool when completing the FAFSA. The retrieval tool will save you time and increase the accuracy of your FAFSA information.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3155 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Pell Lifetime Limits - Effective with the 2012-2013 school year, eligible students may receive the Federal Pell Grant for a maximum of 12 semesters (or its equivalent). The calculation of the duration of a student’s eligibility will include all years of the student’s receipt of Pell Grant funding. As students are completing FAFSAs for the upcoming school year, the Department of Education is sending out email notices to students advising them if they are nearing or have crossed over the duration threshold. Additionally, as part of the financial aid review process, students will receive a communication from their financial aid advisor at Triton College with this information as it becomes available.