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Financial Aid information nights and workshops

Date: 9/7/2017

paying-for-college.jpgKankakee Community College is hosting financial aid information nights and workshops to assist college-bound students and their parents in understanding the financial aid process.

View a flier about the events here.

All sessions are hands-on and designed to help students and their parents with filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), the form used at all two- and four-year colleges and universities to determine eligibility for federal and state grants, work-study programs, subsidized & unsubsidized student loans and some scholarships. KCC Financial Aid staff will be available to provide assistance in completing the FAFSA.

The sessions are provided as a public service and are open to students and parents regardless of the college they plan to attend.

Financial Aid Information/FAFSA Workshops will be offered twice – 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5; and 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18. Each session will be in Room M120 at KCC. The information/workshop nights Oct. 5 and Oct. 18 are designed to clarify the types of aid which is available.

Four additional FAFSA workshops with scholarship information will be offered, three times at the KCC Riverfront Campus and once at the Miner South Extension Center in Watseka.

The sessions at the Riverfront Campus in Kankakee will be

  • 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1;
  • 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14; and
  • 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7. The sessions will be in Room M120.

The session at the Miner South Extension Center will be

  •  6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9.

The Scholarship/FAFSA Workshops are hands-on sessions to fill out the FAFSA and the KCC scholarship application.

“It is important to complete a FAFSA as soon as possible after it becomes available Oct. 1,” said Deanna Liacone, KCC director of financial aid. “It does not matter if you have chosen a college or university, or even if the student will attend college. Completing the FAFSA early provides a safety net so when plans are finalized it is not too late to receive grants, student loans and scholarships.”

For more information, visit, phone 815-802-8550 or email




Kankakee Community College is an accredited two-year college which awards associate degrees and certificates of completion. KCC prepares students both to transfer to four-year colleges and to enter the workforce. The college also offers continuing education courses and certification training, literacy programs, English as a Second Language and GED preparation. The KCC mission is “Enhancing quality of life through learning.” The college has a Riverfront Campus in Kankakee, South Extension Center in Watseka, North Extension Center in Bradley and Manufacturing and Industrial Technology Center in Kankakee.


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Kari Nugent
Director of marketing and public relations