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Financial Aid Workshops and Events

The Office of Student Financial Assistance will be offering Virtual FAFSA Completion Sessions and hosting a Financial Aid Webinar Series on various financial aid topics. For further information, call (630) 942-2251 or email financialaid@cod.edu.

Need Help Filing your FAFSA

Before filing your 2021-2022 FAFSA, preview what to expect when filing the 2021-2022 FAFSA (PPT) and hear what some of the most common mistakes made when filing the FAFSA.

Students who are looking for assistance with completing the 2021-2022 or 2020-2021 FAFSA can sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one Zoom FAFSA Completion Session.  Students are strongly encouraged to have started their FAFSA prior to attending a session. All students are required to have their FSA ID set up prior to attending a session.  Students can set up a FSA ID at studentaid.gov If Dependent, at least one parent must have a FSA ID set up, as well.

  • If filing your 2021-2022 FAFSA, you will need a copy of your 2019 Federal Tax Return, 1040. If dependent, you will also need a copy of your parent's 2019 Federal Tax Return, 1040
  • If filing your 2020-2021 FAFSA, you will need a copy of your 2018 Federal Tax Return, 1040. If dependent, you will also need a copy of your parent's 2018 Federal Tax Return, 1040

Session Dates and Time

 NOTE: After you sign up, you will receive a separate email confirmation with the Zoom link.

Students can also reach out to the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, ISAC, Corps members below for one on one help with their FAFSA.

Yanika Barfield
Phone: (630) 352-9183
Email: Yanika.Barfield@illinois.gov

Elizabeth Barrera
Phone (630) 689-7759
email: Elizabeth.Barrera@illinois.gov
Additional Language: Spanish
Virtual Office Hours: Mondays, 11 a.m. to noon (illinois.webex.com/illinois)

The Office of Student Financial Assistance will be hosting monthly webinars via Zoom on various financial aid topics. If you are looking to learn more about the financial aid process and scholarships, we encourage you to attend.


Understanding your Award Letter

This session will help to breakdown your award letter and talk about the types of financial aid. We will also go over eligibility requirements for each program and how your award may be adjusted based on whether you are a full time or part time student.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Students receiving financial aid – whether grants or loans – are required to maintain satisfactory academic standards. This session will go over the impact dropping classes and failing classes may have on your financial aid eligibility.

 

Contact Information

Office of Student Financial Assistance
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2220, (630) 942-2251
Fax: (630) 942-2151

Regular Hours
Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact Information

Office of Student Financial Assistance
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2220, (630) 942-2251
Fax: (630) 942-2151

Regular Hours
Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.