Financial Aid policy

  • Be enrolled at Kaskaskia College in an eligible program of study. You must be pursuing a degree or certificate. The following courses are not eligible for financial aid: HEC/Adult Basic Education Classes, and most remedial classes. Check with the Office of Financial Aid if you are unsure your courses or programs are eligible.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) The application is online at List Kaskaskia College, federal code number 001701, as your college of choice.
  • Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED to be eligible for federal and state aid. Home-schooled students must provide a secondary school completion credential. If the state in which the student was home-schooled does not provide a transcript, or the equivalent, signed by a parent or guardian, that lists the secondary school courses you completed and documents the successful completion of a secondary school education in a homeschooled setting.
  • Meet all eligibility requirements of the Kaskaskia College Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Policy.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Not be in default on student loans or owe a refund on any Title IV funds.
  • Provide all requested documentation to complete the verification process. Failing to provide requested documentation will result in being ineligible for financial aid.

Use all funds received from Title IV financial aid programs for expenses related to study at Kaskaskia College.

Financial Aid will be calculated on the number of credit hours a student is enrolled at the end of the two-week refund period, enrollment will be reviewed before disbursement. If a student’s file is not completed by the end of the refund period, the enrollment status will be determined the day the file is completed.

For courses not conducted following the regular calendar terms, Financial Aid Awards shall be calculated on the fractional number of credit hours a student is enrolled at the end of the two week refund period. The remaining financial Aid Award shall be computed on the remaining fractional number of credit hours a student is enrolled at the end of the remaining classes refund period. When the 1/8 of the class time is used the Financial Aid Award will be disbursed.

During fall and spring semesters, early applicant first disbursement refund checks (excluding loan checks) will be mailed the seventh week of the semester to the address on file with the Admissions Office. Late applicant refund checks will be mailed the third week of each month after the first disbursement of the semester. If possible, the Business Office and Office of Financial Aid may coordinate earlier disbursement. First disbursement summer term refund checks will be mailed the fourth week of the summer term.

A change in enrollment may affect your financial aid. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the Office of Financial Aid when you make any schedule changes.

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