At Harold Washington College, the Financial Aid Office works closely with students and families to provide financial assistance in the form of grants, loans and work-study from federal and state resources. The Financial Aid Office is your guide and resource to help you make college affordable.
The first step is yours! Applying early for financial assistance is the key to unlocking the resources you may need, as some aid operates on a first come, first served basis.
You'll automatically be considered for most of these types of aid when you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA becomes available on January 1st for the next upcoming aid year. You can learn more about financial aid by clicking on the "Apply For Financial Aid" link on the right hand side of this page, in the Related Services section. You can also address any financial aid related questions and/or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete Your Free Application
For Federal Student Aid (FASFA)
For The 2017-2018 Academic Year!
The FASFA is used to apply for federal, state, and institutional financial aid.
You should complete a FASFA as soon as possible beginning October 1st to
receive the maximum amount of aid that you are eligible for. If you need help
completing your financial aid application, please attend one of these workshops:
Mondays Room 405
October 10th, (2pm-5pm)
October 31st, (2pm-5pm)
Tuesdays Room 407
October 4th, (1pm-3pm)
October 11h, (1pm-3pm)
October 18th, (1pm-3pm)
October 25th, (1pm-3pm)
Wednesdays Room 405
October 12th, (2pm-5pm)
October 19th, (2pm-5pm)
Thursdays Room 407
October 6th, (1pm-3pm)
October 13th, (1pm-3pm)
October 20th, (1pm-3pm)
What You Will Need
- A Federal Student Aid ID/password to sign electronically
(if you do not have one, you will have an opportunity to create one)
- Your social security number or your alien registration number
(if you are not a US citizen)
- Your 2015 federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned
- Bank statements and records of assets and/or investments (if applicable)
you are a dependent student, you will also need the
above information for your
*Dates and times are subject to change; please call the office to verify at (312) 553-6041.
Financial Aid Regulations for Repeated Coursework
- Once a student receives a passing grade (D or better) in a course, he can only be paid for one more graded attempt (A, B, C, D, and F).
- Withdrawals do not count as a paid graded attempt, but can impact a student’s status under CCC’s Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (Please refer to the Student Policy Manual for additional information).
- For specific examples of what types of repeated coursework is or is not covered by financial aid, click here.
Please note, CCC will review previously passed courses at the financial aid census date each term.