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SIU Carbondale to help local students apply for financial aid

The fountain outside Morris Library at SIU.
SIU News

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is assisting high school and college students in the Southern Illinois region with navigating changes in the new Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) and completing the form.

Today and Friday (Jan.18-19), professionals from SIU Carbondale’s Financial Aid Office will assist students from 3-5 p.m. in Morris Library, Room 139 computer lab. The sessions are open to all students, regardless of where they go to school.

“At SIU, we are committed to removing barriers, including financial obstacles,” said Elyse Weller, director of the Financial Aid Office. “We are holding these sessions to ensure students receive the aid due to them. The sessions fit well with our strategic plan, Imagine 2030, and its pillar of student success.”

Students need to bring:

  • FSA ID.
  • Federal income tax returns, W2s and other records of money earned in 2022.
  • Social Security number and, for dependent students, parent’s Social Security number.
  • Asset information.
  • List of any federal benefits received.
  • Amount of any child support received.

SIU Carbondale professionals will also participate in FAFSA workshops for students at local high schools, including Carbondale Community High School from 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 30, Feb. 1, Feb. 22 and Feb. 27 and Murphysboro High School from 8:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 27. SIU Carbondale professionals have also provided assistance during regional FAFSA nights at Carbondale, Carterville, Vienna, Du Quoin and Anna.
The new FAFSA application opened Dec. 31. Email fao@siu.edu for more information.

Kim Rendfeld
Kim Rendfeld – Director of Communications

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