Application Process by Types of Aid
Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid allows eligible undocumented students and transgender students who are disqualified from federal financial aid to apply for all forms of state financial aid.
Scholarships have a different application process.
At Waubonsee, we offer four types of financial aid.
Scholarships are educational funds that do not need to be repaid. Scholarships are available from a variety of sources, including the Waubonsee Community College Foundation and other organizations. They can be awarded based on a variety of criteria including academic achievement, financial need and area of study.
Grants are education funds that do not need to be repaid. They are awarded by state and federal government, and are often awarded based on financial need.
Loans must be repaid. Waubonsee students can receive direct loans from the federal government.