Application Process by Types of Aid

Applying for grants, loans and work-study jobs requires the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid provides students access to financial aid from the state of Illinois if they are ineligible for federal financial aid. 

Scholarships are available from a variety of sources and have a different application process.

At Waubonsee, we offer four types of financial aid.

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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.

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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.

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Loans must be repaid. Waubonsee students can receive direct loans from the federal government.

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Work-Study involves a job on campus, which pays you a salary to help finance your education and other costs. Your FAFSA information determines your eligibility for a work-study job.