• 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: Nurse’s Aide, Habilitation Technician, HEC/Adult Basic Education Classes, and most remedial classes. EMT classes (PARM 110) are only covered when required for an eligible certificate or degree program. Check with the Office of Financial Aid if you are unsure your courses are eligible.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) listing Kaskaskia College, federal code number 001701, as your college of choice.
  • Have either a high school transcript indicating your graduation date, or passing HEC score on file with the Admissions Office.
  • If you have attended another college, university, vocational or technical school prior to attending Kaskaskia College, you may be required to have your financial aid transcripts sent to Kaskaskia College even if financial aid was not received at those institutions.
  • All males at least 18 years of age and born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service. If you believe that you are not required to be registered, call the Selective Service office at 1.847.688.6888 for exemption information.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Institutional Policy:
Refunds are calculated based on the student’s withdrawal date. The responsibility for withdrawing from classes rests with the student.
  • During the First Week of Class 100%
  • During Second Week of Class 100%
  • After Second Week of Class 0%

For courses not conducted following the regular calendar terms, the tuition refund shall be completed on the fractional part of the class time used before the classes are dropped. When 1/8 of the class time is used, no tuition will be refunded.

Kaskaskia Financial Aid Policy:
Refunds are credited back to the financial aid programs from which the funds were received.

The refund policy for financial aid recipients applies only to tuition, fees and book charges. (Book charges are considered institutional charges.)

After the first two weeks of classes there will be no refund of tuition and fees UNLESS a student is a Title IV financial aid recipient who withdraws completely from all his/her courses. Students who withdraw from all classes during the enrollment period may be eligible for a federal refund.

Federal Refund Policy:
All students enrolled at Kaskaskia College who receive Title IV financial aid (Federal Pell Grant, FSEOG and FWS) and who withdraw on or before the 60% point in time of the enrollment period will be calculated to determine federal refund status.

Financial aid recipients are entitled to the larger of the College’s institutional refund or the appropriated refund policy mentioned above. For financial aid recipients, refunds will first be credited back to the aid programs from which the funds were received. The order in which refunds are returned as prescribed by law is:
  1. Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans
  2. Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans
  3. Federal PLUS Loans
  4. Federal Pell Grant
  5. FSEOG
  6. Other Title IV aid programs
  7. Other Federal Sources of aid
  8. Other state, private, or institutional aid
  9. The student
Students who withdraw completely at any point during the semester could be required to repay financial aid funds that were paid as checks or charges to the bookstore.


  • Students who have received Title IV funds for non-institutional expenses such as books, living expenses and transportation and who completely withdraw from college may owe a repayment of a portion of these funds that have been disbursed. Repayment of financial aid funds owed by the student will not be used by the college to satisfy unpaid charges, but will instead be returned to the Department of Education. If the college cannot collect the repayment from the student, the student is reported to the NSLDS as being in overpayment status. Students owing a repayment are ineligible for any Title IV assistance at any school until the repayment is made and will be referred to the Department for collection.
  • Repayments will be made in the following order:
  1. Federal Pell Grant
  2. Federal Supplemental Educational Grant
  3. Other federal, state or institutional sources of aid
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