- Historically, the FAFSA has been available beginning October 1st each year. However, because of significant changes to the application and the rebuild of the FAFSA processing system, the 2024-25 FAFSA will not be available until late December 2023. Updates on an exact date will be posted here when announced. For detailed information, please view 2024-2025 FAFSA changes.
In-Person and Virtual Assistance Completing your FAFSA
Please reach out to our ISAC Corps representatives:
Anja Schrag (bilingual-Japanese/Madarin) 309-434-8214 Anja.Schrag@illinois.gov
You may also contact FAFSA for assistance at 1-800-433-3243
- If you are an Illinois student who is not eligible for federal financial aid (and do not file the FAFSA), you may apply for a State of Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) grant using the online Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid, which is patterned after the FAFSA. For more information, visit the Retention of Illinois Students and Equity (RISE) act website page.