FAFSA Federal Student Aid Help | Southwestern Illinois College

The FAFSA is the federal application for financial aid, but it is also used to apply for aid from other sources, such as your state or school. You will need to make an appointment to complete your FAFSA with a personal advocate. Get hours and contact information.

Federal School Code: Southwestern Illinois College – 001636

Federal Student Aid ID

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the Web: FAFSA

2019-20 School Year

File your 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) between Oct. 1 and Nov. 15 to maximize your federal and state grants.

You will need financial information from 2017 for the 2019-20 school years. Information will pertain to the student and parent(s) (biological, step-parent, or adoptive)

You may need to refer to:

  • Your Social Security number — Be sure it is correct!
  • Dates of birth (student, and parents if dependent)
  • Marital status of parents (month and year)
  • Your 2017 W-2 forms and other records of money earned
  • Your (and your spouse’s, if you are married) 2017 federal income tax returns: IRS 1040, 1040A, 1040 EZ
  • Foreign tax return or tax return for Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Federal States of Micronesia or Palau
  • Your parents’ federal 2017 income tax return (if you are a dependent student)
  • Untaxed income received in 2017: Veterans benefits records, Child support received, Worker’s compensation
  • Your current bank statements (cash, checking/savings)
  • Net worth of current business(s) and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bond and other investment records
  • Your driver’s license (if any)
  • Your alien registration or permanent resident card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)

FAFSA Deadlines for 2019-20 (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020)

Federal Deadline

Online applications must be submitted by midnight Central Daylight Time, June 30, 2020. Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Daylight Time, Sept. 23, 2020.

State Deadline

Illinois – As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2018. Awards made until funds are depleted.

College Deadline

Each college may have a different deadline. Check with the college(s) you are interested in attending. You may also want to ask your college about their definition of an application deadline – whether it is the date they receive your FAFSA, or the date your FAFSA is processed.

2020-21 School Year

File your 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) between Oct. 1 and Nov. 15 to maximize your federal and state grants.

You will need financial information from 2018 for the 2020-21 school years. Information will pertain to the student and parent(s) (biological, step-parent, or adoptive)

You may need to refer to:

  • Your Social Security number — Be sure it is correct!
  • Dates of birth (student, and parents if dependent)
  • Marital status of parents (month and year)
  • Your 2018 W-2 forms and other records of money earned
  • Your (and your spouse’s, if you are married) 2018 federal income tax returns: IRS 1040, 1040A, 1040 EZ
  • Foreign tax return or tax return for Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Federal States of Micronesia or Palau
  • Your parents’ federal 2018 income tax return (if you are a dependent student)
  • Untaxed income received in 2018: Veterans benefits records, Child support received, Worker’s compensation
  • Your current bank statements (cash, checking/savings)
  • Net worth of current business(s) and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bond and other investment records
  • Your driver’s license (if any)
  • Your alien registration or permanent resident card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)

FAFSA Deadlines for 2020-21 (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021)

Federal Deadline

Online applications must be submitted by midnight Central Daylight Time, June 30, 2021. Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Daylight Time, Sept. 23, 2021.

State Deadline

Illinois – As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2019. Awards made until funds are depleted.

College Deadline

Each college may have a different deadline. Check with the college(s) you are interested in attending. You may also want to ask your college about their definition of an application deadline – whether it is the date they receive your FAFSA, or the date your FAFSA is processed.