FAFSA Help | Southwestern Illinois College

Financial Aid and Veteran Services assistance is available via email at fin_aid@swic.edu

  • Forms can be mailed to Financial Aid, Southwestern Illinois College, 2500 Carlyle Ave, Belleville, IL 62221.
  • Financial aid awarding, document processing, and disbursements actions will consummate. 
  • Students also are encouraged to monitor their student email and eSTORM portal account for updates.

FAFSA Federal Student Aid Help

The FAFSA is the application for federal aid and aid from other sources such as, your state or college. Virtual appointments are available via Microsoft Teams for FAFSA assistance as needed. Get hours and contact information.

Complete the FAFSA

Create a Federal Student Aid ID (FSAID):

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

Federal School Code: Southwestern Illinois College – 001636


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 grant eligibility.

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.
  • 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.

2021-22 School Year

File your 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) between Oct. 1 and Nov. 15 to maximize your federal and state grant eligibility.

You will need financial information from 2019 for the 2021-22 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 2019 W-2 forms and other records of money earned
  • Your (and your spouse’s, if you are married) 2019 federal income tax return: IRS 1040.
  • 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 2019 income tax return (if you are a dependent student)
  • Untaxed income received in 2019: 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 2021-22 (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022)

Federal Deadline

Online applications must be submitted by midnight Central Daylight Time, June 30, 2022. Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Daylight Time, Sept. 23, 2022.

State Deadline

Illinois – As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2020. 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.