Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for all need-based financial aid. This includes federal and state grants, loans and work-study.
Black Hawk College Federal School Code: 001638
You can file your FAFSA as early as October 1st every year for the following school year.
Earlier income and tax information
Beginning with the 2018-19 FAFSA, students will be required to report tax information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2018-19 FAFSA, you – and your parent(s), as appropriate – will report your 2016 tax information, rather than your 2017 tax information.
MAP cut off deadlines
You may need to complete your FAFSA by mid-November to be awarded the Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP). Funds are limited. Students are encouraged to submit their FAFSA application as soon as possible after October 1 for the following school year.
How can I get help with the FAFSA?
Visit the Financial Aid Office or visit Student Aid FAFSA webpage. Remember, you can refer to help text for every question when you fill out your FAFSA. Also see Seven Easy Steps to the FAFSA and the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (PDF).
DOCUMENTS NEEDED FOR FAFSa
For dependent students, you will need information for yourself and your parents. For independent students, you will need information for yourself and your spouse. What is the difference between a dependent student and independent student?
- Federal 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ tax forms
- W-2 forms
- Records of untaxed income earned
- Social Security Numbers and birth dates for:
- And/or spouse
- Month/year your parents were married (dependents only)
- Tip Sheet for Undocumented Students (PDF)
- Tip Sheet for Military and Veterans (PDF)