Completing the 2023-24 FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is your application for federal and state grants, work study, and student loans. The 2023-24 FAFSA will be available Oct. 1, 2022 at Students are encouraged to submit their FAFSA as early as possible (before June 1, 2023).

We’re here to help!

The Black Hawk College Financial Aid Office provides a variety of support resources and partnerships to encourage early and successful FAFSA completion:

  • Webinars and on-demand videos.
  • Virtual, one-on-one FAFSA completion assistance.
  • On-campus FAFSA completion events with limited attendance and social distancing.

Once your FAFSA is submitted, use our BHC Financial Aid Checklist 2023-24 (PDF) to stay on track!

Get Prepared

Gather your materials: Before getting started, you will want to:

Learn what to expect: 

Watch a recording of our 2023-24 FAFSA & Financial Aid presentation for tips on what to expect and how to successfully complete your FAFSA!

Complete the FAFSA

Where to go:

Beginning Oct. 1, 2022, you can visit to get started online.

Get help completing your FAFSA

  • *VIRTUAL* BHC FAFSA Completion Appointment. Register for Virtual FAFSA.
  • ISACorps provides college outreach and financial aid assistance in our local community. Find your local ISACorps member here.
  • FAFSA Help Center can provide technical assistance along with help on evenings and weekends – they even have a convenient chat feature!






Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid
A separate financial aid application for eligible undocumented students and transgender students who are disqualified from federal financial aid. Review additional details regarding the Retention of Illinois Students & Equity (RISE) Act and Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid, available through ISAC.