Completing the 2022-23 FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is your application for federal and state grants, work study, and student loans. The 2022-23 FAFSA will be available October 1, 2021 at Students are encouraged to submit their FAFSA as early as possible (before June 1, 2022).

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 2022-23 Financial Aid Checklist 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 2022-23 FAFSA & Financial Aid presentation for tips on what to expect and how to successfully complete your FAFSA!

complete the fafsa

Where to go:

Beginning October 1, 2021, you can visit to get started online.

Prefer a mobile app? The 2022-23 FAFSA will be available on the myStudentAid app, available on the App Store (iOS) or on Google Play (Android).

Get help completing your FAFSA





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.