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Contact: Cristina Franzoni
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City Clerk del Valle Offers Free FAFSA Assistance to Get More
Students Into College
Study Finds that Studeats FKho Complete the FAFSA are 50% More
Likely to Attend Four-Year College
Chicago Public School students who do not fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
form have higher costs in tuition and are less likely to enroll in a four-year college according to a
research study just released by the Consortium on Chicago School Research at the University of
"Every year, thousands of dollars of financial aid marked for students is unclaimed because students do
not complete and submit these forms," said City Clerk del Valle. "That is why I am providing FAFSA
preparation assistance so our kids go to college where they can earn the bright hture they deserve."
This free service is offered every Tuesday evening at City Clerk del Valle's office through April 8".
Prospective college students and parents are encouraged to visit City Clerk del Valleys office in Room
107 of City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to receive one-on-one
assistance to complete the FAFSA form. No appointment is necessary.
The FAFSA form is required for all students seeking grants, work-study opportunities, or student loans.
Students interested in attending a university, community college, or technical program may be eligible to
receive more than $10,000 in grants for their higher education.
FAFSA assistance at City Clerk del Valle's office is offered in partnership with the Tax Assistance
Program and is a free service that will be provided to anyone. There are no income restrictions for
students and families who need financial aid form assistance. Students should bring the most recent
copy of their own tax return and that of their parents (if the student is being supported by their parents)
and should also have the birthdates and