Paying for college. $2,726 Average financial aid received per KCC Student. 94.3% of enrolled students receive financial  aid. KCC Financial Aid stats* . Tips and helpful info. Start with FAFSA free application for federal student aid go to to apply for federal student aid. some funds are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis, so apply early. KCC's FAFSA code is 007690. 3 ways to pay for college Free money - grants are usually based on financial need. apply for fafsa to see if you qualify. they don't need to be repaid. scholarships are another award that doesn't have to be repaid. Apply for KCC scholarships at from Oct. 1- May 1. Tip: never pay anyone to apply for a scholarship. Earned money - a work-study job lets you earn money while you're in school. apply for FAFSA to see if you qualify . off-campus jobs are also an option. Borrowed money - student loans are in investment in your future. loans have to be repaid with interest. KCC has a repayment plan available too. Free financial aid help. KCC will help you understand how to pay for college with various types of aid. all students and parents are welcome. Room M120 at KCC: Monday, Oct. 2 @ 6-8 p.m. paying for college presentation & scholarship workshop. Tuesday, Nov 7th @ 6-8 p.m. paying for college presentation & scholarship workshop. Wednesday Jan. 17, @ 6-8 p.m. FAFSA Workshop. Thursday Feb. 8 @ 6-8 p.m. FAFSA Workshop. South Extension center in Watseka: Wednesday Jan 24 @ 6-8 p.m. FAFSA workshop. For FAFSA: bring completed 2022 tax returns. bring federal student aid (FSA) ID, username, and password for student & parent. Create yours: your fafsa may be delayed if you do not create your FSA ID before the workshop. Student/parent FSA ID's must have a separate email address. Scholarship application help. Bring a list of extracurricular activities the student participated in; and contact information for up to 3 references. directions at More help: application dates and instructions on applying for financial aid The opening date for the next FAFSA expected to be before Dec. 31Please check for the latest information. financial aid numbers include recipients of COVID relief funding (2021-2022)

KCC is hosting a Paying for College event where they will be going over the different types of aid a student can receive!  The great thing about this event is it is not just KCC prospective students, you can attend no matter the school you want to go to, in any state! The information is very similar, if not the same!  Sign up here today and get transportation to this event:


  • Students picked up from Home: 5-5:45 p.m.
  • Event 6-8 p.m.
  • Students dropped off at home: 8-8:45 p.m.

If you have any questions please reach out to Irma Tinajero at (815-802-8569) or Elizabeth Minard at (815-802-8562)