Stadelman urges families to visit financial aid workshops

High school seniors, parents of students and prospective college students of all ages can make use of free workshops this October to help begin the 2019-2020 school year.

October is College Changes Everything Month, a project of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. ISAC this month is offering free workshops to students and their families at local high schools where they can receive hands-on instruction filling out college applications and their FAFSAs from college and financial aid experts.

In addition, Oct. 1 was the first day the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form became available for the following year’s fall semester. State aid, including the MAP grant, is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so students should complete their FAFSA promptly to have the chance to access as much financial aid as possible.

“Applying for college admission or financial aid can be daunting, especially for families going through the process for the first time. I recommend the ISAC College Changes Everything workshops as a helpful tool,” said State Senator Steve Stadelman, a member of the Senate Higher Education Committee.

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Steve Stadelman is in Rockford, Illinois.

October 11 at 1:14 PM · 

As part of National Fire Prevention Week, I joined the Rockford Fire Department to increase awareness of a new smoke detector law. It requires people who live in a household or apartment built before 1988 (when homes were required to have hardwired alarms) to install a smoke detector with a 10-year sealed battery. Since batteries will not have to be replaced as often, that will not only saves lives, but will save homeowners money in the long run. In most fire deaths, smoke detectors were either not working or not present.


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Senator Stadelman's Women's Wellness Fair

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SAVE THE DATE for our 4th ANNUAL EVENT from: 1-4 pm SUN DEC 9 @ Riverside Museum Park, 711 N. Main St., Rockford. Lots of free services from flu shots to chair massages, refreshments, live music and plenty of parking! STAY TUNED for details on a new SPEAKER'S SERIES as part of the program.

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