Moylan Encourages Students and Parents to Attend FAFSA Workshop

01/05/2016


“Completing college remains one of the most effective ways for our children to land the careers of tomorrow and strengthen the middle class,” Moylan said. “However, the rising cost of higher education continues to place a hurdle to completing college, and it’s important that families have access to all the information and possible funding available to them.”

The workshop is being conducted by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) and is being hosted by Maine Township High School District 207. The event is being held at Maine West High School, but students from all Maine Township or other high schools are welcome to attend. Any student looking to apply for federal student aid must complete the FAFSA.

Workshop attendees should bring the required information for both the parents and the students. This information includes social security numbers, records of income such as tax returns, information about assets such as savings accounts, stock options, investment real estate, and other assets, driver’s license numbers, and month and year of marriages, separations, and divorces.

Moylan has supported higher education funding by voting for a budget that funded the state’s Monetary Award Program (MAP), which increases opportunity for middle and lower income students to attend college. The budget was vetoed by the governor and future funding of the program remains in doubt.

“The governor’s continued refusal to adopt a budget is hurting the working families of my district by denying them access to higher education,” Moylan said. “I challenge the governor to work towards a budget that strengthens, instead of weakens, our middle class.”

For more information, please contact Moylan’s full-time constituent service office at 847-635-6821 or by e-mail at staterepmoylan@gmail.com.