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Financial Aid

How to Apply

Kendall encourages students to begin the financial aid process as early as possible. In fact, students may begin the financial aid application process before full acceptance by the College.


If you will attend college between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018, complete the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You will use the information from your 2015 Federal Income Taxes. If you will attend college between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019, you should complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA. Be sure to add Kendall’s school code: 001703. In order to complete the FAFSA process electronically you (and your parent, if dependent) need to sign the form using your FSA ID. You will be prompted to create an FSA ID when completing FAFSA.

STEP TWO – Additional Documentation

The Financial Aid Department will contact the student if further documentation is needed. Additional documents may include IRS tax transcripts and proof of permanent residency or citizenship.

STEP THREE – Award Determination and Acceptance

The Financial Aid Department will produce an aid package for review by the student.

The student (and parents for PLUS loan) will accept or decline awards through myFinAid, sign the Master Promissory Note, and complete loan counseling.

STEP FOUR – Disbursement of Funds

Please note: State grant aid typically does not pay towards charges incurred in summer. Direct loans will not pay until a promissory note and an entrance interview have been completed.

Most financial aid is disbursed electronically to the student’s account in accordance with the terms/amounts accepted through myFinAid once enrollment status and satisfactory academic progress have been confirmed.

Please note: Some financial aid funds are limited. Students who complete the process early have great opportunity to access these funds. It is important for students to respond promptly to any requests for additional clarification or documents. Students are encouraged to complete their FAFSA for the next academic year by December 1.

Aid will not be processed until all required documents are completed and returned to the Financial Aid office.

General Questions

Please contact the financial aid office by calling 312.752.2070 or 866.952.3243 or email

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