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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Scholarships

  • Do I have to fill out another application? I just did one last year.

  • Do I have to fill out the FAFSA in order to apply for scholarships?

  • What if I am not eligible for FAFSA?

  • How do I know if I am eligible for FAFSA, or if I should use the Illinois Alternative Application?

  • My family makes too much money to be eligible for FAFSA. What should I do?

  • I did the FAFSA, and it said I’m not eligible for any grants. Does this mean I’m not eligible for need-based scholarships either?

  • What are the deadlines for the scholarship application?

  • When will I hear if I got an award?

  • Do I have to have my FAFSA (or Alternative Application) completed before I apply for scholarships?

  • Can I just come in and tell you my story instead of filling out the application? I think it would really help you understand my need.

  • Can I use my scholarship money for anything?

  • When will I receive the money from my scholarship?

  • Do I actually need to write a Thank You Note for the scholarship I received?

  • Does every scholarship require a Thank You Note?

  • How do I complete a Thank You Note?

  • I got a scholarship from someone other than College of Lake County. Do you know where the money is?