Mendota H.S. recognized for exemplary rate of financial aid application completion
MENDOTA – The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) recognized Mendota High School for its exemplary rate of financial aid application completion for the Class of 2023.
Completing a financial aid application is one of the most important steps in making education after high school possible. Illinois students who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may be eligible to receive as much as $15,795 if they qualify for the Federal Pell Grant and the Illinois Monetary Award Program.
MHS School Counselors, Mitch Landgraf and Rachel Tarr, were honored by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) for their efforts to support students and families through the financial aid process. With 79% of students in the Class of 2023 completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Mendota High School exceeded its previous completion record and attained Silver status. MHS students in the Class of 2023 were collectively eligible for over a half million dollars in financial aid for their freshmen year of college.
This achievement would not have been possible without the assistance of the IVCC Financial Aid Office and Jenna Glassman, an ISACorps representative from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. Both graciously co-hosted FSA ID and FAFSA Completion Events for MHS students and families last year.
The newly updated FAFSA for the 2024-2025 academic school year is scheduled to be released in December. All college-bound students are strongly encouraged to complete the online application to maximize their eligibility for financial aid. For additional information, please visit: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa.