Lemont High School hosts two upcoming college financial aid events

Lemont High School hosts two upcoming college financial aid events

Lemont High School’s Student Services Department will host two college financial aid events in October. On Tuesday, October 12, the school will host a virtual event featuring veteran educator and financial aid expert Frank Palmasani and a panel of college admission representatives. On Wednesday, October 20, representatives from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) will be on campus to assist families in completing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms.

At 7 p.m. on October 12, Palmasani and admission representatives will be featured in a question and answer session follow-up to Palmasani’s video, “Conquering College Costs."


Parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to watch the video prior to the event.  The “Show More” tab under the video includes access to resources that will be beneficial to parents/guardians as they watch the presentation.

 “Conquering College Costs” will provide families of both grade school and high school students with an overview of college financial aid. FAFSA terminology and methodology are changing, and Palmasani’s video covers the techniques necessary to maximize options for scholarships and grants, and introduces families to upcoming changes.


A veteran educator, author and presenter, Palmasani will give a synthesis of the video on October 12, and both he and the admission representatives will answer questions. This program is expected to be valuable for families of students of all ages.

From 7-8:30 p.m. on October 20, ISAC representatives will be on campus in N101 to assist families of the Class of 2022 in completing the FAFSA, the form that qualifies students for federal and state financial aid programs such as the Pell Grant, MAP Grant, or subsidized loans. The FAFSA filing period for the Class of 2022 opened on October 1.

Attendees should bring their 2020 taxes, and can bring their own laptop or utilize a Chromebook provided by the school. Parents/guardians should click here and create an account for their students on the FAFSA website prior to the event.

All high school seniors in Illinois are required to complete the FAFSA or complete a waiver form. While some families may not qualify for financial aid, all families are encouraged to complete the form in case of an emergency or an unexpected change in financial status. College Financial Aid offices indicate it is easier to amend an application than process a new application midyear. Individuals who choose not to file a FAFSA can download an opt-out form and return it to the student's counselor.

Lemont High School is located at 800 Porter Street in Lemont. Those who plan on attending the FAFSA event should enter the building through the “Archway” entrance off Porter Street. Masks are required at all times.

For more information, contact Counselor Stephanie Bushnell at (630) 243-3224, or via email by clicking on her name.