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(312) 553-6041
(312) 553-6050
30 East Lake Street
Room 202
Chicago, IL 60601
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Monday - Wednesday
· 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

· 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

· 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Saturday - CLOSED

Financial Aid

​​At Harold Washington College, the Financial Aid Office works closely with students and families to provide financial assistance in the form of grants, loans, and work-study from federal and state resources. The Financial Aid Office is your guide and resource to help you make college affordable.

The first step is yours! Applying early for financial assistance is the key to unlocking the resources you may need, as some aid operates on a first-come, first-served basis.             


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FAFSA Guide​​    

What's Changed for the 2024-2025 FAFSA?​​      

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Name​ ​Title ​Phone Number ​Email Address
Tenika Burns​ Executive Director​ - Student Financial Services (312) 553-3161​​
​Alfredo Rodriguez​ Assistant Director - Student Financial Services ​(312) 553-6045​ ​​
Tasha Ford
​Financial Aid Advisor II                          
Work Study Coordinator​         
(312) 553-6042​​
Tiffany Jones​ Financial Aid Advisor II​ (312) 553-3008​
Patricia Becerra
Financial Aid Advisor II 
Veteran Certifying Official  
(312) 553-6018
​Sergio Cueto-Tellez Financial Aid Advisor I ​(312) 553-5820 ​​​
Edith Godinez Financial Aid Advisor I
(312) 553-6052 ​
Tori Oatis Financial Aid Advisor I (312) 553-6044​
​Jun Jun Don ​Financial Aid Advisor I ​(312) 553-6049 ​
FAFSA Completion Assistance
Complete your FAFSA with staff assistance from the Office of Financial Aid at Harold Washington College.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available at, is used to apply for federal, state, and college-based financial aid.  You should complete your FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1st (for the following school year) in order to maximize your award eligibility. 

Click here for more information on the steps needed to complete the FAFSA on your own.

FAFSA Completion Assistance

Assistance​ by Harold Washington College financial aid staff is available during normal business hours.  Please read our CCC FAFSA Guide​ for more information on what you will need to bring.

No appointment necessary.  All walk-ins are welcome!

Apply for the Harold Washington Academic Achievement Scholarship today!

Harold Washington Academic Achievement Scholarship

DEADLINE DATES FOR APPLYING                                                                   
Fall Semester - July 31                                                                   

Spring Semester - November 15

The scholarship will cover tuition, lab fees, and registration fee for the Fall and Spring semester of the academic year for up to twelve (12) hours per term. All other fees and/or charges will be the responsibility of the student, including any tuition for course work for which the student withdrew or was administratively withdrawn.                                                                   

For more information visit the Harold Washington Academic Achievement Scholarship page.                                                                    
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