Graduation Requirement - FAFSA, Illinois Alternative App. or Opt Out Form

On June 1, 2020 the State of Illinois signed a bill into law that every student in a public school must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), or as eligible to complete the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid, or complete the FAFSA Non Participation Form in order to graduate high school. 
Senior students and their parents are able to submit the FAFSA starting October 1 using the website
Students who are undocumented and do not have a social security number or for students who are transgender may use the Alternative Application for Illinois State Aid at
Parents/students who do not want to complete the FAFSA will need to submit the FAFSA non participation form to their counselor by May 1 of the year they graduate.  The form can be downloaded from
This is a requirement for every MCHS student to graduate.  More information about this requirement can be found at:
Joliet Junior College has provided a video presentation of the FAFSA process at:
Joliet Junior College has created several videos to help complete the FAFSA:
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) has information to help with the college admission and financial aid process:  Click here for more information