COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – To prepare families and teens for paying for college, state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, will host a FAFSA Seminar to teach attendees how to complete the application for financial aid. A representative from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will be giving a small presentation and answering questions regarding the application. The seminar will be held on Oct. 8 from 6-7 p.m. in the Council Chambers in Collinsville City Hall, located at 125 S. Center Street.

“I recently sent my kids to college, and filling out the FAFSA for the first time can be difficult to understand,” Stuart said. “I want to provide constituents with this opportunity so they can ask questions and receive some guidance when applying for federal student aid.”

FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, gives students an idea of how they can receive grants, scholarships, loans or other funds to help pay for college or career school.  Applications for the 2020-2021 school year will be available after Oct. 1, 2019. Anyone considering attending college or career school for the upcoming school year, as well as current students, are encouraged to attend this event.

“I want to ensure that all students that want to pursue higher education have the resources and information to do so,” continued Stuart. “This seminar can simplify one step of the process of applying to college or a trade school, which could make the difference of whether or not they end up attending.”

For more information, contact Rep. Stuart’s Constituent Services Office in Collinsville at 618-365-6650 or at


Rep. Katie StuartRep. Katie Stuart

112th District
Springfield Office:
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Springfield, IL 62706
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District Office:
2105 Vandalia St.
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Collinsville, IL 62234

Phone: (618) 365-6650