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Student aid workshop set to assist Chicagoan students

Chicago student can learn about financial assistance from Cook County

The Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) and Ladder Up are holding workshops for for HACC clients on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

"A college education is the key to every kid's future, and navigating the financial aid process can be daunting. We are happy to partner with Ladder Up, to ensure that as many kids as possible receive the higher education assistance they need and deserve," said Rich Monocchio, Executive Director of HACC.

The workshop is also open to Chicago area residents who are interested in furthering their education. This includes high school students and adults looking to begin or return to college.

The first workshop will be held on March 5th at the HACC office in the Loop. The office is located on 175 W. Jackson Blvd. Ladder Up will offer group and individual instruction on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The second FAFSA workshop, also on March 5th, will be at the HACC's Richard Flowers Homes, located at 13906 S. Grace Avenue in Robbins, IL. The same information will be presented.

Forms essential for the workshop is available online. Visit, for information.

For more information on Ladder Up, visit their website at

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