Mendota High School receives exemplary rate of financial aid applications

Mendota High School has been recognized for achieving an exemplary rate of financial aid applications completed by the class of 2022. MHS’s Mitch Landgraf, right, and Rachel Tarr, left, national-board-certified school counselors (MS,NCC,NCSC), are congratulated by Jenna Glassman, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission ISACorps representative who serves IVCC district schools/students. (Photo contributed)

MENDOTA – The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) notified Mendota High School that over the previous financial aid cycle, MHS achieved an exemplary rate of financial aid applications completed by the Class of 2022.

Jacqueline Moreno, Managing Director of College Access and Outreach of ISAC, stated that "Filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or Illinois Alternative Application is often the first step in helping students and their families make their aspirations for education beyond high school a reality. A student may be eligible to receive financial aid from both the federal government and the state of Illinois, and from many colleges and universities and private foundations after submitting their financial aid application. The highest need students may be eligible for over $14,000 in-state and federal need-based grants simply by completing the FAFSA."

She congratulated MHS on earning the Bronze Honors for schools that achieved a completion rate of 65% or higher. 

Mitch Landgraf and Rachel Tarr, MHS school counselors, were commended on assisting students in their students' endeavors to reach and finance postsecondary education. The MHS administration is grateful for their support of MHS students and families.