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(312) 553-6041
(312) 553-6050
30 East Lake Street
Room 202
Chicago, IL 60601
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Mon - Wed, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thurs, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, 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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Faculty and Staff

Name​ ​Title ​Phone Number ​Email Address
​Norberto Valentin Director ​(312) 553-6041
​Tenika Burns Assistant Director ​(312) 553-3161​
Tasha Ford Financial Aid Advisor II /
Work Study Coordinator
(312) 553-6042
​Eliezer Hernandez Financial Aid Advisor II (N-R) (312) 553-6049 ​
Alma Gaona Financial Aid Advisor I​ /
VA School Certifying Official
(312) 553-6052
Daniel Gonzalez Financial Aid Advisor I (A-C) (312) 553-3169
​Keisha Heard Financial Aid Advisor I​ (D-H) ​(312) 553-6044
Maureen Camacho Financial Aid Advisor I​ (I-M) (312) 553-6045
​Patricia Beccera Financial Aid Advisor I (S-Z)
​​​(312) 553-6018  
Yvonne Gaddy​ Clerical Assistant II (312) 553-6043​

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.

FAFSA Completion Assistance

Throughout the Summer term you can receive individual assistance from June 5 - July 31, 2017.

Assistance provided on Mondays and Thursdays only in Room 408.

No appointment necessary.  All walk-ins are welcomed!


Apply for the Harold Washington Academic Achievement Scholarship today!

Harold Washington Academic Achievement Scholarship

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 (including CDL 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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