MHS to host free financial aid workshop

Mundelein High School’s vocal groups will perform in a free Autumn Concert. /Photo: Courtesy of MHSMundelein High School’s vocal groups will perform in a free Autumn Concert. /Photo: Courtesy of MHS

By MHS Staff

Mundelein, IL. – A free workshop to help students and/or parents complete financial aid forms and apply for many types of financial aid will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Mundelein High School. The workshop, to be held in the new building addition, will have assistance available in both English and Spanish. The event is part of a week-long tradition of “College Week” at MHS coordinated by College Counselor Andrea Rusk.
Attendees will get help in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid [FAFSA] which is also available at The form is required to be considered for state and federal financial aid programs, along with being required by some universities to provide institutional aid.
Those attending the workshop should bring student and parent 2017 federal tax returns, W-2 forms and other records of income, social security number, Alien registration number if you [student] are not a US citizen, recent bank statements and records of investments [if applicable] and records of untaxed income [if applicable]. Also needed is information about assets such as savings, certificates of deposit, stock options, bonds and investment real estate, business and farm.
Also available to participants will be the Illinois Student Assistance Commission [ISAC] representative, local financial aid experts and ISAC-trained volunteers to answer questions. Members of the MHS Guidance Department will also be available.
For additional information, contact C. Myra Gaytan-Morales, assistant dean for academic programs and services at (847) 665-4108 or email her at

Other activities during College Week
Free Application Day Oct. 18 when 30 colleges will be available for all seniors during lunch periods for free application completion, and Oct. 19 when counselors and ISAC representatives will assist students in completing applications during the lunch periods.

All MHS choirs to perform
All of Mundelein High School’s vocal groups will perform in a free Autumn Concert Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. in the MHS Auditorium. The groups are directed by Stevee Bellas and Cory Thompson.
“Unlike previous years, we will not have our feeder middle schools at this event. We have added a separate event specifically for them later this fall,” Bellas explained.
The concert will feature the Chorale, Bel Canto, Honors Concert Choir, Honors Master Singers and The Noteables. It will also include a short preview from each of the show choirs which include Sound, Lights and SoundFX.