Financial Assistance Office

Mission Statement and Goals

The SVCC Office of Financial Assistance enhances learning by educating and assisting our students and community with their academically related expenses thereby helping them achieve their educational goals.

  • Identify and remediate financial barriers to student access to higher education.
  • Partner with the community to improve college readiness by providing financial literacy information about potential governmental, institutional, and private funding sources. 
  • Promote effective student money and debt management.
  • Expand and enhance opportunities for student employment.

SVCC School Code: 001752


The FAFSA for the 2024-2025 School Year opened December 31, 2023

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2024-2025 school year opened up on December 31st.  Funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so don't delay!  For assistance in completing your FAFSA, contact the Financial Assistance Office or schedule an appointment   Click here to schedule an appointment

To fill out the FAFSA visit  www.fafsa.gov.


Virtual Advisor

Office Hours

Fall/Spring Office Hours

8:00am - 6:00pm
Tue - Thu
8:00am - 4:30pm
8:00am - 2:00pm
Sat - Sun

Monday - Friday: Available for In-Person, Google Video Conference and Telephone.


Summer Hours

7:00am - 6:00pm
Tue - Thu
7:00am - 5:00pm
Fri - Sun

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Sauk Valley Community College Office of Financial Assistance 173 IL Route 2 Dixon, IL 61021
(815) 835-6339
(815) 456-4232

Staff Listing

Kissee, Cassandra  Financial Assistance Advisor - Loans and MAP815-835-6 321
or ext. 321
1E29cassandra.kissee@ svcc.edu
McDonnell, Mary  C.Financial Assistance Specialist815-835-6 203
or ext. 203
1E31mary.c.mcdonnell@ svcc.edu
Schultz, Jennifer  A.Director of Financial Assistance and Benefits Navigator815-835-6 405
or ext. 405
1E37jennifer.a.schultz@ svcc.edu
Valdez, Eric  P.Financial Assistance Advisor and Coordinator of Veteran's Services815-835-6 315
or ext. 315
1E27eric.p.valdez@ svcc.edu
Whittenberg, Kari  J.Financial Assistance Advisor - Scholarships and Workstudy815-835-6 420
or ext. 420
1E33k.j.whittenberg@ svcc.edu