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FINANCIAL AID

FINANCIAL AID

FAFSA ON THE WEB- Use this link to complete the online FAFSA.

FINANCIAL AID NEED ESTIMATOR - Enter your information to calculate an estimate of the financial aid you will receive. Keep in mind, this is only an estimate. 

Financial Aid Links

CollegeZone - Illinois Student Assistance Commision (ISAC) homepage. ISAC is the organization responsible for financial aid in Illinois. 

FinAid.org - Another good resource for financial aid information. 

TAX CREDITS

Hope Scholarship <link broken> - Provides a credit of up to $1500 for a student who is enrolled at least half time in one of the first two years of postsecondary education.

Lifetime Learning <link broken> - Credit for college juniors, seniors, graduate students and working Americans pursuing lifelong learning to upgrade their skills.

ILLINOIS FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS - Browse the various financial aid programs in Illinois for which you may be eligible.

PIN <link broken> - Your PIN serves as your electronic signature and provides access to your personal records. You will be able to use the same PIN in the future to apply electronically for student aid and access your U.S. Department of Education records.

SAVINGS PLANS

CollegeIllinois - College Illinois is a prepaid tuition program administered by the state. You will be able to lock in the cost of tomorrow's college tuition and fees at today's prices.

Bright Start - Bright Start is a college savings plan program. Bright Start can make saving for college easy by giving you a powerful combination of benefits few other investment vehicles can offer.

College Savings Bonds <link broken> - Illinois College Savings Bonds are tax-exempt, zero-coupon bonds issued by the State of Illinois. These bonds are issued by the State to provide individual investors with a long-term investment to help fund college expenses. Sales are typically held in the fall.