The U.S. Department of Education offers numerous resources to help you and your family learn about the importance of a college education and the many opportunities available to finance your higher education experience.
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The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) is dedicated to helping Illinois students navigate the process of applying to and entering college. Its website contains important information regarding state grant/scholarship administration, prepaid tuition programs and in-person mentoring.
Other Online Resources
There are several search databases to assist you in locating scholarships, fellowships, grants and loans available through the private sector. Remember, you should never have to pay for such search results.
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) provides student and parents with information and advice about finding and applying for financial aid. The association's Glossary of Terms for Award Notifications offers definitions for terms typically found on award notifications given to current and prospective students.
The CONGRESS website is maintained by the Library of Congress, the site enables users to view the full text of all signed and pending legislation pertaining to any subject, including student financial aid.