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External Resources

Federal Resources

Federal Student Aid, an office of 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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Types of Aid/Getting Aid

Repaying Loans

College Prep

Special Audiences

State Resources

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

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 NASFAA Legislative Tracker offers a comprehensive look at legislation introduced in Congress.