Helpful Financial Aid Websites


Link to FAFSA4caster on the Web at

This site is a direct link to scholarship searches and information about sources of state aid through Illinois.  The calculator feature will also provide an estimate of eligibility for the Monetary Assistance Program (MAP).

This site will offer scholarship options for all students.  It is a "scam-free" scholarship search engine. has been helping parents and students find scholarships for over five years. They constantly update their database to provide the most accurate scholarship information available. Just fill out their free scholarship profile and instantly find out which scholarships fit your unique needs, interests and background.

NextStudent Scholarship

NextStudent Scholarship search engine delivers online access to more than 2.4 million scholarships worth over $3.4 billion - all at no cost and without annoying advertisements.

This site will provide a variety of information regarding financial aid.  If you are interested in getting an idea of what your expected family contribution (EFC) will be use the calculator.

This is the site where a student and parent can obtain a Personal Identification Number (PIN).  This number is unique to each individual and represents an electronic signature which can be used to sign your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

(Please be certain to use the correct extension not com).  Complete as soon after January 1, 2007 as possible.  The PIN mentioned above will allow a student and parent to complete the application on line and an expected family contribution (EFC) will be provided at the end of the process.

American Council of the Blind

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