Helpful Financial Aid Websites
College is a critical time to establish your independence, broaden your social circle and set out on a career path. It is also the perfect time to develop healthy financial habits, especially with respect to creating and following a budget. The guide, found on our website covers the following information:
- The importance of establishing a budget
- How to track income and expenses
- Tips for saving money
College Evaluation Tool
NASFAA’s new college evaluation tool is designed to make families aware of the numerous sources for valuable information about cost and value at the schools they are considering.
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).
WhatsNextIllinois.org: A Comprehensive Resource for Statewide College and Career Planning
This website allows students and their families to use an interactive one-stop career and college planning resource and find the tools needed to improve college opportunity and lifelong success. Included - at no cost to the user - is information on college and career planning, college applications, electronic high school transcript processing, and test preparation.
This site will offer scholarship options for all students. It is a "scam-free" scholarship search engine.
ScholarshipExperts.com 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.
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 ed.gov not com). Complete as soon after January 1 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.
From college planning advice to financial aid information to career guidance, AIE has the reliable information students and parents need to make the right decisions for the future. Get FAFSA help and financial aid assistance, learn about college admissions, and search scholarships for free.
Student Loan Debt Management
As part of the United States Department of Education's default management process and public awareness campaign, the Department's Debt Collection Service (DCS) has created this Web site to aid you with repaying your defaulted student loans.
Consortium of guarantee agencies site with entrance and exit counseling.
A TG web site that helps students make wise post-secondary education choices.