Helpful Financial Aid Websites

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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

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.




Red Kite is here to make paying for college easier.  Whether you are a student, parent, or educator, they have tools, guides and blogs to de-mystify the financial aid process and help you get all the money you deserve.


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.

(Please be certain to use the correct extension .gov not .com). Complete as soon after October 1 as possible. The 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.



Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) has a variety of scholarships available to students. These include the Special Education Teacher Tuition Waivers, the Illinois Veteran Grant, the Nurse Educator Loan Repayment Program, and much more. To find out more information about these programs please visit their website.


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.

Mapping Your Future

Consortium of guarantee agencies site with entrance and exit counseling.

Adventures in Education

A TG web site that helps students make wise post-secondary education choices.