Financial Aid

Financial Aid
Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. The Office of Federal Student Aid helps make college education possible by providing more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to more than 13 million students paying for college or career school.

Seniors are encouraged to submit the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1, 2016.

Questions about getting to college, financial aid, or your FAFSA?  Get answers from ISAC’s experts sent directly to your phone! Text your questions and talk with our college mentors, get info on college planning events, and reminders of deadlines! Text your name to 708-252-3890.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
What to bring to a FAFSA Completion Workshop
FAFSA on the Web Worksheet
The Financial Aid Process

FastWeb is a free online national scholarship search engine, where students create a profile and are connected to scholarships that match their criteria.  

Local Scholarships
A list of local scholarships, which includes information on steps to apply, due dates, and eligibility.  Paper copies are also available in the Guidance Office. 

Out-of-State Scholarships