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Understanding the costs of college and the basics of financial aid is a crucial step in the college planning and admission process. Click on the picture above for a presentation on the Basics of Financial Aid.

Helpful Websites for Understanding and Applying for Financial Aid


Federal Student Aid (FSA) is an office of the US Department of Education. FSA is in charge of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – one of the most crucial parts of the financial aid process. Visit their website to create your FSA account, complete the FAFSA, learn about financial aid, and more. 


Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) is a state of Illinois organization that is tasked with distributing the Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) Grant; providing educational resources, seminars, and more; and helping students and their caregivers with completing the necessary financial aid documents in order to be eligible for federal, state, and college-specific financial aid. 


D207 utilizes Schoolinks to help students find national, state, and local private scholarships. Click on this video to learn how to utilize the scholarship search function in Schoolinks.

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There are many other scholarship and financial aid websites. These three can be an additional resource for students in their search for scholarships.