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It's never too early to start planning for the cost of your future. Whether you need to pay for tuition, books, or living expenses, this page has resources to help you learn how to fund your future.

 Scholarship Opportunites

  • ISAC Paying for College
    • ISAC is the ultimate resource for information on financial aid and college planning in Illinois. From their Paying for College page, you can access information on types of financial aid, tips on applying for financial aid, and more. ISAC also has a multitude of "calculators" like the FAFSA4caster to estimate your financial aid eligibility and the Monthly Payment Estimates Calculator to estimate monthly student loan payments.
  • ISAC Scholarships Page
    • There are so many scholarship websites out there, but let this page from ISAC be your first stop. Learn tips on how to avoid financial scams and learn about several Illinois-specific scholarship programs for teachers, nurses, and more.

     Student Loan Information

     Lifestyle Calculator

    • Illinois Reality Check app
      • This app from the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) is a "lifestyle calculator." Learn if the career you're considering will support an independent lifestyle.​

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