Category - Financial Aid

Earning a degree can be expensive, so it’s important to know how you can keep costs down. Our bloggers (especially our Admissions Counselors) might just have some tips to share.

Illinois Commitment

For students from families without a ton of financial resources, planning for college can involve lots of uncertainty. Finding a school that is affordable is sometimes the difference between going to college and not...

When should you file your FAFSA?

First, let’s start by talking about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or the FAFSA. What is it? What does it do? The FAFSA is what qualifies you for both Federal and State aid. It will generate a number...

Illinois Commitment

I am so excited that we finally get to share the news – Illinois Commitment is here! What is Illinois Commitment? Illinois Commitment is a new financial aid program guaranteed to cover tuition and fees for Illinois...

Financial Aid Filing Season

As the start of the school year is quickly approaching, seniors should be keeping financial aid at the forefront of their thoughts. Financial aid is very important as it’s necessary for many students to be able to...

The Work-Study Synopsis

As a previous Illinois student and beneficiary of the Federal Work-Study Program (FWS), I thought it would be helpful to tell all of you future students more about the program. FWS is a need-based program that provides...

Financial Aid FAQ

When will your financial aid package be ready? What does it mean? How do you check the status of your financial aid? These are all really great questions that I’m sure many of you have! In this blog we will be going...