Information for Receiving Financial Aid

Second Bachelor's Degree Seeking Students

Financial Aid for Certificate Programs

Graduate Students Conditional Admission

Repeated Courses

Tuition Waiver Exemptions

Student Money Management Center

Visit the Money Management Center for financial literacy topics such as student loans, budgeting, taxes, and more! This is a free resource.

Student Financial Assistance from the U.S. Department of Education

Find everything your need to know about student aid.

FSAOutreach YouTube Channel

The FSAOutreach YouTube Channel provides educational information about FSA programs, tools, and resources.

FAFSA® on the Web

Fill out and transmit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. FAFSA® on the Web is fast, easy, more accurate than paper.

Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID

An ID is a username and password that gives you access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) and can serve as your legal signature.  If you are a dependent student, a parent will also need to create an ID so that they may provide a parental signature on your FAFSA®.

ISAC’s State and Federal Aid Estimator

Financial Aid Estimator that Calculates Expected Family Contribution (EFC) which is changing to the Student Aid Index (SAI) starting from the 2024–25 academic year, Federal Pell Grant award, and State of Illinois Monetary Award Program Grant award

ISAC’s College Zone

ISAC’s financial assistance location service which provides access to a comprehensive database that contains updated information on available federal, state, private and institutional financial aid sources.

Useful Links and Information

Financial Aid 101

Financial Aid Vocab Cheat Sheet

Financial Aid Dictionary

What happens with your financial aid when you withdraw?

Financial Assistance Student Guide

ISAC Award Letter Language

Concurrent Enrollment Agreement (pdf)

Student Loan Code of Conduct

Student’s Rights and Responsibilities

Federal Student Aid Handbook

Consumer Info

College Scorecard

College Navigator

Tax Benefits for Education