The following guest column written by UIS Director of Financial Assistance Laci Englbrecht was published by The State Journal-Register on Oct. 6, 2023.
"The University of Illinois Springfield recognizes the importance of making a college education accessible and affordable to all of our students. As the financial aid director at UIS, I am committed to helping educate students and parents about the resources that are available to support their educational journey.
UIS recently launched our Financial Aid 101 video series, which is designed to answer some common questions about financing a college education. Many of the topics we discuss in the series are not only applicable to UIS but to higher education in general. In the series, we discuss ways to save for college, the types of loans available to students and the return on investment of a college degree. You can find the videos at go.uis.edu/FA101."