The number of scholarships and grants made through programs administered by ISAC, as well as the individual dollar amount awarded, are subject to sufficient annual appropriations by the Illinois General Assembly and the Governor.
The State of Illinois has many programs and services that deliver financial aid to students in Illinois. Below are some of the state financial aid programs available. Be sure to research your options before finalizing your financial aid path. Also, see the links below for more information about financial aid.
Many other scholarships are available, as well. The Internet is a great resource for scholarship information and applications. The list below offers some places to start. But remember to watch out for financial aid scams.
Grants and Work-Study
529 College Prepaid Tuition and Savings Programs
Loan Repayment/Forgiveness Programs
Also sponsored by the State of Illinois:
Illinois College Savings Bonds (College Savings Bonds are tax-exempt, zero-coupon bonds issued by the State of Illinois. They provide individual investors with long-term investments to help fund college expenses.)
Education & Training Voucher (ETV) Program (Assists youth: for whom the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is legally responsible; who aged out of care at age 18 or older; or, who achieved permanency at age 16 or older through either subsidized guardianship or adoption. Covers post-secondary education related expenses not covered by financial aid grants.)
More links for financial aid information: