Financial Aid Resources

Our Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) partner, Denasia Winston works in the Counseling Office every Tuesday to assist seniors with FAFSA completion and all questions related to financial aid. You can contact her via email at Denasia.Winston@illinois.gov or phone at 618-388-0025. Ms. Koester, Class of 2019 Counselor, coordinates meetings for all seniors who sign up for time with Ms. Winston each week. Be sure to check in with any questions!The FAFSA opens on October 1, 2018 and it is imperative that seniors submit the FAFSA as soon as possible in order to secure state and federal funding for which they are eligible. Be sure to seek help whenever needed to assist with this process!

Click here for additional information related to financial aid and the scholarship search:


https://fafsa.gov

https://studentaid.gov/sa

https://www.cappex.com

https://fastweb.com

https://www.scholarships.com

Students and parents must have an FSA ID before beginning the FAFSA, and you can do that ahead of October 1 here: https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm

 

If your schools are seeking information from the CSS profile, go here for detailed directions and assistance with this process: https://student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile 

Ask questions of Ms. Koester, Ms. Winston (ISAC rep) and Ms. Murphy and be sure to contact school specific financial aid offices as needed. Financing college is a massive part of the college decision making process, and there is a lot of help available to you each step of the way!

 
Click the link below for a helpful financial aid comparison guide:


College Comparison and Funding Chart