Financial Aid Resources

Class of 2020 Financial Aid Tip Sheet

2020 Financial Aid Guide


Our Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) partner, Nate Dyer, will work in the Counseling Office to assist seniors and families with FAFSA completion, and and all questions related to financial aid and college applications as needed. Check with Mrs. Sabens for contact information or review one her newsletters or recent emails for updates about Nate's hours and how to reach him. 


You can find several helpful resources courtesy of ISAC 
here.

Ms. Sabens, Class of 2020 Counselor, coordinates meetings for all seniors who sign up for time our ISAC partner each week. Be sure to check in with any questions! The FAFSA opens on October 1, 2019 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 detailed info about documents you will need to complete the FAFSA and all info related. 



Click the links below 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 Mrs. Sabens, Mr. Dyer (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

Research your school's Net Price (estimated true cost) here.