The State of Illinois requires that all high school students complete the FAFSA prior to graduation.

FINANCIAL AID PRESENTATION - Presentation by ISAC and Parkland representatives

FAFSA NON-PARTICIPATION FORM - Starting with the Class of 2021, the State of Illinois requires all seniors to complete the FAFSA or to complete this form to declare non-participation

F.A.Q.'s - Frequently asked questions about financial aid.

FAFSA ON THE WEB - Use this link to complete the online FAFSA.

NOTE: Completing the FAFSA is free (hence the name FREE Application for Federal Student Aid)! While some sites (such as require you to pay in order to complete the FAFSA, the official FAFSA site ( provides the application for free as it is intended.

ONLINE RESOURCES - Documents and resouces provided to assist you in completing your FAFSA.

FINANCIAL AID NEED ESTIMATOR - Enter your information to calculate an estimate of the financial aid you will receive. Keep in mind, this is only an estimate.

Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) - Organization responsible for financial aid in Illinois. - Another good resource for financial aid information.

ILLINOIS FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS - Browse the various financial aid programs in Illinois for which you may be eligible.

FSA ID - Your FSA ID serves as your electronic signature and provides access to your personal records.  You will be able to use the same FSA ID in the future to apply electronically for student aid and access your U.S. Department of Education records.

CollegeIllinois - College Illinois is a prepaid tuition program administered by the state.  You will be able to lock in the cost of tomorrow's college tuition and fees at today's prices.
Bright Start - Bright Start is a college savings plan program.  Bright Start can make saving for college easy by giving you a powerful combination of benefits few other investment vehicles can offer.
College Savings Bonds - Illinois College Savings Bonds are tax-exempt, zero-coupon bonds issued by the State of Illinois.  These bonds are issued by the State to provide individual investors with a long-term investment to help fund college expenses.  Sales are typically held in the fall.



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