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Planning for college can seem pretty overwhelming, but it's a lot easier with the right tools just a click away. And it’s even better when those tools are free! Use the ISAC Student Portal to help you choose a college, learn about careers, find scholarships, simplify the financial aid process, learn how to budget your money, and much more. You can even connect with one of our ISACorps members for one-on-one help or to find a workshop in your area!

The 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) and the 2024-25 Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid are now available! College Changes Everything Badge Don’t miss out on financial aid for college! ISAC offers free assistance in completing your FAFSA, or if you are a qualifying undocumented student, the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid. Students and parents will each need their own FSA ID to complete the FAFSA. Learn more, find a free workshop in your area, or get free one-on-one assistance:


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About ISAC (Illinois Student Assistance Commission)

ISAC’s mission is to help make college accessible and affordable for students throughout Illinois. ISAC provides comprehensive, objective, and timely information on education and financial aid for students and their families—giving them access to the tools they need to help make the educational choices that are right for them. Then, through the state’s flagship Monetary Award Program and other scholarship and grant programs ISAC manages, ISAC can help students make those choices a reality. To learn more, visit


Get one-on-one help from recent college grads who have been specially trained to help you with the whole college planning and financial aid process.



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Find Your ISACorps Member

The ISACorps are here to help you through the college planning process! ISACorps members are recent college graduates from across the state that can help you with the ins and outs of selecting and applying to college, college scholarships and grand search, FAFSA completion and student financial aid.


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