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College Planning
Made Easy.

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 counselors for one-on-one help or to find a workshop in your area!

If you haven’t completed your college and/or financial aid applications yet, ISAC is here to help you get those done! Get one-on-one help from ISAC experts, quick tips in ourISAC College Minute videos, ISAC College QA text messaging to answer your questions and keep you on top of deadlines, and more—all right here on the Student Portal!


New scholarship alert! If you work or have worked in the early childhood field and are pursuing undergrad education, don’t miss out on significant scholarship money that might be available to you through the new ECACE Scholarship! 2021-22 scholarships are available! Learn more at


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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

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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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