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Thread: Financial Aid Links
07-14-2008, 12:05 AM #1KellyGuest
Financial Aid Links
I know many of you have asked for scholarship websites....etc.
My son got a full ride to DePaul using these websites, he starts
there in the fall of this year.
So I thought I would share with you what we used. Being a single mom
I needed to do alot of research, not knowning how I was going to pay
for his college.
I hope these sites help you as much as they have helped myself and my
son. Also once your child turns 14 yrs old they are able to start
applying for scholarships to use towards college. When applying for
finacial aid be sure to apply in December the year before you
graduated High School and if you have a job include your W-2's
**These are for Illinois residents** But I am sure they have the same
for other states.
Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC)
Most detailed website out there listing you options for financial aid
(loans you don't have to pay back), grants, and scholarships. Best
place to start when thinking about college. Also gives you advice in
applying, planning, classes, types of degrees, and different types of
colleges in the State of Illinois. Really a complete site which you
should be able to find an answer to any question concerning colleges
that you might have.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Usually the first step for any student wishing to receive financial
U.S. Department of Education
This link explains the process for financial aid.
Subsidized or Un-Subsidized Loans?
This link describes the difference and advantages or disadvantages
between subsidized and unsubsidized loans.
This list the different scholarships available to students.
****Also a good site that I used often is****:
This link list the possible grants with descriptions for eligibility
available to Illinois residents. Federal Supplemental Educational
Opportunity Grants (SEOG), Pell, and MAP grants are just a few to
This website devoted to the 529 plan. Describes ways to plan for
your child or grandchildren's education.
State of Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP Grant):
The Monetary Award Program (MAP) provides grants, which do not need
to be repaid, to Illinois residents who demonstrate financial need,
based on the information provided on the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA). Students are not required to submit high school
grades or test scores when applying for a MAP grant.
List various scholarships for Illinois residents.
Bright Start College Savings Program
More insight into the 529 college savings plan.
Additional College Zone Information
Link that tells you other financing options that a student can choose
if nothing above sounds like a fit.
Trucking schools that offer paid CDL training for customers
interested in truck driving. SOME GREAT SITES AND OPPORTUNITIES!
Stevens Transport 800*333*8535
Schneider Trucking 800*447*7433
CRST Trucking 800*366*2328
Swift Trucking 800*284*8785
Roto Rooter- Paid plumbers Training
IL Board of Higher Education:
Gives detailed information about what is going on with colleges in
the State of Illinois.
I hope this helps you as much as it has helped my family.
Kelly in IL