CollegeBoard.com: Pay for College
The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity.
CollegeZone: Financial Aid Programs
Making college accessible and affordable for all Illinois students.
FAFSA: Free Application for Student Aid
Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded financial assistance for education beyond high school.
FinAid: The Smart Guide to Financial Aid
FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools — on or off the web.
ED.gov: U.S. Department of Education
ED was created in 1980 by combining offices from several federal agencies. ED’s mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.
This site provides some of the essential information necessary to get school grants and make education something affordable. It covers different types of grants, their sources and how to apply for them. It organized this fairly complex subject in a way that’s usable and easy to understand.
U.S. News: America’s Best Colleges
Why does U.S. News rank colleges and universities? It’s a controversial question with a simple answer: We do it to help you make one of the most important decisions of your life. Your investment in a college education could profoundly affect your career opportunities, financial well-being, and quality of life.