Sallie Mae created this resource to help students and families responsibly pay for college. Explore important, timely topics and share with others who may have questions about planning for college.Information on financial aid for college and tips on how to help ease the burden of college expenses. IRS Data Retrieval tool information and ideas on how to reduce your estimated family contribution are highlighted as well.
OTHER FINANCIAL AID SITES
Searchable database of nationally offered scholarships from a variety of resources
Scholarship and financial aid information provided by The Illinois Student Assistance Commission.
Scholly is an app based scholarship search engine that is simply, accurate and current. It was created by students for students.
Rather than bury viewers in a database of billions of scholarships with no place to start, Scholarships360 has been carefully selecting quality scholarship opportunities for you. By profiling a select number of reputable scholarships, users can focus on what applies to and appeals to them. Search by categories such as Essay, Service and Leadership, Merit, Diversity, Need-Based Career and many more.
- Add all of your achievements as early as 9th grade: every grade, sport, club, & more
- Watch money pile up automatically as you earn Micro-Scholarships from colleges
- Cash-in at a Raise.me college where you’ve been accepted and plan to attend
All students must either complete the FAFSA or fill out a waiver stating they do not intend to complete the FAFSA in order to receive a Wheaton North Diploma. Click the above link for more information.
Financial Aid Night Presentation
The “Conquering College Costs” Presentation is NOT ONLY for parents of senior students; the importance of early planning and information gathering is crucial to finidng the best financial fit for your student and family.
Frank Palmasani, author of “Right College, Right Price” will discuss how you can maximize your opportunities for scholarships and grants – thus reduce your college sticker price. He discusses his unique method of finding affordable college options. Frank Palmasani has been a staunch advocate of paying for college without excessive debt for over 35 years. He has spoken to thousands of parents at seminars accross the country, presented at counselor conferences, and has appeared on radio and TV outlets. His enthusiastic style will keep you interested in this important topic.