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Students & Parents

Created especially for students of every age who are looking for information about going to college, this area of our website has all your answers. Although it was written with students in mind, parents of college-bound students will find this information helpful, too. Plus, there’s a link below for parent-specific topics.

Student Portal Link

Create a personal profile and be ready for later this summer when you’ll gain access to college resources unique to you, as well as be able to apply for ISAC grants and scholarships, and keep track of the status and usage of your ISAC program(s).

Currently, the Illinois National Guard (ING) Grant application is accessible via the Student Portal.

Before College

If you're making plans to go to college and trying to choose the school that's right for you, Before College is where you'll find the information to help you get started. You can also research possible careers, find out what courses you'll need to take and learn how to start the admission process.

During College

During College is where you'll learn about ways to pay for college, what programs are available to help you and how to apply for financial aid.

After College

Use After College to help make the transition from college to career. Get tips on finding a job and establishing a budget, and learn how to start the process of paying back your students loans and fulfilling the commitments attached to scholarships and/or grants you may have received. You will also find access here to our Borrower Portal (authorized access only).


The Parents area supplements the three sections listed above by providing parent-specific information that will assist you as you help your child navigate the college process.


En esta sección encontrarás la información en español que necesitas para ingresar a la universidad, recursos de ayuda financiera, entender los pasos en cómo solicitar para la ayuda financiera para pagar la universidad.

Student & Parent Quick Links