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.
In addition to all the information available on ISAC.org, visit the ISAC Student Portal for best in class online tools to help you with college and scholarship search, financial aid planning, money management, and even career and job searches! Create a personal profile so you can customize your college resources and save your information, stay up-to-date on ISAC alerts, and even apply online for certain ISAC grants and scholarships.
Currently, the Illinois National Guard (ING) Grant application is accessible via the Student Portal.
If you’re considering college or already making plans to go, Before College is where you’ll find the information to get started. You can research colleges and careers, learn about the college admission process and get help in choosing the school that’s right for you. This is also where we explain how and when to take the first step in the financial aid process by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Meet our ISACorps members, deployed across the state and offering free presentations and one-on-one assistance for students and families navigating the college-going and financial aid process.
During College is where you'll learn about ways to pay for college, including through the programs administered by ISAC. ISAC program applications are located in this area, as well as detailed information about the available grant, scholarship and loan programs.
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.