JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois

Spring into FREE Professional Development Webinars in April!


We are excited to share the free webinars happening in April. Please share these offerings with colleagues and partners! All webinars below are in Central Time. To register, visit the Professional Development Calendar. Professional Development and Continuing Education hours will be available. For questions, contact isac.outreachtraining@illinois.gov.

Get Ready for Financial Aid Offers!

Join us on Tuesday, April 2, from 10-10:45 a.m. for an overview of how college financial aid offices package available assistance to create a financial aid offer for a student. Learn how to identify key elements within a financial aid offer, as well as changes to packaging language, to assist your students in making an informed decision on their postsecondary plans.


Tune in with ISAC on Tuesday, April 9, from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. to discuss the latest updates on the 2024-25 FAFSA and any open issues with possible work arounds. You will have the opportunity to have questions answered live from ISAC's Professional Development team.

Financial Aid Application Completion Initiative

Join us on Wednesday, April 10, from 1-1:45 p.m. for an overview of this free resource for high schools to help identify students who have and have not completed a financial aid application. Learn how to view your Class of 2024 financial aid application completion data, opt-out form submissions, and tips for troubleshooting common issues.

Illinois PaCE Updates

Join us on Thursday, April 18, from 11-11:45 a.m. as we provide the most recent updates to legislation regarding implementation of the Illinois Postsecondary and Career Expectations (PaCE) Framework in schools, as well as resources available to schools and districts to support their college and career readiness efforts.

Supporting Students Through the Appeals Process

Join us on Tuesday, April 23, from 11-11:45 a.m. to demystify the appeal process and empower attendees with the knowledge to assist students in securing the financial support they need. Explore the specific eligibility criteria for a financial aid appeal, from changes in financial circumstances to unforeseen challenges faced by students.

Verification and Professional Judgment

Join us on Tuesday, April 30, from 10-10:45 a.m. to learn about the next steps a student may need to take after submitting a financial aid application. We will discuss common verification items requested by colleges and how students can navigate the professional judgment process.

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