JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois

ISAC Update

VOL. 39, NO. 3L
  March 2022

Messages sent to: Operational Updates, Announcements
  ISAC Update

Welcome to the March 2022 ISAC Update for lenders and servicers, which is a quarterly compilation of e-Messages sent through ISAC's e-Messaging service throughout January, February and March.

The articles in this Update have been organized according to the Lender subscription groups to which the messages were distributed.

Questions?

Questions regarding information in this ISAC Update can be directed to Lender Services by sending an e-mail message to ISAC.lenderservices@illinois.gov or calling 800.477.4411.

On occasion, you may be directed to a specific contact person or area; when this occurs, we will provide the appropriate information in the individual article or message.


OPERATIONAL UPDATES, ANNOUNCEMENTS


Deadline Extended – Submit Your Proposal
Sent on March 30, 2022.

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Moving Forward Together

In an effort to be responsive to the level of interest from participants, we are extending our priority consideration date to submit interest session proposals to Friday, April 8, 2022. We hope this will give those who require it additional time to finalize their proposals for the conference. Please complete the online session proposal form (more information about interest session submission is available on the conference web page).

As a reminder, the annual College Changes Everything® (CCE) conference gathers a wide range of participants, and we encourage proposals that cover a wide range of themes related to college access and completion such as, but not limited to: college and career readiness; student retention, persistence, and completion; education, business, and the economy; and college costs and affordability. Sessions should provide in-depth information, practical ideas, and specific strategies for the audience, and demonstrate and promote positive steps taken to address college access, completion issues, and career readiness and sharing of specific lessons learned.

We also want to acknowledge the people who have already submitted their interest session proposal. Thanks so much to you all!

Please share the information in this e-Message with colleagues in your organization and other partners.

2022 College Changes Everything Conference Planning Committee

  • Illinois Student Assistance Commission
  • Illinois Board of Higher Education
  • Illinois Community College Board
  • Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
  • Illinois State Board of Education
  • Illinois College Access Network
  • Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities
  • Advance Illinois
  • Education Systems Center at Northern Illinois University
  • Generations Serving Generations
  • ACT Now
  • Women Employed
The College Changes Everything® Conference is sponsored
by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.

Helping Illinois reach its Goal 2025: to increase the proportion
of adults in Illinois with high-quality college degrees and
postsecondary credentials to 60% by the year 2025


CCE


There's Still Time to Submit Your Proposal
Sent on March 24, 2022.

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Moving Forward Together

Time is running out to submit an interest session proposal for the 2022 College Changes Everything® (CCE) conference before the priority consideration deadline of March 31, 2022. One of the things that makes this conference so valuable to its attendees is the interest sessions developed and led by dedicated educators and professionals like you. We invite you to submit a proposal to showcase the work you do that contributes to student success. As a reminder, this year's virtual conference will be taking place during the week of July 11, 2022.

We have a broad group of stakeholders who attend this annual conference, and we encourage proposals that cover a wide range of themes related to college access and completion such as, but not limited to: college and career readiness; student retention, persistence, and completion; education, business, and the economy; and college costs and affordability. Sessions should provide in-depth information, practical ideas, and specific strategies for the audience, and demonstrate and promote positive steps taken to address college access, completion issues, and career readiness and sharing of specific lessons learned. Please complete the online session proposal form (more information about interest session submission is available on the conference web page).

Deadline – Priority consideration will be given to completed session proposal forms submitted by March 31, 2022.

Please share the information in this e-Message with colleagues in your organization and other partners.

2022 College Changes Everything Conference Planning Committee

  • Illinois Student Assistance Commission
  • Illinois Board of Higher Education
  • Illinois Community College Board
  • Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
  • Illinois State Board of Education
  • Illinois College Access Network
  • Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities
  • Advance Illinois
  • Education Systems Center at Northern Illinois University
  • Generations Serving Generations
  • ACT Now
  • Women Employed
The College Changes Everything® Conference is sponsored
by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.
Helping Illinois reach its Goal 2025: to increase the proportion
of adults in Illinois with high-quality college degrees and
postsecondary credentials to 60% by the year 2025


CCE


Don't Forget – Submit Your Proposal
Sent on March 14, 2022.

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Moving Forward Together

You can play an active role in helping make the 2022 College Changes Everything® (CCE) conference a valuable peer-to-peer learning experience by submitting an interest session proposal. We invite you to share your insights, experiences, and creative solutions by submitting an interest session proposal highlighting programs, resources, and partnerships impacting student success. One of the strengths of the conference comes from sessions developed and led by dedicated educators and professionals like you. This year's virtual conference will be taking place during the week of July 11, 2022.

The annual conference draws a broad group of stakeholders, and we encourage proposals that cover a wide range of themes related to college access and completion such as, but not limited to: college and career readiness; student retention, persistence, and completion; education, business, and the economy; and college costs and affordability. Sessions should provide in-depth information, practical ideas, and specific strategies for the audience, and demonstrate and promote positive steps taken to address college access, completion issues, and career readiness and sharing of specific lessons learned. Please complete the online session proposal form (more information about interest session submission is available on the conference web page).

Deadline – Priority consideration will be given to completed session proposal forms submitted by March 31, 2022.

Please share the information in this e-message with colleagues in your organization and other partners.

2022 College Changes Everything Conference Planning Committee

  • Illinois Student Assistance Commission
  • Illinois Board of Higher Education
  • Illinois Community College Board
  • Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
  • Illinois State Board of Education
  • Illinois College Access Network
  • Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities
  • Advance Illinois
  • Education Systems Center at Northern Illinois University
  • Generations Serving Generations
  • ACT Now
  • Women Employed

2022 CCE Conference: Save the Date & Call for Proposals
Sent on February 25, 2022.

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Save the Date & Call for Proposals

2022 CCE Conference: Moving Forward Together

Please mark your calendars for the 2022 College Changes Everything® (CCE) virtual conference taking place the week of July 11, 2022. The annual conference is the state's preeminent college access and success and career readiness event. This year's online event will showcase best practices, collaborations, and resources available to promote and support student college and career readiness and to help Illinois reach its Goal 2025 – to increase the proportion of adults in Illinois with high-quality degrees and postsecondary credentials to 60% by the year 2025.

This year's conference theme is Moving Forward Together. As we continue to adapt, pivot, and respond to the ongoing challenges and uncertainty the pandemic presents to our education system and the state's workforce, it's critical we keep up our efforts to find new and innovate ways to be champions for all learners and for Illinois to reach its Goal 2025. Stakeholders from all parts of a student's community must work together to support and provide them with the knowledge and opportunities to be successful along their education pathways and as they transition to employment.

Call for Proposals: Due March 31, 2022 – Please Share Your Knowledge and Expertise

The Conference Planning Committee encourages you to help make this conference a valuable professional development experience by submitting a conference interest session proposal. The online session proposal form is available on the conference website. Presenting at the CCE conference is a terrific way to support and engage in active learning with attendees, share your ideas and expertise with a diverse audience, and enrich your own professional growth.

As the conference draws a broad group of professionals and stakeholders, we welcome proposals that cover a wide range of topics related to college access and completion and career readiness. Such topics might include, but are not limited to: college and career readiness; student retention, persistence, and completion; programs and services for underrepresented students; educational equity; student wellness and emotional support; career and technical education; partnerships; career development experiences; education, business, and the economy; college costs, financial aid, and affordability; and community stakeholder engagement.

Each 60-minute session should provide in-depth information, practical ideas, and best practices for the audience and demonstrate positive steps taken and lessons learned. Conference attendees appreciate the opportunity to hear from the students being served by the program(s) and/or service(s). To that end, we encourage you to include students in your sessions when possible.

  • Deadline – Priority consideration will be given to completed session proposal forms submitted by Thursday, March 31, 2022. The online proposal form is on the conference website.
  • Non-Commercial Policy – Please note that sessions are to be non-commercial forums. Individuals should refrain from using brand names or endorsing specific products. Sessions are not to be used as a place for direct promotion of products and services.
  • Presenter Compensation Policy – The CCE conference does not provide any compensation for individuals accepted to serve as conference interest session presenters.

Conference registration will open later this spring. There will be no registration fee to participate.

Please share the information in this e-Message with colleagues in your organization and other partners.

2022 College Changes Everything Conference Planning Committee

  • Illinois Student Assistance Commission
  • Illinois Board of Higher Education
  • Illinois Community College Board
  • Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
  • Illinois State Board of Education
  • Illinois College Access Network
  • Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities
  • Advance Illinois
  • Education Systems Center at Northern Illinois University
  • Generations Serving Generations
  • ACT Now
  • Women Employed

The College Changes Everything® Conference is sponsored
by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.

Helping Illinois reach its Goal 2025: to increase the proportion
of adults in Illinois with high-quality college degrees and
postsecondary credentials to 60% by the year 2025


CCE


Upcoming Important Dates from ISAC
Sent on January 28, 2022.

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) would like to make you aware of the following information, which may be of interest to you and/or your customers.

Unless otherwise noted, links in this message are to corresponding pages at ISAC's website (isac.org).

January 31: Responses Due for Unreported Loans Report

Responses to the Unreported Loans Report that was distributed in November are due on or before Monday, January 31, 2022. Further details are provided in a November 22 e-Message.

April 14: Next Commission Meeting

The next meeting of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission is scheduled to take place at 1 p.m. (CT) on Thursday, April 14, 2022. Further details, including a listing of tentative agenda items, will be available prior to the meeting via the ISAC's Governing Board: The Commission section of the About ISAC area.

Visit the Commission Meeting Schedule page for information regarding all meetings scheduled in 2022.

Holiday Schedules

ISAC staff will be unavailable for these holidays:

  • Friday, February 11, 2022 – Lincoln's Birthday
  • Monday, February 21, 2022 – Presidents' Day

Staff will again be available the first business day immediately following each holiday.

Processing Schedules

Common Account Maintenance (CAM) files received on a holiday will be staged for processing the following business day, with results available on the morning of the second business day after the holiday.

For Assistance

Access the Lenders area anytime, or send an e-mail message to ISAC's Lender Services Department. With the exception of days when ISAC staff members are unavailable, we will review and respond to messages during regular business hours of Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (CT).

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ISAC UPDATE


December 2021 Electronic ISAC Update
Sent on January 3, 2022.

The December 2021 edition of the ISAC Update is now available for your review, and may be accessed via the Partner e-Messages & Newsletters section of the e-Library for Partners at isac.org. This version of the electronic ISAC Update is a compilation of e-Messages sent to lenders and servicers via ISAC's e-Messaging service over the past quarter.

Topics covered in the December 2021 ISAC Update include:

  • A Holiday Wish from ISAC
    (sent December 8, 2021)
  • Unreported Loans Report Distributed
    (sent November 22, 2021)
  • Unreported Loans Report in Late November
    (sent November 8, 2021)
  • 2022-23 FAFSA®, Alternative Application, and Important Dates
    (sent October 1, 2021)
  • September 2021 Electronic ISAC Update
    (sent October 1, 2021)

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