ISAC in the News
April 6, 2022 - Finance professionals encourage urgency for new student loan deadline - Federal student loan payments have been paused for nearly two years. Now, the Biden administration is extending the pandemic moratorium again.
March 10, 2022 - State of Illinois launches interactive tool to help students choose right college - Illinois Postsecondary Profiles Project is a user-centered resource for learning about postsecondary institutions
March 3, 2022 - Local Illinois counties received FAFSA recognition - The state of Illinois says that Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) congratulated high schools across the state that received a Recognition of Excellence designation for their efforts in supporting students and families through the financial aid process.
February 17, 2022 - Local college advisors encourage students to use new Illinois online tool to customize colleges choices - It can be overwhelming to narrow down a college. The options are limitless, especially here in Illinois. But now, the Illinois Postsecondary Profiles project can give students a clearer picture of what their futures could look like.
February 8, 2022 - Watch now: Pritzker highlights proposed increase in higher ed funding - The higher education funding boost in Gov. J.B. Pritzker's proposed state budget could mean more money flowing directly to universities, as well financial aid for students.
January 27, 2022 - Bennett encourages early childhood educators to enhance credentials with new Illinois scholarship program - State Sen. Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) is spreading the word about a newly established scholarship program in the state aimed to help advance the credentials of people who work in early childhood education. Bennett took to social media to inform his constituents of the Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity (ECACE) Scholarship Program.
January 13, 2022 - La empresa Navient acuerda indemnizar a estudiantes que recibieron préstamos que no podrían pagar - ISAC’s Director of Outreach Operations Abel Montoya discusses the recent Navient student loan settlement and shares tips on how students and families can identify and avoid predatory loans.