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ISAC in the News

March 19, 2018 - Two-time winner of “Most Effective IT Team” is getting kids in college - ISAC has been around for 60 years and has sucessfully attracted new tech talent and has won Most Effective IT Team award for the second time, being the first state agency to do so.

March 19, 2018 - Illinois Student Assistance Commission receives IT award from industry group - For the second time in three years, the CompTIA Association of Information Technology Professionals’ (AITP) Chicago chapter recognized the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), designating it as the area’s most effective IT team.

March 09, 2018 - In Amazon race, Illinois' trump card is its university system - Chicago has been chosen as one of 20 cities under consideration as the site of Amazon HQ2, the second act to Seattle's first headquarters, and a sweepstakes payoff of 50,000 jobs and a $5 billion investment for the selected city.
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February 15, 2018 - Possible pension shift concerns local education leaders - Under the budget plan announced by Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday, school districts and public community colleges and universities would have to pick up pension costs currently covered by the state.

February 12, 2018 - Scholarships Available To Minority Students Pursuing Teaching Degrees - The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) is urging minority students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate teaching program to apply for available scholarship money.

February 7, 2018 - Higher Ed Board Makes A 'Modest' Request - After years of cuts and chronic underfunding, state higher education officials voted yesterday to make a modest request for next year’s budget.

February 6, 2017 In split vote, state higher education board sends $3.47B budget proposal to Springfield - Members of the Illinois Board of Higher Education narrowly voted Tuesday to send a $3.47 billion spending plan to the state legislature, a decision that followed weeks of debate questioning how the state’s public institutions can best move forward from two years of severe budget strain.
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January 5, 2018 - What You Need to Know About Filing the FAFSA for 2018 - If you’re headed to college this fall and you haven’t filled out an application for federal financial aid, you might want to complete it soon.

January 2, 2018 - State plans to offer more ways to gain high school equivalency - There could be other ways to earn your high school equivalency certificate in Illinois than passing a test in 2018.

To date, ISAC’s 2018-19 State Scholar announcement has appeared in over 60 media outlets

January 1, 2018 - Commission names area Illinois state scholars - The Illinois Student Assistance Commission has recognized a number of Pantagraph-area high school students named 2018-19 state scholars for their outstanding academic achievement.