JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois

Event Information

ISAC is pleased to announce we will be hosting the 4th annual Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) Symposium in fall of 2022! A save the date will be announced soon. Registration information and a symposium agenda will be available late summer.

The FAFSA Symposium provides an opportunity for schools to share best practices for supporting students in completing the FAFSA and the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid. This event will provide professionals with the opportunity to strengthen student support around financial aid application completion and highlight financial aid completion efforts across the state.

Topics covered in this year's symposium will address the following themes:

  • Collaborating and leveraging partnerships to improve financial aid application completion
  • Innovative strategies for increasing financial aid application completion
  • Navigating financial aid application completion amidst the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Resources to support financial aid application completion
  • Targeting support for high-need student populations

Call for Proposals

Professionals are encouraged to share their experiences and resources by submitting a FAFSA Symposium session proposal. The FAFSA Symposium brings together a broad group of professionals and offers them an opportunity to share best practices for financial aid application completion. ISAC welcomes session proposals that address one of the themes shared above.

Session guidelines:

  • Each session will be scheduled for 45 minutes
  • No Presenter Compensation– ISAC does not provide any compensation for presenters
  • Technology – Presenters are responsible for providing their own laptop and adapter, if needed for presentation.
  • 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.

For questions about the FAFSA Symposium, email the Professional Development staff at isac.outreachtraining@illinois.gov.