JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois

Outreach Activities Calendar

ISAC is dedicated to helping educate students and parents about all aspects of financial aid. To that effort, we devote resources to public outreach activities to help families plan for college. Public awareness and education regarding our programs is our priority as we provide students and their families with the most current information available.

Please note that, due to COVID-19, all outreach events in 2020 will be online only until further notice.  

Students and parents: check with your school for upcoming events and/or attend one of our free virtual events listed below. You can also get one-on-one assistance with college planning and financial aid from the ISACorps member in your area. Find your ISACorps member.

Schools and other partners: if you are interested in hosting an outreach event, ISAC staff can work with you to determine the optimal virtual platform to be used for the event. Complete an Outreach Request Form.

Below is a list of our upcoming free virtual college planning and financial aid events. Check back often as we are regularly adding virtual events!

2020 Financial Aid Application Completion Workshops

During these free online workshops, ISAC staff will provide assistance to those individuals wishing to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid.

You will be able to ask questions privately via the chat tool as you complete the FAFSA or the Alternative Application.

Bilingual staff will be available.

All events are free but registration is required.

Here’s a handy pdf that describes what information you will need to have available to complete your financial aid application.

Saturday, Oct 17, 10 am - 12 pm CT Register Now
Wednesday, Oct 21, 6-8 pm CT Register Now
Monday, Oct 26, 6-8 pm CT Register Now
Thursday, Oct 29, 6-8 pm CT Register Now
Wednesday, Nov 4, 6-8 pm CT Register Now
Saturday, Nov 14, 10 am - 12 pm CT Register Now
Tuesday, Nov 17, 6-8 pm CT Register Now

Flyer for the Financial Aid Application Completion Workshops

2020 free Facebook Live events: join us on Facebook @ILStudentAssistance

Thursday, Oct 1, 6:30 pm CT Tips for completing the FAFSA
Join us for a discussion on what common mistakes to avoid and tips on how to successfully complete the FAFSA.
Monday, Oct 5, 6:30 pm CT Consejos para llenar la Solicitud Alternativa de Ayuda Financiera de Illinois (en español)
Acompáñanos para aprender que errores de evitar y recibir consejos para poder llenar la Solicitud Alternativa de Ayuda Financiera de Illinois.
Thursday, Oct 15, 6:30 pm CT Consejos para llenar la FAFSA (en español)
Acompáñanos para aprender que errores de evitar y recibir consejos para poder llenar la FAFSA.
Tuesday, Oct 20, 6:30 pm CT Tips for completing the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid
Join us for a discussion on what common mistakes to avoid and tips on how to successfully complete the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid.

Missed an FB Live event? No problem! You can watch them in the video section of our Facebook page, or in the Now Playing section of the ISAC Student Portal.