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Financial Aid

Recommended Websites

  • CollegeZone
    www.collegezone.com
    CollegeZone is a website managed by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC). The website contains tons of useful information about financial aid programs.
  • EFC Estimation Form
    www.finaid.org
    has a useful web calculator that allows you to compute an estimate of your Expected Family Contribution.
  • FAFSA Application
    www.fafsa.ed.gov
    This is the online version of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For some, applying online is faster and more convenient that applying with the paper application.
  • FastWEB Scholarship Search
    www.fastweb.com
    The web site searches an extensive database of scholarships based on your interests and talents. This place has one of the largest listings of scholarships on the web, so if you have just started looking for scholarships, this is a good place to start.
  • Financial Aid Info This website is a general guide to the various forms of financial aid available.
  • UIUC OSFA
    www.osfa.uiuc.edu
    This is the UIUC's Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA). The website contains a lot of general information about financial aid, as well as specific information about UIUC financial aid programs.
  • US Department of Education
    www.ed.gov
    This website clarifies federal laws and policies regarding financial aid.
  • Institutional Scholarships This is a list of scholarships sponsored by institutions.
  • General Scholarships This is a list of general scholarships which may be available.