The Illinois Student Assistance Commission is helping families with college-bound students as part of College Changes Everything Month.
Spokeswoman Lynne Baker said the commission is offering free workshops around the state to help students complete their applications and FAFSA forms.
"They'll come with some colleges that they're interested in," she said. " They can get help in writing their essays, help in getting their applications done, and importantly, they can go to FAFSA completion workshops and actually fill out their FAFSA right then and there."
ISAC will also hold five Facebook Live events and have a text messaging service to answer questions from families. You can find more information at ISAC's website.