October is College Changes Everything Month

Oct 3, 2019

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission is holding its fourth annual "College Changes Everything" month.

The campaign consists of workshops around the state covering college admissions and applying for financial aid. Lynne Baker is the communications director for the agency. She says the campaign is catching on.

“We have over 300 high schools and 215 towns and cities in Illinois that have scheduled either a college application and/or a FAFSA completion workshop this fall. More are being scheduled every week,” she said.

Baker says ISAC is also urging college bound students to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form.

“We still have more demand than funding for grants, so it is important for students to complete their FAFSAs as soon as possible after October 1st to make sure that they’re going to have the opportunity to receive the aid they might be eligible for,” she said. 

More details on events can be found at ISAC's website.