College can be affordable! Applying for financial aid can be overwhelming. The experts at Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) will let you know what paperwork you’ll need, what to expect throughout  the whole process, and take you step-by-step in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It’s important to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1st so your student receives the greatest amount of financial support before it’s distributed to other FAFSA applicants. There’s no need to wait for new tax forms- you can use your tax forms from 2016-2017. 

 9am-11am Breakfast workshop – Get all your questions answered about the financial aid process, getting scholarships, and support for first-generation students. Open to parents of 9th-12th grade students and current college students. 12th grade students, current college students, and/or their parents can sign up for the workshop AND the one-on-one appointments.

11am-4pm Appointments- Sit down with an expert from ISAC who will help you make sure the FAFSA application is completed on time and with accuracy. 12th grade students, current college students, and/or their parents make 50 minute appointments with ISAC representatives who are experts in the financial aid process. 

To sign up for the workshop and/or to schedule a one-on-one appointment, please sign up below, call 708.532.0500, or email

This event is sponsored by First Midwest Bank.

Important Attendance Policy:

Out of respect to our volunteers, please be sure you can attend the programs you sign up for. Confirmation calls or text messages are made 48-72 hours prior to every program. If you do not respond to our confirmation call within 24 hours of the program, a student on the waiting list will fill your spot. If a student is a "no show" for 2 or more programs, they will be automatically placed on the waiting list for other programs they have signed up for during that semester. 48 hours notice is required for all cancellations.