Useful Links

Confused by all the acronyms? Here's a list of phone numbers and links to help you figure it all out.

A scholarship database

  • FastWeb
    The largest free scholarship search service containing over 275,000 sources of funding.
Information sheet and video tutorial explains the changes starting with the 2017-18 FAFSA
  •  The FAFSA Overview
    A video tutorial outlining the FAFSA.
    Created by the University of California, Santa Barbara. Used with their permission.
  • IRS Data Retrieval Tool Tutorial
    A video tutorial outlining the FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval process.
    Created by the University of California, Santa Barbara.  Used with their permission.
  • Selective Service
    Individual demographic information can be entered online and submitted directly to the Selective Service.

  • Social Security
    Provides easy-to-follow instructions on how to apply for, replace, correct, or make changes to a social security card.

  • Special Program for Illinois Residents Applying to Trinity College
    A unique opportunity for Illinois high school students to attend one of the oldest and most distinguished colleges in America.

  • The Financial Aid Information Page
    A free service providing a wealth of financial aid information for students and families.

  • U.S. Department of Education
    The U.S. Department of Education's Web site is a great resource for federal financial aid information and application processing including: general application advice, Title IV school code search, direct loans, FAFSA and FAFSA Express, the Hope Scholarship, and lifetime learning credits.