College Student Resources

Greetings!


As a first-generation college student, I understand the hardships of paying for college. In high school, I had assistance from a college prep program called Upward Bound. However, once in college, I was limited with who I felt I could ask for assistance. I did a lot of the research on my own for the most part. However, I hope to now be able to assist students in obtaining the resources necessary to pay for college without having to affect their grades. Please view the following resources. If there are any other resources you would like me to include please email me at RepBarbaraHernandez@gmail.com.


Sincerely,

Rep. Barbara Hernandez

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Saludos!


Como estudiante de primera generación, entiendo las dificultades para pagar la universidad. En la escuela secundaria tuve la ayuda de un programa de preparación para la universidad llamado Upward Bound, sin embargo, una vez en la universidad, estaba limitada con quien podía preguntar para pedir ayuda. Hice mucha investigación por mi propia cuenta. Sin embargo, ahora espero poder asistir a estudiantes con los recursos necesarios para poder pagar la universidad sin tener que afectar sus calificaciones. Consulte los siguientes recursos. Si hay otros recursos que les gustaría que incluyera por favor envíeme un correo electrónico a RepBarbaraHernandez@gmail.com.

Financial Aid: Ayuda Financiera


FAFSA/Spanish here

Note: FAFSA enrollment is usually open on October 1st.


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a form completed by current and prospective college students in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid.


Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to apply for financial aid for college or graduate school. Please apply here.


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Ayuda Financiera


FAFSA/ Solicitud Gratuita de ayuda federal para estudiantes

Inscripción de FAFSA empieza en Octubre 1ro.


La FAFSA o la solicitud gratuita de ayuda federal para estudiantes es un formulario que completan los estudiantes universitarios actuales y futuros en los Estados Unidos para determinar su elegibilidad para recibir ayuda financiera para estudiantes.


Utilice el formulario de solicitud gratuita de ayuda federal para estudiantes (FAFSA) para solicitar ayuda financiera para la universidad o escuela de posgrado. Por favor, aplique aqui.



Alternative FAFSA

To accommodate RISE Act-eligible students (both undocumented and transgender students), an online application for MAP grants is available. Instead of completing the FAFSA to begin the MAP application process, these students may be eligible to complete the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid. The data from the application will be used to calculate an expected family contribution (EFC), which is used in determining a student’s MAP eligibility. The application, patterned after the FAFSA, is accessible for the 2022-2023academic years through the link below.

The Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid is not currently compatible with mobile devices. Please apply here.

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Solicitud Alternativa de Ayuda Financiera de Illinois

La Ley RISE permite a estudiantes calificados indocumentados y estudiantes transgénero que no califican para ayuda financiera por parte del gobierno debido a que no se registró para el Servicio Selectivo, solicitar todas formas de ayuda financiera estatal. La Solicitud Alternativa de Ayuda Financiera de Illinois proporciona un camino para que estos estudiantes calificados soliciten subvenciones del Programa de Concesión Monetaria (MAP). En lugar de llenar la FAFSA para comenzar el proceso de solicitud de MAP, estos estudiantes pueden ser elegibles para llenar la Solicitud Alternativa de Ayuda Financiera de Illinois. Los datos de esta solicitud se utilizarán para calcular el aporte familiar previsto (EFC, por su sigla en inglés), que se utiliza para determinar la elegibilidad de MAP del estudiante. La solicitud, similar a la FAFSA, es accesible para el año académico 2022-23 a través del enlace a continuación.

Actualmente, la Solicitud Alternativa de Ayuda Financiera de Illinois no es compatible con dispositivos móviles. Por favor aplique aqui.

Assistance in Filling Out FAFSA.

ISAC offering free college planning and financial aid guidance for Illinois students

While many students and families are feeling overwhelmed or disconnected from school support, ISAC continues to offer free help to any Illinois student or family with questions about completing the FAFSA, the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid, or college admission applications. The agency also posts events and one-minute videos answering common financial aid questions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.


  • One-on-one assistance is available via phone, email, text, or videoconference with a local member of the ISACorps, ISAC’s statewide outreach team. Search by ZIP code at studentportal.isac.org/isacorps to find your local Corps members.

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Asistencia para llenar FAFSA.

ISAC está ofreciendo planeación universitaria y guías para ayuda financiera gratuita para los estudiantes de Illinois.

Mientras muchos estudiantes y familias se sienten inundados o desconectados del apoyo escolar, ISAC continua a ofrecer ayuda gratuita para ayudar estudiantes y familias de Illinois con preguntas de como llenar FAFSA. La agencia también sube eventos y videos de un minuto contestando preguntas frecuentas en Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.


Asistencia uno-en-uno está disponible por teléfono, correo electrónico, o videoconferencia con un mimbre local de ISAC. Busca por código postal en studentportal.isac.org/isacorps para encontrar sus miembros locales.

Student Loan Information/ Informacion de Prestamos Estudiantiles

Update: President Biden has deferred Student Loans until December, 31 2022. Also, POTUS has announced a 10k student loan forgiveness to anyone who makes less than 125,000, or if you had the pell grant you can qualify for 20K.

  • Manage and find your student loans, click here

  • To learn more about repayment options, click here.

  • Learn about consolidating your student loans, click here

  • Learn about Student Loan Forgiveness, click here.

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El presidente Biden ha diferido los préstamos estudiantiles hasta December 31 de 2022.

  • Mantenga y encuentre sus préstamos aquí.

  • Para aprender más sobre opciones como hacer click aqui.

  • Aprende más sobre cómo consolidar tus préstamos estudiantiles aquí.

Aprende más sobre la Condonación de Préstamos aquí.


Scholarships/Becas

  • Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley has over 100 local scholarships, click here. (closed until next year)

  • Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley tiene mas de 100 becas locales aqui. (cerrado hasta el próximo año)


  • United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI), click here.

  • United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI), aqui.


  • ROE 11 Scholarship Book, click here.

  • ROE 11 Libro de Becas, aqui .


  • Waubonsee Community College Scholarships, click here. (available October 2022)

  • Becas de Waubonsee Community College, aqui. (disponible octobre de 2022)


  • Aurora University Scholarships, click here.

  • Becas de Aurora University, aqui.


  • Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation Scholarship, click here. (deadline is Friday, September 16, 2022)

  • Beca de Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation, aqui. (vencimiento es viernes, 16 de septiembre de 2022)


  • Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation Scholarship, click here

  • Beca de Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation, aqui


  • Simon Youth Foundation Scholarship, click here (closed for this year)

  • Beca de Simon Youth Foundation, aqui (cerrado por este ano)


  • Two Rivers Head Start Scholarship, click here.

  • Beca de Two Rivers Head Start, aqui


  • Illinois Dream Fund Scholarship, click here. (closed for this year)

  • Beca de Illinois Dream Fund, aqui. (cerrado por este ano)


  • Illinois Conservation Foundation, click here. (closed for this year)

  • Illinois Conservation Foundation, aqui. (cerrado por este ano)


  • Conference of Women Legislators (COWL), click here. (closed for this year)

  • Conference of Women Legislators (COWL), aqui (cerrado por este ano)


  • Golden Apple Scholarship, click here. (Closed until next year)

  • Beca de Golden Apple, aqui. (cerrado hasta el próximo año)


  • Coca-Cola Scholarship Fund, click here.

  • Coca-Cola Scholarship Fund, aqui.


  • List of Resources for Nursing Students in Illinois, click here.

  • Lista de Recursos para Estudiantes de Enfermería, aqui.


  • Opportunity Scholarship for Dreamers, click here. (Closed until next year)

  • Beca para Dreamers, aqui. (Cerrado hasta el próximo año)


  • National Scholarship for Dreamers, click here. (Closed until November 2023)

  • Beca nacional para Dreamers, aqui. (Cerrado hasta noviembre de 2023)


  • Grant Program for Exonerees, click here. (Deadline June 30, 2022)

  • Grant Program for Exonerees, aqui. (vencimiento es 30 de julio de 2022)


  • Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs), click here. (Closed)

  • Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs), aqui. (cerrado)


  • Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program, click here. (closed for this year)

  • Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program, aqui. (cerrado por este ano)


  • Illinois Special Education Teacher Scholarship, click here.

  • Illinois Special Education Teacher Scholarship, aqui.


  • DCFS Scholarship Program Student Application, click here for information, here for the application. (Closed)

  • DCFS Scholarship Program Student Application, para mas informacion, para la aplicación. (cerrado)


  • Black Naturopathic Opportunity Scholarship, click here.

  • Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Scholarship, click here.

  • Earthmover Credit Union Teen Investment Program, click here.

  • Kane County Sheriff's Office Scholarship Application, click here. (Closed)

  • Kane County Sheriff's Office Scholarship Application, aqui. (cerrado)



  • DACA Renewal Scholarship, click here for more information.

  • DACA Renewal Scholarship, para mas informacion.


  • Puerto Rico Youth Fellowship, click here (closed for this year)

  • Puerto Rico Youth Fellowship, aqui (cerrado por este ano)




Internships/ Servicio Social

  • CAIR Chicago Internship, click here.

  • White House Fellows Program, click here

  • Office State Representative Barbara Hernandez, email RepBarbaraHernandez@gmail.com

  • Kane County Government Internships, click here.

  • Congressman Bill Foster Internships, click here.

  • Paramount Theater Internships, click here.

  • World Relief Internships, click here.

  • The city of Naperville Internships, click here.

  • AID Internships, click here. (Accepting until positions are filled/aceptando hasta que se llenen las posiciones)

  • IMSA’s College Internship Opportunities, click here.

  • Fox Valley Orchestra Internships, click here. (Dates TBD)

  • 135 Summer Engineering Internship Opportunities with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Click here. official or unofficial college transcripts; registrar offices may send transcripts in pdf format to: Dot.SummerApplications@Illinois.gov.

  • Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), click here.

  • Alive Center in Naperville and Aurora, click here.



Adult Education

Helping adults learn English or how to read and write.

  • Illinois Adult Education, Click here.