The Education News section provides access to all State of Illinois press releases that have been published relating to all levels of education, ranging from school funding, to opportunities for learning, and the status of education in Illinois.
- 02/03/2015 - Financial Aid Awareness Month Events Can Help Students Get To College
CHICAGO – February is Financial Aid Awareness Month, and an important time to remind Illinois families that despite the rising cost of tuition and fees, financial aid can help make college possible, especially for families with the most financial need. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) is pleased to announce free workshops throughout the state to help families navigate the financial aid process, including help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)—the form that determines a student’s eligibility for most federal, state, and college financial aid programs.
- 01/27/2015 - Illinois Student Assistance Commission Partners With Cappex To Provide College And Scholarship Search Tool To College Bound Students
CHICAGO – It’s officially FAFSA season—where students and families across the nation work to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the form that will determine eligibility for federal, state, and many college financial aid programs. What many families don’t realize is that there are often substantial dollars available through a host of scholarships—money that can supplement grant funding and help decrease the need to take on significant student loan debt. Students can now instantly identify available scholarship dollars for which they might be eligible through a new partnership between the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) and Cappex.com.
- 12/10/2014 - Governor Quinn Announces Illinois Wins $80 Million Federal Investment for Early Childhood Education
CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced that Illinois has won an $80 million federal investment in early childhood education. Illinois will receive $20 million annually for four years through the Preschool Development Grants competition, which is part of President Obama’s call in 2013 to expand access to high-quality preschool to every child in America. Thirty-six states competed for a total of $250 million annually over four years to provide children from low-income households with access to early childhood education. The announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s Birth to Five Initiative, which expands access to early learning opportunities.
- 12/02/2014 - Illinois Student Assistance Commission Announces 2015-16 Illinois State Scholars
- 11/19/2014 - Governor Quinn Statement on Selection of New University of Illinois President
- 11/06/2014 - Collaboration Gets Results for Military and Veteran Students To Get Academic Credits for Military Training and Education
- 10/31/2014 - Governor Quinn Kicks Off Construction on Final Phase of Science Center at SIU Edwardsville
- 10/31/2014 - Governor Quinn Announces Capital Investments in Lewis University and University of St. Francis