Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) is responsible for planning and coordinating Illinois’ system of higher education, recommending budgetary needs, maintaining data, and approving the operation and programs of higher education institutions in the State.
Career and Technical Education programs in areas such as agricultural, business, marketing, computer technology, and engineering provide instruction for careers in high-wage, high-skill, and high-demand occupations.
ISAC was previously a loan guarantor under the Federal Family Education Loan Program, a program that ended in 2010. ISAC continues to work with those who borrowed under the program.
ISAC's Student Portal offers free online applications and tools for college and scholarship search, calculating college costs and estimating financial aid, financial literacy and budgeting, career and job search, and more. Check out our internship and summer job board. Sign up for our free text messaging service to text your college and financial aid questions to our experts and have the answers send directly to your phone!
The Illinois Virtual Course Catalog offers supplementary virtual courses for advanced learning, credit recovery, and more, from multiple approved providers. All courses are taught by Illinois licensed instructors and aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards. Public school districts that enroll students in courses from the catalog can request reimbursement from ISBE, subject to appropriations by the General Assembly.
Trauma-informed care is essential to supporting students’ academic and social-emotional wellbeing. Find resources to support your student’s mental health at school and at home.
IDHR takes and investigates charges of Sexual Harassment in Education. Sexual harrassment charges can be filed against an elementary, secondary or higher education institution and/ or institution.
Training is critical for effective emergency response. This page provides links for training course registration and tracking.
Safe2Help Illinois is available 24/7, and at no cost to all school districts in the state. In the absence of a trusted adult, students can use a free app, text/phone, or the website (Safe2HelpIL.com) to share school safety issues in a confidential environment. Information obtained by Safe2Help Illinois will remain confidential to ensure student privacy and to protect the integrity of the program. This program is not intended to suspend, expel or punish students; rather, the goal is to encourage students to “Seek Help Before Harm.”