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Illinois Student Assistance Commission

  • Illinois Student Assistance Commission
  • 1755 Lake Cook Road
  • Deerfield, IL 60015
  • 800-899-4722

Program Description

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) is the college access and financial aid agency in the state of Illinois that administers scholarship, grant, prepaid tuition, and student loan repayment/forgiveness programs. Our mission statement is Making college accessible and affordable for Illinois students. The ISACorps is responsible for assisting students with career exploration, college selection, test preparation, scholarship searches, application completion, and the financial aid process. They also build and enhance our partnerships with local schools, businesses, and nonprofits in order to deliver free career and college planning and preparation services to students from families with no prior college-going experience. Additionally, ISAC maintains a website for program information, and a Call Center accessible both through phone and e-mail to respond to individual student and family inquiries regarding financial aid programs and student loan repayment.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Less than 25%