College Changes Everything

College Changes Everything College Changes Everything is a College Access Movement of the Illinois Student Assistance Commissio College Changes Everything is a College Access Movement of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.

We want to tell a story, your story on how college or higher education has or will change your life. College is not only a life changing experience for you, but those who you are closest with as well as your entire community.

Is your local high school a medalist yet?
03/12/2021

Is your local high school a medalist yet?

Congratulations to University High School, Normal IL for being an IL High School Financial Aid Application Completion Medalist this week! Kudos to all our high school medalists for working to ensure their students can get the money they need for college! Check out all the medalists and see how your high school is rockin’ the FAFSA at https://www.isac.org/home/fafsa/index.html⁣.

ISAC can host a free online Financial Aid Application Workshop for your high school. Email [email protected] to schedule!⁣

11/01/2019
Illinois Student Assistance Commission

Importance of scholarships

Talking about scholarships now!

Text us any questions you have for tonight's video. Just text the number below that corresponds to your area code:

217-207-3265
309-306-7066
618-223-6450
630-216-4910
708-252-3890
773-453-9520
815-242-4630
847-243-6470

Do you have college financial aid questions? Tune in tonight at 7 PM
10/17/2019

Do you have college financial aid questions? Tune in tonight at 7 PM

Students and Parents: Join us TONIGHT on Facebook Live @ILStudentAssistance from 7-7:30 pm CST as we discuss the next steps after the FAFSA, the confirmation page, the Student Aid Report (SAR) and how to make corrections. #AskISACFinaid #ISACCanHelp #financialaid #educationmatters #highered #collegebound #illinoiscollege #collegepreparation #lifeafterhighschool

Illinois Student Assistance Commission
10/16/2019

Illinois Student Assistance Commission

ISACorps Alumni: We want to CONNECT with you! Join our ISACorps Alumni Directory and get access to our ISACorps private network of alums, invitations to members only events, and opportunities to network. Sign up today by clicking the Connect Now button on our webpage and get an ISACorps alumni t-shirt and lapel pin. Feel free to share with former #ISACorps members. https://bit.ly/2pXeQ0X

Tune in to our college admission and financial aid FB Live event tonight at 7:00 pm!!!
09/11/2019

Tune in to our college admission and financial aid FB Live event tonight at 7:00 pm!!!

Students & Parents: Don’t forget to tune in to our Facebook Live event tonight from 7 - 7:30 pm to get your questions answered about the different types of #colleges and degrees. We'll also discuss the student services available through colleges. If you can’t make it to the Facebook Live event, you can get your college and financial aid questions answered by contacting your local #ISACorps representative (find them at studentportal.isac.org/ISACorps), attending a free #FAFSA completion or financial aid workshop in your area (find one at studentportal.isac.org/events), or by signing up for our ISAC College Q&A free text messaging service (visit www.isac.org/collegeqa). #ASKISACFinAid #financialaid #educationmatters #highered #illinoiscollege #collegepreparation #collegebound #lifeafterhighschool

Graduating college soon? Looking for a fulfilling job opportunity giving back to the community? Join the ISACorps. Now a...
01/25/2019
Join the ISACorps

Graduating college soon? Looking for a fulfilling job opportunity giving back to the community? Join the ISACorps.

Now accepting applications!
http://isac.org/jointhecorps

We're hiring college graduates who are passionate about education and helping others to be a part of the Illinois Student Assistance Corps (ISACorps). As an ISACorps member, you will counsel students about college planning and financial aid, deliver quality presentations to middle and high school st...

Beware
01/19/2019

Beware

BEWARE OF this SCAM on Instagram: a scam using the Instagram name love_haleyyy (Haley Smith) is attempting to impersonate the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) and is apparently targeting students who have an email address in their profile associated with an educational institution. This scammer is sending direct messages on Instagram falsely claiming to be associated with ISAC in what appears to be an effort to fraudulently access individuals' bank accounts. ISAC is a state agency that administers state grant and scholarship programs that are paid to students through their institutions. We communicate with students only through secure email and our ISAC call center, and we will never contact a student about their grants or loans through social media. If you are contacted by this scammer, do not share any private banking information with them and please immediately report both the profile and the message on Instagram. If you have any questions, please contact ISAC at [email protected] or 800.899.4722. http://www.isac.org/home/instagram-scam.html

All ISACorps Alumni!!!
01/17/2019

All ISACorps Alumni!!!

ISACorps Alumni: ISAC is excited to announce the development of the ISACorps Alumni Relations. As we start to build the program, we would like your feedback which will help us design activities that will be engaging, supportive and fun. If you have six minutes to spare, please consider taking the ISACorps Alumni Relations Survey which can be found here: https://bit.ly/2FsK4Uj. Your participation will help us maintain an active database for future events and networking opportunities. The survey will remain open until Jan. 25th. Feel free to share with former #ISACorps members. Questions? Contact Veniese Bradley-Mitchell at [email protected].

Is your school on PaCE?
12/11/2018

Is your school on PaCE?

ISAC kicked-off its first PaCE Implementation Leader Training (PILT) session this morning at our Deerfield office. The session offers an in-depth perspective on the PaCE Framework and the implementation process. Upon completion of the one-day training, attendees will have a better understanding of how to assist their schools in implementing the Illinois PaCE Framework. Missed this training? Due to the high level of interest, we’ve added a training on January 15th in our Deerfield office. To learn more about the training or register for upcoming sessions, visit www.isac.org/pilt.

11/30/2018
Illinois Student Assistance Commission

Illinois Student Assistance Commission

ISAC is pleased to announce the names of the 2018-19 Illinois State Scholars. Congratulations to these outstanding honorees, who join the other top Illinois high school students honored with the prestigious designation since it was introduced in 1958. See the list of 2018-19 State Scholars at http://bit.ly/1NekQ4E.

Looking for our new 2019 ISACorps now!!
11/13/2018

Looking for our new 2019 ISACorps now!!

Happy #AmericanEducationWeek! We honor our ISACorps members who work with middle and high school students across Illinois to make the dream of going to college a reality. Find out how you can make a difference by interviewing to become an ISACorps member today https://bit.ly/2FObTCR. #aew2018

Spreading the joy of opportunity!! Your ISACorps!!!
11/08/2018

Spreading the joy of opportunity!! Your ISACorps!!!

#ISACorps members are ready to help you complete college applications and your FAFSA so you can get the financial aid for college you might be eligible for. Visit ISAC's Student Portal to find a FAFSA completion workshop, College 101 or financial aid event near you: https://bit.ly/2g3k5UT
#ISACCanHelp #AskISACFinAid

Join us and share!!
10/22/2018

Join us and share!!

Students and Parents: Don’t forget to tune in to our Facebook Live event tonight from 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm to get your questions answered about FAFSA and financial aid. If you can’t make it to the Facebook Live event, you can get free help with your FAFSA by contacting your local ISACorps representative (find them at studentportal.isac.org/ISACorps), attending a free FAFSA completion or financial aid workshop in your area (find one at studentportal.isac.org/events), or by signing up for our free text messaging service (visit isac.org/collegeqa). #ASKISACFinAid

A little over halfway through College Changes Everything Month!!! Congratulations  on your event tonight McHenry West Hi...
10/18/2018

A little over halfway through College Changes Everything Month!!! Congratulations on your event tonight McHenry West High School District!!!

McHenry Community High School District #156 West School Counselor Mrs. Doczi working with a senior at our Illinois Student Assistance Commission College Changes Everything event!

There’s help everywhere!!
10/18/2018

There’s help everywhere!!

#ISACorps members are ready to help you plan, apply and pay for college. They'll be at schools and organizations across Illinois to help you with your financial aid, #college and #FAFSA® applications this month and throughout the year. Visit ISAC's Student Portal to find an event near you: https://bit.ly/2g3k5UT #ISACCanHelp #AskISACFinAid

The 2018 College Changes Everything Conference presentation and materials have been posted on the conference website.   ...
08/14/2018
2018 CCE Conference Information

The 2018 College Changes Everything Conference presentation and materials have been posted on the conference website. https://bit.ly/2J7VL41 #cce4me

2018 College Changes Everything Conference®    Media Release 2018 Conference Photos and Captions July 19, 20188am - 4:30pmTinley Park Convention Center Tinley Park, Illinois CCE 2018: Supporting Students’ Futures through College and Career Readiness Partnerships At all levels of the education s...

And the 2018 College Changes Everything Champion Award goes to...Vermilion Advantage. Their community leadership and sup...
07/19/2018

And the 2018 College Changes Everything Champion Award goes to...Vermilion Advantage.
Their community leadership and support have made great impact in East Central Illinois. Their work on talent pipeline programs serves as a state and national model among many other initiatives they drive.
Thank you for all you do to improve the lives you serve.

Is higher education really accessible to all or is the American Dream hoarded by the upper middle class? #ccadream2017. ...
11/30/2017

Is higher education really accessible to all or is the American Dream hoarded by the upper middle class? #ccadream2017.
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11/03/2017

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Illinois Student Assistance Commission
10/11/2017

Illinois Student Assistance Commission

Join us for our second session of Facebook Live tonight at 7:00 pm. We’ll be discussing the financial aid process for college and answering your questions. Share!

10/04/2017
Illinois Student Assistance Commission

Looking for financial aid professional development to better help the students you work with? Take a look at Illinois Student Assistance Commission's PD scheduled sessions and sign up at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/illinois-student-assistance-commission-8205227330

ISAC’s professional development opportunities are part of the National Training for Counselors and Mentors (NT4CM). In Illinois, ISAC is the designated provider of the NT4CM training and has been since the inception of the program.

10/04/2017
Illinois Student Assistance Commission

Join now....ask your financial aid questions...

Join us for FAFSA tips! We'll also be answering questions about college and financial aid.

UPDATE: Thanks for tuning in! Here are some of the links Matt and I referenced during our live video!

To fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), go to: www.fafsa.gov

For information and resources regarding college and financial aid visit the ISAC Student Portal at www.studentportal.isac.org/resources

If you need help filling out your FAFSA or college applications, find the ISAC rep nearest to you by visiting: www.studentportal.isac.org/isacorps

STUDENTS, feel free to text us your questions! Check out the comment section for a list of the phone numbers where you can text us!

10/03/2017
Illinois Student Assistance Commission

Getting ready to fill out your FAFSA and have some questions?

Join us tonight at 7:00pm! We'll share some FAFSA tips and answer any questions you may have!

Share Share Share...The Illinois Student Assistance Commission is going LIVE on October 3rd from 7-7:30 pm to answer you...
09/27/2017

Share Share Share...The Illinois Student Assistance Commission is going LIVE on October 3rd from 7-7:30 pm to answer your questions about financial aid. Join them on Facebook @ILStudentAssistance to get help in finding and applying for the aid you need for the 2018-19 school year.

College Changes Everything's cover photo
09/22/2017

College Changes Everything's cover photo

College Changes Everything
07/27/2017

College Changes Everything

The 7th Annual College Changes Everything conference starts off with Dr. Kyle Reyes as our Keynote Speaker on equity and...
07/20/2017

The 7th Annual College Changes Everything conference starts off with Dr. Kyle Reyes as our Keynote Speaker on equity and inclusion. #CCE4me

"If you are a young person, and you work hard enough, you can get a college degree and set yourself on the path to a goo...
07/18/2017
Paying the Price

"If you are a young person, and you work hard enough, you can get a college degree and set yourself on the path to a good life, right?

Not necessarily, says Sara Goldrick-Rab, and with Paying the Price, she shows in damning detail exactly why. Quite simply, college is far too expensive for many people today, and the confusing mix of federal, state, institutional, and private financial aid leaves countless students without the resources they need to pay for it."

Have you read this?

http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/P/bo24663096.html

If you are a young person, and you work hard enough, you can get a college degree and set yourself on the path to a good life, right?   Not necessarily, says Sara Goldrick-Rab, and with Paying the Price, she shows in damning detail exactly why. Quite simply, college is far too expensive for many peo...

01/12/2017
trends.collegeboard.org

We say it all the time: College Changes Everything! Read the College Board's latest report and see how.

https://trends.collegeboard.org/sites/default/files/education-pays-2016-full-report.pdf

Did you know that The Illinois Student Assistance Commission makes it possible for IL high schools to electronically sub...
10/24/2016
Parchment Connect: Illinois

Did you know that The Illinois Student Assistance Commission makes it possible for IL high schools to electronically submit current student transcripts to any participating college worldwide, including the NCAA and Common APP at NO COST? Join us on November 17 and learn lots more. Register Today:
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Join us for Parchment Connect: Illinois at Northern Illinois University! You are invited to join fellow Parchment Member institutions from the Illinois secondary and postsecondary education communities and the Parchment team for this special event hosted by Northern Illinois University. We held the...

Filling out your #FAFSA this weekend? #ReachHigher and get your stuff ready!
10/14/2016

Filling out your #FAFSA this weekend? #ReachHigher and get your stuff ready!

Si tiene cualquier pregunta acerca de cómo pagar los estudios universitarios o cómo llenar la aplicación de ayuda financ...
10/13/2016

Si tiene cualquier pregunta acerca de cómo pagar los estudios universitarios o cómo llenar la aplicación de ayuda financiera (FAFSA), la Comisión de Asistencia Estudiantil de Illinois (ISAC) está con Univision Chicago contestando sus preguntas. Llame ahora hasta las 8:00 pm al 312-494-2725.

Tens of thousands of college applications will be submitted by Illinois High School seniors during #CCEMonth. Our partne...
10/06/2016
Illinois Learners Expand Reach, Broaden Horizons with Renewal of Parchment eTranscript Service – Parchment

Tens of thousands of college applications will be submitted by Illinois High School seniors during #CCEMonth. Our partnership with Parchment allows for the free electronic submission of transcripts to complete those applications. Over 400 Illinois High Schools are already participating. Learn more here:
http://www.parchment.com/blog/illinois-learners-expand-reach-broaden-horizons-with-renewal-of-parchment-etranscript-service/

PublishedMay 31, 2016 AuthorTami Nealy TagsAdmissions, Counselors, Policy Advisors Share This ArticleShare on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Illinois Learners Expand Reach, Broaden Horizons with Renewal of Parchment eTranscript Service Helping to make college accessible and affordable f...

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Registration is now open for the College Changes Everything Conference: Fostering Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging for the Success of All Learners taking place from July 12-July 16, 2021. On Monday July 12th from 2:30 - 3:30 pm, Women Employed’s Policy Analyst, Corinne Kodama, and Lily Rocha, Midwest Regional Director for Young Invincibles, will be presenting our Advocacy in Action workshops. Register for free: collegechangeseverything.org/events/2021-cce-conference-information.html About the Advocacy in Action Workshops: Advocacy in Action Workshops empower Illinois students to advocate for causes they believe in. The free, accessible online workshops teach students how to effectively lead a meeting with a politician and other skills for leading advocacy campaigns. Learn more: http://bit.ly/AdvocacyWorkshops
From our friends at College Changes Everything and Illinois Student Assistance Commission ================= 2020 CCE State Agency Panel Live Session We’re pleased to announce a new live session for the virtual 2020 College Changes Everything® (CCE) conference – Educating During the Pandemic: Efforts to Improve Access, Equity, Affordability and Excellence. Join Deputy Governor Jesse Ruiz and agency heads from the Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Board of Higher Education, Illinois Community College Board, and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission as they discuss the challenges and solutions in educating students this fall in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics will include addressing the increased obstacles to equity and access as a result of the pandemic; improving hybrid and remote learning; addressing affordability, particularly for low income, rural and students of color; and reducing “pandemic melt” and maintaining/improving attainment in light of rapidly changing guidelines and plans for fall. This session is for education professionals as well as students and families looking for information and resources about educating Illinois students from kindergarten through postsecondary during this unique and uncertain period. Reserve your spot now for this live session and the other live sessions at the links in the table below. In addition to the live sessions, our version of an online conference includes recorded sessions available on the 2020 CCE conference website. You’ll be asked to register one time to set up your viewing account, then simply login to view recordings as your schedule permits. Session topics include: breaking down affordability barriers to college access and completion, career readiness and exploration and pathway endorsements, supporting Dreamers, women in STEM, campus equity plans to eliminate gaps in degree completion by race, addressing the disparity perceived by students with disabilities, and many more. July 28, 2020 10-11 am Keynote: Music, Movies, and NASA: Pop-culture and Space Exploration Illuminating the Way for Change Reserve Your Spot Now July 30, 2020 12-1 pm Touching the Third Rail: Creating Campus Equity Plans to Eliminate Gaps in Degree Completion by Race and Pell-status at National Louis University and Moraine Valley Community College through the Illinois Equity in Attainment Initiative Reserve Your Spot Now July 30, 2020 2-3 pm Guidance for Guides: Skills & Tools to Support Postsecondary Planning Reserve Your Spot Now July 31, 2020 10-11 am Collaborative Partnerships: Engaging and Supporting Youth in Work-based Learning Reserve Your Spot Now August 6, 2020 12-1 pm Educating During the Pandemic: Efforts to Improve Access, Equity, Affordability and Excellence Reserve Your Spot Now All live events and recordings are available with no registration fees. Thank you for your interest in CCE and supporting the state’s Goal 2025 – to increase the proportion of adults in Illinois with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60% by the year 2025. 2020 College Changes Everything Conference Planning Committee Illinois Student Assistance Commission Illinois Board of Higher Education Illinois Community College Board Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Illinois State Board of Education Illinois College Access Network Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities Advance Illinois Center for the Study of Education Policy at Illinois State University Education Systems Center at Northern Illinois University Generations Serving Generations ACT Now Women Employed The College Changes Everything® Conference is sponsored by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. Helping Illinois reach its Goal 2025: to increase the proportion of adults in Illinois with high-quality college degrees and postsecondary credentials to 60% by the year 2025
IACEA Conference registration is open🙏🙏 - The 40th Annual IACEA Conference is coming up! Join us at the Statewide Adult Education Conference! This year IACEA is partnering with COABE and GOOGLE to bring you a Google Applied Digital Skills training at the conference! Please click the link this link to find our more! https://www.iacea.net/2020conferenceregistration.html #adultedworks #IACEA2020 #allin