How can I pay for my education?
Students usually pay for their education through any combination of personal financial resources, state or federal financial aid, loans, part-time employment or working on campus, full-time employment while attending college part-time, or scholarships. To find possible sources of financial aid:
- Visit your college’s admissions representative, departmental advisor, and/or financial aid office to learn about financial assistance options.
- Use your college’s resources to find job opportunities.
- Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) may cover educational expenses if you qualify based on your economic status, barrier to employment or information about dislocation from your former job.
- Guide to Financial Aid, from The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid.
- Sample Scholarships and Scholarship Search Websites
- Scholarship opportunities at MCC
- Big Future
- Illinois Career Information System (CIS)
- ILCIS Login In: Username Illinois, Password careers
- Education Tab, See How Do I Pay for School? and How Do I Find Financial Aid?
- Fulbright Foreign Exchange Scholarship
- Military Scholarships for military family members, from Fisher House
- Scholarship Resources, from Quintessential Careers
- Truman Scholars, for public service
- Check with the financial aid office and academic department of the college you are considering or attending.
- Sample Financial Assistance for Graduate Students (beyond a Bachelor’s Degree)