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Financial Aid

Get help filling out financial aid form at College Goal Sunday

HAMMOND | Applying for financial aid to attend college is not complex.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am

Applications for 2014 scholarships and financial aid at SSC now available

SOUTH HOLLAND | The South Suburban College Foundation 2014 scholarship books and applications are now available in the President’s Office (Room 2134), the Financial Aid Office (Room 2355) and online at

February 12, 2014 12:00 am

Apply for financial aid early in college application process

Prairie State College offers an excellent education at an affordable price. But even at that affordable price, students still need to pay for tuition, books, and fees, and the amount can be overwhelming. The key is to research funding sources and apply for financial aid.

January 06, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Keep College Bound going in Hammond

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. is looking at alternatives for funding College Bound, including the sale of water to Chicago's south suburbs. That's good, because this program must continue.

October 28, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Student loans shouldn't be school of hard knocks

The high load of student debt — almost 1 in 5 adults in the United States owes money on student loans — should concern everyone.

June 14, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Find new funding for scholarships

Hammond City Councilman Anthony Higgs is sort of right, but mostly wrong, to try to cut off casino funding for College Bound.

April 17, 2013 12:00 am

Community leaders and government host college aid night

GARY | U.S. Rep. Peter Visclosky, Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, and Gary Community Schools Corporation Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Pruitt will join the U.S. Department of Education and 10 local colleges and universities to highlight financial aid resources offered by the federal government …

February 20, 2013 12:00 am

Tallian seeks to expand opportunities for adult learners

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosier adults returning to school could access more financial aid and other resources under a plan announced Tuesday by the Indiana Skills2Compete Coalition and endorsed by state Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes.

December 04, 2012 2:20 pm
Making informed choices about college financial aid

Making informed choices about college financial aid

Getting into college is hard enough. Paying for it? That can be even more intimidating.

June 18, 2012 9:00 am

PNC Financial Aid Weekend Feb. 25 & 26

Purdue University North Central

February 17, 2012 12:06 pm

Fill out financial aid form on College Goal Sunday

HAMMOND | Applying for financial aid to attend college is not complex.

February 11, 2012 12:00 am

Financial aid workshop offered free at PSC

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Submitting a completed and accurate Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the first and most important step in obtaining financial aid.

February 03, 2012 12:00 am

College Goal Sunday set for Feb. 12

Financial aid professionals will be volunteering at 13 Ivy Tech Community College campuses around the state, including the DeLaGarza campus in East Chicago, to help college-bound students and their families obtain financial assistance during College Goal Sunday, set for 2 p.m. Feb. 12.

February 01, 2012 7:15 pm

EDITORIAL: Dollars for scholars, not politically connected

When Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed the legislators' college scholarship last week, he lashed out against the program.

August 15, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Some homework for College Bound

The College Bound program in Hammond holds great promise in attracting and retaining homeowners in Hammond and in boosting the educational attainment level, which is so important in economic development efforts.

August 08, 2011 12:00 am

10 more National Merit Scholars named

Ten local students are among more than 2,900 winners of National Merit Scholarship Awards financed by U.S. colleges and universities. Today's announcement is the third this year by the National Merit Scholarship Corp.

May 24, 2011 1:19 pm

More legislators agree to suspend scholarships

SPRINGFIELD | State lawmakers are again pushing to abolish General Assembly scholarships, and more are pledging not to hand them out this year to students as a cost-saving measure.

February 03, 2011 12:00 am

Immigration bill to be heard Wednesday

INDIANAPOLIS | An Arizona-style immigration law proposed for Indiana will get its first committee hearing Wednesday at the Statehouse.

January 31, 2011 12:00 am
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