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ILLINOIS, April 8 – CHICAGO -April is National Financial Literacy Month and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s virtual Money Smart Week® is April 9-16, 2022, offering multiple free opportunities for financial education. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), the state’s college access and financial aid agency, is participating in Money Smart Week® by offering free resources and tools to help students and families improve financial literacy, and by encouraging and supporting students in completing a financial aid application.
“Particularly after the financial challenges of the last two years resulting from the pandemic, it’s increasingly important to provide opportunities for everyone to improve their financial literacy and to learn to better manage finances,” said ISAC Executive Director Eric Zarnikow. “One role that ISAC plays is to help provide students and families with the objective and accurate information they need to make well-informed decisions about education after high school. That includes ensuring that students know what financial aid is available to them. By completing a financial aid application like the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), students may be surprised to learn there are more educational options available to them than they would have considered financially possible.” See the list of events, resources, and assistance available to support financial literacy and college planning:
Money Smart Week® Virtual Events
Free financial literacy, financial aid, and college planning tools, resources, and support services available through ISAC and the U.S. Department of Education
The mission of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) is to provide Illinois students with information and assistance to help make education beyond high school accessible and affordable. ISAC provides comprehensive, objective, and timely information about education and financial aid for students and their families—giving them access to the tools they need to make the educational choices that are right for them. Then, through the state scholarship and grant programs ISAC administers, ISAC can help students make those choices a reality. Find us at isac.org and follow us on Facebook @ILStudentAssistance, Twitter, on Instagram @ISACfinaid and on YouTube.
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