Make College Possible With a College Illinois!® 529 Prepaid Tuition Plan

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It’s Financial Aid Awareness Month, and students are busy completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine their eligibility for federal, state and institutional aid for college. While it’s critical for students to complete the FAFSA so they can maximize their aid for college, it’s hard to know how much aid will be available—and what your student will be eligible for—by the time he or she is ready to attend college. With a College Illinois!® 529 Prepaid Tuition Plan, you can reduce that uncertainty, and even help your student graduate from college with little or no student loan debt. College Illinois! offers several flexible programs that cover tuition and mandatory fees at Illinois community colleges, Illinois four-year public universities, and at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. The value of plan benefits can also be used at most private institutions in Illinois and at most out of state schools. If a student receives a scholarship or grant and there are unused College Illinois! benefits, they can be held for future use, transferred to another family member, or refunded up to the amount of the scholarship. Interested in finding out more about College Illinois!? Take part in the program’s online Scavenger Hunt via Facebook and receive a chance to win a $1,000 visa gift card. Simply like the College Illinois! Facebook page and be sure to complete the three questions to win an entry into the drawing. There is no purchase necessary to enter and all entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm CST on March 14, 2016.

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