The federal Pell Grant program is the nation’s largest needs-based college grant program.
The brutal winter temperatures have proven to be a real financial hardship for many homeowners, prompting ComEd to set aside $10 million to help customers in need pay their electric bills.
A miscalculation by a state agency could cost several thousand Illinois college students are losing some of their financial aid from the state, though colleges might make up the difference.
Forty-four students at the College of DuPage, and two alleged ringleaders, are accused in a financial aid scam.
Lots of kids will soon be out of school, and some of them area heading to summer camp. But not all families can afford it.
Senator Dick Durbin stood with a group of wounded Iraq War veterans and their caregivers – and encouraged veterans and their families to apply for help from the Family Caregiver Program.
Local officials and civic groups are teaming up to help more families find and apply for college financial aid.