Financial Aid

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What You Need To Know About The Pell Grant Program

The federal Pell Grant program is the nation’s largest needs-based college grant program.


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ComEd Offering $10M In Financial Aid To Customers

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.


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Commission Miscalculates Financial Aid Money, Reduces Grants For 10K Students

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.

WBBM Newsradio–05/01/2013

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44 Students Accused In Financial Aid Scam At College Of DuPage

Forty-four students at the College of DuPage, and two alleged ringleaders, are accused in a financial aid scam.

WBBM Newsradio–08/23/2012

Financial Aid For Park District Day Camp

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.


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Durbin Urges Wounded Veterans To Apply For Financial Aid

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.

WBBM Newsradio–09/06/2011

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Agencies Seek To Help Families With College Aid

Local officials and civic groups are teaming up to help more families find and apply for college financial aid.

WBBM Newsradio–02/07/2011