Financial Aid and Scholarships
In Student Support Services, we are dedicated to providing as much assistance as possible. Following is a list of organizations that offer scholarships to qualified individuals. We encourage you to investigate each one; however, a note of caution: beware of scholarship scams. If you have to pay money for a scholarship or scholarship search, it probably is not legitimate.
Links to help you find funding for your education.
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Moraine Valley Financial Aid Office
- Illinois Student
Assistance Commission (ISAC)
A comprehensive site sponsored by ISAC to aid parents and students in the financial aid process. Information is available on state grants and scholarships. A college cost estimator is available here.
One of the largest free private scholarship databases in the world. Search for private scholarships here.
The Student Guide
The Student Guide is the most comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. Grants, loans, and work-study are the three major forms of student financial aid available through the federal Student Financial Assistance Programs. Updated each award year, The Student Guide tells you about the programs and how to apply for them.
Center for Educational Reform
Find education reform organizations and websites that offer resources and support at this site.
- College Net
Database over 600,000 financial aid awards
- Council for Opportunity in Education
COEnet.us lists scholarships and learning opportunities, including study abroad scholarships, as for SSS and other TRIO program participants
FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive annotated collection of information about student financial aid on the web
A database of over 5,000 organizations and foundations that offer scholarships, representing approximately 450,000 awards
- The Princeton Review
Information on colleges and universities, financial aid, and careers
Provides colleges, financial aid, distance learning programs, test preparation, and college success
Database of scholarship web pages
- Thomson-Petersons' College Assistance Site
Searchable database of scholarships and institutions of higher education
- U.S. News and World Report
Features a series of rankings for colleges and universities, including a ranking of "best value" schools
As a member of the national TRIO program, Moraine Valley's Student Support Services program is affiliated with several other organizations that are dedicated to furthering educational opportunities around the country.
Council for Opportunity in Education (COE)
The Council for Opportunity in Education was established in 1981 to further the expansion of educational opportunities throughout the United States. Through its numerous membership services, the council works in conjunction with colleges, universities and agencies that host TRIO programs geared toward helping low-income Americans enter college and graduate.
Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel
Representing Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin, the Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel strives to promote secondary and postsecondary programs to meet the academic, financial and socio-cultural needs of minority and/or disadvantaged students. MAEOPP has scholarships available for TRIO students.
Illinois Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel
The Illinois Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel is an organization comprised of directors, counselors, students, parents, educators and others who are dedicated to ensuring access and education for all who desire a postsecondary education. It accomplishes this by awarding college scholarships to high school, college and graduate students. ILAEOPP also sponsors an annual Professional Conference, a Student Leadership Conference, three national TRIO Day celebrations, a college tour, and various training workshops for TRIO and Educational Opportunity Program members. Moraine Valley TRIO/SSS participants are welcome to participate in future events. For information on membership, contact director Terry Chambers at (708) 974-5648 or firstname.lastname@example.org.