High school to college

A guide to help you know the steps you should be taking at every stage. 

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get free or reduced tuition through dual credit while still in high school


You don't have to sacrifice the college experience when attending Moraine Valley. Whether you are an aspiring athlete, a budding journalist, a future politician, or you just want to meet new people with similar interests, Moraine Valley offers more than 50 clubs and organizations, including a national award-winning speech team, vibrant student government, prestigious honor societies, and clubs for virtually any interest.


Can I Afford College?

You're Not Alone

Funding your education can be overwhelming. There are many resources and options available, and you may not know where to start. Don't stress. Moraine Valley can walk you through all of your financial options to ensure you are making the right decision. Feel empowered at Moraine Valley and explore different programs and interests without the high price tag of a four-year college or university. We have resources available remotely, so you can discuss your future plans with advisors and counselors by appointment or from the comfort of your home.


Before each year of college, apply for federal grants, work-study, and loans with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. Your college uses your FAFSA data to determine your federal aid eligibility. Many states and colleges use FAFSA data to award their own aid. After submission, you’ll receive your Student Aid Report.

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Moraine Valley Scholarships are gift aid — you do not have to repay them or earn them by working. The scholarship application for the following school year is typically open from February through March. The Moraine Valley Foundation has more than 200 scholarships for both incoming and current students ranging from $250 to $5,000.

Financial Aid Office

The Financial Aid Office offers information for funding at the federal, state, institutional and private-agency levels. Types of aid include grants, scholarships, work-study employment and loans.


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