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Scholarship Fair – Sept. 20th

College-bound?  Considering going back to school?

Join us and representatives from organizations and schools such as PEO, Zonta-West, NIU, ISU, Rasmussen College, UIC, Western Illinois, DeVry University, Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce, Elburn Chamber of Commerce, Student Veterans of Illinois, Sugar Grove American Legion Post 1271, Robert Morris Graduate School, Northwood University, the Elburn Herald, Fox Valley Dog Training Club and the Art Institute of Schaumburg to learn what is available. Other participants are table sponsors College Connection and Fifth Third Bank.

6;30 – 7:00 pm  How to fill out a FAFSA Form sponsored by Lighthouse College Planning

7:00 – 7:30 pm  How to fill out a FAFSA Form sponsored by Waubonsee Community College

7:30 – 8:30 pm  How to do an internet search for scholarships and

How to complete a scholarship application & essay

Date:       Thursday, September 20, 2012

Time:       6:00 – 9:00 pm

Location:  Sugar Grove Township Community Building

               141 S. Main Street, Sugar Grove, IL

Road to college can be as confusing as an L.A. freeway

Many of us suburban parents look back on our own college decisions as something that just sort of happened. We took one of those required fill-in-the-circle tests and applied to our “dream” college and a “safety” school close to home. There was no Internet to scour in pursuit of the perfect college, no website enabling our parents to obsess about our chances of acceptance, and our parents didn’t use all their vacation time carting us off for campus visits.

“I didn’t see my school until orientation, and I told my parents I didn’t want to go there,” remembers Carol Krashen, who now runs the Career and College Center at Naperville North High School. Krashen says she applied to two colleges in high school, didn’t go to either one, and eventually found her “great fit” at Albion College, a small liberal arts school in south-central Michigan.

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College Planning Workshop

Illinois College Authority LLC presents College Planning Workshop at the Sugar Grove Public Library, Sugar Grove, IL.  Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (CT) Reservation is required, so reserve your seat now.


This will be a valuable class for all parents with college-bound students. The class will focus on high school Juniors & Seniors (all grade levels are welcome). Parents, bring your students!

IMPORTANT: This class will reveal how families with annual income of $80,000-$225,000 received assistance to help pay for a college education! Come learn the details about how many families have found ways for their students to attend the best colleges without wiping out their wealth.

In this informal class you will learn:

  • Insights into the SAT/ACT tests and tips on how to score higher
  • How to help students know which colleges to apply to
  • What the more selective colleges really want to see in your student’s application
  • The 5 questions to ask colleges before applying
  • How to maximize your potential for scholarships, grants and other gift-aid
  • Is it possible to attend a PRIVATE COLLEGE for a Public College price!!!
  • Why procrastination may cost a family thousands of dollars
  • We will provide a time-line for success — where one should start

Financial aid comes in many different forms from a variety of sources. Our researach and program guides families to uncover their greatest opportunities.