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New Financial Aid Handbook!

Click here to view the NEW Financial Aid Handbook!

College Zone

Sponsored by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. Contains information on how to plan and pay for college. Specific information is provided on grants, scholarships and loans. This is an excellent resource for students and parents who are starting to explore student financial aid options.

Federal Trade Commission

Information on scholarship scams.

FinAid

This is a basic guide to federal financial aid programs (including loans and grants). A free scholarship search is also available at this site.

FAFSA

Students and parents can file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on-line. A FAFSA is required to receive both federal and state grants, as well as student loans and some VanderCook aid.

Other free scholarship search sites:

Fastweb
College Answer
Scholarships
FreSch

THE STAFFORD LOAN FORGIVENESS
PROGRAM FOR TEACHERS

The Stafford Loan Forgiveness Program grants loan forgiveness up to $5,000 for qualifying borrowers. It also allows for forbearance of repayment during the 5-year teaching period leading up to loan forgiveness. More information is available on-line at:

Stafford Loan Forgiveness Program

For an application and complete information call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 800–4-FED–AID (800-433-3243).

If you have any questions, or would like additional information about financial aid at VanderCook College of Music, contact:

Director of Financial Aid

VanderCook College of Music

3140 S. Federal St.

Chicago, Illinois 60616

Ph: (312) 225-6288 Ext. 233

or send an email to finaid@vandercook.edu

 
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