Financial Aid and Scholarship Information
Financial aid information is located in the top section of this webpage and scholarship information is located in the bottom section of this webpage
Financial Aid Information and Resources
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - It is recommended that all graduating students that are U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens and are planning to pursue postsecondary education complete the FAFSA, additional information regarding the eligibility requirements can be accessed on the Federal Student Aid website (the FAFSA will be available for completion beginning on October 1st, it is recommended that the FAFSA be completed as soon as possible as applicable).
- Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid - Per the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), "The Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid allows qualifying undocumented students and transgender students who are not otherwise eligible for federal financial aid to apply for Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants to attend eligible Illinois colleges, universities, and career education programs." Additional information and resources regarding the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid (the Alternative Application will be available for completion beginning on October 1st, it is recommended that the Alternative Application be completed as soon as possible as applicable).
- New Graduation Requirement applicable for the Class of 2021
Per the Illinois State Board of Education: “Starting in school year 2020-21, to receive a diploma from a public high school a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) or, if applicable, the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid. Local school district staff must provide support and assistance to students and parents/guardians in the application process.”
- CSS Profile - This form is applicable for nonfederal financial aid and may be requested by some colleges and scholarship programs - please visit this College Board website for additional information and it is also strongly recommended that students review the requirements for applicable colleges and scholarship programs to see if the CSS Profile is necessary.
Scholarship Information and Resources
- Lake Park Scholarship Bulletin - Includes scholarship postings and other associated information to assist with scholarship searches
- Lake Park Educational Foundation College Scholarships - Scholarship opportunities available to graduating Lancers
The following websites also provide financial aid and scholarship search information/resources:
To search for scholarships that are specific to a particular college or university - review the college or university's website, contact the Admissions or Financial Aid Offices to inquire, and/or you can also do a Google search for “the name of the college or university” + “scholarships”, an example would be “Illinois State University scholarships”
Midwest Student Exchange Program - Informational website regarding a tuition reciprocity program