Financial Aid Information for College & Career
The Counseling, College & Career teams support students seeking financial aid for college or career programs. Students, parents/guardians are encouraged to attend our Introduction to Financial Aid Night held every fall. Additionally, seniors should attend their counseling lessons to obtain more information about how to apply for financial aid and scholarships.
One way to obtain financial aid assistance is to apply to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). As of the 2020-21 school year, to receive a diploma from an Illinois public high school a student must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA or the Alternate Application for Illinois Financial Aid, if applicable*.
FAFSA Graduation Compliance
Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) -OR-
Submit the Alternate Application for Illinois Financial Aid, if applicable *
*The Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid allows qualifying undocumented students and some transgender students who are not eligible for federal financial aid to apply for state financial aid.
Opt Out. A parent/guardian may choose to opt a child out of this graduation requirement. To opt out, email student's name and ID# to email@example.com. No ISBE Financial Aid Application Nonparticpation Forms will be accepted.
Please contact the ETHS College & Career Services office for additional support and assistance firstname.lastname@example.org.