College Information

College is a big decision. To help you, we have provided a list of resources below.

Fifteen Scholarship Programs are available to Illinois students  with deadline dates from January through April with the first deadline date being January 31.   Check in the guidance office for specific information regarding these scholarships and the website to each 

 Information is available in the guidance office regarding several SIU-C scholarships 

Don’t know where to start? Check out:

College application FAQ’s

Need help finding schools you might like to attend?

Big Future – Excellent college search engine

US News Best Colleges – Uses ranking information to help find a match for you

CampusReel – View student & community produced videos about campus life at hundreds of colleges across the country.

Need help navigating a college’s website to find information?

How To: Navigate a College Website

University HQ: We are a free educational resource helping students navigate through higher education.

Need help figuring out how to pay for college?

Lend EDU – Lots of good information (including videos) about student loans and scholarships

Federal Student Aid – Information about federal student grants and loans

FAFSA – To fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA – required at all colleges, no matter how much money your family makes)

Fast Web – A free scholarship database

GoingMerry – A free scholarship common application program

NCAA eligibility and scholarships – Info on athletic scholarships and NCAA eligibility

Local Scholarships – Local scholarships

Maryville University– A nationally recognized private institution offering comprehensive and innovative education.

*If interested in Military Tuition Assistance programs, see the Military page.