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    Watch the Financial Aid and Budgeting Basics Videos!

    Illinois workNet would like to thank everyone who was able to join us on our last webinar series! The three webinars provided experts from the Ladder Up organization to cover different topics.

    If you were not able to make it, don't worry, we've recorded the webinars and you can watch them anytime and anywhere you have internet access! Download the presentations and worksheets below and watch the videos!

    Budgeting - Nathalie Rosado, Ladder Up Financial Literacy Coordinator, will cover how to make a budget, as well as making saving a priority within a budget.  Topics include needs versus wants and the importance of careful financial planning for young adults.

    • Adult Budgeting Presentation (PDF)
    • Budgeting Worksheet (PDF)

    Financial Aid Basics - Keisha Heard, Ladder Up Financial Aid Coordinator, will provide an overview of the financial aid process for students and parents. This workshop will provide basic knowledge of the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA), and guide clients through the correct steps of completing the FAFSA.

    • FAFSA 101 Presentation (PDF)
    • FAFSA Ready Worksheet (PDF)
    • FAFSA Ready Worksheet - Spanish (PDF)

    Make Informed Student Loan Decisions - Keisha Heard, Ladder Up Financial Aid Coordinator, will discuss the types of loans that are available and key differences among them as well as how a loan works with emphasis on the repayment process.

    • Student Loans Presentation (PDF)
    • Financial Aid Comparison Worksheet (PDF)



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