Illinois College Options
Our goal is to make higher education accessible & achievable for all.
Illinois College Options educates students & guardians about post-secondary education and any resources available to support them.
We bring equity to college enrollment process by educating parents and students on the college application process and financial resources available, empowering students with the tools and experiences to successfully
matriculate into post-secondary education, and increasing the number of low-income students and students of color who enroll in Illinois colleges and universities.
Student-centered counseling that addresses individual academic and career goals. A comprehensive needs assessment is developed for each participant to inform the creation of an Individual Achievement Plan that outlines goals, available resources, and types of services needed to achieve desired outcomes for each student.
Illinois College Tours
Each individual will gain exposure to college life by participating in tours (virtual or in-person) to three Illinois colleges or universities.
Illinois College Placement
Our College Placement program increases college accessibility and affordability among minority students. Each student is assisted by an Educational Specialist in identifying Illinois colleges and universities that correspond with the academic, financial, social and career profile of the individual. Services include college test preparation resources, college application completion, financial aid counseling and preparation of forms, scholarship research and campus visits.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
We hold regular workshops to educate students and their families about the importance of and how to apply for the FAFSA and other forms of financial aid, including grants, scholarships, work-study, student loans, etc.
14 years have passed since my story with ITAV began. I am so grateful to the ITAV family for allowing my three daughters and me to be part of their great family. There have been great moments and memories that will always remain in my mind. Thank you ITAV for your support and commitment.
My toddler’s face lights up with excitement every time we are approaching his school. It gives me a great sense of comfort knowing that he is in great hands while I am away from him.
ITAV’s teachers are truly a third parent in raising our kids and an essential part of our family! We not only lean on them for childcare, we turn to them for emotional support as parents, laughs after a stressful day at work, and honest feedback about what our kids need that we might be missing.
After receiving my Childhood Development Associate credential through the Early Childhood Workforce program at ITAV, I realized how much I love learning about children and think I want to pursue getting my Masters in Child Development.
ITAV Parent and Family Support Staff Representative
Clinical Psychologist, CPS Teacher
ITAV Early Childhood Workforce Program Graduate
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