Financial aid consists of scholarships, grants, loans (which must be repaid), and part-time employment. Parkland College makes every effort within its means to help all students with limited financial resources secure the funds needed to complete their educational goals. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact our office and talk with one of our financial aid staff members.
Office Hours (unless otherwise posted):
Monday & Thursday: 8 am.- 6:30 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8 am – 5 pm
Walk-in Hours: Monday-Friday: 9 - 11:30 am & 1:30 - 4 pm
Parkland College Office of Financial Aid and Veteran Services
Room A170, 2400 West Bradley Ave.
Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217/351-2222 • Fax: 217/373-3807
Our mission is to help students finance their education and teach them life skills necessary to live productive and meaningful lives while making a positive impact on their communities.
The Parkland College Office of Financial Aid and Veteran Services adheres to The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators’s (NASFAA) Statement of Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct.
Statement of Ethical Principles
The financial aid professional shall:
- Be committed to removing financial barriers for those who wish to pursue postsecondary learning.
- Make every effort to assist students with financial need.
- Be aware of the issues affecting students and advocate their interests at the institutional, state, and federal levels.
- Support efforts to encourage students, as early as the elementary grades, to aspire to and plan for education beyond high school.
- Educate students and families through quality consumer information.
- Respect the dignity and protect the privacy of students, and ensure the confidentiality of student records and personal circumstances.
- Ensure equity by applying all need analysis formulas consistently across the institution’s full population of student financial aid applicants.
- Provide services that do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, or economic status.
- Recognize the need for professional development and continuing education opportunities.
- Promote the free expression of ideas and opinions, and foster respect for diverse viewpoints within the profession.
- Commit to the highest level of ethical behavior and refrain from conflict of interest or the perception thereof.
- Maintain the highest level of professionalism, reflecting a commitment to the goals of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
Code of Conduct
An institutional financial aid professional is expected to always maintain exemplary standards of professional conduct in all aspects of carrying out his or her responsibilities, specifically including all dealings with any entities involved in any manner in student financial aid, regardless of whether such entities are involved in a government sponsored, subsidized, or regulated activity. In doing so, a financial aid professional should:
- Refrain from taking any action for his or her personal benefit.
- Refrain from taking any action he or she believes is contrary to law, regulation, or the best interests of the students and parents he or she serves.
- Ensure that the information he or she provides is accurate, unbiased, and does not reflect any preference arising from actual or potential personal gain.
- Be objective in making decisions and advising his or her institution regarding relationships with any entity involved in any aspect of student financial aid.
- Refrain from soliciting or accepting anything of other than nominal value from any entity (other than an institution of higher education or a governmental entity such as the U.S. Department of Education) involved in the making, holding, consolidating or processing of any student loans, including anything of value (including reimbursement of expenses) for serving on an advisory body or as part of a training activity of or sponsored by any such entity.
- Disclose to his or her institution, in such manner as his or her institution may prescribe, any involvement with or interest in any entity involved in any aspect of student financial aid.