Before Applying

  • Information regarding federal and state financial aid programs can be found at:
    The Department of Education's Student Aid on the Web.

Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS)

  • The Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) provides employment training and placement services to individuals with disabilities to help them train for careers of their interests, skills, abilities, and informed choice. Vocational counseling & guidance services may also include financial support to achieve academic goals. For more information on this program, contact our local office at 217/278-3500 or visit their website at

Financial Aid Application


  • GradReady is a personal finance website created specifically to help busy students like you learn how to manage money. Parkland provides this service to students for FREE! You can make an online account by clicking the banner below. 

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HOUSE Liaison

At Parkland College, we understand that life can be challenging and, at times, you may need additional support. That’s why we’re dedicated to helping connect you with the resources you need to succeed during your time here and beyond.

If you are struggling with housing or food insecurities, our Housing and Opportunities that are Useful for Students' Excellence (HOUSE) liaison is available to help provide you with information and resources.

HOUSE Liaison contact information:
Dawn Kamphaus
Director of Financial Aid and Veteran Services
Phone: 217-351-2222

Parkland Science Scholars

  • Parkland Science Scholars is designed to support 10 low-income students to pursue their degree in a science field. More information about this program can be accessed here.

Parkland Websites

  • Check the status of documents, view your award letter, and accept or reject your awards on Self-Service through Connect
  • Print forms to complete your financial aid application process on our Printable Forms Page


  • Parkland Foundation scholarship applications can be obtained on the Scholarship Search.
  • A national scholarship search is available at Fastweb

SNAP Benefits

Student Loan Processes

Student Veterans