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Career Exploration

The following links will provide students with information that allows them to research careers, helping them make connections between things they are learning in school and the jobs they will pursue in the future.

Financial Aid

Federal Student Aid, an office of the U. S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded or federally guaranteed financial assistance for education beyond high school. 

  • FinAid – Free scholarship search

  • Financial Aid - U. S. Dept of Education (FAFSA APPLICATION)

    • The Illinois State Board of Education now requires all diploma-seeking seniors graduating from a public high school to complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) OR submit a waiver to opt out. If you choose to waive the FAFSA requirement, you are required to fill out this waiver form. Click here for a Spanish version. The completed waiver form should be emailed to fafsa@oprfhs.org. Please note: Waiving the FAFSA now does not prohibit a student from completing a FAFSA at a later date. Questions? Reach out to your student's counselor directly.

Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC)

  • (ISAC) Student information – Financial Aid for a College Education, FAFSA on the Web, College Awareness and Preparation, Mapping Your Future, and Federal Student Aid Information For Students

  • (ISAC) Parent information – FTC Scholarship Scams Site, College Awareness and Preparation, Mapping Your Future, and Federal Student Aid Information for Parents


The following links help locate scholarships, internships, grants, and loans that match your education level, talents, and background.

Job Search Resources

The following links provide comprehensive job and career information including career counseling, job and resume websites, networking and contact information, and interview preparation.