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10/8/2019, 10:23 p.m.
State Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, is promoting affordable higher education for all Illinois families by supporting Illinois Student Assistance Commission's ...

State Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, is promoting affordable higher education for all Illinois families by supporting Illinois Student Assistance Commission's (ISAC) "College Changes Everything Month." ISAC is offering free financial aid and postsecondary education planning resources available starting in October and extending through Thanksgiving.

"Every student in Illinois who wants to pursue higher education should have the opportunity," Connor said. "College prospects shouldn't be restricted to kids who are born into wealthy families. Time at college doesn't just help students develop new skills they will use for the rest of their lives, it will help them network and find job prospects that lead to lifelong careers. I'm focused on building a stronger Illinois where everyone can find steady employment and a fair salary. Widely accessible higher education will help make that a reality."

Connor is supporting an ISAC initiative, which extends free support options to students and families who need help using financial resources to pay for higher education costs. For the last four years, ISAC has hosted free college resource workshops offering assistance with college applications, financial aid forms and information on scholarships. Connor is encouraging interested families to visit studentportal/isac.org/events to find out more.

"Good education leads to good-paying jobs, it's that simple," Connor said. "Making sure anyone can go to college who wants to will help create a thriving economy for the next generation of Illinoisans.”