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Grant and Scholarship Resources

This guide provides information and links to scholarship resources for Oakton students.

Where to Begin

Finding adequate funding for college can be a difficult process. This guide is designed to provide you information about financial resources available to Oakton students. The guide is divided by resource type with general information available here on the home page. Making sure you have filled out your FAFSA for the current year is a great place to begin. This page also provides links to be in contact with Oakton's financial aid department. 

When applying for any scholarships or grants remember that each resource will have its own application criteria, so read the available information before applying.

Oakton Scholarships

When looking for scholarship information and resources, a great place to begin is with Oakton's financial aid services. According to the web page, Oakton has a myriad of scholarships established for Oakton students. "Scholarships have been established through the generosity of businesses, associations and individuals. These scholarships reward student achievement, encourage student leadership and accomplishment, and provide financial assistance. All awards are based on the availability of funds. Some scholarships provide partial funding for tuition and fees; others provide for additional expenses."

While the eligibility requirements may vary for the different available scholarships, there is one application for all of these Oakton specific scholarships. You can find it here: 

Student Financial Assistance Information

For further assistance with financial aid, contact them directly:

Financial Aid
847.635.1700 Des Plaines
847.635.1400 Skokie

Oakton Grants


These grant programs are funded through the federal or state government, and are gifts that do not have to be repaid. For more information, see the Federal Student Aid Home Page or the Illinois Student Assistance Commission website.

These programs are grants: They are gift monies and repayment is not required.





Federal Pell Grant




Federal SEOG




Federal G.I.
(Veterans) Benefits












Oakton Community College Scholarships




SGA Tuition Assist
(Student Government Association)




* Subject to change based on federal, state, or institutional funding.

Important Oakton Scholarship Deadlines offers information for federal and state deadlines for applying for financial aid through its website. Here is a link to that information:

Financial Aid Deadlines Link.

A few important deadlines are:

Federal Deadlines
2021–22 Academic Year
FAFSA® forms must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Central time (CT) on June 30, 2022. Any corrections or updates must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sept. 10, 2022.

2020–21 Academic Year
FAFSA forms had to be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CT on June 30, 2021. Any corrections or updates must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sept. 11, 2021.

College Deadlines
Each college may have its own deadline. Check with the college(s) you’re interested in attending. You may also want to ask your college about its definition of an application deadline. Is it the date your FAFSA form is processed or the date the college receives your processed FAFSA data?

State Deadlines
As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2020. Visit for Monetary Award Program renewal deadline information. Awards are made until funds are depleted.