Tax Assistance Resources
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
(800) 829-4059 (TDD)
Social Security Administration
Illinois Department of Revenue
(800) 544-5304 (TDD)
Local Illinois Department of Revenue Offices:
James R. Thompson Center – Concourse Level
100 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601-3274
Maine North Regional Building
9511 Harrison Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60016-1563
Financial Aid for College Resources
College Greenlight, CollegeGreenLight.com
Chicago Public School Scholarships, https://cps.academicworks.com/
Free online tool for college selection, student loan management, and financial literacy. Create an account at iontuition and include referral code ladderup10
Affordable Colleges Online
Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC)
Detailed information about financial aid including EFC calculators, financial aid program overviews, and much more: isac.org
U.S. Department of Education
The Department of Education has many primary resources on everything related to higher education: ed.gov
You Can Go
Helps you stay on track in your college readiness, make a pledge to go to college and tell others all about: ycg.org
Programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education to help low-income, disabled or first-generation college students achieve a college education: www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/trio/index.html
Financial Education Resources
A free and secure online budgeting tool that consolidates financial accounts and organizes bills.
The U.S. government’s website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics of financial education.
Information for people of all ages, even retirees!
The ONLY source for a free annual credit report.
A tool to help you choose the best bank accounts, credit cards, and loans for your needs.
Learn how to read, understand, and improve your credit score. TransUnion and Equifax credit scores are updated weekly with a free account.
Tips from the U.S. Small Business Administration for entrepreneurs on opening a small business.
Wide variety of topics and information for those who are self-employed.