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Getting Ahead:

An Adult Student's Guide to Public Benefits in Illinois

By Wendy Pollack


Getting Ahead

About This Guide

College education or job training is an important investment in a financially secure future, but it can be difficult for many students to support themselves while they are in school. Students who lack adequate financial and other support may be unable to complete their educational programs, jeopardizing their future employment prospects.

This guide is intended to help college students and participants in job training determine whether they qualify for public benefits or services, and how to apply for assistance. Students who receive necessary support and assistance are more likely to finish school, start their careers, and establish financial security. This guide is not intended to give legal or tax advice.

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