OAK LAWN, Ill. – State Rep. Kelly Burke, D-Evergreen Park, is highlighting the recent change by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) in partnership with the Illinois General Assembly to add all the state’s public universities onto the Common App platform.

“With more challenges than ever before, we need to make the college application process as easy as possible for future college students,” said Burke. “This move will now allow first-year students applying for college to use one form to apply to any of our state’s 12 public universities, along with many of the state’s private colleges.”

Future students and their families can find more information and complete an application at the Common App website, www.commonapp.org, which provides resources and answers to frequently asked questions, along with participating schools with the application. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) and its partners also offer free support for students who need help in completing their college and financial aid applications. Low-income Common App applicants can also apply for a fee waiver.

“The Common App is a great tool to allow students to apply to multiple state universities in Illinois, creating greater opportunities for them, with the simplicity of a single form,” said Burke. “By making the process easier and simpler for students and their families, we can keep more students at institutions of higher education in Illinois, along with bringing in new ones from across the country.”

Rep. Kelly BurkeRep. Kelly Burke

Assistant Majority Leader
(D-Evergreen Park)
36th District

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