In Illinois, students in the country illegally are ineligible for financial aid from either the state or federal government. One Arlington Heights student is trying to pay for her next semester by competing in a Chicago beauty pageant.
North Lawndale College Prep is creating a financial endowment called The Phoenix Pact to help its students pay out-of-pocket college costs. The initiative partners with universities that have high graduation rates for low-income and minority students.
Chicago Bears Superbowl champ Dennis McKinnon discusses a new film that takes on the concussion epidemic in the NFL. Also, financial expert Sandy Botkin gives tips on saving for one of the mor financially taxing expenditures any of of us makes - higher education.