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School of Social Work Apparel Sale

September 5, 2018

Here’s how it works: Visit the Illinois School of Social Work Apparel Sale site Simply click, order, and have your item shipped directly to you! This form will be open until Sunday, 09/23/2018 at Midnight EST. After this date, the form will close and these items will no longer be available. Orders will begin shipping ... Read more

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Harnessing Technology for Social Good- Lecture Series

August 27, 2018

The American Academy for Social Work and Social Welfare spearheaded the Grand Challenges of Social Work, representing 12 challenges focused on improving individual and family well-being, strengthening the social fabric, and helping create a more just society. This lecture series, named after the grand challenge of “Harnessing Technology for Social Good” is designed to present ... Read more

Four years. Free tuition. Illinois Commitment

August 27, 2018

Illinois Commitment is a financial aid package that provides scholarships and grants to cover tuition and campus fees for students who are Illinois residents and have a family income of $61,000 or less. $61,000 is the current median family income in the state of Illinois. Illinois Commitment will cover tuition and campus fees for new ... Read more

Many Young Adults Lack Financial Literacy, Economic Stability, Study Finds

August 27, 2018

Nearly a third of young adults in a recent study were found to be “financially precarious” because they had poor financial literacy and lacked money management skills and income stability. Only 22 percent of the 18- to 24-year-olds in the study sample were deemed to be financially stable, according to lead author Gaurav Sinha, a ... Read more

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Study: Student Loans Hamper Wealth Accumulation Among Black, Hispanic Adults

July 31, 2018

Black and Hispanic adults in the study who reported having outstanding student loans when they graduated college had $36,000 less in net worth than their peers at age 30, according to lead author Min Zhan, a professor of social work at the University of Illinois. Zhan’s co-author, Xiaoling Xiang, is a professor of social work ... Read more