The Center for Talent Development's Gifted Learning Links Program
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Financial Aid

General Information
Center for Talent Development offers a limited number of need-based scholarships to students who can benefit from Gifted LearningLinks (GLL) but are unable to afford the entire GLL fee. Need-based financial aid is available and awarded to GLL applicants based on family income and extenuating circumstances. Most families awarded financial aid have a total household income of less than $50,000. Note: Financial assistance is unavailable for the Family Program. 

To be considered for financial aid, families applying for GLL must submit the following items:
  • a financial aid application fee of $100 for Enrichment courses, Core Essentials courses; $200 for Honors Electives, Honors, or AP® courses.
  • the GLL Financial Aid Application is built into the online application and will automatically adjust payment to reflect the deposit amounts listed above
  • a copy of your first two federal income tax return pages (all Social Security numbers and bank account/routing numbers censored)
  • a copy of a letter from your school or coordinator verifying eligibility for free or reduced lunch (if applicable).
Families seeking financial aid are encouraged to apply early, as aid money is limited. Financial aid applications will not be accepted after the enrollment deadline for any GLL course.
Center for Talent Development (CTD) makes decisions on financial aid applications only after receipt of all requested materials. CTD will notify families of any award prior to the beginning of the session via phone or e-mail. At that time, families can make arrangements to pay the remaining balance or to withdraw from the program. If you choose to withdraw, CTD will refund the financial aid application fee in full. 

Please contact Gifted LearningLinks at or 847/491-3782, extension 5, with any questions regarding financial aid.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Young Scholars Program
Designed for exceptional students with financial need, CTD's partnership with the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Young Scholars Program allows the opportunity to apply for funding of educational opportunities and advising throughout a student's high school years. Funding can be applied to Gifted LearningLinks courses. For more information, please visit our Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars Program web site.

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