College & Career

A college and career resource center, which is available to students and parents, provides information on college programs, scholarships, employment opportunities, trade and technical school programs, military services, occupational opportunities, and specialized educational and vocational programs. A computer software system which contains occupational, college, and financial aid information is available to all students.

Mr. Eric Melton, our career counselor – coordinates activities to help students develop appropriate career goals. The career counselor has received special training as a college consultant and is available to provide families with specific college and financial aid information. You may reach him at (847) 755-4630 or via email at

College and Career Events

Financial Aid Night Presentation @ School Auditorium
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm

Register now for this event!

College planning can become overwhelming and often confusing.  If you are planning on enrolling in college in the fall of 2015 or 2016, you are probably concerned about meeting the rising costs of higher education.  Questions arise about the Illinois State programs, federal grants and loans and the procedures that must be followed in order to obtain financial assistance.

In order to help you in the financial aid process and answer your questions about grants, loans and scholarships, Schaumburg High School will present Financial Aid Night on Monday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the SHS Auditorium.  Representatives from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will be our keynote speakers and provide you with valuable information to navigate the process.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid will be available beginning January 1, 2015.  It is recommended that you start the completion process as soon as possible.   Here are some helpful links to help SHS families better understand the financial aid process.

FAFSA Completion @ Room 218A
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am
FAFSA Completion @ Room 218B
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm
Junior College Planning @ Auditorium
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm
Right College / Right Price @ School Auditorium
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm