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Retention of Illinois Students & Equity (RISE) Act and Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid Heading link

The RISE (Retaining Illinois Students and Equity) Act was signed into law at UIC on June 21, 2019 and allows state and institutional financial aid eligibility to a subset of students who were previously ineligible. The Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid provides a pathway for students to apply for the MAP Grant and institutional funding at UIC.

Students impacted by the RISE Act include:

  • Undocumented students who are Illinois residents

If you are unable to submit your application, please contact the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) for more information.