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Illinois Veteran Grant (IVG) Program

The Illinois Veteran Grant (IVG) program pays tuition and fees for either undergraduate or graduate study at all Illinois public colleges and universities. Recipients may use their grant assistance up to a maximum of 120 eligibility units. The IVG program covers resident tuition and mandatory fees (this excludes refundable fees). The IVG program does not cover University housing costs. Important: Students must submit a copy of their eligibility letter to the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) prior to the term deadline established by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) in order for the funds to be applied to their student account.

Illinois National Guard (ING) Grant Program

Enlisted officers or company grade officers of Illinois National Guard Units with one or more years of service may be eligible for payment of tuition at state universities and colleges in Illinois through the ING Grant program. Other grants administered by ISAC may be used in conjunction with the ING Grant program, but may not replace the ING Grant program. Recipients may use their grant assistance up to a maximum of 120 eligibility units. Applications must be submitted annually and are available from ISAC.

To view the most updated information regarding the IVG and ING Grant programs, please visit the Illinois Student Assistance Commission website.

MIA/POW Scholarship

The MIA/POW Scholarship is available to dependents of Illinois veterans who are/were prisoners of war, declared missing in action, deceased or have 100% service connected disability. You may request more eligibility information or an application from the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs.

Children of Veterans Tuition Waiver

Child of Veteran Tuition Waiver - Eligibility information and application for the Children of Veterans Tuition Waiver at the University of Illinois. January 2nd is the priority deadline.

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