• Illinois National Guard Grant (ING)

    Administered by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC)

    What is it?
    The ING is a grant which, if you qualify, will cover tuition and some fees at all Illinois state-supported colleges, universities, and community colleges. If eligible, a student is given 120 units of credit, equivalent to approximately 4 years of study, towards credit and non-credit, undergraduate and graduate level courses at Illinois state-supported schools. The grant is administered by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission and is subject to their rules and regulations.

    To qualify, a student must:
       1. Have completed one full year of service in the Illinois National Guard.
       2. Be a current Illinois National Guard member.

    To apply:
       1. 
    The ING has an online application that must be completed for each academic year.
            
    You may access it through ISAC.org.
       
    After reading the material → Go to Launch Application.
       2. 
    Complete the Military Benefits Data Form and return it to the Financial Aid Office.
       3. 
    Download and review the Responsibilities & Checklist.

    Now what?
    You will receive a letter of eligibility in the mail. Once you receive your letter, please bring in a copy for your file as well as a copy of your current schedule with “ING” and a current phone number written on it.

    In order to use your grant, you must:
       1. Be enrolled at an Illinois public two- or four-year college.
       2. Not be in default on any student loan, nor owe a refund on any state or federal grant.
       2. 3. Maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.

    After confirming this information we will be able to pay your account.

    ★ The ING does not cover laboratory fees, online course fees, late registration fees, technology fees or auxiliary fees at this time; therefore, be aware these costs will fall to you, the student.

    For more information:  ISAC.org
        →Go to ISAC Gift Assistance Programs
        →Go to IL Veteran Grant (IVG)

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    Information as of 06/2012