• 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, and
        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 www.collegezone.com/giftassist/12523.htm After reading the material → Go to Launch Application.
        2. Complete the Military Benefits Data Form and return it to the Financial Aid office. 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 2- or 4-year college 
        2. Not be in default on any student loan, nor owe a refund on any state or federal grant
        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: www.collegezone.com
        →Go to ISAC Gift Assistance Programs
        →Go to IL Veteran Grant (IVG)







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    Information as of 06/2012