• Illinois Veterans Grant (IVG)

    Administered by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC)

    What is it?
    The IVG is a grant which, if a student qualifies, will cover tuition and most fees at Illinois state-supported colleges, universities, and community colleges. If eligible, a student is given 120 units of credit, equivalent to approximately four years of study, toward 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:
    Be an honorably discharged veteran.
    Reside in Illinois at least six months before entering the service.
    Have at least one full year of active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces which includes veterans who were assigned to active duty in a foreign country in a time of hostilities in that country, regardless of length of service.
    Return to Illinois within six months of discharge from the service.

    More info available at www.veterans.illinois.gov/benefits/education.htm.

    To apply:
    Fill out the application. Include a copy of your DD214 Member 4 and other appropriate documentation.
    Complete the Military Benefits Data Form and return it to the Financial Aid office.

    Now what?
    It takes ISAC approximately four weeks to respond. You will receive a letter of eligibility in the mail.
    Once you receive your letter, please bring in a copy to the Financial Aid Office.

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

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

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

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

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    Information as of 06/2012