• 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 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. Be an honorably discharged veteran; and
    2. Reside in Illinois at least six months before entering the service; and
    3. 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; and
    4. Return to Illinois within six months of discharge from the service 

    To apply:

    Now what?
    It takes ISAC approximately 4 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:
    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 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.

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    Information as of 06/2012