Federal Education Benefits for Dependents of Veterans (Chapter 35)
- Illinois Veterans Grant
- Illinois National Guard Grant
- Illinois MIA/POW Scholarship
- Montgomery GI Bill Educational Benefits (Chapter 30, 33, 1606, and 1607)
- Federal Vocational Educational Benefits for Disabled Veterans (Chapter 31)
How to apply
The PSC veterans affairs advisor can provide VA Form 22-5490 (Application for Survivor and Dependents Educational Assistance) to apply for Chapter 35 benefits. A copy of this form may also be downloaded from www.va.gov/vaforms. Submit the completed form to the veterans affairs advisor at Prairie State College.
What determines eligibility?
If a veteran is totally disabled due to service connected injuries or diseases, or is an MIA/POW as determined by congress, the spouse and dependent children may apply
How are the recipients selected?
The US Department of Veterans Affairs reviews the applications and makes the selection based on their guidelines.
How is the amount of the award determined?
The amount of the annual award is determined by Congress. The program will pay for half-time through full-time attendance, and is subject to cost of living increases each year
How and when are the funds paid out
The applications are submitted to the regional Department of Veterans Affairs in St. Louis. Initial payments may take two months to begin. Once the student begins receiving their monthly check, they will be paid each month for the previous month's attendance. The student can receive benefits for the equivalent of 45 full-time months.