Illinois National Guard Grant
- 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)
- Federal Education Benefits for Dependents of Veterans (Chapter 35)
How to apply
The complete application must be received by ISAC on or before the deadline date, and an application must be submitted for each academic year in which benefits are to be used. The online, interactive application collects all the information needed to determine eligibility. Additional documentation (including the Notice of Basic Eligibility [NOBE] which is used to apply for the GI Bill) is not required and, if submitted to ISAC, will not be returned to the applicant.
If you are a qualified applicant, ISAC will send you an eligibility letter, which you should provide to your college's financial aid office as soon as you receive it. (ISAC's processing time is approximately four-six weeks.)
What determine eligibility?
How are recipients selected?
How is the amount of the award determined?
The amount of the award is equal to the student’s charges for tuition and registration fees. Lab fees and book fees are not covered by Illinois National Guard Grant and are the responsibility of the student. However, students are encouraged to apply for other federal grants to meet these costs by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with PSC School Code (001640) as the school choice at www.fafsa.ed.gov
How and when are the funds paid out?
Illinois National Guard Grant recipients do not receive a cash award. Appropriate charges based on the credit hours the student is enrolled in are billed to the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, and the amount credited to the student’s account. The recipient is entitled to full payment of tuition and certain fees to any state-supported Illinois institution of learning for the equivalent of three calendar years of full enrollment including summer terms.
This award can be used for both undergraduate and graduate work. If the student also is eligible for the Illinois Student Assistance Commission MAP Grant, the Illinois National Guard Grant must be used first.