Illinois RISE ACT
The Retention of Illinois Students & Equity (RISE) Act allows eligible undocumented
students and transgender students who are disqualified from federal financial aid
to apply for state financial aid. The Alternative Application for Illinois Financial
Aid provides a pathway for these qualified students to apply for Monetary Award Program
Find More Information Here.
Who can benefit from the RISE ACT?
- Undocumented students who are Illinois residents.
- Transgender students who do not complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) due to the requirement to report their gender "at birth."