If you are a veteran, current service member or a family member of a veteran or service member, you may be eligible for certain education benefits administered by the US Department of Veterans Affairs and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.
- Veteran Benefits Checklist (PDF)
- Military Benefits for Veterans Form (PDF)
- Military Benefits for Spouses and Dependents Form (PDF)
This grant is awarded to members of the Illinois National Guard or the Illinois Naval Militia who have served at least one year and are currently in the guard or militia. The grant will pay tuition and certain fees for 120 credit hours of enrollment at any state supported institution. Must reapply annually.
This grant is awarded to members of the Illinois National Guard or the Illinois Naval Militia who have served at least one year and are currently in the guard or militia. The grant will pay tuition and certain fees for 120 credit hours of enrollment at any state supported institution.
This State of Illinois scholarship is available for dependents of servicemen/servicewomen who have been declared a Prisoner of War (POW), Missing in Action (MIA), died while on active duty, 100% disabled due to service connected disabilities or died as a result of a service connected disabilities. .This scholarship covers tuition and certain fees and may be used for the equivalent of five years at any Illinois public college or university.
The Department of Veterans Affairs provides educational benefits under the Montgomery G.I. Bill-Active Duty Educational Assistance Program. The Department of Veterans Affairs determines eligibility requirements for Chapter 30 - Montgomery G.I. Bill for Active Duty, Chapter 33 - Post-9/11 GI Bill, and Chapter 1606 - Montgomery G.I. Bill (Selected Reserve).
This program, Veterans Readiness & Employment (VR&E), provides vocational rehabilitation services for veterans who have a service connected disability. To receive services, a veteran must be found both eligible and entitled. The outcome of these services lead to suitable employment that is consistent with their aptitudes and interests or achieving independence in their daily living.
This grant provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition, who are anticipated to be released from a military hospital with 100 percent disability, or who died while on active duty or as a result of a service related condition. The program offers up to 36 months of education benefits.