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Illinois Veterans Grant

Illinois Veterans Grant (IVG) - Veterans who have served at least one year of federal active duty service in the Armed Forces of the United States; or served on federal active duty service in a foreign country during a time of hostilities in that country and were honorably discharged after each period of federal active duty service; and/or are honorably serving may be eligible for the Illinois Veteran Grant (IVG) Program. Any member of the Illinois National Guard or a Reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States who meets the eligibility requirements is considered a qualified applicant for the IVG Program. Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit an IVG program application if they anticipate attending college at any point in the future. While program eligibility can be confirmed for qualified applicants at any time, funds will be disbursed only for terms in which eligible participants are enrolled at an Illinois public college or community college. Applicants are responsible for meeting all deadlines as specified by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.

The IVG pays eligible tuition and mandatory fees. Veterans who qualify for both the Illinois Veteran Grant and the Montgomery G.I. Bill may receive benefits from both programs during the same academic year. For additional eligibility criteria, or to apply for the Illinois Veteran Grant, a printed application may be obtained at the Veterans Resource Center or can be downloaded at College Illinois. The campus contact for the Illinois Veteran Grant is located in the Financial Aid Office, 127 Sherman Hall, (309) 298-2446.