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Illinois Veterans' Grant

The Illinois Veterans' Grant (IVG) Program pays tuition and mandatory fees at all Illinois state-supported colleges, universities and community colleges for eligible Illinois veterans. An individual must: 

  • Be an honorably discharged veteran; and
  • Reside in Illinois six months before entering the service; or a resident of Illinois for at least 15 consecutive years after having active duty as of the date of application; and
  • Have at least one full year of active duty in the U.S. Armed
    Forces. This includes veterans who were assigned to
    active duty in a foreign country in a time of hostilities in that country,
    regardless of length of service; and
  • Return to Illinois within six months of discharge from the service

Applications and additional information are available from the VSO Offices of the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs, college financial aid offices or the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), 1755 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield, 60015, telephone 847-948-8550 or 800-899-ISAC,