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Benefits for Dependents

MIA/POW Scholarship Heading link

If you are the dependent of a person who was an Illinois resident at the time they entered active duty and has been declared to be a prisoner of war, missing in action, dead as a result of a service -connected disability, or disabled with a 100 percent disability as the result of a service – connected cause as recognized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or the U.S. Department of Defense, you may be eligible to receive the MIA/POW Scholarship. This scholarship may be used at public colleges in Illinois, and is administered by the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

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Child of Veteran Tuition Waiver Heading link

This is a four-year, consecutive, in-state tuition waiver at the University of Illinois given to natural, step, or legally adopted children of service members who are veterans.

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