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ISAC Military Scholarship & Waivers

ISAC Military Scholarship and Waiver Instructions

  1. Complete the application. Applications for each of the following programs are accessible from this link:

    Questions about completing the ISAC application should be directed to the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs at 217.782.3564.

    Applicants are responsible for meeting all deadlines as specified by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.

  2. Once an application is processed by ISAC, a notification of eligibility is provided to the student.
  3. Students are required to submit the letter to UIC’s Financial Aid Office. Use Financial Aid’s Contact Us page to determine where to submit your notification -

Deceased, Disabled, MIA/POW Scholarship

UIC’s Financial Aid Office administers this program.
A dependent of a person who was an Illinois resident at the time he/she 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, 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.

Illinois National Guard Grant (ING) - UIC’s Financial Aid Office administers this program. Members of the Illinois National Guard may be eligible to receive the Illinois National Guard (ING) Grant. This grant may pay for eligible tuition costs and certain fees for undergraduate or graduate study. The ING grant can be used for a maximum of the equivalent of four academic years of full-time enrollment.

Illinois Veterans Grant (IVG) - UIC’s Financial Aid Office administers this program.
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 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 Illinois Veterans Grant Program Application if they anticipate attending college at any time 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.