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Illinois Veteran Grant (IVG) Program

Illinois Student Assistance Commission

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This grant is for veterans who 1) have served at least one year of federal active duty service in the Armed Forces of the United States, which may include the Illinois National Guard and the Reserve component of the Armed Forces; or 2) regardless of length of service, have served in a foreign country in a time of hostilities in that country; have been medically discharged for service related reasons; or have been discharged prior to August 11, 1967. To qualify, applicants must have received an honorable discharge and not be members of the ROTC. Applicants must have been Illinois residents at the time of entering active duty service or within six months prior to entering the service, or have been students at an Illinois public two- or four-year college at the time of entering active duty service. Applicants must have established, or plan to establish, Illinois residency within six months after leaving active duty service; or if married to a person in continued military service, have applied for this grant within six months after and including the date that the spouse was stationed within Illinois, or if the spouse was stationed outside Illinois, have established or plan to establish Illinois residency within six months after and including the date the spouse was separated. Applicants must reside in Illinois unless you are serving federal active duty service at the time of enrollment in college or residing with a spouse in continued military service who is currently stationed outside of Illinois, and not be in default on any student loan, nor owe a refund on any state or federal grant. In order to receive benefits, qualified applicants must be enrolled at an Illinois public two- or four-year college and maintain the minimum grade point average (GPA) required by that college.

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