Illinois Veteran Grant (IVG) Program Application
Welcome to the online Illinois Veteran Grant (IVG) Program application.
Please read this important information about the program and how to make sure your application is completed correctly before it is submitted. If you have a Student Portal profile, some of the application information will be prepopulated for you. If you need to create a profile, access the Student Portal and click on Login.
ATTENTION: Please Read If You Previously Submitted an IVG Application
Only one IVG application may be submitted, unless instructed otherwise by ISAC staff.
If you have already submitted the IVG application and now need to print a duplicate copy of your Notice of Eligibility letter, respond to a Notice of Incomplete Application, or make changes to information you originally provided on the application, please follow the below instructions.
Printing Duplicate Notice of Eligibility
You may print a duplicate copy of your Notice of Eligibility by visiting the ISAC Programs area of this Student Portal, logging in via the "IVG - Check Your Status" button, and following the on-screen prompts. Or, you may also contact ISAC Call Center Representative to ask that a duplicate copy be sent to you.
Responding to Notice of Incomplete Application
The Notice of Incomplete Application letter lists the specific documentation that must be submitted in order for your application to be considered. Before your application can be processed, all required documentation (including a copy of the letter) must be received at ISAC's Deerfield office within 60 days after the date on the Notice of Incomplete Application.
In order to avoid additional delays, we recommend that you do not submit a new application.
Making Changes after Application Submitted
If you need to change your response(s) to any item(s) and/or update any information after your application has been submitted, you will need to provide the information to ISAC as outlined in the Making Changes After Application Submitted section of the IVG Program page at isac.org.The Illinois Veteran Grant covers tuition and
Examples: activities, facility operations, grants, health, registration, technology, transportation.
Program Eligibility Requirements
Use the information below to help gather and organize the documents needed to complete your application. The online application process includes the option of uploading and submitting required documentation. Acceptable uploaded files must have one of the following file extensions: .pdf, .jpg, .jpeg, .doc, .docx.
If you are unable or prefer not to submit your documentation electronically, you may instead send it via U.S. mail to ISAC Dept. D, 1755 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield, IL 60015-5209.
- Are you not currently serving? You will need information from your Department of Defense Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty DD Form 214 Member-4 to complete your application. Contact information
is available for Illinois military personnel who need to request a copy of the DD Form 214 Member-4.
- A DD Form 214 Member-4 for each period of federal active duty service must be submitted, including basic training.
- If your federal active duty service was not consecutive (that is, if there were breaks in service), make sure a DD Form 214 Member-4 for each period is submitted with your application.
- The character of service indicated on each DD Form 214 Member-4 must be "honorable".
- The Home of Record on your DD Form 214 Member-4 (at time of entry into the service) must be Illinois. If other than Illinois, you are required to submit documentation as proof of Illinois residency.
- The mailing address on the DD Form 214 Member-4 (at time of separation) must be in Illinois. If other than Illinois, you are required to submit documentation as proof of Illinois residency.
- Were you medically discharged? You must provide a copy of the U.S. Medical Board Statement, Physical Evaluation Board (PEB) Proceedings, DA Form 199, stating discharge was due to a medical reason directly connected to your federal active duty service.
Notification to your college
You must notify your college's financial aid office of your eligibility status as soon as possible, but no later than the last scheduled day of classes of the term for which a grant is requested.
Because you will be providing confidential information about yourself while completing this application, be sure to protect your personal data by closing the browser when you are finished. In addition, do not set a bookmark for application pages.
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