State of Illinois Benifits

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Illinois Veterans Grant (IVG)

This grant is administered by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC). In order to receive educational benefits under this program an applicant must be designated as a "Qualified Veteran" and reside in Illinois. IVG pays tuition and most fees. For more information and requirements in order to qualify for benefits under this program, please visit the ISAC website, or contact the Chicago State University Office of Veterans Affairs.

Illinois National Guard Grant

This grant is administered by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC). In order to receive educational benefits under this program an applicant must be on active duty status and have served for at least one year in the Illinois National Guard. This program pays tuition and some fees. For more information and requirements in order to qualify for benefits under this program, please visit the ISAC website or contact the Chicago State University Office of Veterans Affairs.

MIA/POW Scholarship

If you are the 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, you may be eligible to receive the MIA/POW Scholarship. This grant is administered by the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)

The Department of Military Science offers interested students an opportunity to earn a commission as an officer (Second Lieutenant) in the United States Army, the Army National Guard, or the United States Army Reserve. The department's Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program also offers students valuable training in leadership and management required for success in either a civilian or military career.