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HELP Eligibility

{ISAC Rules, Section 2737.20}

A qualified applicant shall be:

  • a citizen or eligible non-citizen (FSA Handbook Volume 1 chapter 2);
  • a resident of Illinois;
  • enrolled at a degree-granting, not-for-profit private college or university located in Illinois that participates in the collegiate license plate program through the Illinois Secretary of State;
  • able to demonstrate financial need with the completion of the FAFSA;
  • maintaining satisfactory academic progress as determined by the institution (for renewal applicants only); and
  • an undergraduate student and have not received a baccalaureate degree.