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Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver (SETTW) Program

Program News

(last updated July 28, 2017)

2017-18 Award Verification
2017-18 Award Determination

2017-18 Application

Enrollment Status Verification


Award Verification

The 2017-18 SETTW Verification Rosters and Certification forms listing the students who were award in May were mailed to colleges on July 28, 2017. The verification roster is used to verify enrollment and program eligibility for each qualified applicant selected to receive a tuition waiver who indicated on the application that they would attend your school during the 2017-18 academic year. Completed forms are due back to ISAC on or before September 29, 2017.

Refer to the Tuition Waiver Process in the SETTW section for a sample roster, instructions for certifying eligibility for the tuition waiver and an example of the cover letter. Information about teaching requirements is also available within this SETTW section.

Award Determination

Award Notifications and Rights and Responsibilities forms for the Illinois Special Education Teachers Tuition Waiver (SETTW) program were sent to 250 eligible applicants on May 16, 2017 for the 2017-18 academic year. Letters were sent to all other qualified applicants who were not selected.

Refer to Determining Awards for SETTW within this section of the Gift Assistance area for more information about the award process and links to a sample of the Award Notifications and the Rights & Responsibilities form. The SETTW program is a tuition waiver for attendance at public universities in Illinois. Awards are not subject to annual appropriations by the Illinois General Assembly and the Governor.


The 2017-18 SETTW Application/Teaching Agreement/Promissory Note is no longer being accepted. The 2017-18 Illinois SETTW Program priority application consideration date was March 1, 2017. Complete applications postmarked after that date are considered for the Illinois SETTW Program only if available waivers remain after all timely complete applicants have been awarded. It is anticipated that the application for the 2018-19 Illinois SETTW Program will be available at this website in mid-December of 2017.

Refer to the Application Procedures for SETTW page within this section, to learn more about the application process.