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IVG Eligibility Units

Illinois Veteran Grant recipients may receive benefits limited to the equivalent of four academic years of full-time enrollment, which includes summer terms. With the exception of veterans who are eligible for Post -9/11 GI benefits at less than 100% (based on length of service) and choose to use those benefits during the same term that ING benefits are used, IVG eligibility units are based on the enrolled hours for a particular term, not the dollar amount of the benefits paid. Credit and noncredit hours, for which benefits are used, are converted to eligibility units according to the following chart:

 

Number of
Hours

Semester
School

Quarter
School

12 or more
hours 

12 units 

8 units

9 - 11.99 hours  

9 units 

6 units

6 -  8.99 hours  

6 units 

4 units

3 -  5.99 hours  

3 units 

2 units

0 -  2.99 hours    

1 unit 

1 unit

 

Recipients may continue to accumulate up to 120 units, after which point eligibility for program benefits will cease. Full program benefits may be extended for one additional term if the recipient has accumulated fewer than 120 eligibility units but does not have enough units remaining for the number of hours in which s/he is enrolled for the term.

In the event that a recipient withdraws from a course(s) prior to the end of a term, eligibility units will be assessed in proportion with the total dollars that are paid. If the recipient has had any portion of his/her tuition and fees paid, at least one eligibility unit will be charged to the recipient.

Example: A recipient is enrolled for 12 semester hours at a cost of $600. The recipient withdraws from enrollment and incurs expenses of $300 in accordance with the institution’s tuition refund policy. The recipient would use 6 eligibility units and would receive $300 in benefits.