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2017-18 ING Grant Application Now Available


Attention members of the Illinois National Guard: The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) is pleased to announce that the interactive application for the 2017-18 Illinois National Guard (ING) Grant Program is now available to complete and submit online via the ISAC Student Portal. Use the 2017-18 application to apply for the fall 2017, spring 2018 and summer 2018 terms. The application priority consideration date for full-year and fall-only awards is October 1, 2017.

If you have not already done so, be sure to create a profile in the ISAC Student Portal. Once you have a profile, you can return to the Student Portal to check your application status, verify the number of ING Grant eligibility units you have used or, if necessary, request a duplicate copy of your ING Grant eligibility notification.

Because this is an entitlement program, eligible recipients will receive their benefits regardless of annual appropriations through the state budget process. Illinois public two- and four-year colleges are required to waive any eligible tuition and allowable fees that are not covered by state appropriations.


Summer Term Applications for 2016-17 ING Grant Due June 15

June 15, 2017 is the final date summer term applications will be accepted for the 2016-17 ING Grant Program.

Interactive Application for the IVG Program Anticipated for Later This Summer

We anticipate that the interactive version of the Illinois Veteran Grant (IVG) Program application will be launched later this summer. Specific details will be shared as they become available, using our regular methods of communication – the Student & Parent Message Board and this e-Messaging service.

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If you have any questions regarding this e-Message, please contact the ISAC Call Center by calling toll free at 800.899.ISAC (4722) or sending an e-mail message to