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PFC Award Determination

{ISAC Rules, Sections 2731.40 and 2732.40}

Award Determination Overview
Award Amount
Award Announcements
Awarding Reminders

Award Determination Overview

Benefits are limited to the enrollment equivalent of 8 semesters or 12 quarters of payment for undergraduate or graduate study.

ISAC sends all eligible grant recipients a Notification Letter, which may be given to the school at the time of enrollment. If the student's college choice or address changes during the academic year, the student must notify ISAC in writing at the below address or by fax. Ineligible applicants will also be sent written verification.

ISAC
Applicant Services, D-3A
1755 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL 60015-5209
FAX: 847.831.8549

Award Amount

Grants are funded by appropriations from the Illinois General Assembly and are applicable toward tuition and mandatory fees.

  1. A recipient attending a public institution in Illinois may receive a grant that does not exceed the cost of tuition and mandatory fees at that institution. 
  2. A recipient attending a private institution in Illinois may receive a grant sufficient to pay the cost of tuition and mandatory fees, provided the award amount does not exceed the maximum grant payable to a student enrolled in the most expensive comparable program of study at a public institution.

The maximum term award amount is based on the regular school year tuition and fees (fall, winter, spring) of the public institution as described above. Since summer term is not included in the regular school year, summer term awards are based on the highest public school summer tuition and fees charges.

Award Announcements

ISAC will send one of the following notifications to applicants of the Police, Fire or Correctional program after the awarding process is completed.

Awarding Reminders

  1. If the recipient receives other assistance targeted specifically for tuition and fees, the combined assistance shall not exceed the total tuition and fee expenses incurred by the student; if it does, the institution shall reduce one of the awards accordingly.
  2. The total amount of a student’s gift assistance may not exceed the student’s cost of attendance at that institution. Any excess gift assistance is considered an overaward and the institution is required to notify ISAC to reduce this grant and/or other gift assistance to prevent such an overaward.
  3. If the recipient is eligible for assistance under the MAP grant, the recipient may not be eligible for a full MAP grant because the police/fire or correctional officer grant must be factored into the financial aid package prior to receiving MAP gift assistance. The institution, however, may request a MAP grant to finance tuition and mandatory fee expenses not paid by this program.