PFC Program Overview
Grant Program for Dependents of Correctional Officers
Grant Program for Dependents of Police or Fire Officers
If a correctional officer employed by the Illinois Department of Corrections in a security position or an Illinois police or fire officer is killed or sustains an injury resulting in a permanent disability in the line of duty, the officer’s spouse and children may receive grant assistance under this program, without regard to financial need.
The grant may be used for an equivalent of 8 semesters or 12 quarters of undergraduate or graduate enrollment.
Grants are funded by appropriations from the Illinois General Assembly and are applicable toward tuition and mandatory fees.
- 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.
- 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.