JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen or meet the "undocumented student" criteria of the RISE Act
  • be an Illinois resident for at least one year prior to the date of application
  • be enrolled or accepted for enrollment to a nursing program in Illinois that is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation or the Illinois Board of Higher Education
  • demonstrate financial need
  • maintain satisfactory academic progress, as determined by your college
  • establish satisfactory repayment arrangements if you are in default on any federal student loan
  • sign an Application/Work Agreement/Promissory Note promising to fulfill the employment commitment or repay funds received plus interest