JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois

Deadline Date

Each year that funding is available for this program, ISAC sets and announces a priority access to funding date by which both the Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity (ECACE) Scholarship Program application and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) must be completed and submitted.

The date for priority access to funding for the 2023-24 academic year was August 7, 2023. Untimely applications (i.e., those received after that date) continued to be considered for as long as funding remained available after all timely, qualified applicants had been awarded. A notification was sent to applicants after a final decision was made regarding their award status.