JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois

Illinois National Guard (ING) Grant

Welcome to the online application process for the Illinois National Guard (ING) Grant.

Important information regarding this program including the eligibility requirements, may be accessed by selecting from among the options that appear in the menu at the right margin of the Application Certification Statement page. Be sure you read and understand this information prior to submitting an application.

Launching the ING application below will open the Student Portal, where you can either login if you already have an account, or create one for the future. If you create a personal profile, the system will automatically use that information to fill in part of your application, and then process it after you complete the rest.

Having an account will also give you a way to check on the status of your application, keep track of the number of eligibility units you have used and view and print your most recent ING Grant eligibility notification. 

If you prefer not to create an account, you can proceed directly to the application by clicking on “National Guard” in the upper right corner of the Student Portal page.

Launch the Illinois National Guard Grant application