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IVG Program Interactive Application Now Available


Attention veterans: The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) is pleased to announce that the interactive application for the Illinois Veteran Grant (IVG) Program is now available to complete and submit online via the ISAC Student Portal.

Applicants are encouraged to create a profile in the ISAC Student Portal prior to completing the interactive application for the IVG Program. Once a profile has been created, veterans can save time completing the interactive application because demographic fields will be auto-populated. Although the Student Portal currently allows only for completing and submitting the IVG Program application, future enhancements are anticipated that will provide those who have a personal profile to: check the status of their application; verify the number of IVG eligibility units they have used; and, view and print their most recent IVG eligibility notification.

Important details regarding the IVG Program, including the eligibility requirements and an explanation of required documentation (which may be scanned and uploaded as part of the online application process), are provided when the interactive application is first launched. Applicants should read and understand this information prior to completing and submitting an application. Applications for the IVG Program can be submitted any time during the academic year for which assistance is being requested.

An IVG Program application needs to be submitted only once to establish eligibility. Veterans who had submitted the paper version of the IVG Program application in prior years and were deemed eligible to receive benefits do not need to submit the interactive application. Although the online option is the preferred method of applying, applicants who are unable or prefer not to submit their IVG Program application electronically may instead download and print a PDF version and submit the completed application (along with all required documentation) to ISAC via the United States Postal Service.

Because this is an entitlement program, eligible recipients will receive their IVG benefits regardless of annual appropriations through the state budget process. Illinois public two- and four-year colleges are required to waive any eligible tuition and mandatory fees that are not covered by state appropriations.

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