Illinois National Guard Grant Program

The Illinois National Guard (ING) Grant pays tuition and eligible fees (registration, graduation, general activity, matriculation and term fees) at all Illinois public universities or public community colleges. The ING Grant is an entitlement program and is awarded to eligible recipients regardless of the funding level. To be eligible for the Illinois National Guard Grant, a student must:-Be an Illinois National Guard member who is either active or has been active in the Illinois National Guard for at least five consecutive years and have been called to federal active duty for at least six months and be within 12 months after your discharge date from the Illinois National Guard-Completed one full year of service in the Illinois National Guard-Be an enlisted member or an officer -Be enrolled at an Illinois public 2 or 4-year college-Not be in default on any student loan, nor owe a refund on any state or federal grant-Maintain an acceptable grade point average (GPA) according to the policy determined by your collegeThis grant can be used for either undergraduate or graduate enrollment for the equivalent of four or six academic years of full-time enrollment, which is measured in eligibility units. With the exception of veterans who are eligible for Post -9/11 GI benefits at less than 100% (based on length of service) and choose to use those benefits during the same term that IVG benefits are used. Recipients who have completed less than 10 years of active duty ING service may accumulate up to 120 eligibility units. Recipients who have completed more than 10 years of active duty ING service may accumulate up to 180 eligibility units. There is no minimum enrollment requirement and non-credit courses are eligible for the ING Grant.Students who qualify for IVG and the Montgomery G.I. Bill may receive benefits from both programs during the same academic year for eligible educational expenses. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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