Illinois Grant Program for Dependents of Police, Fire, or Correctional Officers

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

June 15, 2020

Awarded By

Illinois Student Assistance Commission

Award Amount

This grant provides assistance toward tuition and mandatory fees for undergraduate or graduate study at ISAC-approved Illinois colleges. Awards can be used for a maximum of the equivalent of four academic years of full-time enrollment. Recipients must re-apply each year. Students should contact the financial aid office at his/her college to determine what portion of the total tuition and fees will be covered by this award.


The number of awards offered each year may vary and is dependent on the number of qualified applicants and the amount of funding available. In the previous academic year a total of 67 awards were disbursed.

Additional Information

This grant is funded by the state of Illinois to provide assistance to a spouse or child of an Illinois police, correctional officers, or firefighters killed or at least 90 percent disabled in the line of duty. The grant help pays for the cost of tuition and mandatory fees at an ISAC-approved Illinois postsecondary institution. A list of approved institutions can be found at the ISAC website. Payments are made directly to the institution at which the student is enrolled. Grant payment is subject to the limits of dollars appropriated for this program by the Illinois General Assembly. In the event funds are insufficient to make awards to all eligible applicants, ISAC will make award determinations on the basis of the dates that the completed applications were received. Students must not be in default on any student loan nor owe a refund on any state or federal grant. Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress as established by the college or university.

Deadline Info

Applications are available from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) website, at participating high school guidance offices, and from college financial aid offices at participating instit ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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