Illinois National Guard Grant (ING)

How do I apply?

Students must apply for the Illinois National Guard Grant (ING) online through the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC). Allow four weeks for the processing of your application. If no response has been received after the four weeks, contact ISAC at 1-800-899-4722.

ISAC will send a letter of eligibility to eligible guard members. Eligibility is limited to one school per semester. Students changing schools should get a new letter of eligibility with their new school listed.

In order to receive benefits, you must apply every year for the Illinois National Guard Grant. Your application must be submitted by the ISAC deadline dates listed below. No tuition payments will be made on behalf of any eligible student unless a current year letter of eligibility is on file.

Listed below are the suggested application deadlines corresponding with LLCC tuition due dates and ISAC's deadlines for submission of the ING application.

Fall, spring and summer semesters

  • Suggested deadline: July 1
  • ISAC actual deadline: Oct. 1

Spring and summer semesters

  • Suggested deadline: Oct. 15
  • ISAC actual deadline: March 1

Summer semester

  • Suggested deadline: April 1
  • ISAC actual deadline: June 15

Note: Students are responsible for paying all tuition and fees until approved by ISAC.

How do I use my Illinois National Guard Grant to pay my tuition?

After the application is processed, ISAC will send an eligibility letter to you. You must submit a copy of this letter to the LLCC Veterans Affairs Office.