Dates & Deadlines
Federal benefits can only be certified up to one year after the end of the semester the request is being made for and not more than 120 days prior to the start of the term.
Advance pay must be requested no more than 120 days prior to the start of the term or less than 30 days.
State grants must be credited to your account before the end of the semester to be used for that semester.
You must re-apply for the Illinois National Guard Grant prior to every fall: It is the applicant's responsibility to submit the complete application on or before the applicable deadline date. To receive full-year consideration, your application must be received on or before October 1 of the academic year for which you're requesting assistance. For spring- and summer-term consideration, the deadline date is March 1. For summer-term consideration only, applications must be received on or before June 15. Applications received by ISAC after these deadline dates will be processed only for subsequent terms, with June 15 as the final date of acceptance for the summer term.