If it weren’t for individual schools stepping up to fill the gap, Illinois’ abandonment of the Illinois Veterans Grant would leave many who served our country without the education they earned. While schools are managing to keep up with the payments, it’s up in the air how long that can that last.
So what exactly is the IVG? According to Jose Alferez, Manager of Veterans Services at College of Dupage, “IVG is supposed to pay for tuition [for veterans] and some fees associated with going to school at any state public institution. Students have been using it for years. The nice thing about IVG is that it doesn’t expire. I have students here that are in their 70s still taking classes that are veterans.”