State Assistance

Monetary Award Program
Workforce Investments Act (Title 1B) Program

Illinois State Nursing Education Scholarship
Upward Mobility Program


Monetary Award Program

  • The college is approved for the State of IL Monetary Award Program (MAP), which is administered by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.
  • The grant is need-based. 
  • The maximum award for 2017/2018 is $4,869 (Awards are subject to Illinois General Assembly approval).
  • All awards are paid directly to the college and must be applied toward tuition and mandatory fees only.
  • A federal aid need analysis form (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) must be filed for eligibility to be determined. (Effective Fall 2004, MAP awards will be calculated using credit hours of MAP benefits paid.)

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The college is approved by the Illinois State Approving Agency to certify eligible applicants for educational benefits under the Veterans Entitlement Programs: Titles 10 and 38. For further information please click here to visit the VA office web site.

  • Title 10 - Chapter 106 - Selective Service - National Guard
  • Title 10 - Chapter 1606 - Montgomery G.I. Bill - Selected Reserve
  • Title 10 - Chapter 1607 - Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
  • Title 38 - Chapter 30 - Montgomery G.I. Bill - Active Duty
  • Title 38 - Chapter 32 - VEAP - Veterans Educational Assistance Program
  • Title 38 - Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Title 38 - Chapter 35 - Dependent's Educational Benefits

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Workforce Investments Act (Title 1B) Program

  • Career Link, a division of the United Workforce Development Board (UWDB), entered into an agreement with the State of Illinois to operate the Career Link Program for counties of Fulton, Mason, McLean, and Tazewell. For the counties of Peoria, Woodford, Marshall and Stark, interested students should contact Workforce Network. The College of Nursing signed an agreement for the enrollment of these participants.
  • Applicant referrals may be eligible for tuition, fees, books and supplies assistance.
  • Interested students should contact Career Link located in their respective county for more information. The numbers for Workforce Network are: Peoria County (309) 999-4592, Marshall County (309) 364-4120, Stark County (309) 301-4043 and Woodford County (309) 467-2800.

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Illinois State Nursing Education Scholarship Program

  • The program provides scholarships to qualified individuals pursuing a degree in nursing.
  • Graduate students are not eligible for this type of assistance.
  • Applicant must be a legal Illinois resident.
  • Enrolled in an NLN accredited nursing program.
  • Determined to have financial need.  Other criteria may also apply. Applications will be sent to qualifying students.
  • Full-time Students: Tuition/Fees up to $11,386.50 per year
                                Living Stipend: $4,875 per year
  • Part-time Students: Tuition/Fees up to $11,386.50 per year
                                Eligibility for tuition/fees and the living stipend will be prorated based on hours of enrollment.

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Upward Mobility Program

  • The program is offered to State of Illinois employees, covered under the State Personnel Code, for the purpose of pursing a different job title. 
  • Recipients may receive tuition at private colleges and universities up to the highest per credit hour rate charged by public state institutions for no more than two courses in any given enrollment period.
  • For more information, please contact:
    Upward Mobility Program, Project Coordinator
    503 Stratton Office Building
    Springfield, IL  62706 
    Or call 1-800-442-1300 ext. 6

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