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Waivers Awarded by the University of Illinois

Children of Veterans Tuition Waiver

The Children of Veterans Tuition Waiver is a four-year consecutive in-state tuition waiver at the University of Illinois given to natural or legally adopted children of service members who were veterans of World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam Conflict, the Southwest Asia Conflict, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Waiver Limitations

  • One tuition waiver will be given per county, per conflict.
  • Priority consideration is given to applications received by March 1.
  • A candidate must be a permanent resident of the Illinois County from which he/she applies.
  • The tuition waiver covers four consecutive years of in-state tuition (for undergraduate, graduate, or professional studies) at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, Health Sciences Center, or Springfield Campus).
  • Parent’s service during World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam Conflict, the Southwest Asia Conflict, Operation Enduring Freedom, and/or Operation Iraqi Freedom must meet the guidelines listed on application.
  • A new complete application must be submitted each year. Supporting documents (copies of ACT scores, military paperwork) from past applications are not reviewed.
  • Please see application for more information regarding award criteria and application procedure.

Acquiring ACT score report

ACT
Telephone: 319-337-1313
Website: http://www.actstudent.org/

Acquiring DD214 or other military paperwork

National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)
Telephone: 314-801-0800
Website: http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/

Important Dates

  • Applications will be available on December 1.
  • The priority application deadline is March 1.
  • Applicants will be notified by April 1.
  • Application process for unawarded conflicts closes October 1.