Grants are funds that do NOT have to be repaid. Most state and federal grants are need-based. When you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) that will include your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number. This EFC number will determine how much federal and state grant aid will be qualified to receive ($0 - maximum available based on EFC).
If you are the spouse or child of an Illinois police or fire officer who was killed or became at least 90 percent disabled in the line of duty.
If you are the spouse or child of a State of Illinois Department of Corrections Officer who was killed or became at least 90 percent disabled in the line of duty.