Monday, February 16, 2009
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Sen. Brady: Deadline for U of I tuition waivers March 1

Children of Illinois veterans are eligible

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[February 16, 2009]  SPRINGFIELD -- Students who are the children of veterans and will be attending the University of Illinois can apply for a tuition waiver, and applications must be submitted by March 1, according to state Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington.

DonutsThe U of I awards a four-year tuition waiver to a natural or adopted child of a veteran. Up to six waivers per Illinois county are awarded each year, one for each of the following military conflicts: World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Southeast Asia conflict, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

To be eligible, students must be permanent residents of the Illinois counties from which they apply and must also be residents of Illinois. They must be admitted or have applied to the University of Illinois -- Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, Springfield, Health Sciences Center or Global Campus -- by March 1 to be eligible for the first round of awarding.

The tuition waiver will cover in-state tuition for undergraduate, graduate or professional studies, beginning with the first term of enrollment after eligibility has been established: summer 2009, fall 2009 or spring 2010 semester.

For more information about the tuition waiver, call the University of Illinois' Office of Student Financial Aid at 1-217-333-0100. Information and applications are available online at

[Text from file sent on behalf of Sen. Bill Brady by Illinois Senate Republican staff]

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