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Illinois Promise funding will be provided to eligible students for 4 years of attendance at Illinois if they continue to meet eligibility criteria. Annual renewal of the FAFSA is required, and scholars must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements. The 4 years of eligibility for Illinois Promise begins when a student enrolls at the university and runs continuously, whether the student is enrolled in each subsequent term or not.
Scholars with an extenuating personal situation or academic reason that requires enrollment in summer classes or enrollment beyond 4 years may petition for funding. Be aware that appeals are only approved in highly exceptional situations. As part of the appeal, scholars must provide a narrative as well as documentation from their academic advisor and other supporting documents related to their circumstances. Below are the deadlines for submitting an appeal:
Fall 2021 – August 6, 2021
Spring 2022 – January 17, 2022
Summer 2022 – May 6, 2022
The Appeal Form for a 2021- 2022 Illinois Promise Appeal may be found here: 2022 Illinois Promise Appeal
Please contact the OFSA for specific information related to Illinois Promise Appeals. If you want to talk through your situation as you contemplate or prepare to submit an appeal, you could and should also connect with your I-Promise Coach.