Avg. Amount Awarded
March 1 2022
Application Deadline
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Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver (SETTW) Program


Teachers or students who are pursuing a career in special education as public, private or parochial preschool, elementary or secondary school teachers in Illinois may be eligible for this program. This program will exempt such individuals from paying tuition and mandatory fees at an eligible institution, for up to four years. The individual dollar amount awarded are subject to sufficient annual appropriations by the Illinois General Assembly.

Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student or a graduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university or a four-year college
  • CheckmarkMinimum 3.5 GPA
  • CheckmarkCitizenship requirements: US
  • CheckmarkBoth full-time and part-time students
  • CheckmarkRestricted to residents of Illinois
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying Special Education

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Illinois Student Assistance Commission Dept. D
Tel: 800-899-4722 Address 1755 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL 60015-5209