Proof of Illinois Residency

Independent Student

The dates recorded on the documents must indicate that you resided in Illinois for the required 12 months preceding August 15, 2019

 

The following is a list of documents that are accepted; only one (1) is required.

  • 2018 valid State of Illinois income Tax Return (signed and dated) or federal tax transcript
  • Illinois college transcript
  • An Illinois Driver’s License
  • An Illinois Auto Registration
  • Utility bills or rent receipts in the applicant’s name (Submit 12 months from August 2018 to August 2019)
  • Residential Lease
  • 2018 Wage and tax statements (IRS Form W-2)
  • Statement of benefit history from the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
  • State of Illinois identification card issued by the Secretary of State
  • Statement of benefits from the Illinois Department of Employment Security
  • Statement of benefits from the Social Security Administration
  • Illinois Voter’s Registration card
  • Property tax bill
  • IRS Form 1099 - Miscellaneous Income Statements

Dependent Student

A parent of a dependent student must physically reside in Illinois and Illinois must be his/her true fixed and permanent home.

 

The following is a list of documents accepted for parents; only one (1) is required.

  • 2018 valid State of Illinois income tax return (signed and dated) or federal tax transcript
  • An Illinois Driver’s License
  • An Illinois Auto Registration
  • Utility bills or rent receipts in the parent's name
  • Illinois high school (recent graduate) or Illinois college transcript (recent enrollment)
  • Residential Lease in parent's name
  • 2018 Wage and tax statements (IRS Form W-2)
  • Statement of benefit history from the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
  • State of Illinois identification card issued by the Secretary of State
  • Statement of benefits from the Illinois Department of Employment Security
  • Statement of benefits from the Social Security Administration
  • Illinois Voter’s Registration card
  • Property tax bill
  • IRS Form 1099 - Miscellaneous Income Statements