Proof of Illinois Residency

Independent Student

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

  • A valid State Income Tax Return for 2017
  • An Illinois Driver’s License
  • An Illinois Auto Registration
  • Utility bills or rent receipts in the applicant’s name
  • Residential Lease
  • Wage and tax statements (IRS Form W-2)
  • Statement of benefit history from the Illinois Department of Public Aid
  • 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

The dates recorded on the documents must indicate that you resided in Illinois for the required 12 months preceding August 15, 2018.

Dependent Student

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

  • A valid State Income Tax Return for 2017
  • An Illinois Driver’s License
  • An Illinois Auto Registration
  • Utility bills or rent receipts in the applicant’s name
  • Residential Lease
  • Wage and tax statements (IRS Form W-2)
  • Statement of benefit history from the Illinois Department of Public Aid
  • 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

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