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Applying to Illinois Central College?

Experience the ease of applying for tuition-free assistance with Peoria Promise's simple three-step process

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Graduate from a Peoria High School or obtain GED or Homeschooling Certification

Live in Peoria

Live in the City of Peoria or West Peoria for 4 years


Complete the FAFSA (December 31-March 1) and apply for Peoria Promise (February 1-May 15)

Begin your journey

Peoria Promise opens doors to education through our tuition-free assistance program, ensuring accessibility for all. Embark on your educational journey with confidence as you take the first step towards academic growth.

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Real success with
Peoria Promise

Discover the real-life impact of Peoria Promise beyond academics, as students share their personal stories of transformation and growth.

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Peoria Promise allowed me the ability to start my academic career, and explore topics and courses that would be useful for my future. I always felt supported in pursuing my dreams with Peoria Promise. Now, I have a Master's degree, am finishing my second Master's, and am beginning the process of applying for doctoral programs. I work as the Assistant Director of the Illinois Higher Education Center, and have a strong passion for diversity and inclusion in higher education. I know for a fact, I would not be where I am today if I had not been a Peoria Promise recipient.

-Madison Palmer

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