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SB2097 97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 


 
97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2011 and 2012
SB2097

 

Introduced 2/10/2011, by Sen. Kirk W. Dillard

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
New Act

    Creates the Early Graduation Tuition Waiver Act. Provides that if a student graduates from grades 9 through 12 at a secondary school in this State that is recognized by the State Board of Education in less than 4 school years, then he or she is entitled to receive a tuition waiver to a public university in this State, with the length of the tuition waiver being equal to the difference between 8 semesters and the actual number of semesters the student was enrolled in grades 9 through 12. Provides that each year, the State Board shall receive and consider applications for these tuition waivers and award these tuition waivers to eligible applicants. Effective July 1, 2011.


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1    AN ACT concerning education.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Early
5Graduation Tuition Waiver Act.
 
6    Section 5. Definitions. In this Act:
7    "Public university" means the University of Illinois,
8Southern Illinois University, Chicago State University,
9Eastern Illinois University, Governors State University,
10Illinois State University, Northeastern Illinois University,
11Northern Illinois University, or Western Illinois University.
12    "State Board" means the State Board of Education.
 
13    Section 10. Eligibility for tuition waiver. Each year, the
14State Board shall receive and consider applications for tuition
15waivers under this Act and award tuition waivers to eligible
16applicants. If a student graduates from grades 9 through 12 at
17a secondary school in this State that is recognized by the
18State Board in less than 4 school years, then he or she is
19entitled to receive a tuition waiver to a public university.
20However, the holder of a tuition waiver under this Act is
21subject to all examinations, rules, and requirements of the
22public university in which he or she is or will be enrolled,

 

 

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1except as otherwise directed in this Act.
 
2    Section 15. Length of tuition waiver. The length of a
3tuition waiver awarded under this Act shall equal the
4difference between 8 semesters and the actual number of
5semesters the student was enrolled in grades 9 through 12.
 
6    Section 20. Exemption from tuition and fees. A tuition
7waiver awarded under this Act shall exempt the holder from the
8payment of tuition and any matriculation, graduation,
9activity, term, and incidental fees, except any portion of a
10multipurpose fee that is used for a purpose for which exemption
11is not granted under this Section. Exemption shall not be
12granted from any other fees, including book rental, service,
13laboratory, supply, union building, hospital, and medical
14insurance fees and any fees established for the operation and
15maintenance of buildings, the income of which is pledged to the
16payment of interest and principal on bonds issued by the board
17of trustees of the public university.
18     Any student who has been or will be awarded a tuition
19waiver under this Act must be reimbursed by the public
20university for any fees that he or she has paid and for which
21exemption is granted under this Section if application for such
22reimbursement is made within 2 months following the school term
23for which the fees were paid.
 

 

 

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1    Section 25. Other scholarships. This Act does not prohibit
2a public university from granting other scholarships to cover
3expenses not covered by the tuition waiver awarded under this
4Act.
 
5    Section 90. Rules. The State Board may adopt any rules
6necessary to implement and administer this Act.
 
7    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,
82011.