97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2011 and 2012
Introduced 2/10/2011, by Sen. Kirk W. Dillard
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
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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AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Graduation Tuition Waiver Act.
In this Act:
"Public university" means the University of Illinois,
Southern Illinois University, Chicago State University,
Eastern Illinois University, Governors State University,
Illinois State University, Northeastern Illinois University,
Northern Illinois University, or Western Illinois University.
"State Board" means the State Board of Education.
Eligibility for tuition waiver.
Each year, the
State Board shall receive and consider applications for tuition
waivers under this Act and award tuition waivers to eligible
applicants. If a student graduates from grades 9 through 12 at
a secondary school in this State that is recognized by the
State Board in less than 4 school years, then he or she is
entitled to receive a tuition waiver to a public university.
However, the holder of a tuition waiver under this Act is
subject to all examinations, rules, and requirements of the
public university in which he or she is or will be enrolled,