(110 ILCS 923/30)
Repayment schedule; credit; penalty for non-compliance.
(a) A forgivable loan must be repaid within 10 years after completion of the approved or accredited social work or human services program. The Commission shall adopt, by rule, repayment schedules and applicable interest rates.
(b) Credit for repayment of a forgivable loan shall be in an amount not to exceed $4,000 in loan principal plus applicable accrued interest for each full year of eligible service in the child welfare profession. Forgivable loan recipients may receive loan repayment credit for child welfare service rendered at any time during the scheduled repayment period. However, such repayment credit shall be applicable only to the current principal and accrued interest balance that remains at the time the repayment credit is earned. No loan recipient shall be reimbursed for previous cash payments of principal and interest.
(c) Any forgivable loan recipient who fails to work at the Department of Children and Family Services, its successor, or a contracting agency, as required under the terms of the loan, is responsible for repaying the loan plus accrued interest at 8% annually.
(Source: P.A. 94-497, eff. 1-1-06.)