(330 ILCS 60/5.2)
School attendance and tuition.
(a) Any person in military service
with the State of Illinois or in federal active duty service pursuant to the orders of the President of the United States or the Governor has the right
to receive a full
monetary credit or refund for
Illinois public university, college or community college if the person is placed into a period of military service pursuant to the orders of the President of the United States or the Governor and
is unable to attend the university or college for a period of 7 or
Withdrawal from the course shall not impact upon the final
grade point average of the person. If any person who has been enrolled in any
Illinois public university, college, or community college is unable to process
his or her enrollment for the upcoming
term, he or she shall have any and all late penalties and or charges set aside,
including any and all late processing fees for books, lab fees, and all
items that were not in place because the person was engaged in military service
and was unable to enroll in the courses at the appropriate time.
A service member enrolled in an institution of higher learning who is unable, because of his or her military service, to attend classes on a particular day or days has the right to be excused and to reschedule a course examination administered on such day or days. The faculty and administrative officials shall make available to the service member an equivalent opportunity to make up any examination he or she has missed because of his or her military service.
set forth in this Section are in addition to any rights afforded to persons in
military service with the State of Illinois or in federal active duty service pursuant to the orders of the President of the United States or the
Governor under the policies of an Illinois public university, college, or
(b) For the purposes of this Section:
"Institution of higher learning" has the same meaning as in Section 10 of the Higher Education Student Assistance Act.
"Military service" means any full-time training or duty, no matter how described under federal or State law, for which a service member is ordered to report by the President, Governor of a state, commonwealth, or territory of the United States, or other appropriate military authority.
"Service member" means a resident of Illinois who is a member of any component of the U.S. Armed Forces or the National Guard of any state, the District of Columbia, a commonwealth, or a territory of the United States.
(Source: P.A. 97-913, eff. 1-1-13.)