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90_HB1631eng 110 ILCS 947/38 new Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Requires the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to conduct an annual survey of freshmen MAP recipients to determine grade point averages, retention rates, progress rates, student goal attainment rates, time-to-degree, and degrees conferred. Requires the Commission to report its survey findings annually to the General Assembly. Effective July 1, 1997. LRB9004810THpk HB1631 Engrossed LRB9004810THpk 1 AN ACT to amend the Higher Education Student Assistance 2 Act by adding Section 38. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The Higher Education Student Assistance Act 6 is amended by adding Section 38 as follows: 7 (110 ILCS 947/38 new) 8 Sec. 38. Monetary award program accountability. The 9 Illinois Student Assistance Commission is directed to assess 10 the educational persistence of monetary award program 11 recipients. An assessment under this Section shall include 12 an analysis of such factors as undergraduate educational 13 goals, chosen field of study, retention rates, and expected 14 time to complete a degree. The assessment also shall include 15 an analysis of the academic success of monetary award program 16 recipients through a review of measures that are typically 17 associated with academic success, such as grade point 18 average, satisfactory academic progress, and credit hours 19 earned. Each analysis should take into consideration student 20 class level, dependency types, and the type of higher 21 education institution at which each monetary award program 22 recipient is enrolled. The Commission shall report its 23 findings to the General Assembly and the Board of Higher 24 Education by February 1, 1999 and at least every 2 years 25 thereafter. 26 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 27 1, 1997.
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