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92_SB2204enr SB2204 Enrolled LRB9214508NTpkB 1 AN ACT concerning higher education. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Higher Education Student Assistance Act 5 is amended by changing Section 45 as follows: 6 (110 ILCS 947/45) 7 Sec. 45. Illinois National Guard grant program. 8 (a) As used in this Section: 9 "State controlled university or community college" means 10 those institutions under the administration of the Chicago 11 State University Board of Trustees, the Eastern Illinois 12 University Board of Trustees, the Governors State University 13 Board of Trustees, the Illinois State University Board of 14 Trustees, the Northeastern Illinois University Board of 15 Trustees, the Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees, 16 the Western Illinois University Board of Trustees, Southern 17 Illinois University Board of Trustees, University of Illinois 18 Board of Trustees, or the Illinois Community College Board. 19 "Tuition and fees" shall not include expenses for any 20 sectarian or denominational instruction, the construction or 21 maintenance of sectarian or denominational facilities, or any 22 other sectarian or denominational purposes or activity. 23 "Fees" means matriculation, graduation, activity, term, 24 or incidental fees. Exemption shall not be granted from any 25 other fees, including book rental, service, laboratory, 26 supply, and union building fees, hospital and medical 27 insurance fees, and any fees established for the operation 28 and maintenance of buildings, the income of which is pledged 29 to the payment of interest and principal on bonds issued by 30 the governing board of any university or community college. 31 (b) Any enlisted person or any company grade officer, SB2204 Enrolled -2- LRB9214508NTpkB 1 including warrant officers, First and Second Lieutenants, and 2 Captains in the Army and Air National Guard, who has served 3 at least one year in the Illinois National Guard and who 4 possesses all necessary entrance requirements shall, upon 5 application and proper proof, be awarded a grant to the 6 State-controlled university or community college of his or 7 her choice, consisting of exemption from tuition and fees for 8 not more than the equivalent of 4 years of full-time 9 enrollment in relation to his or her course of study at that 10 State controlled university or community college while he or 11 she is a member of the Illinois National Guard. If the 12 recipient of any grant awarded under this Section ceases to 13 be a member of the Illinois National Guard while enrolled in 14 a course of study under that grant, the grant shall be 15 terminated as of the date membership in the Illinois National 16 Guard ended, and the recipient shall be permitted to complete 17 the school term in which he or she is then enrolled only upon 18 payment of tuition and other fees allocable to the part of 19 the term then remaining. If the recipient of the grant fails 20 to complete his or her military service obligations or 21 requirements for satisfactory participation, the Department 22 of Military Affairs shall require the recipient to repay the 23 amount of the grant received, prorated according to the 24 fraction of the service obligation not completed, and, if 25 applicable, reasonable collection fees. The Department of 26 Military Affairs may adopt rules relating to its collection 27 activities for repayment of the grant under this Section. 28 Unsatisfactory participation shall be defined by rules 29 adopted by the Department of Military Affairs. Repayments 30 shall be deposited in the National Guard Grant Fund. The 31 National Guard Grant Fund is created as a special fund in the 32 State treasury. All money in the National Guard Grant Fund 33 shall be used, subject to appropriation, by the Department of 34 Military Affairs for the purposes of this Section. SB2204 Enrolled -3- LRB9214508NTpkB 1 A grant awarded under this Section shall be considered an 2 entitlement which the State-controlled university or 3 community college in which the holder is enrolled shall honor 4 without any condition other than the holder's maintenance of 5 minimum grade levels and a satisfactory student loan 6 repayment record pursuant to subsection (c) of Section 20 of 7 this Act. 8 (c) Subject to a separate appropriation for such 9 purposes, the Commission may reimburse the State-controlled 10 university or community college for grants authorized by this 11 Section. 12 (Source: P.A. 89-4, eff. 1-1-96.) 13 Section 10. The State Finance Act is amended by adding 14 Section 5.570 as follows: 15 (30 ILCS 105/5.570 new) 16 Sec. 5.570. The National Guard Grant Fund. 17 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect on 18 July 1, 2002.
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