Synopsis As Introduced Amends various Acts relating to the governance of public universities in Illinois to provide that beginning with the 2015-2016 academic year, if a person is utilizing benefits under the federal All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance Program, then the corresponding board of trustees shall deem that person an Illinois resident for tuition purposes. Amends the Public Community College Act to provide that beginning with the 2015-2016 academic year, if a person is utilizing benefits under the federal All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance Program, then the board of trustees of the community college district shall deem that person an in-district resident and Illinois resident for tuition purposes. Effective immediately.
Fiscal Note (IL Board of Higher Education)
HB 3692, once enacted, will ensure that veterans will be eligible for all Federal benefits that could total as much as $30 million, as specified by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs' Section 702 compliance.
State Debt Impact Note (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
HB 3692 would not change the amount of authorization for any type of State-issued or State-supported bond, and, therefore, would not affect the level of State indebtedness.
Balanced Budget Note (Office of Management and Budget)
This bill does not have an anticipated budget impact to the State of Illinois.