(110 ILCS 805/3-29.10)
Priority enrollment; service member or veteran.
(a) For the purposes of this Section:
"Service member" means a resident of this State who is a member of any component of the U.S. Armed Forces, including any reserve component, or the National Guard of any state, the District of Columbia, a commonwealth, or a territory of the United States and who is eligible to receive military educational benefits.
"Veteran" means a resident of this State who was a service member and who has received an honorable discharge, a general discharge, or an other than honorable discharge.
(b) A board shall give the earliest possible enrollment opportunity that a community college offers to a service member or veteran.
(c) The priority enrollment provided pursuant to this Section shall apply to enrollment for all degree and certificate programs offered by a community college after the student's eligibility to receive benefits has been verified by the community college.
(Source: P.A. 98-316, eff. 1-1-14.)