(110 ILCS 805/6-2) (from Ch. 122, par. 106-2)
    Sec. 6-2. Any graduate of a recognized high school or student otherwise qualified to attend a public community college and residing outside a community college district but within this State may, subject to Section 3-17, attend any recognized public community college in the State at the tuition rate of a student residing in the district. Subject to appropriation, the State Board shall pay the difference between the in-district and out-of-district tuition amounts to the community college district for any semester or term of that academic year.
    If he or she becomes a resident of a community college district, he or she shall be classified as a resident of that district at the beginning of any semester or term following that change of residence and the State Board shall no longer pay the difference in tuition rates.
    If a resident of a community college district wishes to attend the community college maintained by the district of his or her residence but the program in which the student wishes to enroll is not offered by that community college, and the community college maintained by the district of his residence does not have a contractual agreement under Section 3-40 of this Act for such program, the student may attend any recognized public community college in some other district, subject to the provisions of Section 3-17, and have his or her tuition, as defined herein, paid by the community college district of his or her residence while enrolled in a program at that college which is not offered by his or her home community college if he or she makes application to his or her home board at least 30 days prior to the beginning of any semester, quarter or term in accordance with rules, regulations and procedures established and published by his or her home board. The payment of tuition by his or her district of residence may not exceed the per capita cost of the community college attended for the previous year, less certain deductions, to be computed by adding all of the non-capital expenditures for the previous year, including interest, to the depreciation on the capital outlay expenditures paid from sources other than State and federal funds, less any payments toward non-capital expenditures received from State and federal sources for the previous year (except for grants through the State Board under Section 2-16.02 of this Act), and dividing that amount by the number of full-time equivalent students for that fiscal year as defined under this Section. This average per student computation shall be converted to a semester hour base and further reduced by the combined rate of State grants, other than equalization grants for the current year as provided under Section 2-16.02 of this Act, and any rate of tuition and fees assessed for all students for the current year as authorized under Section 6-4 of this Act.
    Payment shall be made hereunder to the community college district of attendance immediately upon receipt, by the district liable for the payment, of a statement from that community college district of the amount due it. Before sending such a statement requesting payment, however, the community college district of attendance shall make all calculations and deductions required under this Section so that the amount requested for payment is the exact amount required under this Section to be paid by the district liable for payment.
    If the moneys in the educational fund are insufficient to meet such payments, the district liable for such payments may issue tax anticipation warrants as provided in Section 3-20.10.
    A full-time equivalent student for a semester or term is defined as a student doing 15 semester hours of work per semester or the equivalent thereof, and the number of full-time equivalent students enrolled per term shall be determined by dividing by 15 the total number of semester hours for which State Board grants are received, or the equivalent thereof, carried by all students of the college through the mid-term of each semester or term. The number of full-time equivalent students for a fiscal year shall be computed by adding the total number of semester hours of work or the equivalent thereof carried by all students of the college through the mid-term of each semester or term during that fiscal year and dividing that sum by 30 semester hours. Tuition of students carrying more or less than 15 semester hours of work per semester or the equivalent thereof shall be computed in the proportion which the number of hours so carried bears to 15 semester hours or the equivalent thereof.
    If the United States Government, the State of Illinois, or any agency pays tuition for any community college student, neither the district of residence of the student nor the student may be required to pay that tuition or such part thereof as is otherwise paid. No part of the State's financial responsibility provided for in Section 2-16 may be transferred to a student's district of residence under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)