(110 ILCS 805/6-4a)
In-state tuition charge.
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, for
tuition purposes, a board shall deem an individual an Illinois resident,
until the individual establishes a residence outside of this State, if all of
the following conditions are met:
(1) The individual resided with his or her parent or
guardian while attending a public or private high school in this State.
(2) The individual graduated from a public or private
high school or received the equivalent of a high school diploma in this State.
(3) The individual attended school in this State for
at least 3 years as of the date the individual graduated from high school or received the equivalent of a high school diploma.
(4) The individual registers as an entering student
in the community college not earlier than the 2003 fall semester.
(5) In the case of an individual who is not a citizen
or a permanent resident of the United States, the individual provides the community college with an affidavit stating that the individual will file an application to become a permanent resident of the United States at the earliest opportunity the individual is eligible to do so.
(b) This Section applies only to tuition for a term or semester that
begins on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd
(c) Beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year, if a person is utilizing benefits under the federal Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 or any subsequent variation of that Act, then the board shall deem that person an Illinois resident for tuition purposes.
(d) 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 shall deem that person an Illinois resident for tuition purposes.
(e) Beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, per the federal requirements for maintaining approval for veterans' education benefits under 38 U.S.C. 3679(c), if a person is on active military duty or is receiving veterans' education benefits, then the board shall deem that person an Illinois resident for tuition purposes for any academic quarter, semester, or term, as applicable.
(Source: P.A. 101-424, eff. 8-16-19.)