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91st General Assembly

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 1        AN ACT to amend the Higher Education  Student  Assistance
 2    Act by changing Section 55.

 3        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 4    represented in the General Assembly:

 5        Section 5.  The Higher Education Student  Assistance  Act
 6    is amended by changing Section 55 as follows:

 7        (110 ILCS 947/55)
 8        Sec.  55.  Police officer or fire officer survivor grant.
 9    Grants shall be  provided  for  any  spouse,  natural  child,
10    legally  adopted  child,  or  child  in  the legal custody of
11    police officers  and  fire  officers  killed  or  permanently
12    disabled  with  90%  to  100%  disability in the line of duty
13    while employed by, or in the voluntary service of, this State
14    or any local public entity in this State. Beneficiaries  need
15    not  be Illinois residents at the time of enrollment in order
16    to receive this  grant.   Beneficiaries  are  entitled  to  8
17    semesters  or  12  quarters  of  full payment of tuition, and
18    mandatory  fees,  and   room   and   board   costs   at   any
19    State-sponsored  Illinois  institution of higher learning for
20    either full or part-time study, or 8 semesters or 12 quarters
21    of  payment  of  tuition  and  mandatory  fees  at  the  rate
22    established by the Commission for private institutions in the
23    State of Illinois,  provided  the  recipient  is  maintaining
24    satisfactory   academic  progress.   This benefit may be used
25    for undergraduate or graduate study.  The  benefits  of  this
26    Section  shall  be  administered  by  and  paid  out of funds
27    available to the Commission and shall accrue to the bona fide
28    applicant without the requirement of demonstrating  financial
29    need to qualify for those benefits.
30    (Source: P.A. 89-430, eff. 12-15-95.)

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