HOLBROOK, FOWLER, BRADLEY, GASH, MCGUIRE, DELGADO, SILVA,
HOFFMAN AND SCULLY.
STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the State University Scholarship Act. Allows
scholarships to be awarded to entering freshman, sophomores, juniors,
and seniors at public universities. Establishes Illinois residency
requirements, minimum grade point average requirements, and other
requirements that the student must meet to be eligible for a
scholarship. Provides that the scholarship, subject to the amounts
appropriated by the General Assembly, includes tuition and mandatory
fees. Authorizes the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to
promulgate rules relating to the scholarships. Effective January 1,
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Changes the name of the Act to the Higher Education Scholarship
Act. Allows scholarships to be awarded to students at public
community colleges in this State.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Requires a student, as a condition for receiving a scholarship,
to certify that he or she has applied for other federal and State
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 3.
Changes the effective date from January 1, 2002 to July 1, 2001.
FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1,2,3 (Ill. Student Assistance Commission)
The cost of the Higher Education Scholarship Act has been
calculated by multiplying the number of students enrolled in
Illinois public universities and community colleges, full-time
or part-time, by 55% (the approximate percentage of students
who earn a B average) and the mean cost of tuition and fees at
Illinois public universities and community colleges. Subtrac-
ting the amount of federal grants and Illinois MAP grants re-
ceived by Illinois students at public universities and commun-
ity colleges bring the total fiscal impact of HB 3831 to an
estimated $100 million annually.
FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 thru 4 (Ill. Student Assistance Commission)
Same as the SAC fiscal note, as amended, but with an increased
impact of $170 million annually.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 4.
Allows students at all community colleges, colleges, and
universities located in the State to be awarded scholarships (instead
of just those students at public community colleges and universities).
Provides that a scholarship for a private institution of higher
education includes tuition and approved mandatory fees in an amount
not to exceed the maximum amount allowed to be awarded each academic
year under the Monetary Award Program.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 01-01-09
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 4 SENATE - 0
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