Comments: IL HB0456 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Requires the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to award grants to students in financial need whose household income is less than the poverty guidelines updated periodically in the Federal Register by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and who are enrolled for at least 15 credit hours in a public university. Provides that the Commission shall receive funding for the grants through appropriations, with each grant awarded being in an amount sufficient to pay the cost of attendance at the university in which the student is enrolled for 2 semesters of enrollment within an academic year. Defines "cost of attendance" to mean the tuition and fee, room and board, and book and supply costs related to a student's attendance at a public university.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 23-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-04-25 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. [HB0456 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

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