Bill Text: IL HB2394 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Engrossed


Bill Title: Amends various Acts relating to the governance of public universities in Illinois and the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Provides that notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, a student who meets the requirements concerning being deemed an Illinois resident for tuition purposes is eligible to apply or receive consideration for any student aid or benefit funded or administered by the State, State agencies, public institutions, or the university, including scholarships, grants, awards, stipends, room and board, tuition waivers, or other financial or in-kind assistance, but excluding Monetary Award Program grants. Prohibits each university and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission from denying a scholarship, grant, or loan to a person who has been convicted of illegal possession or sale of cannabis, controlled substances, or methamphetamine if he or she otherwise qualifies for the scholarship, grant, or loan.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 23-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-11-08 - Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. André Thapedi [HB2394 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB2394-Engrossed.html



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1 AN ACT concerning education.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The University of Illinois Act is amended by
5changing Section 7e-5 as follows:
6 (110 ILCS 305/7e-5)
7 Sec. 7e-5. In-state tuition charge.
8 (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
9contrary, for tuition purposes, the Board of Trustees shall
10deem an individual an Illinois resident, until the individual
11establishes a residence outside of this State, if all of the
12following conditions are met:
13 (1) The individual resided with his or her parent or
14 guardian while attending a public or private high school in
15 this State.
16 (2) The individual graduated from a public or private
17 high school or received the equivalent of a high school
18 diploma in this State.
19 (3) The individual attended school in this State for at
20 least 3 years as of the date the individual graduated from
21 high school or received the equivalent of a high school
22 diploma.
23 (4) The individual registers as an entering student in

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1 the University not earlier than the 2003 fall semester.
2 (5) In the case of an individual who is not a citizen
3 or a permanent resident of the United States, the
4 individual provides the University with an affidavit
5 stating that the individual will file an application to
6 become a permanent resident of the United States at the
7 earliest opportunity the individual is eligible to do so.
8 This subsection (a) applies only to tuition for a term or
9semester that begins on or after May 20, 2003 (the effective
10date of Public Act 93-7). Any revenue lost by the University in
11implementing this subsection (a) shall be absorbed by the
12University Income Fund.
13 (b) If a person is on active military duty and stationed in
14Illinois, then the Board of Trustees shall deem that person and
15any of his or her dependents Illinois residents for tuition
16purposes. Beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year, if a
17person is on active military duty and is stationed out of
18State, but he or she was stationed in this State for at least 3
19years immediately prior to being reassigned out of State, then
20the Board of Trustees shall deem that person and any of his or
21her dependents Illinois residents for tuition purposes, as long
22as that person or his or her dependent (i) applies for
23admission to the University within 18 months of the person on
24active military duty being reassigned or (ii) remains
25continuously enrolled at the University. Beginning with the
262013-2014 academic year, if a person is utilizing benefits

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1under the federal Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance
2Act of 2008 or any subsequent variation of that Act, then the
3Board of Trustees shall deem that person an Illinois resident
4for tuition purposes. Beginning with the 2015-2016 academic
5year, if a person is utilizing benefits under the federal
6All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance Program, then the
7Board of Trustees shall deem that person an Illinois resident
8for tuition purposes.
9 (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
10contrary, a student who meets the requirements of subsection
11(a) of this Section is eligible to apply or receive
12consideration for any student aid or benefit funded or
13administered by the State, State agencies, public
14institutions, or the University, including, but not limited to,
15scholarships, grants, awards, stipends, room and board,
16tuition waivers, or other financial or in-kind assistance, with
17the exception of Monetary Award Program grants. The General
18Assembly finds and declares that this Section is a State law
19within the meaning of subsection (d) of Section 1621 of Title 8
20of the United States Code.
21(Source: P.A. 98-306, eff. 8-12-13; 99-309, eff. 8-7-15.)
22 Section 10. The Southern Illinois University Management
23Act is amended by changing Section 8d-5 as follows:
24 (110 ILCS 520/8d-5)

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1 Sec. 8d-5. In-state tuition charge.
2 (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
3contrary, for tuition purposes, the Board shall deem an
4individual an Illinois resident, until the individual
5establishes a residence outside of this State, if all of the
6following conditions are met:
7 (1) The individual resided with his or her parent or
8 guardian while attending a public or private high school in
9 this State.
10 (2) The individual graduated from a public or private
11 high school or received the equivalent of a high school
12 diploma in this State.
13 (3) The individual attended school in this State for at
14 least 3 years as of the date the individual graduated from
15 high school or received the equivalent of a high school
16 diploma.
17 (4) The individual registers as an entering student in
18 the University not earlier than the 2003 fall semester.
19 (5) In the case of an individual who is not a citizen
20 or a permanent resident of the United States, the
21 individual provides the University with an affidavit
22 stating that the individual will file an application to
23 become a permanent resident of the United States at the
24 earliest opportunity the individual is eligible to do so.
25 This subsection (a) applies only to tuition for a term or
26semester that begins on or after May 20, 2003 (the effective

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1date of Public Act 93-7). Any revenue lost by the University in
2implementing this subsection (a) shall be absorbed by the
3University Income Fund.
4 (b) If a person is on active military duty and stationed in
5Illinois, then the Board shall deem that person and any of his
6or her dependents Illinois residents for tuition purposes.
7Beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year, if a person is on
8active military duty and is stationed out of State, but he or
9she was stationed in this State for at least 3 years
10immediately prior to being reassigned out of State, then the
11Board shall deem that person and any of his or her dependents
12Illinois residents for tuition purposes, as long as that person
13or his or her dependent (i) applies for admission to the
14University within 18 months of the person on active military
15duty being reassigned or (ii) remains continuously enrolled at
16the University. Beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year, if
17a person is utilizing benefits under the federal Post-9/11
18Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 or any subsequent
19variation of that Act, then the Board shall deem that person an
20Illinois resident for tuition purposes. Beginning with the
212015-2016 academic year, if a person is utilizing benefits
22under the federal All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance
23Program, then the Board shall deem that person an Illinois
24resident for tuition purposes.
25 (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
26contrary, a student who meets the requirements of subsection

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1(a) of this Section is eligible to apply or receive
2consideration for any student aid or benefit funded or
3administered by the State, State agencies, public
4institutions, or the University, including, but not limited to,
5scholarships, grants, awards, stipends, room and board,
6tuition waivers, or other financial or in-kind assistance, with
7the exception of Monetary Award Program grants. The General
8Assembly finds and declares that this Section is a State law
9within the meaning of subsection (d) of Section 1621 of Title 8
10of the United States Code.
11(Source: P.A. 98-306, eff. 8-12-13; 99-309, eff. 8-7-15.)
12 Section 15. The Chicago State University Law is amended by
13changing Section 5-88 as follows:
14 (110 ILCS 660/5-88)
15 Sec. 5-88. In-state tuition charge.
16 (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
17contrary, for tuition purposes, the Board shall deem an
18individual an Illinois resident, until the individual
19establishes a residence outside of this State, if all of the
20following conditions are met:
21 (1) The individual resided with his or her parent or
22 guardian while attending a public or private high school in
23 this State.
24 (2) The individual graduated from a public or private

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1 high school or received the equivalent of a high school
2 diploma in this State.
3 (3) The individual attended school in this State for at
4 least 3 years as of the date the individual graduated from
5 high school or received the equivalent of a high school
6 diploma.
7 (4) The individual registers as an entering student in
8 the University not earlier than the 2003 fall semester.
9 (5) In the case of an individual who is not a citizen
10 or a permanent resident of the United States, the
11 individual provides the University with an affidavit
12 stating that the individual will file an application to
13 become a permanent resident of the United States at the
14 earliest opportunity the individual is eligible to do so.
15 This subsection (a) applies only to tuition for a term or
16semester that begins on or after May 20, 2003 (the effective
17date of Public Act 93-7). Any revenue lost by the University in
18implementing this subsection (a) shall be absorbed by the
19University Income Fund.
20 (b) If a person is on active military duty and stationed in
21Illinois, then the Board shall deem that person and any of his
22or her dependents Illinois residents for tuition purposes.
23Beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year, if a person is on
24active military duty and is stationed out of State, but he or
25she was stationed in this State for at least 3 years
26immediately prior to being reassigned out of State, then the

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1Board shall deem that person and any of his or her dependents
2Illinois residents for tuition purposes, as long as that person
3or his or her dependent (i) applies for admission to the
4University within 18 months of the person on active military
5duty being reassigned or (ii) remains continuously enrolled at
6the University. Beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year, if
7a person is utilizing benefits under the federal Post-9/11
8Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 or any subsequent
9variation of that Act, then the Board shall deem that person an
10Illinois resident for tuition purposes. Beginning with the
112015-2016 academic year, if a person is utilizing benefits
12under the federal All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance
13Program, then the Board shall deem that person an Illinois
14resident for tuition purposes.
15 (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
16contrary, a student who meets the requirements of subsection
17(a) of this Section is eligible to apply or receive
18consideration for any student aid or benefit funded or
19administered by the State, State agencies, public
20institutions, or the University, including, but not limited to,
21scholarships, grants, awards, stipends, room and board,
22tuition waivers, or other financial or in-kind assistance, with
23the exception of Monetary Award Program grants. The General
24Assembly finds and declares that this Section is a State law
25within the meaning of subsection (d) of Section 1621 of Title 8
26of the United States Code.

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1(Source: P.A. 98-306, eff. 8-12-13; 99-309, eff. 8-7-15.)
2 Section 20. The Eastern Illinois University Law is amended
3by changing Section 10-88 as follows:
4 (110 ILCS 665/10-88)
5 Sec. 10-88. In-state tuition charge.
6 (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
7contrary, for tuition purposes, the Board shall deem an
8individual an Illinois resident, until the individual
9establishes a residence outside of this State, if all of the
10following conditions are met:
11 (1) The individual resided with his or her parent or
12 guardian while attending a public or private high school in
13 this State.
14 (2) The individual graduated from a public or private
15 high school or received the equivalent of a high school
16 diploma in this State.
17 (3) The individual attended school in this State for at
18 least 3 years as of the date the individual graduated from
19 high school or received the equivalent of a high school
20 diploma.
21 (4) The individual registers as an entering student in
22 the University not earlier than the 2003 fall semester.
23 (5) In the case of an individual who is not a citizen
24 or a permanent resident of the United States, the

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1 individual provides the University with an affidavit
2 stating that the individual will file an application to
3 become a permanent resident of the United States at the
4 earliest opportunity the individual is eligible to do so.
5 This subsection (a) applies only to tuition for a term or
6semester that begins on or after May 20, 2003 (the effective
7date of Public Act 93-7). Any revenue lost by the University in
8implementing this subsection (a) shall be absorbed by the
9University Income Fund.
10 (b) If a person is on active military duty and stationed in
11Illinois, then the Board shall deem that person and any of his
12or her dependents Illinois residents for tuition purposes.
13Beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year, if a person is on
14active military duty and is stationed out of State, but he or
15she was stationed in this State for at least 3 years
16immediately prior to being reassigned out of State, then the
17Board shall deem that person and any of his or her dependents
18Illinois residents for tuition purposes, as long as that person
19or his or her dependent (i) applies for admission to the
20University within 18 months of the person on active military
21duty being reassigned or (ii) remains continuously enrolled at
22the University. Beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year, if
23a person is utilizing benefits under the federal Post-9/11
24Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 or any subsequent
25variation of that Act, then the Board shall deem that person an
26Illinois resident for tuition purposes. Beginning with the

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12015-2016 academic year, if a person is utilizing benefits
2under the federal All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance
3Program, then the Board shall deem that person an Illinois
4resident for tuition purposes.
5 (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
6contrary, a student who meets the requirements of subsection
7(a) of this Section is eligible to apply or receive
8consideration for any student aid or benefit funded or
9administered by the State, State agencies, public
10institutions, or the University, including, but not limited to,
11scholarships, grants, awards, stipends, room and board,
12tuition waivers, or other financial or in-kind assistance, with
13the exception of Monetary Award Program grants. The General
14Assembly finds and declares that this Section is a State law
15within the meaning of subsection (d) of Section 1621 of Title 8
16of the United States Code.
17(Source: P.A. 98-306, eff. 8-12-13; 99-309, eff. 8-7-15.)
18 Section 25. The Governors State University Law is amended
19by changing Section 15-88 as follows:
20 (110 ILCS 670/15-88)
21 Sec. 15-88. In-state tuition charge.
22 (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
23contrary, for tuition purposes, the Board shall deem an
24individual an Illinois resident, until the individual

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1establishes a residence outside of this State, if all of the
2following conditions are met:
3 (1) The individual resided with his or her parent or
4 guardian while attending a public or private high school in
5 this State.
6 (2) The individual graduated from a public or private
7 high school or received the equivalent of a high school
8 diploma in this State.
9 (3) The individual attended school in this State for at
10 least 3 years as of the date the individual graduated from
11 high school or received the equivalent of a high school
12 diploma.
13 (4) The individual registers as an entering student in
14 the University not earlier than the 2003 fall semester.
15 (5) In the case of an individual who is not a citizen
16 or a permanent resident of the United States, the
17 individual provides the University with an affidavit
18 stating that the individual will file an application to
19 become a permanent resident of the United States at the
20 earliest opportunity the individual is eligible to do so.
21 This subsection (a) applies only to tuition for a term or
22semester that begins on or after May 20, 2003 (the effective
23date of Public Act 93-7). Any revenue lost by the University in
24implementing this subsection (a) shall be absorbed by the
25University Income Fund.
26 (b) If a person is on active military duty and stationed in

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1Illinois, then the Board shall deem that person and any of his
2or her dependents Illinois residents for tuition purposes.
3Beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year, if a person is on
4active military duty and is stationed out of State, but he or
5she was stationed in this State for at least 3 years
6immediately prior to being reassigned out of State, then the
7Board shall deem that person and any of his or her dependents
8Illinois residents for tuition purposes, as long as that person
9or his or her dependent (i) applies for admission to the
10University within 18 months of the person on active military
11duty being reassigned or (ii) remains continuously enrolled at
12the University. Beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year, if
13a person is utilizing benefits under the federal Post-9/11
14Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 or any subsequent
15variation of that Act, then the Board shall deem that person an
16Illinois resident for tuition purposes. Beginning with the
172015-2016 academic year, if a person is utilizing benefits
18under the federal All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance
19Program, then the Board shall deem that person an Illinois
20resident for tuition purposes.
21 (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
22contrary, a student who meets the requirements of subsection
23(a) of this Section is eligible to apply or receive
24consideration for any student aid or benefit funded or
25administered by the State, State agencies, public
26institutions, or the University, including, but not limited to,

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1scholarships, grants, awards, stipends, room and board,
2tuition waivers, or other financial or in-kind assistance, with
3the exception of Monetary Award Program grants. The General
4Assembly finds and declares that this Section is a State law
5within the meaning of subsection (d) of Section 1621 of Title 8
6of the United States Code.
7(Source: P.A. 98-306, eff. 8-12-13; 99-309, eff. 8-7-15.)
8 Section 30. The Illinois State University Law is amended by
9changing Section 20-88 as follows:
10 (110 ILCS 675/20-88)
11 Sec. 20-88. In-state tuition charge.
12 (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
13contrary, for tuition purposes, the Board shall deem an
14individual an Illinois resident, until the individual
15establishes a residence outside of this State, if all of the
16following conditions are met:
17 (1) The individual resided with his or her parent or
18 guardian while attending a public or private high school in
19 this State.
20 (2) The individual graduated from a public or private
21 high school or received the equivalent of a high school
22 diploma in this State.
23 (3) The individual attended school in this State for at
24 least 3 years as of the date the individual graduated from

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1 high school or received the equivalent of a high school
2 diploma.
3 (4) The individual registers as an entering student in
4 the University not earlier than the 2003 fall semester.
5 (5) In the case of an individual who is not a citizen
6 or a permanent resident of the United States, the
7 individual provides the University with an affidavit
8 stating that the individual will file an application to
9 become a permanent resident of the United States at the
10 earliest opportunity the individual is eligible to do so.
11 This subsection (a) applies only to tuition for a term or
12semester that begins on or after May 20, 2003 (the effective
13date of Public Act 93-7). Any revenue lost by the University in
14implementing this subsection (a) shall be absorbed by the
15University Income Fund.
16 (b) If a person is on active military duty and stationed in
17Illinois, then the Board shall deem that person and any of his
18or her dependents Illinois residents for tuition purposes.
19Beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year, if a person is on
20active military duty and is stationed out of State, but he or
21she was stationed in this State for at least 3 years
22immediately prior to being reassigned out of State, then the
23Board shall deem that person and any of his or her dependents
24Illinois residents for tuition purposes, as long as that person
25or his or her dependent (i) applies for admission to the
26University within 18 months of the person on active military

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1duty being reassigned or (ii) remains continuously enrolled at
2the University. Beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year, if
3a person is utilizing benefits under the federal Post-9/11
4Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 or any subsequent
5variation of that Act, then the Board shall deem that person an
6Illinois resident for tuition purposes. Beginning with the
72015-2016 academic year, if a person is utilizing benefits
8under the federal All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance
9Program, then the Board shall deem that person an Illinois
10resident for tuition purposes.
11 (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
12contrary, a student who meets the requirements of subsection
13(a) of this Section is eligible to apply or receive
14consideration for any student aid or benefit funded or
15administered by the State, State agencies, public
16institutions, or the University, including, but not limited to,
17scholarships, grants, awards, stipends, room and board,
18tuition waivers, or other financial or in-kind assistance, with
19the exception of Monetary Award Program grants. The General
20Assembly finds and declares that this Section is a State law
21within the meaning of subsection (d) of Section 1621 of Title 8
22of the United States Code.
23(Source: P.A. 98-306, eff. 8-12-13; 99-309, eff. 8-7-15.)
24 Section 35. The Northeastern Illinois University Law is
25amended by changing Section 25-88 as follows:

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1 (110 ILCS 680/25-88)
2 Sec. 25-88. In-state tuition charge.
3 (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
4contrary, for tuition purposes, the Board shall deem an
5individual an Illinois resident, until the individual
6establishes a residence outside of this State, if all of the
7following conditions are met:
8 (1) The individual resided with his or her parent or
9 guardian while attending a public or private high school in
10 this State.
11 (2) The individual graduated from a public or private
12 high school or received the equivalent of a high school
13 diploma in this State.
14 (3) The individual attended school in this State for at
15 least 3 years as of the date the individual graduated from
16 high school or received the equivalent of a high school
17 diploma.
18 (4) The individual registers as an entering student in
19 the University not earlier than the 2003 fall semester.
20 (5) In the case of an individual who is not a citizen
21 or a permanent resident of the United States, the
22 individual provides the University with an affidavit
23 stating that the individual will file an application to
24 become a permanent resident of the United States at the
25 earliest opportunity the individual is eligible to do so.

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1 This subsection (a) applies only to tuition for a term or
2semester that begins on or after May 20, 2003 (the effective
3date of Public Act 93-7). Any revenue lost by the University in
4implementing this subsection (a) shall be absorbed by the
5University Income Fund.
6 (b) If a person is on active military duty and stationed in
7Illinois, then the Board shall deem that person and any of his
8or her dependents Illinois residents for tuition purposes.
9Beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year, if a person is on
10active military duty and is stationed out of State, but he or
11she was stationed in this State for at least 3 years
12immediately prior to being reassigned out of State, then the
13Board shall deem that person and any of his or her dependents
14Illinois residents for tuition purposes, as long as that person
15or his or her dependent (i) applies for admission to the
16University within 18 months of the person on active military
17duty being reassigned or (ii) remains continuously enrolled at
18the University. Beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year, if
19a person is utilizing benefits under the federal Post-9/11
20Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 or any subsequent
21variation of that Act, then the Board shall deem that person an
22Illinois resident for tuition purposes. Beginning with the
232015-2016 academic year, if a person is utilizing benefits
24under the federal All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance
25Program, then the Board shall deem that person an Illinois
26resident for tuition purposes.

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1 (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
2contrary, a student who meets the requirements of subsection
3(a) of this Section is eligible to apply or receive
4consideration for any student aid or benefit funded or
5administered by the State, State agencies, public
6institutions, or the University, including, but not limited to,
7scholarships, grants, awards, stipends, room and board,
8tuition waivers, or other financial or in-kind assistance, with
9the exception of Monetary Award Program grants. The General
10Assembly finds and declares that this Section is a State law
11within the meaning of subsection (d) of Section 1621 of Title 8
12of the United States Code.
13(Source: P.A. 98-306, eff. 8-12-13; 99-309, eff. 8-7-15.)
14 Section 40. The Northern Illinois University Law is amended
15by changing Section 30-88 as follows:
16 (110 ILCS 685/30-88)
17 Sec. 30-88. In-state tuition charge.
18 (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
19contrary, for tuition purposes, the Board shall deem an
20individual an Illinois resident, until the individual
21establishes a residence outside of this State, if all of the
22following conditions are met:
23 (1) The individual resided with his or her parent or
24 guardian while attending a public or private high school in

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1 this State.
2 (2) The individual graduated from a public or private
3 high school or received the equivalent of a high school
4 diploma in this State.
5 (3) The individual attended school in this State for at
6 least 3 years as of the date the individual graduated from
7 high school or received the equivalent of a high school
8 diploma.
9 (4) The individual registers as an entering student in
10 the University not earlier than the 2003 fall semester.
11 (5) In the case of an individual who is not a citizen
12 or a permanent resident of the United States, the
13 individual provides the University with an affidavit
14 stating that the individual will file an application to
15 become a permanent resident of the United States at the
16 earliest opportunity the individual is eligible to do so.
17 This subsection (a) applies only to tuition for a term or
18semester that begins on or after May 20, 2003 (the effective
19date of Public Act 93-7). Any revenue lost by the University in
20implementing this subsection (a) shall be absorbed by the
21University Income Fund.
22 (b) If a person is on active military duty and stationed in
23Illinois, then the Board shall deem that person and any of his
24or her dependents Illinois residents for tuition purposes.
25Beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year, if a person is on
26active military duty and is stationed out of State, but he or

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1she was stationed in this State for at least 3 years
2immediately prior to being reassigned out of State, then the
3Board shall deem that person and any of his or her dependents
4Illinois residents for tuition purposes, as long as that person
5or his or her dependent (i) applies for admission to the
6University within 18 months of the person on active military
7duty being reassigned or (ii) remains continuously enrolled at
8the University. Beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year, if
9a person is utilizing benefits under the federal Post-9/11
10Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 or any subsequent
11variation of that Act, then the Board shall deem that person an
12Illinois resident for tuition purposes. Beginning with the
132015-2016 academic year, if a person is utilizing benefits
14under the federal All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance
15Program, then the Board shall deem that person an Illinois
16resident for tuition purposes.
17 (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
18contrary, a student who meets the requirements of subsection
19(a) of this Section is eligible to apply or receive
20consideration for any student aid or benefit funded or
21administered by the State, State agencies, public
22institutions, or the University, including, but not limited to,
23scholarships, grants, awards, stipends, room and board,
24tuition waivers, or other financial or in-kind assistance, with
25the exception of Monetary Award Program grants. The General
26Assembly finds and declares that this Section is a State law

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1within the meaning of subsection (d) of Section 1621 of Title 8
2of the United States Code.
3(Source: P.A. 98-306, eff. 8-12-13; 99-309, eff. 8-7-15.)
4 Section 45. The Western Illinois University Law is amended
5by changing Section 35-88 as follows:
6 (110 ILCS 690/35-88)
7 Sec. 35-88. In-state tuition charge.
8 (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
9contrary, for tuition purposes, the Board shall deem an
10individual an Illinois resident, until the individual
11establishes a residence outside of this State, if all of the
12following conditions are met:
13 (1) The individual resided with his or her parent or
14 guardian while attending a public or private high school in
15 this State.
16 (2) The individual graduated from a public or private
17 high school or received the equivalent of a high school
18 diploma in this State.
19 (3) The individual attended school in this State for at
20 least 3 years as of the date the individual graduated from
21 high school or received the equivalent of a high school
22 diploma.
23 (4) The individual registers as an entering student in
24 the University not earlier than the 2003 fall semester.

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1 (5) In the case of an individual who is not a citizen
2 or a permanent resident of the United States, the
3 individual provides the University with an affidavit
4 stating that the individual will file an application to
5 become a permanent resident of the United States at the
6 earliest opportunity the individual is eligible to do so.
7 This subsection (a) applies only to tuition for a term or
8semester that begins on or after May 20, 2003 (the effective
9date of Public Act 93-7). Any revenue lost by the University in
10implementing this subsection (a) shall be absorbed by the
11University Income Fund.
12 (b) If a person is on active military duty and stationed in
13Illinois, then the Board shall deem that person and any of his
14or her dependents Illinois residents for tuition purposes.
15Beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year, if a person is on
16active military duty and is stationed out of State, but he or
17she was stationed in this State for at least 3 years
18immediately prior to being reassigned out of State, then the
19Board shall deem that person and any of his or her dependents
20Illinois residents for tuition purposes, as long as that person
21or his or her dependent (i) applies for admission to the
22University within 18 months of the person on active military
23duty being reassigned or (ii) remains continuously enrolled at
24the University. Beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year, if
25a person is utilizing benefits under the federal Post-9/11
26Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 or any subsequent

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1variation of that Act, then the Board shall deem that person an
2Illinois resident for tuition purposes. Beginning with the
32015-2016 academic year, if a person is utilizing benefits
4under the federal All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance
5Program, then the Board shall deem that person an Illinois
6resident for tuition purposes.
7 (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
8contrary, a student who meets the requirements of subsection
9(a) of this Section is eligible to apply or receive
10consideration for any student aid or benefit funded or
11administered by the State, State agencies, public
12institutions, or the University, including, but not limited to,
13scholarships, grants, awards, stipends, room and board,
14tuition waivers, or other financial or in-kind assistance, with
15the exception of Monetary Award Program grants. The General
16Assembly finds and declares that this Section is a State law
17within the meaning of subsection (d) of Section 1621 of Title 8
18of the United States Code.
19(Source: P.A. 98-306, eff. 8-12-13; 99-309, eff. 8-7-15.)

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1 INDEX
2 Statutes amended in order of appearance