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


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 22-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-05-26 - Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2017 [HB2394 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB2394-Introduced.html


100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
HB2394

Introduced , by Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
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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.
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A BILL FOR

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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 and by adding Section 100 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 (110 ILCS 305/100 new)
23 Sec. 100. Qualification for financial aid. The University
24may not deny a scholarship, grant, or loan to a person who has
25been convicted of illegal possession or sale of cannabis,

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1controlled substances, or methamphetamine if he or she
2otherwise qualifies for the scholarship, grant, or loan.
3 Section 10. The Southern Illinois University Management
4Act is amended by changing Section 8d-5 and by adding Section
585 as follows:
6 (110 ILCS 520/8d-5)
7 Sec. 8d-5. 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.)
20 (110 ILCS 520/85 new)
21 Sec. 85. Qualification for financial aid. The University
22may not deny a scholarship, grant, or loan to a person who has
23been convicted of illegal possession or sale of cannabis,
24controlled substances, or methamphetamine if he or she
25otherwise qualifies for the scholarship, grant, or loan.

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1 Section 15. The Chicago State University Law is amended by
2changing Section 5-88 and by adding Section 5-195 as follows:
3 (110 ILCS 660/5-88)
4 Sec. 5-88. In-state tuition charge.
5 (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
6contrary, for tuition purposes, the Board shall deem an
7individual an Illinois resident, until the individual
8establishes a residence outside of this State, if all of the
9following conditions are met:
10 (1) The individual resided with his or her parent or
11 guardian while attending a public or private high school in
12 this State.
13 (2) The individual graduated from a public or private
14 high school or received the equivalent of a high school
15 diploma in this State.
16 (3) The individual attended school in this State for at
17 least 3 years as of the date the individual graduated from
18 high school or received the equivalent of a high school
19 diploma.
20 (4) The individual registers as an entering student in
21 the University not earlier than the 2003 fall semester.
22 (5) In the case of an individual who is not a citizen
23 or a permanent resident of the United States, the
24 individual provides the University with an affidavit

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1 stating that the individual will file an application to
2 become a permanent resident of the United States at the
3 earliest opportunity the individual is eligible to do so.
4 This subsection (a) applies only to tuition for a term or
5semester that begins on or after May 20, 2003 (the effective
6date of Public Act 93-7). Any revenue lost by the University in
7implementing this subsection (a) shall be absorbed by the
8University Income Fund.
9 (b) If a person is on active military duty and stationed in
10Illinois, then the Board shall deem that person and any of his
11or her dependents Illinois residents for tuition purposes.
12Beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year, if a person is on
13active military duty and is stationed out of State, but he or
14she was stationed in this State for at least 3 years
15immediately prior to being reassigned out of State, then the
16Board shall deem that person and any of his or her dependents
17Illinois residents for tuition purposes, as long as that person
18or his or her dependent (i) applies for admission to the
19University within 18 months of the person on active military
20duty being reassigned or (ii) remains continuously enrolled at
21the University. Beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year, if
22a person is utilizing benefits under the federal Post-9/11
23Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 or any subsequent
24variation of that Act, then the Board shall deem that person an
25Illinois resident for tuition purposes. Beginning with the
262015-2016 academic year, if a person is utilizing benefits

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1under the federal All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance
2Program, then the Board shall deem that person an Illinois
3resident for tuition purposes.
4 (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
5contrary, a student who meets the requirements of subsection
6(a) of this Section is eligible to apply or receive
7consideration for any student aid or benefit funded or
8administered by the State, State agencies, public
9institutions, or the University, including, but not limited to,
10scholarships, grants, awards, stipends, room and board,
11tuition waivers, or other financial or in-kind assistance, with
12the exception of Monetary Award Program grants. The General
13Assembly finds and declares that this Section is a State law
14within the meaning of subsection (d) of Section 1621 of Title 8
15of the United States Code.
16(Source: P.A. 98-306, eff. 8-12-13; 99-309, eff. 8-7-15.)
17 (110 ILCS 660/5-195 new)
18 Sec. 5-195. Qualification for financial aid. The
19University may not deny a scholarship, grant, or loan to a
20person who has been convicted of illegal possession or sale of
21cannabis, controlled substances, or methamphetamine if he or
22she otherwise qualifies for the scholarship, grant, or loan.
23 Section 20. The Eastern Illinois University Law is amended
24by changing Section 10-88 and by adding Section 10-195 as

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

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1 earliest opportunity the individual is eligible to do so.
2 This subsection (a) applies only to tuition for a term or
3semester that begins on or after May 20, 2003 (the effective
4date of Public Act 93-7). Any revenue lost by the University in
5implementing this subsection (a) shall be absorbed by the
6University Income Fund.
7 (b) If a person is on active military duty and stationed in
8Illinois, then the Board shall deem that person and any of his
9or her dependents Illinois residents for tuition purposes.
10Beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year, if a person is on
11active military duty and is stationed out of State, but he or
12she was stationed in this State for at least 3 years
13immediately prior to being reassigned out of State, then the
14Board shall deem that person and any of his or her dependents
15Illinois residents for tuition purposes, as long as that person
16or his or her dependent (i) applies for admission to the
17University within 18 months of the person on active military
18duty being reassigned or (ii) remains continuously enrolled at
19the University. Beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year, if
20a person is utilizing benefits under the federal Post-9/11
21Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 or any subsequent
22variation of that Act, then the Board shall deem that person an
23Illinois resident for tuition purposes. Beginning with the
242015-2016 academic year, if a person is utilizing benefits
25under the federal All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance
26Program, then the Board shall deem that person an Illinois

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1resident for tuition purposes.
2 (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
3contrary, a student who meets the requirements of subsection
4(a) of this Section is eligible to apply or receive
5consideration for any student aid or benefit funded or
6administered by the State, State agencies, public
7institutions, or the University, including, but not limited to,
8scholarships, grants, awards, stipends, room and board,
9tuition waivers, or other financial or in-kind assistance, with
10the exception of Monetary Award Program grants. The General
11Assembly finds and declares that this Section is a State law
12within the meaning of subsection (d) of Section 1621 of Title 8
13of the United States Code.
14(Source: P.A. 98-306, eff. 8-12-13; 99-309, eff. 8-7-15.)
15 (110 ILCS 665/10-195 new)
16 Sec. 10-195. Qualification for financial aid. The
17University may not deny a scholarship, grant, or loan to a
18person who has been convicted of illegal possession or sale of
19cannabis, controlled substances, or methamphetamine if he or
20she otherwise qualifies for the scholarship, grant, or loan.
21 Section 25. The Governors State University Law is amended
22by changing Section 15-88 and by adding Section 15-195 as
23follows:

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1 (110 ILCS 670/15-88)
2 Sec. 15-88. 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.
26 This subsection (a) applies only to tuition for a term or

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1semester that begins on or after May 20, 2003 (the effective
2date of Public Act 93-7). Any revenue lost by the University in
3implementing this subsection (a) shall be absorbed by the
4University Income Fund.
5 (b) If a person is on active military duty and stationed in
6Illinois, then the Board shall deem that person and any of his
7or her dependents Illinois residents for tuition purposes.
8Beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year, if a person is on
9active military duty and is stationed out of State, but he or
10she was stationed in this State for at least 3 years
11immediately prior to being reassigned out of State, then the
12Board shall deem that person and any of his or her dependents
13Illinois residents for tuition purposes, as long as that person
14or his or her dependent (i) applies for admission to the
15University within 18 months of the person on active military
16duty being reassigned or (ii) remains continuously enrolled at
17the University. Beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year, if
18a person is utilizing benefits under the federal Post-9/11
19Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 or any subsequent
20variation of that Act, then the Board shall deem that person an
21Illinois resident for tuition purposes. Beginning with the
222015-2016 academic year, if a person is utilizing benefits
23under the federal All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance
24Program, then the Board shall deem that person an Illinois
25resident for tuition purposes.
26 (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the

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1contrary, a student who meets the requirements of subsection
2(a) of this Section is eligible to apply or receive
3consideration for any student aid or benefit funded or
4administered by the State, State agencies, public
5institutions, or the University, including, but not limited to,
6scholarships, grants, awards, stipends, room and board,
7tuition waivers, or other financial or in-kind assistance, with
8the exception of Monetary Award Program grants. The General
9Assembly finds and declares that this Section is a State law
10within the meaning of subsection (d) of Section 1621 of Title 8
11of the United States Code.
12(Source: P.A. 98-306, eff. 8-12-13; 99-309, eff. 8-7-15.)
13 (110 ILCS 670/15-195 new)
14 Sec. 15-195. Qualification for financial aid. The
15University may not deny a scholarship, grant, or loan to a
16person who has been convicted of illegal possession or sale of
17cannabis, controlled substances, or methamphetamine if he or
18she otherwise qualifies for the scholarship, grant, or loan.
19 Section 30. The Illinois State University Law is amended by
20changing Section 20-88 and by adding Section 20-200 as follows:
21 (110 ILCS 675/20-88)
22 Sec. 20-88. In-state tuition charge.
23 (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the

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

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1University Income Fund.
2 (b) If a person is on active military duty and stationed in
3Illinois, then the Board shall deem that person and any of his
4or her dependents Illinois residents for tuition purposes.
5Beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year, if a person is on
6active military duty and is stationed out of State, but he or
7she was stationed in this State for at least 3 years
8immediately prior to being reassigned out of State, then the
9Board shall deem that person and any of his or her dependents
10Illinois residents for tuition purposes, as long as that person
11or his or her dependent (i) applies for admission to the
12University within 18 months of the person on active military
13duty being reassigned or (ii) remains continuously enrolled at
14the University. Beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year, if
15a person is utilizing benefits under the federal Post-9/11
16Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 or any subsequent
17variation of that Act, then the Board shall deem that person an
18Illinois resident for tuition purposes. Beginning with the
192015-2016 academic year, if a person is utilizing benefits
20under the federal All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance
21Program, then the Board shall deem that person an Illinois
22resident for tuition purposes.
23 (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
24contrary, a student who meets the requirements of subsection
25(a) of this Section is eligible to apply or receive
26consideration for any student aid or benefit funded or

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1administered by the State, State agencies, public
2institutions, or the University, including, but not limited to,
3scholarships, grants, awards, stipends, room and board,
4tuition waivers, or other financial or in-kind assistance, with
5the exception of Monetary Award Program grants. The General
6Assembly finds and declares that this Section is a State law
7within the meaning of subsection (d) of Section 1621 of Title 8
8of the United States Code.
9(Source: P.A. 98-306, eff. 8-12-13; 99-309, eff. 8-7-15.)
10 (110 ILCS 675/20-200 new)
11 Sec. 20-200. Qualification for financial aid. The
12University may not deny a scholarship, grant, or loan to a
13person who has been convicted of illegal possession or sale of
14cannabis, controlled substances, or methamphetamine if he or
15she otherwise qualifies for the scholarship, grant, or loan.
16 Section 35. The Northeastern Illinois University Law is
17amended by changing Section 25-88 and by adding Section 25-195
18as follows:
19 (110 ILCS 680/25-88)
20 Sec. 25-88. In-state tuition charge.
21 (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
22contrary, for tuition purposes, the Board shall deem an
23individual 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 (110 ILCS 680/25-195 new)
9 Sec. 25-195. Qualification for financial aid. The
10University may not deny a scholarship, grant, or loan to a
11person who has been convicted of illegal possession or sale of
12cannabis, controlled substances, or methamphetamine if he or
13she otherwise qualifies for the scholarship, grant, or loan.
14 Section 40. The Northern Illinois University Law is amended
15by changing Section 30-88 and by adding Section 30-205 as
16follows:
17 (110 ILCS 685/30-88)
18 Sec. 30-88. In-state tuition charge.
19 (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
20contrary, for tuition purposes, the Board shall deem an
21individual an Illinois resident, until the individual
22establishes a residence outside of this State, if all of the
23following conditions are met:

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

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1Beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year, if a person is on
2active military duty and is stationed out of State, but he or
3she was stationed in this State for at least 3 years
4immediately prior to being reassigned out of State, then the
5Board shall deem that person and any of his or her dependents
6Illinois residents for tuition purposes, as long as that person
7or his or her dependent (i) applies for admission to the
8University within 18 months of the person on active military
9duty being reassigned or (ii) remains continuously enrolled at
10the University. Beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year, if
11a person is utilizing benefits under the federal Post-9/11
12Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 or any subsequent
13variation of that Act, then the Board shall deem that person an
14Illinois resident for tuition purposes. Beginning with the
152015-2016 academic year, if a person is utilizing benefits
16under the federal All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance
17Program, then the Board shall deem that person an Illinois
18resident for tuition purposes.
19 (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
20contrary, a student who meets the requirements of subsection
21(a) of this Section is eligible to apply or receive
22consideration for any student aid or benefit funded or
23administered by the State, State agencies, public
24institutions, or the University, including, but not limited to,
25scholarships, grants, awards, stipends, room and board,
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1the exception of Monetary Award Program grants. The General
2Assembly finds and declares that this Section is a State law
3within the meaning of subsection (d) of Section 1621 of Title 8
4of the United States Code.
5(Source: P.A. 98-306, eff. 8-12-13; 99-309, eff. 8-7-15.)
6 (110 ILCS 685/30-205 new)
7 Sec. 30-205. Qualification for financial aid. The
8University may not deny a scholarship, grant, or loan to a
9person who has been convicted of illegal possession or sale of
10cannabis, controlled substances, or methamphetamine if he or
11she otherwise qualifies for the scholarship, grant, or loan.
12 Section 45. The Western Illinois University Law is amended
13by changing Section 35-88 and by adding Section 35-200 as
14follows:
15 (110 ILCS 690/35-88)
16 Sec. 35-88. In-state tuition charge.
17 (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
18contrary, for tuition purposes, the Board shall deem an
19individual an Illinois resident, until the individual
20establishes a residence outside of this State, if all of the
21following conditions are met:
22 (1) The individual resided with his or her parent or
23 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 (110 ILCS 690/35-200 new)
5 Sec. 35-200. Qualification for financial aid. The
6University may not deny a scholarship, grant, or loan to a
7person who has been convicted of illegal possession or sale of
8cannabis, controlled substances, or methamphetamine if he or
9she otherwise qualifies for the scholarship, grant, or loan.
10 Section 50. The Higher Education Student Assistance Act is
11amended by changing Section 20 as follows:
12 (110 ILCS 947/20)
13 Sec. 20. Functions of Commission.
14 (a) The Commission, in accordance with this Act, shall
15prepare and supervise the issuance of public information
16concerning its provisions; prescribe the form and regulate the
17submission of applications for assistance; provide for and
18conduct, or cause to be conducted, all eligibility
19determinations of applicants; award the appropriate financial
20assistance; and, upon request by a member of the General
21Assembly, nominate or evaluate and recommend for nomination
22applicants for General Assembly scholarships in accordance
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1School Code.
2 (b) The Commission is authorized to participate in any
3programs for monetary assistance to students and to receive,
4hold, and disburse all such funds made available by any agency
5or organization for the purpose or purposes for which they are
6made available. The Commission is authorized to administer a
7program of grant assistance as authorized by the Baccalaureate
8Savings Act. The Commission is authorized to participate in any
9programs established to improve student financial aid services
10or the proficiency of persons engaged in student financial aid
11services and to receive, hold, and disburse all funds made
12available by any agency or organization for the purpose or
13purposes for which they are made available subject to the
14appropriations of the General Assembly.
15 (c) The Commission is authorized to deny a scholarship or a
16grant to any person who has defaulted on a guaranteed student
17loan and who is not maintaining a satisfactory repayment
18record. If a person has a defaulted guaranteed student loan but
19is otherwise eligible for assistance pursuant to Section 40,
20the Commission shall award one term of assistance during which
21a satisfactory repayment record must be established. If such a
22repayment record is not established, additional assistance
23shall be denied until a satisfactory repayment record is
24established.
25 (c-5) The Commission may not deny a scholarship, grant, or
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1or sale of cannabis, controlled substances, or methamphetamine
2if he or she otherwise qualifies for the scholarship, grant, or
3loan.
4 (d) The Commission is authorized to participate with
5federal, state, county, local, and university law enforcement
6agencies in cooperative efforts to detect and prosecute
7incidents of fraud in student assistance programs.
8 (e) The Administrative Review Law shall apply to and govern
9all proceedings for the judicial review of final administrative
10decisions of the Commission.
11 (f) The Commission is authorized to make all necessary and
12proper rules, not inconsistent with this Act, for the efficient
13exercise of the foregoing functions.
14 (g) Unless otherwise provided by statute, the functions of
15the Commission shall be exercised without regard to any
16applicant's race, creed, sex, color, national origin, or
17ancestry.
18 (h) The Commission is authorized to establish systems and
19programs to encourage employers to match employee
20contributions to prepaid programs of college savings by making
21donations to the Commission for prepaid programs of college
22savings to make higher education affordable for all residents
23of the State and to receive, hold, and disburse all such funds
24made available through those programs for the purposes for
25which they are authorized by rule or by law.
26(Source: P.A. 96-198, eff. 8-10-09.)

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2 Statutes amended in order of appearance