Bill Text: IL SB0930 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Enrolled

Bill Title: Amends the Eastern Illinois University Law. Extends the repeal of the tuition affordability discount program from July 1, 2022 to July 1, 2026. Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Enrolled) 2017-06-14 - Sent to the Governor [SB0930 Detail]

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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 Eastern Illinois University Law is amended
5by changing Section 10-92 as follows:
6 (110 ILCS 665/10-92)
7 (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2022)
8 Sec. 10-92. Tuition affordability discount program.
9 (a) The General Assembly makes all of the following
11 (1) Both access and affordability are important points
12 in the Illinois Public Agenda for College and Career
13 Success.
14 (2) This State is in the top quartile with respect to
15 the percentage of family income needed to pay for college.
16 (3) Research suggests that as loan amounts increase,
17 versus grants-in-aid, the probability of college
18 attendance decreases.
19 (4) There is further research indicating socioeconomic
20 status may affect the willingness of students to use loans
21 to attend college.
22 (5) Strategic use of tuition discounting will decrease
23 the amount of loans that students must use to pay for

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1 tuition.
2 (6) A modest, individually tailored tuition discount
3 can make the difference in choosing to attend college and
4 would enhance college access for low (up to 150% of the
5 federal poverty level) and middle income (151% to 300% of
6 the federal poverty level) families.
7 (7) Even if the federally calculated financial need for
8 college attendance is met, the federally determined
9 Expected Family Contribution can still be a daunting
10 amount.
11 (8) This State is the second largest exporter of
12 students in the country.
13 (9) Illinois students need to be kept in this State.
14 State universities in other states have adopted pricing and
15 incentives that make college expenses for residents of this
16 State less than in this State.
17 (10) A mechanism is needed to stop the outflow of
18 Illinois students to institutions in other states,
19 assisting in State efforts to maintain and educate a highly
20 trained workforce.
21 (11) By being competitive on costs of attendance, this
22 State can bring out-of-state students to this State.
23 (12) The program established under this Section will
24 allow Eastern Illinois University to compete for highly
25 qualified students who may reside in other states by
26 mitigating the effect of cost differences.

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1 (13) Modest tuition discounts, individually targeted
2 and tailored, result in enhanced revenue for university
3 programs.
4 (14) By increasing Eastern Illinois University's
5 capacity to strategically use tuition discounting, the
6 University will be capable of creating enhanced tuition
7 revenue by increasing enrollment yields.
8 (15) The Board of Higher Education's current
9 institutional tuition waiver limitation is 3% of total
10 available undergraduate tuition revenue.
11 (b) The Board shall establish a program to increase the
12Board of Higher Education's institutional tuition waiver
13limitation for the university over a 4-year period to increase
14access to college and make college more affordable for
15undergraduate students. Under the program, the institutional
16tuition waiver limitation shall be increased by 2 percentage
17points in the 2012-2013 academic year, 2 percentage points in
18the 2013-2014 academic year, 2 percentage points in the
192014-2015 academic year, and one percentage point in the
202015-2016 academic year, resulting in an institutional tuition
21waiver limitation of 10% in the fourth year of the program and
23 (c) The program shall require that students who receive a
24tuition discount under the program be accepted to the
25university through normal admissions standards and processes.
26Individual tuition discounts granted under the program must not

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1exceed $2,500 per academic year. The program shall provide a
2maximum of one discount per academic year for a maximum of 4
3years to each student in the program who maintains satisfactory
4academic progress. The program shall be terminated after the
52022-2023 2018-2019 academic year, with no new students
6receiving discounts. However, notwithstanding the Board of
7Higher Education's institutional tuition waiver limitation,
8existing students receiving discounts under the program are
9eligible to maintain those discounts, with satisfactory
10academic progress, under the 4-year limitation, after the
112022-2023 2018-2019 academic year due to maintenance of effort
12within their 4-year window. Sunset dates for discounted support
13shall be based upon the first academic year in which a student
14receives a discount.
15 (d) Every 2 years, the Board shall report to the Board of
16Higher Education on the program's impact on tuition revenue,
17enrollment goals, and increasing access and affordability on
18such dates as the Board of Higher Education shall determine.
19 (e) The Board of Higher Education may adopt any rules that
20are necessary to implement this Section.
21 (f) This Section is repealed on July 1, 2026 2022.
22(Source: P.A. 97-290, eff. 8-10-11; 98-1100, eff. 1-1-15.)
23 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
24becoming law.