Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. With regard to the Minority Teachers of Illinois scholarship program, the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program, and special education teacher scholarships, provides that if a recipient of one of those scholarships who is in a repayment plan with the Illinois Student Assistance Commission subsequently teaches at a school meeting certain descriptions under those scholarship programs, the Commission may reduce the amount owed by the recipient in proportion to the amount of the teaching obligation completed. Effective immediately.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that, if an individual subsequently teaches within 5 years of entering repayment (instead of just subsequently teaches), the Commission may reduce the amount owed by the recipient in proportion to the amount of the teaching obligation completed. In provisions concerning the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program, provides that a reduction of the amount owed shall not be construed as reinstatement in the Golden Apple Scholars program. Reinstatement in the program shall be solely at the discretion of the Golden Apple Foundation on terms determined by the Foundation.