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Full Text of HB3740  103rd General Assembly




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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 Higher Education Student Assistance Act is
5amended by changing Section 10 as follows:
6    (110 ILCS 947/10)
7    Sec. 10. Definitions. In this Act, and except to the
8extent that any of the following words or phrases is
9specifically qualified by its context:
10    "Commission" means the Illinois Student Assistance
11Commission created by this Act.
12    "Enrollment" means the establishment and maintenance of an
13individual's status as a student in an institution of higher
14learning, regardless of the terms used at the institution to
15describe that status.
16    "Approved high school" means any public high school
17located in this State; and any high school, located in this
18State or elsewhere (whether designated as a high school,
19secondary school, academy, preparatory school, or otherwise)
20which in the judgment of the State Superintendent of Education
21provides a course of instruction at the secondary level and
22maintains standards of instruction substantially equivalent to
23those of the public high schools located in this State.



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1    "Institution of higher learning", "qualified institution",
2or "institution" means an educational organization located in
3this State which
4        (1) provides at least an organized 2 year program of
5    collegiate grade in the liberal arts or sciences, or both,
6    directly applicable toward the attainment of a
7    baccalaureate degree or a program in health education
8    directly applicable toward the attainment of a
9    certificate, diploma, or an associate degree;
10        (2) either is
11            (A) operated by this State, or
12            (B) operated publicly or privately, not for
13        profit, or
14            (C) operated for profit, provided such for profit
15        organization
16                (i) offers degree programs which have been
17            approved by the Board of Higher Education for a
18            minimum of 3 years under the Academic Degree Act,
19            and
20                (ii) enrolls a majority of its students in
21            such degree programs, and
22                (iii) maintains an accredited status with the
23            Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of
24            the North Central Association of Colleges and
25            Schools;
26        (3) in the judgment of the Commission meets standards



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1    substantially equivalent to those of comparable
2    institutions operated by this State; and
3        (4) if so required by the Commission, uses the State
4    as its primary guarantor of student loans made under the
5    federal Higher Education Act of 1965.
6For otherwise eligible educational organizations which provide
7academic programs for incarcerated students, the terms
8"institution of higher learning", "qualified institutions",
9and "institution" shall specifically exclude academic programs
10for incarcerated students except for students participating in
11the monetary award program established under Section 35 of
12this Act.
13    "Academic year" means a 12 month period of time, normally
14but not exclusively, from September 1 of any year through
15August 31 of the ensuing year.
16    "Full-time student" means any undergraduate student
17enrolled in 12 or more semester or quarter hours of credit
18courses in any given semester or quarter or in the equivalent
19number of units of registration as determined by the
21    "Part-time student" means any undergraduate student, other
22than a full-time student, enrolled in 6 or more semester or
23quarter hours of credit courses in any given semester or
24quarter or in the equivalent number of units of registration
25as determined by the Commission. Beginning with fiscal year
261999, the Commission may, on a program by program basis,



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1expand this definition of "part-time student" to include
2students who enroll in less than 6 semester or quarter hours of
3credit courses in any given semester or quarter.
4    "Public university" means any public 4-year university in
5this State.
6    "Public university campus" means any campus under the
7governance or supervision of a public university.
8(Source: P.A. 100-587, eff. 6-4-18; 100-1015, eff. 8-21-18.)
9    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,