Rep. Carol Ammons

Filed: 3/20/2023





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3740 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
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



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1located in this State; and any high school, located in this
2State or elsewhere (whether designated as a high school,
3secondary school, academy, preparatory school, or otherwise)
4which in the judgment of the State Superintendent of Education
5provides a course of instruction at the secondary level and
6maintains standards of instruction substantially equivalent to
7those of the public high schools located in this State.
8    "Institution of higher learning", "qualified institution",
9or "institution" means an educational organization located in
10this State which
11        (1) provides at least an organized 2 year program of
12    collegiate grade in the liberal arts or sciences, or both,
13    directly applicable toward the attainment of a
14    baccalaureate degree or a program in health education
15    directly applicable toward the attainment of a
16    certificate, diploma, or an associate degree;
17        (2) either is
18            (A) operated by this State, or
19            (B) operated publicly or privately, not for
20        profit, or
21            (C) operated for profit, provided such for profit
22        organization
23                (i) offers degree programs which have been
24            approved by the Board of Higher Education for a
25            minimum of 3 years under the Academic Degree Act,
26            and



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1                (ii) enrolls a majority of its students in
2            such degree programs, and
3                (iii) maintains an accredited status with the
4            Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of
5            the North Central Association of Colleges and
6            Schools;
7        (3) in the judgment of the Commission meets standards
8    substantially equivalent to those of comparable
9    institutions operated by this State; and
10        (4) if so required by the Commission, uses the State
11    as its primary guarantor of student loans made under the
12    federal Higher Education Act of 1965.
13For otherwise eligible educational organizations which provide
14academic programs for incarcerated students, the terms
15"institution of higher learning", "qualified institutions",
16and "institution" shall specifically exclude academic programs
17for incarcerated students except for students participating in
18the monetary award program established under Section 35 of
19this Act.
20    "Academic year" means a 12 month period of time, normally
21but not exclusively, from September 1 of any year through
22August 31 of the ensuing year.
23    "Full-time student" means any undergraduate student
24enrolled in 12 or more semester or quarter hours of credit
25courses in any given semester or quarter or in the equivalent
26number of units of registration as determined by the



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2    "Part-time student" means any undergraduate student, other
3than a full-time student, enrolled in 6 or more semester or
4quarter hours of credit courses in any given semester or
5quarter or in the equivalent number of units of registration
6as determined by the Commission. Beginning with fiscal year
71999, the Commission may, on a program by program basis,
8expand this definition of "part-time student" to include
9students who enroll in less than 6 semester or quarter hours of
10credit courses in any given semester or quarter.
11    "Public university" means any public 4-year university in
12this State.
13    "Public university campus" means any campus under the
14governance or supervision of a public university.
15(Source: P.A. 100-587, eff. 6-4-18; 100-1015, eff. 8-21-18.)
16    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,