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110 ILCS 947/65.40

    (110 ILCS 947/65.40)
    Sec. 65.40. General provisions; leaves of absence.
    (a) The scholarships issued under Section 65.15 may be used at the University of Illinois, Southern Illinois University, Chicago State University, Eastern Illinois University, Governors State University, Illinois State University, Northeastern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, and Western Illinois University. Unless otherwise indicated, the scholarships shall exempt the holder from the payment of tuition and other necessary fees as defined in Section 35 of this Act.
    Any student who has been or shall be awarded a scholarship shall be reimbursed by the appropriate university or community college for any charges which he or she has paid and for which exemption is granted under this Section, if application for such reimbursement is made within 2 months following the school term for which the charges were paid.
    The holder of a scholarship shall be subject to all examinations, rules and requirements of the university or community college in which he or she is enrolled except as herein directed.
    This Section does not prohibit the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Chicago State University, the Board of Trustees of Eastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Governors State University, the Board of Trustees of Illinois State University, the Board of Trustees of Northeastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University, and the Board of Trustees of Western Illinois University for the institutions under their respective jurisdictions from granting other scholarships.
    (b) Any student enrolled in a university to which he or she is holding a scholarship issued under Section 65.15 who satisfies the president of the university or someone designated by the president that the student requires leave of absence for the purpose of earning funds to defray his or her expenses while in attendance or on account of illness or military service may be granted such leave and allowed a period of not to exceed 6 years in which to complete his or her course at the university. Time spent in the armed forces shall not be part of the 6 years.
(Source: P.A. 91-496, eff. 8-13-99.)