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 1        AN ACT regarding higher education student assistance.

 2        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 5.  The Higher Education Student  Assistance  Act
 5    is amended by changing Section 36 as follows:

 6        (110 ILCS 947/36)
 7        Sec. 36.  Illinois Incentive for Access grant program.
 8        (a)  The Commission each year shall determine eligibility
 9    for the Illinois Incentive for Access grant from applications
10    received  for  Monetary  Award Program grant assistance under
11    Section 35 of this Act.  An applicant shall be determined  as
12    eligible  for  an  Illinois  Incentive for Access grant under
13    this Section when the Commission finds that the applicant:
14             (1)  is a resident of this State and  a  citizen  or
15        permanent resident of the United States;
16             (2)  has  no  personal or family financial resources
17        available for expenditure  on  educational  expenses,  as
18        defined   by   current   federal  student  financial  aid
19        methodology;
20             (3)  has  not  already  received   a   baccalaureate
21        degree; and
22             (4)  is   enrolled  at  least  one-half  time  as  a
23        freshman undergraduate student at  an  approved  Illinois
24        institution  of  higher  learning  participating  in  the
25        Monetary Award Program administered by the Commission.
26        (b)  Subject   to   a  separate  appropriation  made  for
27    purposes of awarding  grants  under  this  Section,  Illinois
28    Incentive  for  Access  grants  shall  be  paid  in  multiple
29    disbursements  as  determined  by the Commission in an amount
30    not to  exceed  $1,000  $500  per  applicant  per  year.   No
31    recipient  may  receive  a  grant under this Section for more
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 1    than 2 semesters or 3 quarters of award payments.
 2        (c)  Eligibility for grants awarded  under  this  Section
 3    shall  be  determined  solely  on  the basis of the financial
 4    resources of the applicant and the applicant's family.   Cost
 5    of  attendance  at  the institution in which the applicant is
 6    enrolled shall not affect eligibility for  an  award,  except
 7    that  State  student  financial assistance awarded under this
 8    Act, including the Illinois Incentive for Access  award,  may
 9    not exceed the institution's cost of attendance.
10        (d)  The  Commission  shall  notify applicants that grant
11    assistance is contingent upon  availability  of  appropriated
12    funds.
13        (e)  The  Commission shall submit a written evaluation of
14    the Illinois Incentive for Access program  to  the  Governor,
15    the General Assembly, and the Board of Higher Education on or
16    before  October  1,  1999, including a report of the progress
17    made toward the goal of increasing the access  and  retention
18    rates for Illinois Incentive for Access grant recipients.
19    (Source: P.A. 89-512, eff. 7-11-96.)

20        Section  99.   Effective  date.  This Act takes effect on
21    July 1, 2002.

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