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 1                    AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 1851

 2        AMENDMENT NO.     .  Amend House Bill 1851  by  replacing
 3    everything after the enacting clause as follows:

 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 limited no  personal  or  family  financial
17        resources   available   for  expenditure  on  educational
18        expenses, as defined by current federal student financial
19        aid methodology;
20             (3)  has  not  already  received   a   baccalaureate
21        degree; and
22             (4)  is   enrolled  at  least  one-half  time  as  a
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 1        freshman undergraduate student at  an  approved  Illinois
 2        institution  of  higher  learning  participating  in  the
 3        Monetary Award Program administered by the Commission.
 4        (b)  Subject   to   a  separate  appropriation  made  for
 5    purposes of awarding  grants  under  this  Section,  Illinois
 6    Incentive  for  Access  grants  shall  be  paid  in  multiple
 7    disbursements  as  determined  by  the  Commission  (i) in an
 8    amount not to exceed $1,000 $500 per applicant per  year  for
 9    applicants  with  an  expected  family contribution of $0, as
10    defined by current federal student aid methodology, and  (ii)
11    in  an  amount  not  to  exceed  $500  for applicants with an
12    expected family contribution of $500 or less  but  more  than
13    $0,  as  defined  by current federal student aid methodology.
14    In awarding grants, the Commission  shall  give  priority  to
15    applicants  with  an  expected family contribution of $0.  No
16    recipient may receive a grant under  this  Section  for  more
17    than 2 semesters or 3 quarters of award payments.
18        (c)  Eligibility  for  grants  awarded under this Section
19    shall be determined solely on  the  basis  of  the  financial
20    resources  of the applicant and the applicant's family.  Cost
21    of attendance at the institution in which  the  applicant  is
22    enrolled  shall  not  affect eligibility for an award, except
23    that State student financial assistance  awarded  under  this
24    Act,  including  the Illinois Incentive for Access award, may
25    not exceed the institution's cost of attendance.
26        (d)  The Commission shall notify  applicants  that  grant
27    assistance  is  contingent  upon availability of appropriated
28    funds.
29        (e)  The Commission shall submit a written evaluation  of
30    the  Illinois  Incentive  for Access program to the Governor,
31    the General Assembly, and the Board of Higher Education on or
32    before October 1, 1999, including a report  of  the  progress
33    made  toward  the goal of increasing the access and retention
34    rates for Illinois Incentive for Access grant recipients.
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 1    (Source: P.A. 89-512, eff. 7-11-96.)".

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