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92_HB1851ham001 LRB9202507NTsbam 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
nopersonal 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 -2- LRB9202507NTsbam 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 $500per 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. -3- LRB9202507NTsbam 1 (Source: P.A. 89-512, eff. 7-11-96.)".
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