Illinois General Assembly - Full Text of Public Act 094-0968
Illinois General Assembly

Previous General Assemblies

Public Act 094-0968




Public Act 094-0968
HB4406 Enrolled LRB094 16250 NHT 51494 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Higher Education Student Assistance Act is
amended by adding Section 65.75 as follows:
    (110 ILCS 947/65.75 new)
    Sec. 65.75. Grant for a person raised by a grandparent.
    (a) The Commission shall, each year, receive and consider
applications for grant assistance under this Section. An
applicant is eligible for a grant under this Section if the
Commission finds that the applicant:
        (1) has been in the legal custody of his or her
    grandparent and received public aid assistance under the
    Illinois Public Aid Code for a period of at least the
    consecutive 12 months preceding the initial application
    for assistance under this Section;
        (2) has graduated from high school with a cumulative
    grade point average of at least a 2.7 on a 4.0 scale or its
        (3) has been recommended for assistance under this
    Section by the principal or other appropriate
    administrative officer of his or her high school; and
        (4) is enrolled in or plans to enroll in an institution
    of higher learning in this State full-time.
    (b) Applicants who are determined to be eligible for
assistance under this Section shall receive, subject to
appropriation, a renewable grant of $1,000 to be applied to
tuition and mandatory fees and paid directly to the institution
of higher learning at which the applicant is enrolled. However,
the total amount of assistance awarded by the Commission under
this Section to an individual in any fiscal year, when added to
other financial assistance awarded by the Commission to that
individual for that fiscal year, must not exceed the cost of
attendance at the institution of higher learning at which the
student is enrolled.
    (c) A grant awarded under this Section may be renewed for a
total of up to 4 years of full-time enrollment. All of the
following are conditions of grant renewal:
        (1) The student must provide the Commission with a
    recommendation for the grant by an academic counselor,
    advisor, or instructor at the student's institution of
    higher learning.
        (2) The student must have, at the time of renewal, a
    cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.7 on a 4.0
    scale or its equivalent at the institution of higher
    (d) The Commission shall make all necessary and proper
rules not inconsistent with this Section for its effective

Effective Date: 1/1/2007