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Public Act 095-0343




Public Act 095-0343
SB0280 Enrolled LRB095 08373 RAS 28546 b

    AN ACT concerning regulation.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Barber, Cosmetology, Esthetics, and Nail
Technology Act of 1985 is amended by changing Section 3B-13 as
    (225 ILCS 410/3B-13)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 3B-13. Rules; refunds. Schools regulated under this
Section shall issue refunds based on the following schedule.
The refund policy shall provide that:
    (1) Schools shall, when a student gives written notice of
cancellation, provide a refund in the amount of at least the
        (a) When notice of cancellation is given within 5 days
    after the date of enrollment, all application and
    registration fees, tuition, and any other charges shall be
    refunded to the student.
        (b) When notice of cancellation is given after the
    fifth day following enrollment but before the completion of
    the student's first day of class attendance, the school may
    retain no more than the application and registration fee,
    plus the cost of any books or materials which have been
    provided by the school and retained by the student.
        (c) When notice of cancellation is given after the
    student's completion of the first day of class attendance
    but prior to the student's completion of 5% of the course
    of instruction, the school may retain the application and
    registration fee and an amount not to exceed 10% of the
    tuition and other instructional charges or $300, whichever
    is less, plus the cost of any books or materials which have
    been provided by the school.
        (d) When a student has completed 5% or more of the
    course of instruction, the school may retain the
    application and registration fee and the cost of any books
    or materials which have been provided by the school but
    shall refund a part of the tuition and other instructional
    charges in accordance with the National Accrediting
    Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences and rules that
    the Department shall promulgate for purposes of this
    (2) Applicants not accepted by the school shall receive a
refund of all tuition and fees paid.
    (3) Application and registration fees shall be chargeable
at initial enrollment and shall not exceed $100.
    (4) Deposits or down payments shall become part of the
    (5) The school shall mail a written acknowledgement of a
student's cancellation or written withdrawal to the student
within 15 calendar days of the date of notification. Written
acknowledgement is not necessary if a refund has been mailed to
the student within the 15 calendar days.
    (6) If the school cancels or discontinues a course, the
student shall be entitled to receive from the school such
refund or partial refund of the tuition, fees, and other
charges paid by the student or on behalf of the student as is
provided under rules promulgated by the Department.
    (7) Except as otherwise provided by this Act, all student
refunds shall be made by the school within 45 30 calendar days
after from the date of notice of the student's cancellation or
the date that the school determines that the student has
officially or unofficially withdrawn.
    (8) A student shall give notice of cancellation to the
school in writing. The unexplained absence of a student from a
school for more than 30 consecutive calendar days shall
constitute constructive notice of cancellation to the school.
For purposes of cancellation, the cancellation date shall be
the last day of attendance.
    (9) A school may make refunds which exceed those required
by this Section.
    (10) Each student and former student shall be entitled to
receive from the school that the student attends or attended an
official transcript of all hours completed by the student at
that school for which the applicable tuition, fees, and other
charges have been paid, together with the grades earned by the
student for those hours, provided that a student who withdraws
from or drops out of a school, by written notice of
cancellation or otherwise, shall not be entitled to any
transcript of completed hours following the expiration of the
7-year period that began on the student's first day of
attendance at the school. A reasonable fee, not exceeding $2,
may be charged by the school for each transcript after the
first free transcript that the school is required to provide to
a student or former student under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 94-451, eff. 12-31-05.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2008