(225 ILCS 410/3B-4)
(from Ch. 111, par. 1703B-4)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
Except for the violations enumerated below, any owner,
operator or authorized agent of a school
who knowingly violates any provision of this Act shall be guilty of a
Any owner, operator or authorized agent of a
school who commits any of the following offenses shall be guilty
of a Class A misdemeanor for the first offense and a Class 4 felony for the
second or subsequent offense:
1. Knowingly, and for the purpose of influencing or inducing a person
to enroll in the course of instruction offered by the school, makes any
false or misleading statements, misrepresentations or
false promises to such person regarding
opportunities upon graduation from the school for (a) employment in a
business, industry or trade, (b)
admission to an institution of higher learning, or (c) admission to an
occupational licensing examination.
2. Knowingly, and with intent to defraud, retains in excess of the school's refund
policy prescribed in this Act any unearned tuition or fees paid by a student who
has cancelled his enrollment
agreement and is entitled to a refund.
3. Knowingly, and with intent to defraud, misrepresents that any student
who has cancelled his
enrollment agreement is presently enrolled in the school, has completed the
course of instruction or has graduated from the school.
4. Knowingly uses or attempts to use students in any commercial or
manufacturing activity related to the operation of the school and to the
school's advantage and profit; except to the extent that the school
provides the student with practical experience supplemental to the course
of instruction or except in the case of students who are employed by the
school and compensated for such employment.
(Source: P.A. 85-1382