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SCHOOLS
(105 ILCS 5/) School Code.

105 ILCS 5/Art. 30

 
    (105 ILCS 5/Art. 30 heading)
ARTICLE 30. SCHOLARSHIPS

105 ILCS 5/30-1

    (105 ILCS 5/30-1) (from Ch. 122, par. 30-1)
    Sec. 30-1. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88-228, eff. 7-1-94.)

105 ILCS 5/30-2

    (105 ILCS 5/30-2) (from Ch. 122, par. 30-2)
    Sec. 30-2. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88-228, eff. 7-1-94.)

105 ILCS 5/30-3

    (105 ILCS 5/30-3) (from Ch. 122, par. 30-3)
    Sec. 30-3. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88-228, eff. 7-1-94.)

105 ILCS 5/30-4a

    (105 ILCS 5/30-4a) (from Ch. 122, par. 30-4a)
    Sec. 30-4a. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88-228, eff. 7-1-94.)

105 ILCS 5/30-4b

    (105 ILCS 5/30-4b) (from Ch. 122, par. 30-4b)
    Sec. 30-4b. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88-228, eff. 7-1-94.)

105 ILCS 5/30-4c

    (105 ILCS 5/30-4c) (from Ch. 122, par. 30-4c)
    Sec. 30-4c. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88-228, eff. 7-1-94.)

105 ILCS 5/30-4d

    (105 ILCS 5/30-4d) (from Ch. 122, par. 30-4d)
    Sec. 30-4d. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88-228, eff. 7-1-94.)

105 ILCS 5/30-4e

    (105 ILCS 5/30-4e) (from Ch. 122, par. 30-4e)
    Sec. 30-4e. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88-228, eff. 7-1-94.)

105 ILCS 5/30-6

    (105 ILCS 5/30-6)
    Sec. 30-6. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 77-1311. Repealed by P.A. 94-1105, eff. 6-1-07.)

105 ILCS 5/30-9

    (105 ILCS 5/30-9) (from Ch. 122, par. 30-9)
    Sec. 30-9. General Assembly scholarship; conditions of admission; award by competitive examination.
(Source: P.A. 97-772, eff. 7-11-12.)

105 ILCS 5/30-10

    (105 ILCS 5/30-10) (from Ch. 122, par. 30-10)
    Sec. 30-10. Filing nominations-Failure to accept or pass-Second nomination.
(Source: P.A. 97-772, eff. 7-11-12.)

105 ILCS 5/30-11

    (105 ILCS 5/30-11) (from Ch. 122, par. 30-11)
    Sec. 30-11. Failure to use scholarship - Further nominations.
(Source: P.A. 97-772, eff. 7-11-12.)

105 ILCS 5/30-12

    (105 ILCS 5/30-12) (from Ch. 122, par. 30-12)
    Sec. 30-12. Failure to begin or discontinuance of course because of military service.
(Source: P.A. 97-772, eff. 7-11-12.)

105 ILCS 5/30-12.5

    (105 ILCS 5/30-12.5)
    Sec. 30-12.5. Waiver of confidentiality.
(Source: P.A. 97-772, eff. 7-11-12.)

105 ILCS 5/30-13

    (105 ILCS 5/30-13) (from Ch. 122, par. 30-13)
    Sec. 30-13. Use of scholarship at public university.
(Source: P.A. 97-772, eff. 7-11-12.)

105 ILCS 5/30-13.5

    (105 ILCS 5/30-13.5)
    Sec. 30-13.5. General Assembly scholarship program abolished. Before September 1, 2012, each member of the General Assembly may nominate persons to receive a scholarship or certificate of scholarship under Sections 30-9, 30-10, 30-11, 30-12, 30-12.5, and 30-13 of this Code as they existed before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly. A person nominated to receive or awarded such a scholarship or certificate before September 1, 2012 is entitled to the scholarship under the terms of Sections 30-9, 30-10, 30-11, 30-12, 30-12.5, and 30-13 of this Code as they existed before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly and Section 30-14 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 97-772, eff. 7-11-12.)

105 ILCS 5/30-14

    (105 ILCS 5/30-14) (from Ch. 122, par. 30-14)
    Sec. 30-14. Leaves of absence to holders of scholarships.
    Any student enrolled in a university to which he is holding a scholarship issued under this Article who satisfies the president of the university or someone designated by him, that he requires leave of absence for the purpose of earning funds to defray his expenses while in attendance or on account of illness or military service may be granted such leave and allowed a period of not to exceed 6 years in which to complete his course at the university. The university shall notify the county superintendent of the county from which the scholarship was issued of the granting of the leave. Time spent in the armed forces shall not be part of the 6 years.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/30-14.1

    (105 ILCS 5/30-14.1)
    Sec. 30-14.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 77-1311. Repealed by P.A. 94-1105, eff. 6-1-07.)

105 ILCS 5/30-14.2

    (105 ILCS 5/30-14.2) (from Ch. 122, par. 30-14.2)
    Sec. 30-14.2. MIA/POW scholarships.
    (a) Any spouse, natural child, legally adopted child, or step-child of an eligible veteran or serviceperson who possesses all necessary entrance requirements shall, upon application and proper proof, be awarded a MIA/POW Scholarship consisting of the equivalent of 4 calendar years of full-time enrollment including summer terms, to the state supported Illinois institution of higher learning of his choice, subject to the restrictions listed below.
    "Eligible veteran or serviceperson" means any veteran or serviceperson, including an Illinois National Guard member who is on active duty or is active on a training assignment, who has been declared by the U.S. Department of Defense or the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to be a prisoner of war, be missing in action, have died as the result of a service-connected disability or have become a person with a permanent disability from service-connected causes with 100% disability and who (i) at the time of entering service was an Illinois resident, (ii) was an Illinois resident within 6 months after entering such service, or (iii) until July 1, 2014, became an Illinois resident within 6 months after leaving the service and can establish at least 30 years of continuous residency in the State of Illinois.
    Full-time enrollment means 12 or more semester hours of courses per semester, or 12 or more quarter hours of courses per quarter, or the equivalent thereof per term. Scholarships utilized by dependents enrolled in less than full-time study shall be computed in the proportion which the number of hours so carried bears to full-time enrollment.
    Scholarships awarded under this Section may be used by a spouse or child without regard to his or her age. The holder of a Scholarship awarded under this Section shall be subject to all examinations and academic standards, including the maintenance of minimum grade levels, that are applicable generally to other enrolled students at the Illinois institution of higher learning where the Scholarship is being used. If the surviving spouse remarries or if there is a divorce between the veteran or serviceperson and his or her spouse while the dependent is pursuing his or her course of study, Scholarship benefits will be terminated at the end of the term for which he or she is presently enrolled. Such dependents shall also be entitled, upon proper proof and application, to enroll in any extension course offered by a State supported Illinois institution of higher learning without payment of tuition and approved fees.
    The holder of a MIA/POW Scholarship authorized under this Section shall not be required to pay any matriculation or application fees, tuition, activities fees, graduation fees or other fees, except multipurpose building fees or similar fees for supplies and materials.
    Any dependent who has been or shall be awarded a MIA/POW Scholarship shall be reimbursed by the appropriate institution of higher learning for any fees which he or she has paid and for which exemption is granted under this Section if application for reimbursement is made within 2 months following the end of the school term for which the fees were paid.
    (b) In lieu of the benefit provided in subsection (a), any spouse, natural child, legally adopted child, or step-child of an eligible veteran or serviceperson, which spouse or child has a physical, mental or developmental disability, shall be entitled to receive, upon application and proper proof, a benefit to be used for the purpose of defraying the cost of the attendance or treatment of such spouse or child at one or more appropriate therapeutic, rehabilitative or educational facilities. The application and proof may be made by the parent or legal guardian of the spouse or child on his or her behalf.
    The total benefit provided to any beneficiary under this subsection shall not exceed the cost equivalent of 4 calendar years of full-time enrollment, including summer terms, at the University of Illinois. Whenever practicable in the opinion of the Department of Veterans' Affairs, payment of benefits under this subsection shall be made directly to the facility, the cost of attendance or treatment at which is being defrayed, as such costs accrue.
    (c) The benefits of this Section shall be administered by and paid for out of funds made available to the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs. The amounts that become due to any state supported Illinois institution of higher learning shall be payable by the Comptroller to such institution on vouchers approved by the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs. The amounts that become due under subsection (b) of this Section shall be payable by warrant upon vouchers issued by the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs and approved by the Comptroller. The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs shall determine the eligibility of the persons who make application for the benefits provided for in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 99-78, eff. 7-20-15; 99-143, eff. 7-27-15; 100-201, eff. 8-18-17.)

105 ILCS 5/30-14.3

    (105 ILCS 5/30-14.3) (from Ch. 122, par. 30-14.3)
    Sec. 30-14.3. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88-228, eff. 7-1-94.)

105 ILCS 5/30-14.5

    (105 ILCS 5/30-14.5) (from Ch. 122, par. 30-14.5)
    Sec. 30-14.5. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88-228, eff. 7-1-94.)

105 ILCS 5/30-14.6

    (105 ILCS 5/30-14.6) (from Ch. 122, par. 30-14.6)
    Sec. 30-14.6. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88-228, eff. 7-1-94.)

105 ILCS 5/30-14.7

    (105 ILCS 5/30-14.7) (from Ch. 122, par. 30-14.7)
    Sec. 30-14.7. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88-228, eff. 7-1-94.)

105 ILCS 5/30-14.8

    (105 ILCS 5/30-14.8)
    Sec. 30-14.8. Christa McAuliffe Fellowship Program.
    (a) The General Assembly finds that the Christa McAuliffe federal fellowship is an award expressly and exclusively for the benefit of one or more elementary or secondary teachers, provides funding for a sabbatical for the recipient of the fellowship, has no express relationship to post-secondary educational benefits under State and federal grant and loan programs administered by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (hereinafter in this Section sometimes referred to as the "Commission"), and therefore is a program that from and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995 should be administered in this State by the State Board of Education.
    (b) There is hereby transferred to the State Board of Education from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission all authority and responsibility exercised by the Commission before the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995 with respect to the administration within this State of the Christa McAuliffe federal fellowship program. From and after the effective date of this amendatory Act, the State Board of Education shall administer on behalf of the State of Illinois and in accordance with all applicable rules and regulations the conduct and operation of the Christa McAuliffe federal fellowship program within this State.
    (c) The Illinois Student Assistance Commission shall transfer to the State Board of Education, as successor to the Commission for all purposes of administering the Christa McAuliffe federal fellowship program, all books, accounts, records, papers, documents, contracts, agreements, and pending business in the possession or under the control of the Commission and relating to its administration of the Christa McAuliffe fellowship program in this State. All pending applications made before the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995 for scholarship awards under the Christa McAuliffe fellowship program and all scholarships awarded under that program before the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995 shall be unaffected by the transfer to the State Board of Education of all responsibilities and authority formerly exercised by the Commission with respect to that program. The Commission shall furnish to the State Board of Education such other information as the State Board of Education may request to assist it in administering this Section.
(Source: P.A. 89-106, eff. 7-7-95.)

105 ILCS 5/prec. Sec. 30-15

 
    (105 ILCS 5/prec. Sec. 30-15 heading)
HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENT ASSISTANCE LAW

105 ILCS 5/30-15.25

    (105 ILCS 5/30-15.25) (from Ch. 122, par. 30-15.25)
    Sec. 30-15.25. (a) As used in this Section, the term "public institution of higher education" includes: the University of Illinois; Southern Illinois University; Chicago State University; Eastern Illinois University; Governors State University; Illinois State University; Northeastern Illinois University; Northern Illinois University; Western Illinois University; the public community colleges of the State; and any other public universities, colleges and community colleges now or hereafter established or authorized by the General Assembly. The term "nonpublic institution of higher education" includes any educational organization in this State, other than a public institution of higher education, which provides a minimum of an organized 2 year program at the private junior college level or higher and which operates not-for-profit and in conformity with standards substantially equivalent to those of public institutions of higher education.
    (b) Each public institution of higher education shall disclose the terms, restrictions and requirements attached to or made a part of any endowment, gift, grant, contract award or property of any kind or value in excess of $100,000 made to such institution, or to any school, college, division, branch or other organizational entity within or forming a part of such institution, by a foreign government or an individual who is neither a citizen nor a resident of the United States, in any calendar or fiscal year. If the foreign government or individual donates more than one gift in any calendar or fiscal year, and the total value of those gifts exceeds $100,000, such institution shall report all the gifts received. This subsection shall not apply to funds that public institutions of higher education receive from grants and contracts through either the federal government or the State of Illinois.
    (c) The provisions of this subsection apply to each nonpublic institution of higher education: (i) which receives any grant or award under the Illinois Financial Assistance Act for Nonpublic Institutions of Higher Learning or under the Higher Education Cooperation Act, or (ii) which is a participant in a program of interinstitutional cooperation administered by a not-for-profit organization that is organized to administer such program under the Higher Education Cooperation Act and that receives any grant under and in furtherance of the purposes of that Act, or (iii) which receives any grant or distribution of grant moneys appropriated from the State Treasury or any fund therein to such institution or to the Board of Higher Education for distribution to nonpublic institutions of higher education for purposes of Section 4 of the Build Illinois Bond Act or for any other purpose authorized by law. Each nonpublic institution of higher education to which the provisions of this subsection apply shall disclose the terms, restrictions and requirements attached to or made a part of any endowment, gift, grant, contract award or property of any kind or value in excess of $250,000 made to such institution, or to any school, college, division, branch or other organizational entity within or forming a part of such institution, by a foreign government or an individual who is neither a citizen nor a resident of the United States, in any calendar or fiscal year. If the foreign government or individual donates more than one gift in any calendar or fiscal year, and the total value of those gifts exceeds $250,000, such institution shall report all the gifts received.
    (d) Such information shall be forwarded to the Attorney General no later than 30 days after the final day of each calendar or fiscal year of such institution, whichever type of year is used by the institution in accounting for the gifts received for the purposes of this Section. The information shall include:
        (1) the name of the foreign government in the case of
    
a gift by a government, or the name of the foreign country of which an individual donor is a citizen, in the case of a gift by an individual;
        (2) the amount and the date of the contribution or
    
contributions;
        (3) when the gift is conditional, matching or
    
designated for a particular purpose, full details of the conditions, matching provisions or designation; and
        (4) the purpose or purposes for which the
    
contribution will be used.
    Such information shall be a matter of public record.
(Source: P.A. 89-4, eff. 1-1-96.)

105 ILCS 5/30-16.1

    (105 ILCS 5/30-16.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 30-16.1)
    Sec. 30-16.1. Purpose. The General Assembly has found and hereby declares that it is essential for the national defense and for the defense of the State of Illinois that among those residents of this State receiving higher education, provisions should be made for Reserve Officer's Training Corps training, in order to provide officers for the several Armed Forces of the United States of America and to that end, that scholarships should be furnished to eligible residents, in order to encourage their participation in the Reserve Officer's Training Corps programs.
(Source: P.A. 79-768.)

105 ILCS 5/30-16.2

    (105 ILCS 5/30-16.2) (from Ch. 122, par. 30-16.2)
    Sec. 30-16.2. Eligible recipients. Those residents of the State of Illinois whose scholastic standing will enable them to enroll in the Reserve Officer's Training Corps programs of the several Armed Forces available at universities supported by the State of Illinois, are considered as eligible recipients for scholarships set forth in Section 30-16.3.
(Source: P.A. 79-768.)

105 ILCS 5/30-16.3

    (105 ILCS 5/30-16.3) (from Ch. 122, par. 30-16.3)
    Sec. 30-16.3. Availability of Scholarships. Scholarships shall be awarded on the following basis:
    (a) One scholastic scholarship to an eligible recipient from each private junior college and public community college which has a total enrollment of less than 500 students.
    (b) Two scholarships to eligible recipients from each private junior college and public community college which has an enrollment of 500 or more, but less than 1,000, students.
    (c) Three scholarships to eligible recipients from private junior colleges and public community colleges having an enrollment of 1,000, or more, students.
    (d) The equivalent of 10 scholarships per class, per branch of service, each academic year, to eligible recipients.
(Source: P.A. 91-503, eff. 8-13-99.)

105 ILCS 5/30-16.4

    (105 ILCS 5/30-16.4) (from Ch. 122, par. 30-16.4)
    Sec. 30-16.4. Privileges Conferred. The scholarships issued under Sections 30-16.1 through 30-16.6, inclusive, of this Article, may be used at those State supported universities where there are provided Reserve Officer's Training Corps programs of the several Armed Services over a period during which the eligible recipient is eligible for enrollment in the program. The scholarships exempt the holder from the payment of tuition, or any matriculation, graduation, activity, term or incidental fee, except any portion of a multi-purpose fee which is used for a purpose for which exemption is not granted under this Section. Exemption may not be granted for any other fees including book rental, service, laboratory, supply, Union Building, hospital and medical insurance fees and any fees established for the operation and maintenance of buildings, the income of which is pledged to the payment of interest and principal, or bonds issued by the governing board of the universities.
    Any student who has been or is awarded a scholarship shall be reimbursed by the appropriate university for any fees which he has paid and for which exemption is granted under this Section, if application for such reimbursement is made within 2 months following the school term for which the fees were paid.
    The holder of a scholarship is subject to all examinations, rules and requirements of the university in which he is enrolled, except as herein directed.
    The provisions of Sections 30-16.1 through 30-16.6 of this Act do not prohibit the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Chicago State University, the Board of Trustees of Eastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Governors State University, the Board of Trustees of Illinois State University, the Board of Trustees of Northeastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University, and the Board of Trustees of Western Illinois University from granting other scholarships.
(Source: P.A. 89-4, eff. 1-1-96.)

105 ILCS 5/30-16.5

    (105 ILCS 5/30-16.5) (from Ch. 122, par. 30-16.5)
    Sec. 30-16.5. Leaves of absence to holders of scholarships. Any student enrolled in a university to which he is requesting a scholarship issued under the provisions of Section 30-16.3 of this Act who satisfies the President of the University, or someone designated by him, that he requires leave of absence while in attendance, or on account of illness, or military service, may be granted such leave and allowed a period of not to exceed 6 years, in which to complete his course at the university. Time spent in the armed services is not a part of the 6 years.
(Source: P.A. 79-768.)

105 ILCS 5/30-16.6

    (105 ILCS 5/30-16.6) (from Ch. 122, par. 30-16.6)
    Sec. 30-16.6. Registration of eligible recipients; examination. The president or chairman of the board of each private junior college or public community college, and the President of each University in which a Reserve Officer's Training Corps program is available, or some individual or committee designated by such person, shall receive and register the names of all eligible recipients applying for the scholarships set forth in Section 30-16.3. Applicants shall take an examination each year according to the rules prescribed jointly by the President of the University of Illinois, the President of Southern Illinois University, the President of Chicago State University, the President of Eastern Illinois University, the President of Governors State University, the President of Illinois State University, the President of Northeastern Illinois University, the President of Northern Illinois University, and the President of Western Illinois University. The scholarships shall be awarded on a merit basis to those eligible recipients receiving the highest grades with evidence of leadership ability, and the number of scholarships to be awarded in any institution shall be as set forth in Section 30-16.3.
(Source: P.A. 89-4, eff. 1-1-96.)

105 ILCS 5/30-17

    (105 ILCS 5/30-17) (from Ch. 122, par. 30-17)
    Sec. 30-17. Revocation of Scholarship Because of Misconduct. If the holder of any scholarship funded in whole or in part by this State, whether granted by the State Scholarship Commission, granted pursuant to any of Sections 30-1 through 30-16.6 or otherwise granted by any State supported college or university and whether used at a State-supported institution of higher learning or at a private institution, participates in any disorderly disturbance or course of conduct directed against the administration or policies of such an institution using means which are not protected by the constitution of this State or of the United States, his scholarship is thereupon revoked and no further payments under that scholarship may be made to him or on his behalf, notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary.
    The initial determination as to whether the means employed in a course of conduct are not protected by the Constitution of this State or of the United States shall be made by the chief executive officer of the institution at which the scholarship recipient is enrolled. No revocation shall take place until the recipient of the scholarship to be revoked is afforded the opportunity to present evidence against revocation to the chief executive officer or his representatives, either in person, in writing, or by counsel of his choice.
(Source: P.A. 76-1580.)

105 ILCS 5/30-17.1

    (105 ILCS 5/30-17.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 30-17.1)
    Sec. 30-17.1. Scholarships-Draft Registration. Each applicant for any student financial aid funded in whole or in part by this State, whether granted by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, granted pursuant to any of Sections 30-1 through 30-16.6 or otherwise granted by any State supported college or university, and whether to be used at a State supported institution of higher learning or at a private institution, shall submit to the institution he or she is attending Selective Service registration compliance documentation as required by Part 668 of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations. If an applicant for or holder of any such student financial aid fails to submit documentation in the manner and within the time allowed, any pending application of such person for the award, grant, or renewal of any such student financial aid shall be denied, and any such student financial aid currently held by such person shall be revoked to the extent that no further payments under that student financial aid may be made. Procedures for notification and administrative review shall be consistent with Part 668 of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
(Source: P.A. 86-169.)