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 Bill Status of SB0657  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  HIGHER ED-IL PROMISE GRANTS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Laura M. Murphy

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/9/2021SenateTo Appropriations- Higher Education

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
110 ILCS 305/120 new
110 ILCS 520/100 new
110 ILCS 660/5-210 new
110 ILCS 670/15-210 new
110 ILCS 675/20-215 new
110 ILCS 680/25-210 new
110 ILCS 685/30-220 new
110 ILCS 690/35-215 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends various Acts relating to the governance of public universities in Illinois. Requires the governing board of each public university to implement the Illinois College Promise program to provide grant assistance to those students who satisfy the eligibility requirements of the program. Provides that to be eligible for grant assistance, a student must: (i) be a resident of Illinois, and his or her parents must be residents of Illinois, (ii) have attended and graduated from an Illinois high school, (iii) be under 24 years of age and admitted as a new freshman or new transfer student, (iv) have an expected family contribution as determined through FAFSA that equals $0, (v) have total family assets that are less than $50,000, and (vi) be enrolled in a least 12 semester hours during the fall or spring semester. Provides that grant assistance is available for up to 4 years of attendance. Requires the grant recipient to maintain Illinois residency and satisfactory academic progress, and to work at least 10 to 12 hours a week as part of the promise program.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/24/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  2/24/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/24/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/9/2021SenateAssigned to Appropriations
  3/9/2021SenateTo Appropriations- Higher Education

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