Bill Status of HB0079 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: HIGHER ED SCHOLARSHIP ACT
Rep. Lou Lang - Mike Boland - Linda Chapa LaVia, Luis Arroyo, Elizabeth Hernandez, Edward J. Acevedo and Susana A. Mendoza
|Session Sine Die
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Higher Education Scholarship Act. Allows scholarships to be awarded to entering freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors at community colleges, colleges, and universities, whether public or private, located in this State. Establishes Illinois residency requirements, minimum grade point average requirements, and other requirements that the student must meet to be eligible for a scholarship. Provides that the scholarship, subject to the amounts appropriated by the General Assembly, includes tuition and mandatory fees (in an amount not to exceed the maximum amount allowed to be awarded under the Monetary Award Program for a student at a private institution). Authorizes the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to promulgate rules relating to the scholarships. Effective July 1, 2009.
House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Higher Education Scholarship Act. Contains only a short title provision.