Bill Status of SJR0053 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: LINCOLN COLL. STUDENTS-SUPPORT
Sen. Sally J. Turner, Dale Fowler, Terri Bryant and Chapin Rose
| 4/8/2022||Senate||Re-referred to Assignments|
Synopsis As Introduced
Urges every public and private university and community college in this State to extend their application deadlines for students currently enrolled at Lincoln College who are unable to continue their education at their institution due to circumstances beyond their control. Urges every public and private university and community college in this State to honor the credits earned by students from Lincoln College and have those credits be transferred accordingly. Urges Lincoln College to waive transcript fees from students currently enrolled. Urges all Illinois public and private universities and community colleges to attend Lincoln College's student transfer fair on April 14 to assist its students in finding another college to attend. Urges all Illinois public and private universities and community colleges to waive the application fees for students of Lincoln College. Urges all Illinois public and private universities and community colleges to attempt to match or exceed the financial award letters, including scholarships, of Lincoln College students. Encourages the Illinois Department of Employment Security and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to work with the displaced Lincoln College employees to ease their financial hardships and support their attempts to find new employment. Resolves to continue striving to provide better protections for Illinois' higher education students in the unfortunate event of a closure of an institution of higher learning in the State and to help provide a smooth transition for students and a path to continue pursue higher education in Illinois.