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AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The School Code is amended by adding Section
22-85 as follows:
(105 ILCS 5/22-85 new)
Graduation requirements; Free Application for
Federal Student Aid.
(a) Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, in addition
to any other requirements under this Code, as a prerequisite to
receiving a high school diploma from a public high school, the
parent or guardian of each student or, if a student is at least
18 years of age or legally emancipated, the student must comply
with either of the following:
(1) File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid
with the United States Department of Education or, if
applicable, an application for State financial aid.
(2) On a form created by the State Board of Education,
file a waiver with the student's school district indicating
that the parent or guardian or, if applicable, the student
understands what the Free Application for Federal Student
Aid and application for State financial aid are and has
chosen not to file an application under paragraph (1).