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HB3377 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB3377

 

Introduced 2/22/2021, by Rep. Joe Sosnowski

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
110 ILCS 305/7e-5
110 ILCS 520/8d-5
110 ILCS 660/5-88
110 ILCS 665/10-88
110 ILCS 670/15-88
110 ILCS 675/20-88
110 ILCS 680/25-88
110 ILCS 685/30-88
110 ILCS 690/35-88

    Amends various Acts relating to the governance of public universities in Illinois. Prohibits the governing board of each public university from requiring an individual to meet a minimum income threshold in determining whether the individual is an Illinois resident for tuition purposes. Effective June 1, 2021.


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1    AN ACT concerning education.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The University of Illinois Act is amended by
5changing Section 7e-5 as follows:
 
6    (110 ILCS 305/7e-5)
7    Sec. 7e-5. In-state tuition charge.
8    (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
9contrary, for tuition purposes, the Board of Trustees shall
10deem an individual an Illinois resident, until the individual
11establishes a residence outside of this State, if all of the
12following conditions are met:
13        (1) The individual resided with his or her parent or
14    guardian while attending a public or private high school
15    in this State.
16        (2) The individual graduated from a public or private
17    high school or received the equivalent of a high school
18    diploma in this State.
19        (3) The individual attended school in this State for
20    at least 3 years as of the date the individual graduated
21    from high school or received the equivalent of a high
22    school diploma.
23        (4) The individual registers as an entering student in

 

 

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1    the University not earlier than the 2003 fall semester.
2        (5) In the case of an individual who is not a citizen
3    or a permanent resident of the United States, the
4    individual provides the University with an affidavit
5    stating that the individual will file an application to
6    become a permanent resident of the United States at the
7    earliest opportunity the individual is eligible to do so.
8    This subsection (a) applies only to tuition for a term or
9semester that begins on or after May 20, 2003 (the effective
10date of Public Act 93-7). Any revenue lost by the University in
11implementing this subsection (a) shall be absorbed by the
12University Income Fund.
13    (b) If a person is on active military duty and stationed in
14Illinois, then the Board of Trustees shall deem that person
15and any of his or her dependents Illinois residents for
16tuition purposes. Beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year,
17if a person is on active military duty and is stationed out of
18State, but he or she was stationed in this State for at least 3
19years immediately prior to being reassigned out of State, then
20the Board of Trustees shall deem that person and any of his or
21her dependents Illinois residents for tuition purposes, as
22long as that person or his or her dependent (i) applies for
23admission to the University within 18 months of the person on
24active military duty being reassigned or (ii) remains
25continuously enrolled at the University. Beginning with the
262013-2014 academic year, if a person is utilizing benefits

 

 

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1under the federal Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance
2Act of 2008 or any subsequent variation of that Act, then the
3Board of Trustees shall deem that person an Illinois resident
4for tuition purposes. Beginning with the 2015-2016 academic
5year, if a person is utilizing benefits under the federal
6All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance Program, then the
7Board of Trustees shall deem that person an Illinois resident
8for tuition purposes. Beginning with the 2019-2020 academic
9year, per the federal requirements for maintaining approval
10for veterans' education benefits under 38 U.S.C. 3679(c), if a
11person is on active military duty or is receiving veterans'
12education benefits, then the Board of Trustees shall deem that
13person an Illinois resident for tuition purposes for any
14academic quarter, semester, or term, as applicable.
15    (c) The Board of Trustees may not require an individual to
16meet a minimum income threshold in determining whether the
17individual is an Illinois resident for tuition purposes.
18(Source: P.A. 101-424, eff. 8-16-19.)
 
19    Section 10. The Southern Illinois University Management
20Act is amended by changing Section 8d-5 as follows:
 
21    (110 ILCS 520/8d-5)
22    Sec. 8d-5. In-state tuition charge.
23    (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
24contrary, for tuition purposes, the Board shall deem an

 

 

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1individual an Illinois resident, until the individual
2establishes a residence outside of this State, if all of the
3following conditions are met:
4        (1) The individual resided with his or her parent or
5    guardian while attending a public or private high school
6    in this State.
7        (2) The individual graduated from a public or private
8    high school or received the equivalent of a high school
9    diploma in this State.
10        (3) The individual attended school in this State for
11    at least 3 years as of the date the individual graduated
12    from high school or received the equivalent of a high
13    school diploma.
14        (4) The individual registers as an entering student in
15    the University not earlier than the 2003 fall semester.
16        (5) In the case of an individual who is not a citizen
17    or a permanent resident of the United States, the
18    individual provides the University with an affidavit
19    stating that the individual will file an application to
20    become a permanent resident of the United States at the
21    earliest opportunity the individual is eligible to do so.
22    This subsection (a) applies only to tuition for a term or
23semester that begins on or after May 20, 2003 (the effective
24date of Public Act 93-7). Any revenue lost by the University in
25implementing this subsection (a) shall be absorbed by the
26University Income Fund.

 

 

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1    (b) If a person is on active military duty and stationed in
2Illinois, then the Board shall deem that person and any of his
3or her dependents Illinois residents for tuition purposes.
4Beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year, if a person is on
5active military duty and is stationed out of State, but he or
6she was stationed in this State for at least 3 years
7immediately prior to being reassigned out of State, then the
8Board shall deem that person and any of his or her dependents
9Illinois residents for tuition purposes, as long as that
10person or his or her dependent (i) applies for admission to the
11University within 18 months of the person on active military
12duty being reassigned or (ii) remains continuously enrolled at
13the University. Beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year, if
14a person is utilizing benefits under the federal Post-9/11
15Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 or any subsequent
16variation of that Act, then the Board shall deem that person an
17Illinois resident for tuition purposes. Beginning with the
182015-2016 academic year, if a person is utilizing benefits
19under the federal All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance
20Program, then the Board shall deem that person an Illinois
21resident for tuition purposes. Beginning with the 2019-2020
22academic year, per the federal requirements for maintaining
23approval for veterans' education benefits under 38 U.S.C.
243679(c), if a person is on active military duty or is receiving
25veterans' education benefits, then the Board of Trustees shall
26deem that person an Illinois resident for tuition purposes for

 

 

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1any academic quarter, semester, or term, as applicable.
2    (c) The Board may not require an individual to meet a
3minimum income threshold in determining whether the individual
4is an Illinois resident for tuition purposes.
5(Source: P.A. 101-424, eff. 8-16-19.)
 
6    Section 15. The Chicago State University Law is amended by
7changing Section 5-88 as follows:
 
8    (110 ILCS 660/5-88)
9    Sec. 5-88. In-state tuition charge.
10    (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
11contrary, for tuition purposes, the Board shall deem an
12individual an Illinois resident, until the individual
13establishes a residence outside of this State, if all of the
14following conditions are met:
15        (1) The individual resided with his or her parent or
16    guardian while attending a public or private high school
17    in this State.
18        (2) The individual graduated from a public or private
19    high school or received the equivalent of a high school
20    diploma in this State.
21        (3) The individual attended school in this State for
22    at least 3 years as of the date the individual graduated
23    from high school or received the equivalent of a high
24    school diploma.

 

 

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1        (4) The individual registers as an entering student in
2    the University not earlier than the 2003 fall semester.
3        (5) In the case of an individual who is not a citizen
4    or a permanent resident of the United States, the
5    individual provides the University with an affidavit
6    stating that the individual will file an application to
7    become a permanent resident of the United States at the
8    earliest opportunity the individual is eligible to do so.
9    This subsection (a) applies only to tuition for a term or
10semester that begins on or after May 20, 2003 (the effective
11date of Public Act 93-7). Any revenue lost by the University in
12implementing this subsection (a) shall be absorbed by the
13University Income Fund.
14    (b) If a person is on active military duty and stationed in
15Illinois, then the Board shall deem that person and any of his
16or her dependents Illinois residents for tuition purposes.
17Beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year, if a person is on
18active military duty and is stationed out of State, but he or
19she was stationed in this State for at least 3 years
20immediately prior to being reassigned out of State, then the
21Board shall deem that person and any of his or her dependents
22Illinois residents for tuition purposes, as long as that
23person or his or her dependent (i) applies for admission to the
24University within 18 months of the person on active military
25duty being reassigned or (ii) remains continuously enrolled at
26the University. Beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year, if

 

 

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1a person is utilizing benefits under the federal Post-9/11
2Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 or any subsequent
3variation of that Act, then the Board shall deem that person an
4Illinois resident for tuition purposes. Beginning with the
52015-2016 academic year, if a person is utilizing benefits
6under the federal All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance
7Program, then the Board shall deem that person an Illinois
8resident for tuition purposes. Beginning with the 2019-2020
9academic year, per the federal requirements for maintaining
10approval for veterans' education benefits under 38 U.S.C.
113679(c), if a person is on active military duty or is receiving
12veterans' education benefits, then the Board of Trustees shall
13deem that person an Illinois resident for tuition purposes for
14any academic quarter, semester, or term, as applicable.
15    (c) The Board may not require an individual to meet a
16minimum income threshold in determining whether the individual
17is an Illinois resident for tuition purposes.
18(Source: P.A. 101-424, eff. 8-16-19.)
 
19    Section 20. The Eastern Illinois University Law is amended
20by changing Section 10-88 as follows:
 
21    (110 ILCS 665/10-88)
22    Sec. 10-88. In-state tuition charge.
23    (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
24contrary, for tuition purposes, the Board shall deem an

 

 

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1individual an Illinois resident, until the individual
2establishes a residence outside of this State, if all of the
3following conditions are met:
4        (1) The individual resided with his or her parent or
5    guardian while attending a public or private high school
6    in this State.
7        (2) The individual graduated from a public or private
8    high school or received the equivalent of a high school
9    diploma in this State.
10        (3) The individual attended school in this State for
11    at least 3 years as of the date the individual graduated
12    from high school or received the equivalent of a high
13    school diploma.
14        (4) The individual registers as an entering student in
15    the University not earlier than the 2003 fall semester.
16        (5) In the case of an individual who is not a citizen
17    or a permanent resident of the United States, the
18    individual provides the University with an affidavit
19    stating that the individual will file an application to
20    become a permanent resident of the United States at the
21    earliest opportunity the individual is eligible to do so.
22    This subsection (a) applies only to tuition for a term or
23semester that begins on or after May 20, 2003 (the effective
24date of Public Act 93-7). Any revenue lost by the University in
25implementing this subsection (a) shall be absorbed by the
26University Income Fund.

 

 

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1    (b) If a person is on active military duty and stationed in
2Illinois, then the Board shall deem that person and any of his
3or her dependents Illinois residents for tuition purposes.
4Beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year, if a person is on
5active military duty and is stationed out of State, but he or
6she was stationed in this State for at least 3 years
7immediately prior to being reassigned out of State, then the
8Board shall deem that person and any of his or her dependents
9Illinois residents for tuition purposes, as long as that
10person or his or her dependent (i) applies for admission to the
11University within 18 months of the person on active military
12duty being reassigned or (ii) remains continuously enrolled at
13the University. Beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year, if
14a person is utilizing benefits under the federal Post-9/11
15Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 or any subsequent
16variation of that Act, then the Board shall deem that person an
17Illinois resident for tuition purposes. Beginning with the
182015-2016 academic year, if a person is utilizing benefits
19under the federal All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance
20Program, then the Board shall deem that person an Illinois
21resident for tuition purposes. Beginning with the 2019-2020
22academic year, per the federal requirements for maintaining
23approval for veterans' education benefits under 38 U.S.C.
243679(c), if a person is on active military duty or is receiving
25veterans' education benefits, then the Board of Trustees shall
26deem that person an Illinois resident for tuition purposes for

 

 

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1any academic quarter, semester, or term, as applicable.
2    (c) The Board may not require an individual to meet a
3minimum income threshold in determining whether the individual
4is an Illinois resident for tuition purposes.
5(Source: P.A. 101-424, eff. 8-16-19.)
 
6    Section 25. The Governors State University Law is amended
7by changing Section 15-88 as follows:
 
8    (110 ILCS 670/15-88)
9    Sec. 15-88. In-state tuition charge.
10    (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
11contrary, for tuition purposes, the Board shall deem an
12individual an Illinois resident, until the individual
13establishes a residence outside of this State, if all of the
14following conditions are met:
15        (1) The individual resided with his or her parent or
16    guardian while attending a public or private high school
17    in this State.
18        (2) The individual graduated from a public or private
19    high school or received the equivalent of a high school
20    diploma in this State.
21        (3) The individual attended school in this State for
22    at least 3 years as of the date the individual graduated
23    from high school or received the equivalent of a high
24    school diploma.

 

 

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1        (4) The individual registers as an entering student in
2    the University not earlier than the 2003 fall semester.
3        (5) In the case of an individual who is not a citizen
4    or a permanent resident of the United States, the
5    individual provides the University with an affidavit
6    stating that the individual will file an application to
7    become a permanent resident of the United States at the
8    earliest opportunity the individual is eligible to do so.
9    This subsection (a) applies only to tuition for a term or
10semester that begins on or after May 20, 2003 (the effective
11date of Public Act 93-7). Any revenue lost by the University in
12implementing this subsection (a) shall be absorbed by the
13University Income Fund.
14    (b) If a person is on active military duty and stationed in
15Illinois, then the Board shall deem that person and any of his
16or her dependents Illinois residents for tuition purposes.
17Beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year, if a person is on
18active military duty and is stationed out of State, but he or
19she was stationed in this State for at least 3 years
20immediately prior to being reassigned out of State, then the
21Board shall deem that person and any of his or her dependents
22Illinois residents for tuition purposes, as long as that
23person or his or her dependent (i) applies for admission to the
24University within 18 months of the person on active military
25duty being reassigned or (ii) remains continuously enrolled at
26the University. Beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year, if

 

 

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1a person is utilizing benefits under the federal Post-9/11
2Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 or any subsequent
3variation of that Act, then the Board shall deem that person an
4Illinois resident for tuition purposes. Beginning with the
52015-2016 academic year, if a person is utilizing benefits
6under the federal All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance
7Program, then the Board shall deem that person an Illinois
8resident for tuition purposes. Beginning with the 2019-2020
9academic year, per the federal requirements for maintaining
10approval for veterans' education benefits under 38 U.S.C.
113679(c), if a person is on active military duty or is receiving
12veterans' education benefits, then the Board of Trustees shall
13deem that person an Illinois resident for tuition purposes for
14any academic quarter, semester, or term, as applicable.
15    (c) The Board may not require an individual to meet a
16minimum income threshold in determining whether the individual
17is an Illinois resident for tuition purposes.
18(Source: P.A. 101-424, eff. 8-16-19.)
 
19    Section 30. The Illinois State University Law is amended
20by changing Section 20-88 as follows:
 
21    (110 ILCS 675/20-88)
22    Sec. 20-88. In-state tuition charge.
23    (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
24contrary, for tuition purposes, the Board shall deem an

 

 

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1individual an Illinois resident, until the individual
2establishes a residence outside of this State, if all of the
3following conditions are met:
4        (1) The individual resided with his or her parent or
5    guardian while attending a public or private high school
6    in this State.
7        (2) The individual graduated from a public or private
8    high school or received the equivalent of a high school
9    diploma in this State.
10        (3) The individual attended school in this State for
11    at least 3 years as of the date the individual graduated
12    from high school or received the equivalent of a high
13    school diploma.
14        (4) The individual registers as an entering student in
15    the University not earlier than the 2003 fall semester.
16        (5) In the case of an individual who is not a citizen
17    or a permanent resident of the United States, the
18    individual provides the University with an affidavit
19    stating that the individual will file an application to
20    become a permanent resident of the United States at the
21    earliest opportunity the individual is eligible to do so.
22    This subsection (a) applies only to tuition for a term or
23semester that begins on or after May 20, 2003 (the effective
24date of Public Act 93-7). Any revenue lost by the University in
25implementing this subsection (a) shall be absorbed by the
26University Income Fund.

 

 

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1    (b) If a person is on active military duty and stationed in
2Illinois, then the Board shall deem that person and any of his
3or her dependents Illinois residents for tuition purposes.
4Beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year, if a person is on
5active military duty and is stationed out of State, but he or
6she was stationed in this State for at least 3 years
7immediately prior to being reassigned out of State, then the
8Board shall deem that person and any of his or her dependents
9Illinois residents for tuition purposes, as long as that
10person or his or her dependent (i) applies for admission to the
11University within 18 months of the person on active military
12duty being reassigned or (ii) remains continuously enrolled at
13the University. Beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year, if
14a person is utilizing benefits under the federal Post-9/11
15Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 or any subsequent
16variation of that Act, then the Board shall deem that person an
17Illinois resident for tuition purposes. Beginning with the
182015-2016 academic year, if a person is utilizing benefits
19under the federal All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance
20Program, then the Board shall deem that person an Illinois
21resident for tuition purposes. Beginning with the 2015-2016
22academic year, if a person is utilizing benefits under the
23federal All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance Program,
24then the Board of Trustees shall deem that person an Illinois
25resident for tuition purposes. Beginning with the 2019-2020
26academic year, per the federal requirements for maintaining

 

 

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1approval for veterans' education benefits under 38 U.S.C.
23679(c), if a person is on active military duty or is receiving
3veterans' education benefits, then the Board of Trustees shall
4deem that person an Illinois resident for tuition purposes for
5any academic quarter, semester, or term, as applicable.
6    (c) The Board may not require an individual to meet a
7minimum income threshold in determining whether the individual
8is an Illinois resident for tuition purposes.
9(Source: P.A. 101-424, eff. 8-16-19.)
 
10    Section 35. The Northeastern Illinois University Law is
11amended by changing Section 25-88 as follows:
 
12    (110 ILCS 680/25-88)
13    Sec. 25-88. In-state tuition charge.
14    (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
15contrary, for tuition purposes, the Board shall deem an
16individual an Illinois resident, until the individual
17establishes a residence outside of this State, if all of the
18following conditions are met:
19        (1) The individual resided with his or her parent or
20    guardian while attending a public or private high school
21    in this State.
22        (2) The individual graduated from a public or private
23    high school or received the equivalent of a high school
24    diploma in this State.

 

 

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1        (3) The individual attended school in this State for
2    at least 3 years as of the date the individual graduated
3    from high school or received the equivalent of a high
4    school diploma.
5        (4) The individual registers as an entering student in
6    the University not earlier than the 2003 fall semester.
7        (5) In the case of an individual who is not a citizen
8    or a permanent resident of the United States, the
9    individual provides the University with an affidavit
10    stating that the individual will file an application to
11    become a permanent resident of the United States at the
12    earliest opportunity the individual is eligible to do so.
13    This subsection (a) applies only to tuition for a term or
14semester that begins on or after May 20, 2003 (the effective
15date of Public Act 93-7). Any revenue lost by the University in
16implementing this subsection (a) shall be absorbed by the
17University Income Fund.
18    (b) If a person is on active military duty and stationed in
19Illinois, then the Board shall deem that person and any of his
20or her dependents Illinois residents for tuition purposes.
21Beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year, if a person is on
22active military duty and is stationed out of State, but he or
23she was stationed in this State for at least 3 years
24immediately prior to being reassigned out of State, then the
25Board shall deem that person and any of his or her dependents
26Illinois residents for tuition purposes, as long as that

 

 

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1person or his or her dependent (i) applies for admission to the
2University within 18 months of the person on active military
3duty being reassigned or (ii) remains continuously enrolled at
4the University. Beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year, if
5a person is utilizing benefits under the federal Post-9/11
6Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 or any subsequent
7variation of that Act, then the Board shall deem that person an
8Illinois resident for tuition purposes. Beginning with the
92015-2016 academic year, if a person is utilizing benefits
10under the federal All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance
11Program, then the Board shall deem that person an Illinois
12resident for tuition purposes. Beginning with the 2019-2020
13academic year, per the federal requirements for maintaining
14approval for veterans' education benefits under 38 U.S.C.
153679(c), if a person is on active military duty or is receiving
16veterans' education benefits, then the Board of Trustees shall
17deem that person an Illinois resident for tuition purposes for
18any academic quarter, semester, or term, as applicable.
19    (c) The Board may not require an individual to meet a
20minimum income threshold in determining whether the individual
21is an Illinois resident for tuition purposes.
22(Source: P.A. 101-424, eff. 8-16-19.)
 
23    Section 40. The Northern Illinois University Law is
24amended by changing Section 30-88 as follows:
 

 

 

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1    (110 ILCS 685/30-88)
2    Sec. 30-88. In-state tuition charge.
3    (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
4contrary, for tuition purposes, the Board shall deem an
5individual an Illinois resident, until the individual
6establishes a residence outside of this State, if all of the
7following conditions are met:
8        (1) The individual resided with his or her parent or
9    guardian while attending a public or private high school
10    in this State.
11        (2) The individual graduated from a public or private
12    high school or received the equivalent of a high school
13    diploma in this State.
14        (3) The individual attended school in this State for
15    at least 3 years as of the date the individual graduated
16    from high school or received the equivalent of a high
17    school diploma.
18        (4) The individual registers as an entering student in
19    the University not earlier than the 2003 fall semester.
20        (5) In the case of an individual who is not a citizen
21    or a permanent resident of the United States, the
22    individual provides the University with an affidavit
23    stating that the individual will file an application to
24    become a permanent resident of the United States at the
25    earliest opportunity the individual is eligible to do so.
26    This subsection (a) applies only to tuition for a term or

 

 

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1semester that begins on or after May 20, 2003 (the effective
2date of Public Act 93-7). Any revenue lost by the University in
3implementing this subsection (a) shall be absorbed by the
4University Income Fund.
5    (b) If a person is on active military duty and stationed in
6Illinois, then the Board shall deem that person and any of his
7or her dependents Illinois residents for tuition purposes.
8Beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year, if a person is on
9active military duty and is stationed out of State, but he or
10she was stationed in this State for at least 3 years
11immediately prior to being reassigned out of State, then the
12Board shall deem that person and any of his or her dependents
13Illinois residents for tuition purposes, as long as that
14person or his or her dependent (i) applies for admission to the
15University within 18 months of the person on active military
16duty being reassigned or (ii) remains continuously enrolled at
17the University. Beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year, if
18a person is utilizing benefits under the federal Post-9/11
19Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 or any subsequent
20variation of that Act, then the Board shall deem that person an
21Illinois resident for tuition purposes. Beginning with the
222015-2016 academic year, if a person is utilizing benefits
23under the federal All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance
24Program, then the Board shall deem that person an Illinois
25resident for tuition purposes. Beginning with the 2019-2020
26academic year, per the federal requirements for maintaining

 

 

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1approval for veterans' education benefits under 38 U.S.C.
23679(c), if a person is on active military duty or is receiving
3veterans' education benefits, then the Board of Trustees shall
4deem that person an Illinois resident for tuition purposes for
5any academic quarter, semester, or term, as applicable.
6    (c) The Board may not require an individual to meet a
7minimum income threshold in determining whether the individual
8is an Illinois resident for tuition purposes.
9(Source: P.A. 101-424, eff. 8-16-19.)
 
10    Section 45. The Western Illinois University Law is amended
11by changing Section 35-88 as follows:
 
12    (110 ILCS 690/35-88)
13    Sec. 35-88. In-state tuition charge.
14    (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
15contrary, for tuition purposes, the Board shall deem an
16individual an Illinois resident, until the individual
17establishes a residence outside of this State, if all of the
18following conditions are met:
19        (1) The individual resided with his or her parent or
20    guardian while attending a public or private high school
21    in this State.
22        (2) The individual graduated from a public or private
23    high school or received the equivalent of a high school
24    diploma in this State.

 

 

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1        (3) The individual attended school in this State for
2    at least 3 years as of the date the individual graduated
3    from high school or received the equivalent of a high
4    school diploma.
5        (4) The individual registers as an entering student in
6    the University not earlier than the 2003 fall semester.
7        (5) In the case of an individual who is not a citizen
8    or a permanent resident of the United States, the
9    individual provides the University with an affidavit
10    stating that the individual will file an application to
11    become a permanent resident of the United States at the
12    earliest opportunity the individual is eligible to do so.
13    This subsection (a) applies only to tuition for a term or
14semester that begins on or after May 20, 2003 (the effective
15date of Public Act 93-7). Any revenue lost by the University in
16implementing this subsection (a) shall be absorbed by the
17University Income Fund.
18    (b) If a person is on active military duty and stationed in
19Illinois, then the Board shall deem that person and any of his
20or her dependents Illinois residents for tuition purposes.
21Beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year, if a person is on
22active military duty and is stationed out of State, but he or
23she was stationed in this State for at least 3 years
24immediately prior to being reassigned out of State, then the
25Board shall deem that person and any of his or her dependents
26Illinois residents for tuition purposes, as long as that

 

 

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1person or his or her dependent (i) applies for admission to the
2University within 18 months of the person on active military
3duty being reassigned or (ii) remains continuously enrolled at
4the University. Beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year, if
5a person is utilizing benefits under the federal Post-9/11
6Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 or any subsequent
7variation of that Act, then the Board shall deem that person an
8Illinois resident for tuition purposes. Beginning with the
92015-2016 academic year, if a person is utilizing benefits
10under the federal All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance
11Program, then the Board shall deem that person an Illinois
12resident for tuition purposes. Beginning with the 2019-2020
13academic year, per the federal requirements for maintaining
14approval for veterans' education benefits under 38 U.S.C.
153679(c), if a person is on active military duty or is receiving
16veterans' education benefits, then the Board of Trustees shall
17deem that person an Illinois resident for tuition purposes for
18any academic quarter, semester, or term, as applicable.
19    (c) The Board may not require an individual to meet a
20minimum income threshold in determining whether the individual
21is an Illinois resident for tuition purposes.
22(Source: P.A. 101-424, eff. 8-16-19.)
 
23    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect June 1,
242021.