|HB4139 Engrossed||LRB102 19996 CMG 28798 b|
AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Higher Education Student Assistance Act is
amended by adding Section 65.110 as follows:
(110 ILCS 947/65.110 new)
Teacher reimbursement grant program.
(a) To encourage and motivate Illinois students to pursue
long-term teaching careers in elementary and secondary
education and to promote the retention of teachers in this
State, the Commission shall establish and administer a teacher
reimbursement grant program to reimburse public school
teachers and students pursuing a career as a public school
teacher for the tuition and mandatory fees they paid to a
public institution of higher learning in this State in order
to obtain a Professional Educator License under Article 21B of
the School Code and to teach in this State.
(b) Each year for a period of 6 years beginning on July 1,
2022, the Commission shall receive and consider applications
for grant assistance under this Section consisting of a
maximum of 10 payments to reimburse eligible applicants for up
to 8 semesters or 12 quarters of tuition and mandatory fees
associated with obtaining a Professional Educator License. An