Full Text of HB5782 97th General Assembly
HB5782 97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2011 and 2012
Introduced 2/16/2012, by Rep. Dave Winters
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the Jump Start Scholarship Program Act. Requires the Illinois
Student Assistance Commission to establish and administer a Jump Start
Scholarship Program. Provides that the purpose of the program is to allow a
student who graduates from a public high school in 3 years or less to
receive a scholarship funded with a portion of the money saved by this
State in general State financial aid funding as a result of the student's
early graduation if the student enrolls at any college, university, or
technical school accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges
and Schools that provides instruction from a campus located in this State.
Sets forth provisions concerning eligibility, the scholarship amount,
application, payments to an institution, and rules.
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A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Start Scholarship Act.
In this Act:
"Commission" means the Illinois Student Assistance
"Institution" means any college, university, or technical
school accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges
and Schools that provides instruction from a campus located in
"Program" means the Jump Start Scholarship Program.
"Scholarship" means a Jump Start Scholarship.
Jump Start Scholarship Program established.
The Commission shall establish and administer a Jump Start
Scholarship Program. The purpose of the program is to allow a
student who graduates from a public high school in 3 years or
less to receive a scholarship funded with a portion of the
money saved by this State in general State financial aid
funding pursuant to Section 18-8.05 of the School Code as a
result of the student's early graduation if the student enrolls
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at any college, university, or technical school accredited by
the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools that
provides instruction from a campus located in this State.
To be eligible for the program, a
student shall meet the following qualifications:
(1) be a resident of Illinois;
(2) be awarded a high school diploma by a public high
school in 3 years or less;
(3) have attended a public high school in this State on
a full-time basis for at least 2 semesters prior to
(4) within one year after graduating from high school,
excluding any time served on active duty in the armed
forces of the United States, enroll in a college,
university, or technical school accredited by the North
Central Association of Colleges and Schools that provides
instruction from a campus located in this State.
No student who enrolls in a high school for all or any part
of a fourth year is eligible for the program.
Amount of the scholarship.
The amount of the
scholarship shall be calculated by the Commission, in
consultation with the State Board of Education, based on the
per pupil amount of general State financial aid received by the
school district of the high school from which the pupil
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graduated under Section 18-8.05 of the School Code.
One-half of the award shall be paid to an institution on
behalf of any eligible student there enrolled at the beginning
of the fall semester, and the other half shall be paid in the
same manner at the beginning of the spring semester. A student
must be enrolled full-time during the spring semester in order
to receive the second installment.
Application; payments to institution.
eligible student seeking to obtain a scholarship shall, by
September 1st of the year following the student's graduation
from high school, apply for admission to an institution. The
institution shall determine the student's initial eligibility,
and once the student is admitted into the Jump Start
Scholarship Program, the Commission shall make scholarship
payments to the institution on behalf of the student.
Institutions shall submit to the Commission the names of all
eligible students by October 1st for the first semester and by
February 25th for the second semester, and once
of each student is verified, the Commission shall distribute
the funds necessary to award the scholarship to each eligible
student to institutions for the first semester on October 15th
or the first working day thereafter, and for the second
semester on March 15th or the first working day thereafter.
The Commission may adopt any rules
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necessary to implement this Act.