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(110 ILCS 947/65)
Student to student grant program.
(a) As used in this Section:
"Voluntary contribution" includes fees collected from
students by college or university officials when the fee is optional or refundable to students and has been approved by a majority of those voting in a campus-wide referendum of students.
"College or university" means any of the
State-supported institutions of higher learning administered by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Chicago State University, the Board of Trustees of Eastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Governors State University, the Board of Trustees of Illinois State University, the Board of Trustees of Northeastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Western Illinois University, or the boards of trustees of public community college districts as established and defined by the Public Community College Act.
(b) Subject to a separate appropriation for such purposes, the Commission
shall make matching grants to each college or university for a program of
student grant assistance. Such grants shall match equally the amount raised by
college or university students for the grant program. Contributions from
individuals who are not then enrolled as college or university students or from
private or eleemosynary groups and associations made directly to the student
fund or through a college or university student shall not be included in the
total amount that the State shall match. If the sum appropriated is
insufficient to match equally the amount raised by students, the amount payable
to each college or university shall be proportionately reduced.
(c) Grant programs under this Section shall be administered by each college
or university, and grants under those programs shall be awarded to
individuals on a need basis as prescribed by the Commission.
(d) No grant to any student from funds raised through voluntary
contributions and matched from the State appropriation under this Section
may exceed $1,000 per year.
(e) Each college or university shall submit to the Commission an annual
report of the activities, operation and results of its grant program under this
(Source: P.A. 89-4, eff. 1-1-96.)