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(820 ILCS 320/15)
Required educational benefits.
If a firefighter, law enforcement,
or correctional or correctional probation officer is accidentally or unlawfully
and intentionally killed as specified in subsection (b) of Section 10 on or after July 1, 1980, the State shall waive certain
educational expenses which children of the deceased incur while obtaining a
vocational-technical certificate or an undergraduate education at a State
supported institution. The amount waived by the State shall be an amount equal
to the cost of tuition and matriculation and registration fees for a total of
120 credit hours. The child may attend a State vocational-technical school, a
public community college, or a State university. The child may attend any or
all of the institutions specified in this Section, on either a full-time or
part-time basis. The benefits provided under this Section shall continue to
the child until the child's 25th birthday.
(1) Upon failure of any child benefited by the
provisions of this Section to comply with the ordinary and minimum requirements of the institution attended, both as to discipline and scholarship, the benefits shall be withdrawn as to the child and no further moneys may be expended for the child's benefits so long as the failure or delinquency continues.
(2) Only a student in good standing in his or her
respective institution may receive the benefits under this Section.
(3) A child receiving benefits under this Section
must be enrolled according to the customary rules and requirements of the institution attended.
(Source: P.A. 92-651, eff. 7-11-02.)