|Public Act 094-1056
||LRB094 15510 NHT 50709 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 39 as follows:
(110 ILCS 947/39 new)
Monetary Award Program Plus.
(a) The Commission shall receive and consider applications
for monetary grant assistance under this Section to benefit
those students who will not receive Monetary Award Program
grants awarded in accordance with Section 35 of this Act, but
who will benefit from assistance in paying for the costs of
attendance at institutions of higher learning. Subject to a
separate appropriation for this purpose and sufficient revenue
from the sale of student loan assets, transaction processing,
or refinancing, an applicant is eligible for a Monetary Award
Program Plus grant under this Section if the Commission finds
that the applicant meets all of the following qualifications:
(1) He or she is a resident of this State and a citizen
or permanent resident of the United States.
(2) He or she is enrolled at least half-time as a
sophomore, junior, or senior at a MAP-eligible
institution, as defined under the Monetary Award Program.
(3) He or she will not receive in the same academic
year a Monetary Award Program grant under Section 35 of
(4) He or she is from a family that had an adjusted
gross income, listed on the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid, of less than $200,000 for the 2005 taxable
(b) All grants under this Section are applicable only to
tuition and mandatory fee costs. The Commission shall determine