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Public Act 102-0829


 

Public Act 0829 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-0829
 
SB3149 EnrolledLRB102 23318 CMG 32484 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Higher Education Student Assistance Act is
amended by adding Section 22 as follows:
 
    (110 ILCS 947/22 new)
    Sec. 22. Child care resources eligibility notification;
college students.
    (a) To complement student financial assistance programs
and to enhance their effectiveness for students with
dependents, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission shall
annually include information about the Child Care Assistance
Program and the federal dependent care allowance in the
language that institutions are required to provide to students
eligible for Monetary Award Program grants. The language
shall, at a minimum, include information about program
eligibility and how to apply. The language shall also direct
students to the Department of Human Services for additional
information about the Child Care Assistance Program and to the
institution's financial aid office for additional information
about the federal dependent care allowance.
    (b) An institution of higher learning that participates in
the Monetary Award Program shall provide, at a minimum, the
notice described in subsection (a) to all students who are
enrolled, or who are accepted for enrollment and are intending
to enroll, and who have been identified by the Commission as
Monetary Award Program-eligible at the institution. An
institution of higher learning shall also provide, at a
minimum, the notice described in subsection (a) to any student
identified by the institution as a student with dependents.
    (c) An institution may provide additional information
about benefits and resources the institution or community
offers to the students identified in subsection (b). If
possible, the institution may designate a public benefits
liaison or single point person to assist students in taking
the necessary steps to obtain public benefits if eligible.
    (d) The Commission shall adopt any rules necessary to
implement this Section on or before October 1, 2022.
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 5/13/2022