|Public Act 102-0998
|LRB102 22166 CMG 31295 b
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
Student Debt Assistance Act.
In this Act:
"Debt" means any money, obligation, claim, or sum due or
owing or alleged to be due or owing from a student to an
institution of higher education. "Debt" does not include the
fee, if any, that is charged to students by an applicable
provider for the actual cost of providing an academic
transcript to a student.
"Institution of higher education" includes, but is not
limited to, an institution to which the Private Business and
Vocational Schools Act of 2012 or the Private College Act
applies and a public institution of higher education included
in the definition of "public institutions of higher education"
under the Board of Higher Education Act. "Institution of
higher education" also includes a person engaged in the
business of providing postsecondary education, via
correspondence or online or in this State, to an individual
located in this State, regardless of whether the person has
obtained authorization from the Board of Higher Education to