Public Act 90-0750
HB2565 Enrolled LRB9008957THbd
AN ACT in relation to higher education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 5. The Board of Higher Education Act is amended
by adding Section 9.27 as follows:
(110 ILCS 205/9.27 new)
Sec. 9.27. Graduation incentive grant program.
(a) The graduation incentive grant program is hereby
created. The program shall be implemented and administered
by the Board of Higher Education to provide grant incentives
to public universities that offer their undergraduate
students contracts under which the university commits itself
to provide the courses, programs, and support services
necessary to enable the contracting students to graduate
within 4 years. Grants shall be awarded from appropriations
made to the Board of Higher Education for purposes of this
(b) To be eligible for grant consideration, a public
university shall annually file a report with the Board of
Higher Education detailing its 4-year graduation contract
program. The report shall include, at a minimum, the
following information: the number of undergraduate students
participating in the program, the requirements of the 4-year
graduation contracts offered by the university, the types of
additional support services provided by the university to the
contracting students, and the cost of the program.
(c) In awarding grants to public universities under this
Section, the Board of Higher Education may consider each
applicant's report data, the number of institutions wishing
to participate, and such other criteria as the Board of
Higher Education determines to be appropriate.
(d) The Board of Higher Education shall annually submit
to the Governor and the General Assembly a budgetary
recommendation for grants under this Section and shall notify
applicants for grant assistance that the award of grants
under this Section is contingent upon the availability of
(e) The Board of Higher Education may adopt such rules
as it deems necessary for administration of the grant program
created by this Section.
Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July