2013 Illinois Compiled Statutes
110 ILCS 210/ - Illinois Financial Assistance Act for Nonpublic Institutions of Higher Learning.

(110 ILCS 210/1) (from Ch. 144, par. 1331)
Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Illinois Financial Assistance Act for Nonpublic Institutions of Higher Learning".
(Source: P.A. 77-273.)

110 ILCS 210/2

(110 ILCS 210/2) (from Ch. 144, par. 1332)
Sec. 2. As used in this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:
(a) "Board" means the Board of Higher Education.
(b) "Enrollment" or "student" means the establishment and maintenance of an individual's status as a student or enrollee in a nonpublic institution of higher learning, regardless of the terms used at the institution to describe such status.
(c) "Institution of higher learning", "qualified institution" or "institution" means a nonpublicly supported educational organization located in this State which (1) provides a minimum of an organized 2-year program of collegiate grade in the liberal arts or sciences directly applicable to the attainment of a baccalaureate degree, and (2) operates privately, not-for-profit and in conformity with standards substantially equivalent to those of the State-supported institutions of higher learning. "Institution" does not include any educational organization used for sectarian instruction, as a place of religious teaching or worship or for any religious denomination or the training of ministers, priests, rabbis or other professional persons in the field of religion.
(d) "Academic year" means the period of time from September 1 of any year through August 31 of the ensuing year.
(Source: P.A. 77-273.)

110 ILCS 210/3

(110 ILCS 210/3) (from Ch. 144, par. 1333)
Sec. 3. For the academic year beginning in 2002, institutional grants may be made for that and for each succeeding academic year to each nonpublic institution of higher learning in an amount determined by allocating amounts for funding this Act among the eligible institutions in accordance with a formula or formulae based upon one or more of the following factors: the number of undergraduate degrees granted to students who are residents of the State of Illinois enrolled as students at each such institution; the number of full-time equivalent undergraduate students who are residents of the State of Illinois enrolled as students at each such institution; and the number of full-time equivalent of such students who are junior or senior students at such institutions. The Board of Higher Education shall establish formula allocations and adopt rules necessary for the administration of this Act.
Conditions of institutional eligibility for these grants shall include but need not be limited to the following:
(1) That the governing board of the institution possess its own sovereignty.
(2) That the governing board, or its delegated institutional officials, possess final authority in all matters of local control, including educational policy, choice of personnel, determination of program, and financial management.
(3) That the institution possess and maintain an open policy with respect to race, creed and color as to admission of students, appointment of faculty and employment of staff.
(4) That the institution be able to show its current financial stability and reasonable prospects for its future stability.
(5) That the institution not be operated for profit.
(6) That the institution provide a full financial report including a certified audit, and participate in the unit cost study and other studies conducted annually by the Board of Higher Education.
(7) If required by rule of the Board, that the institution submit to an additional annual external audit of its enrollment records and nonsectarian use of funds.
(Source: P.A. 92-45, eff. 7-1-02.)

110 ILCS 210/4

(110 ILCS 210/4) (from Ch. 144, par. 1334)
Sec. 4. For the academic year beginning in 2002 and each academic year thereafter, each eligible institution of higher learning shall prepare and certify to the Board in writing any information required by the Board to justify the grants. This information shall be signed and furnished to the Board by the chief administrative officer of the institution.
(Source: P.A. 92-45, eff. 7-1-02.)

110 ILCS 210/5

(110 ILCS 210/5) (from Ch. 144, par. 1335)
Sec. 5. The Board shall prescribe and advise such institutions as to the form of certificate or certificates to be submitted under Section 4 of this Act, and promptly upon receipt of such certificates from the institutions shall certify to the State Comptroller the aggregate amount of the grant allocable to and to be paid to each such institution. The Board shall examine the certificates furnished by the institutions and may require such further data and information as the Board may request. Upon written notice by the Board to any institution, the Board may examine the institution's student enrollment records for the purpose of verification, amendment or correction of any such certificate.
(Source: P.A. 92-45, eff. 7-1-02.)

110 ILCS 210/6

(110 ILCS 210/6) (from Ch. 144, par. 1336)
Sec. 6. The Board of Higher Education may make awards to any nonpublic institution of higher learning and/or nonpublic institutions in consortium and/or nonpublic institutions and public institutions in cooperation, for special services, programs needed, or for the performance of other tasks to meet the State's higher education needs. Such services, programs, or tasks shall include, but not be limited to, computer resources, educational television and other instructional resources, all academic disciplines, academic and administrative organizational structures, and the maintenance of existing programs and development of new programs designed to encourage enrollment of transfer students from private junior colleges and public community colleges.
(Source: P.A. 82-622.)

110 ILCS 210/7

(110 ILCS 210/7) (from Ch. 144, par. 1337)
Sec. 7. The Board shall keep an accurate record of all its activities under this Act and shall make a report to its members, to the Governor and to the General Assembly, such report to be a part of its annual report.
(Source: P.A. 92-45, eff. 7-1-02.)

110 ILCS 210/8

(110 ILCS 210/8) (from Ch. 144, par. 1338)
Sec. 8. If any provision of this Act is declared invalid for any reason, such invalidity shall not affect or impair any of the remaining provisions of the Act which can be given effect without the invalid provision, and to this end, the provisions of this Act are declared to be severable.
(Source: P.A. 77-273.)

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