(110 ILCS 975/7) (from Ch. 144, par. 2757)
Sec. 7. Amount of scholarships. To determine a scholarship amount, the Department shall consider tuition and fee charges at community colleges and universities statewide and projected living expenses. Using information provided annually by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, 75% of the weighted tuition and fees charged by community colleges in Illinois shall be added to the uniform living allowance reported in the weighted Monetary Award Program (MAP) budget to determine the full-time scholarship amount for students pursuing an associate degree or diploma in nursing at an Illinois community college. Scholarship amounts for students pursuing associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degrees in nursing at a college or university shall include 75% of the weighted tuition and fees charged by public universities in Illinois plus the uniform living allowance reported in the weighted MAP budget. Scholarship amounts for students in practical nursing programs shall include 75% of the average of tuition charges at all practical nursing programs plus the uniform living allowance reported in the weighted MAP budget. The Department may provide that scholarships shall be on a quarterly or semi-annual basis and shall be contingent upon the student's diligently pursuing nursing studies and being a student in good standing. Scholarship awards may be provided to part-time students; the amount shall be determined by applying the proportion represented by the part-time enrollment to full-time enrollment ratio to the average per-term scholarship amount for a student in the same nursing degree category.
(Source: P.A. 92-43, eff. 1-1-02; 93-879, eff. 1-1-05.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015