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    (110 ILCS 945/0.01) (from Ch. 144, par. 1600)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Higher Education Loan Act.
(Source: P.A. 86‑1324.)

    (110 ILCS 945/2) (from Ch. 144, par. 1602)
    Sec. 2. Declaration of Purpose. It is declared that for the benefit of the people of the State of Illinois, the conduct and increase of their commerce, the protection and enhancement of their welfare, the development of continued prosperity and the improvement of their health and living conditions, it is essential that this and future generations of youth be given the fullest opportunity to learn and to develop their intellectual and mental capacities and skills; that to achieve these ends it is of the utmost importance that students attending institutions of higher education located in Illinois have reasonable alternatives to enhance their financial access to such institutions; that reasonable financial access to institutions of higher education will assist such youth in achieving the required levels of learning and development of their intellectual and mental capacities and skills; that it is the purpose of this Act to provide a measure of assistance and an alternative method to enable students and the families of students attending institutions of higher education located in Illinois to appropriately and prudently finance the cost or a portion of the cost of such higher education; and that it is the intent of this Act to supplement federal guaranteed higher education loan programs, other student loan programs, and grant or scholarship programs to provide the needed additional options for the financing of a student's higher education in execution of the public policy set forth above.
(Source: P.A. 82‑658.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3)(from Ch. 144, par. 1603)
    Sec. 3. Definitions. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the terms specified in Sections 3.01 through 3.13 of this Act and the Illinois Finance Authority Act have the meanings ascribed to them in those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 95‑331, eff. 8‑21‑07.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.01)(from Ch. 144, par. 1603.01)
    Sec. 3.01. Authority. "Authority" means the Illinois Finance Authority created by the Illinois Finance Authority Act.
(Source: P.A. 95‑331, eff. 8‑21‑07.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.02) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.02)
    Sec. 3.02. Authority Loans. "Authority Loans" means loans by the Authority to institutions of higher education or education loan corporations for the purpose of funding Education Loans.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.03) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.03)
    Sec. 3.03. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88‑555, eff. 7‑27‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.04) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.04)
    Sec. 3.04. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88‑555, eff. 7‑27‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.05) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.05)
    Sec. 3.05. Borrower. "Borrower" means a student who has received an Education Loan or any Parent who has received or agreed to pay an Education Loan.
(Source: P.A. 82‑658.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.06) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.06)
    Sec. 3.06. Default insurance. "Default insurance" means insurance insuring Education Loans, Authority Loans or Bonds against default.
(Source: P.A. 82‑658.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.07) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.07)
    Sec. 3.07. Default reserve fund. "Default reserve fund" means a fund established pursuant to a bond ordinance for the purpose of securing Education Loans, Authority Loans or Bonds.
(Source: P.A. 82‑658.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.08) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.08)
    Sec. 3.08. Cost of Attendance. Cost of attendance shall be the amount defined by the institution for the purpose of the guaranteed student loan program as defined under Title IV, Part B, of the "Higher Education Act of 1965" as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 82‑658.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.09) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.09)
    Sec. 3.09. Education Loan. "Education Loan" means a loan which is made by an institution of higher education or education loan corporation to a student or parents of a student, or both, in amounts not in excess of the maximum amounts specified in this Section to finance the student's attendance at an institution of higher education. The maximum loan amount shall not exceed
    (a) in the case of a borrower who is a student, the student's cost of attendance for the period of time for which the loan is made minus the following amounts applicable to such period of time:
    (1) the amount of grant which the student receives under the federal Pell Grant program authorized under Title IV, part A, of the "Higher Education Act of 1965", as now or hereafter amended, whether or not the student has made application for such grant;
    (2) the maximum net guaranteed student loan proceeds which the student receives pursuant to Title IV, part B, of the "Higher Education Act of 1965", as now or hereafter amended, whether or not the student has made application for such loan;
    (3) the amount of scholarships, grants or other nonrepayable assistance received from government agencies, educational institutions or private institutions or organizations;
    (4) the expected family contribution computed pursuant to Section 482 of the "Higher Education Act of 1965", as now or hereafter amended; and
    (5) an amount equal to the "self‑help" component of the needs analysis formula used by the Illinois State Scholarship Commission to determine student eligibility for the grant program it administers under Sections 30‑15 through 30‑15.7a of the "Higher Education Student Assistance Law".
    (b) (1) In the case of a borrower who is a parent of an eligible student, the student's cost of attendance minus:
    (i) the amounts determined pursuant to subparagraphs 1, 2, and 3 of subsection (a) of this Section; and
    (ii) the amount of loan which the student receives pursuant to subsection (a) of this Section.
    (2) The combined maximum loan amount of both parents shall not exceed the maximum amount as determined under subsection (b) of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.09a) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.09a)
    Sec. 3.09a. Education Loan Corporation. "Education loan corporation" means a not for profit corporation organized under the laws of this State which is not owned or controlled by the State or any political subdivision, agency, instrumentality, district or municipality thereof, which is organized for the purpose of, or is otherwise authorized to, receive Authority loans from the Authority and conduct an education loan financing program in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.10) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.10)
    Sec. 3.10. Loan funding deposit. "Loan funding deposit" means monies or other property deposited by an institution of higher education or education loan corporation with the Authority or a trustee for the purpose of (a) providing security for Bonds, (b) funding a default reserve fund, (c) acquiring default insurance, or (d) defraying costs of the Authority, such monies or properties to be in such amounts as deemed necessary by the Authority as a condition for such institution's or education loan corporation's participation in the Authority's programs.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.11) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.11)
    Sec. 3.11. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P. A. 88‑555, eff. 7‑27‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.12) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.12)
    Sec. 3.12. Parent. "Parent" means any parent or guardian of a student at an institution of higher education.
(Source: P.A. 82‑658.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.13) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.13)
    Sec. 3.13. Education loan series portfolio. "Education Loan series portfolio" means all Education Loans made by an institution of higher education or education loan corporation which are funded from the proceeds of an Authority Loan to such institution or education loan corporation out of the proceeds of a related specific Bond issue through the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

    (110 ILCS 945/4) (from Ch. 144, par. 1604)
    Sec. 4. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88‑555, eff. 7‑27‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 945/5)(from Ch. 144, par. 1605)
    Sec. 5. Transfer of functions from the Illinois Educational Facilities Authority to the Illinois Finance Authority. The Illinois Finance Authority created by the Illinois Finance Authority Act shall succeed to, assume and exercise all rights, powers, duties and responsibilities formerly exercised by the Illinois Educational Facilities Authority prior to the abolition of that Authority by this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly. All books, records, papers, documents and pending business in any way pertaining to the former Illinois Educational Facilities Authority are transferred to the Illinois Finance Authority, but any rights or obligations of any person under any contract made by, or under any rules, regulations, uniform standards, criteria and guidelines established or approved by, such former Illinois Educational Facilities Authority shall be unaffected thereby. All bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness outstanding on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly shall be unaffected by the transfer of functions to the Illinois Finance Authority. No rule, regulation, standard, criteria or guideline promulgated, established or approved by the former Illinois Educational Facilities Authority pursuant to an exercise of any right, power, duty or responsibility assumed by and transferred to the Illinois Finance Authority shall be affected by this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly, and all such rules, regulations, standards, criteria and guidelines shall become those of the Illinois Finance Authority until such time as they are amended or repealed by the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 95‑331, eff. 8‑21‑07.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606)
    Sec. 6. Functions and powers of Authority. In addition to the functions and powers enumerated in the Illinois Educational Facilities Act, the Authority has the functions and powers set forth in Sections 6.05 through 6.18.
(Source: P.A. 88‑555, eff. 7‑27‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.05) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.05)
    Sec. 6.05. Determination of qualified financings and establishment of financing programs. To establish criteria for and guidelines encompassing the types of and qualifications for Education Loan financing programs. In this regard, the Authority shall be empowered to issue Bonds for the purpose of making Authority Loans to institutions of higher education and education loan corporations participating in a program of the Authority for the express purpose of providing Education Loans. The criteria and guidelines established by the Authority for its Education Loan financing programs shall include such eligibility standards for Borrowers as the Authority shall determine are necessary or desirable in order to effectuate the purposes of the Act, including the following: (a) each student shall have a certificate of admission or enrollment at a specific institution of higher education, (b) each student or his or her parents shall satisfy such financial qualifications as the Authority shall establish to effectuate the purposes of the Act, (c) each student and his or her Parents shall submit such information as may be required by the Authority to his or her institution of higher education or to the education loan corporation providing an education loan to such student or parents.
    The Authority is authorized to contract with financial institutions and other qualified loan origination and servicing organizations, which shall assist in pre‑qualifying Borrowers for Education Loans and which shall service and administer each Education Loan and each institution's and education loan corporation's respective loan series portfolio. Each Education Loan's fees shall include a portion, if necessary, to cover the applicable pro rata cost of such a servicing organization.
    The Authority is authorized to establish specific criteria governing the eligibility of institutions of higher education and education loan corporations to participate in its programs, the making of Authority Loans and Education Loans, provisions for default, the establishment of default reserve funds, the purchase of default insurance, the provision of prudent debt service reserves, and the furnishing by participating institutions of higher education and education loan corporations of such additional guarantees of the Education Loans, Authority Loans or the Bonds as the Authority shall determine, all of such criteria to be established to assure the marketability of the Bonds and the adequacy of the security for the Bonds.
    The Authority shall establish limitations upon the principal amounts and the terms of Education Loans, criteria regarding the qualifications and characteristics of Borrowers and procedures for allocating Authority Loans among institutions of higher education and education loan corporations eligible for its program in order to effectuate the purposes of the Act.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.06) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.06)
    Sec. 6.06. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88‑555, eff. 7‑27‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.07) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.07)
    Sec. 6.07. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88‑555, eff. 7‑27‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.08) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.08)
    Sec. 6.08. Establishment of rules and regulations. To establish rules and regulations with respect to Authority Loans, Education Loans and Education loan series portfolios.
(Source: P.A. 82‑658.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.09) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.09)
    Sec. 6.09. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88‑555, eff. 7‑27‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.10) (from Ch. 144, par. 1605.10)
    Sec. 6.10. Receipt and acceptance of loans, contributions or grants. To receive and accept from any source, loans, contributions or grants for or in aid of an Authority Education Loan financing program or any portion thereof and, when required, to use such funds, property or labor only for the purposes for which it was loaned, contributed or granted.
(Source: P.A. 82‑658.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.11) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.11)
    Sec. 6.11. Making Authority Loans to institutions of higher education and education loan corporations. To make Authority Loans to institutions of higher education and education loan corporations and require that the proceeds thereof be used for making Education Loans and paying costs and fees in connection therewith.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.12) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.12)
    Sec. 6.12. Apportionment of administrative costs and expenses among participating institutions of higher education and education loan corporations. To charge to and apportion among participating institutions of higher education and education loan corporations its administrative and operating costs and expenses incurred in the exercise of the powers and duties conferred by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.13) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.13)
    Sec. 6.13. Borrowing funds for operations. To borrow working capital funds and other funds as may be necessary for start‑up and continuing operations, as long as such funds are borrowed in the name of the Authority only. Such borrowings shall be limited obligations of the character described in Section 12 of this Act and shall be payable solely from revenues of the Authority or the proceeds of Bonds pledged for that purpose.
(Source: P.A. 82‑658.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.14) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.14)
    Sec. 6.14. Combining Education Loan series portfolios for financing purposes. Notwithstanding any other provision contained in this Act, to comingle and pledge as security for a series or issue of Bonds, with the consent of all of the institutions of higher education and education loan corporations which are participating in such series or issue, (a) the Education loan series portfolios and some or all future Education loan series portfolios of such institutions of higher education and education loan corporations, and (b) the loan funding deposits of such institutions and education loan corporations provided that Education loan series portfolios and other security and monies set aside in any fund or funds pledged for any series of Bonds or issue of Bonds shall be held for the sole benefit of such series or issue separate and apart from Education loan series portfolios and other security and monies pledged for any other series or issue of Bonds of the Authority. Bonds may be issued in series under one or more resolutions or trust agreements in the discretion of the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.15) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.15)
    Sec. 6.15. Examining records. To examine records and financial reports of participating institutions of higher education and education loan corporations, and to examine records and financial reports of any contractor organization or institution retained under Section 6.05 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 88‑555, eff. 7‑27‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.16) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.16)
    Sec. 6.16. Use of Education Loan proceeds. The Authority shall require that Authority Loans be used solely to make Education Loans. The Authority shall require that institutions of higher education and education loan corporations shall require that each Borrower under an Education Loan shall use the proceeds solely for the cost of attendance and that each such Borrower shall so certify.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.17) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.17)
    Sec. 6.17. Refunding Bonds and reduction of debt. Whenever refunding Bonds are issued to refund Bonds, the proceeds of which were used to make Authority loans, the Authority may reduce the amount it is owed by the institutions of higher education or education loan corporations which had received Authority Loans from the proceeds of the refunded Bonds. Such institutions of higher education and education loan corporations may use this reduced amount to reduce the amount of interest being paid on Education Loans which the institutions and education loan corporations had made pursuant to the Authority Loans from the proceeds of the refunded Bonds.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.18) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.18)
    Sec. 6.18. Necessary and proper actions. The Authority shall have the power to authorize its officers, agents and employees to take such action and do such things as shall be necessary or desirable in order to carry out and effectuate the purposes of the Act.
(Source: P.A. 82‑658.)

    (110 ILCS 945/7) (from Ch. 144, par. 1607)
    Sec. 7. Expenses of Authority ‑ Limitation of liability for expense. All expenses incurred in carrying out the provisions of this Act shall be payable solely from funds provided under the authority of this Act and, except as authorized under Section 6.13, no liability shall be incurred by the Authority beyond the extent to which monies shall have been provided under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 82‑658.)

    (110 ILCS 945/8) (from Ch. 144, par. 1608)
    Sec. 8. Acquisition of certain monies, endowments, and properties and guarantees thereto. The Authority is authorized to establish specific guidelines relating to the deposits of certain monies, endowments, or properties by institutions of higher education and education loan corporations which would provide prudent security for Education Loans funding programs, Authority Loans, Education Loans or for Bonds and to establish guidelines relating to guarantees of or contracts to purchase Education Loans or Bonds by such institutions and education loan corporations or by financial institutions or others. A default reserve fund may be established for each series or issue of Bonds. In this regard, the Authority is empowered to receive such monies, endowments, properties, and guarantees as it deems appropriate and, if necessary, to take title in the name of the Authority or in the name of a participating institution of higher education, education loan corporation or a trustee.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

    (110 ILCS 945/9) (from Ch. 144, par. 1609)
    Sec. 9. Conveyance of loan funding deposit after payment of principal and interest. When the principal of and interest on Bonds of the Authority issued to finance the cost of an Education Loan financing program or programs, including any refunding Bonds issued to refund and refinance such Bonds, have been fully paid and retired or when adequate provision has been made to fully pay and retire the same, and all other conditions of the Bond resolution authorizing the same have been satisfied and the lien created by such Bond resolution has been released in accordance with the provisions thereof, the Authority shall promptly do such things and execute such deeds and conveyances as are necessary and required to convey any remaining monies, properties and other assets comprising loan funding deposits to the institutions of higher education and education loan corporations which furnished the same in proportion to the amounts furnished by the respective institutions of higher education and education loan corporations.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Illinois > Chapter110 > 1160

    (110 ILCS 945/0.01) (from Ch. 144, par. 1600)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Higher Education Loan Act.
(Source: P.A. 86‑1324.)

    (110 ILCS 945/2) (from Ch. 144, par. 1602)
    Sec. 2. Declaration of Purpose. It is declared that for the benefit of the people of the State of Illinois, the conduct and increase of their commerce, the protection and enhancement of their welfare, the development of continued prosperity and the improvement of their health and living conditions, it is essential that this and future generations of youth be given the fullest opportunity to learn and to develop their intellectual and mental capacities and skills; that to achieve these ends it is of the utmost importance that students attending institutions of higher education located in Illinois have reasonable alternatives to enhance their financial access to such institutions; that reasonable financial access to institutions of higher education will assist such youth in achieving the required levels of learning and development of their intellectual and mental capacities and skills; that it is the purpose of this Act to provide a measure of assistance and an alternative method to enable students and the families of students attending institutions of higher education located in Illinois to appropriately and prudently finance the cost or a portion of the cost of such higher education; and that it is the intent of this Act to supplement federal guaranteed higher education loan programs, other student loan programs, and grant or scholarship programs to provide the needed additional options for the financing of a student's higher education in execution of the public policy set forth above.
(Source: P.A. 82‑658.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3)(from Ch. 144, par. 1603)
    Sec. 3. Definitions. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the terms specified in Sections 3.01 through 3.13 of this Act and the Illinois Finance Authority Act have the meanings ascribed to them in those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 95‑331, eff. 8‑21‑07.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.01)(from Ch. 144, par. 1603.01)
    Sec. 3.01. Authority. "Authority" means the Illinois Finance Authority created by the Illinois Finance Authority Act.
(Source: P.A. 95‑331, eff. 8‑21‑07.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.02) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.02)
    Sec. 3.02. Authority Loans. "Authority Loans" means loans by the Authority to institutions of higher education or education loan corporations for the purpose of funding Education Loans.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.03) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.03)
    Sec. 3.03. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88‑555, eff. 7‑27‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.04) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.04)
    Sec. 3.04. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88‑555, eff. 7‑27‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.05) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.05)
    Sec. 3.05. Borrower. "Borrower" means a student who has received an Education Loan or any Parent who has received or agreed to pay an Education Loan.
(Source: P.A. 82‑658.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.06) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.06)
    Sec. 3.06. Default insurance. "Default insurance" means insurance insuring Education Loans, Authority Loans or Bonds against default.
(Source: P.A. 82‑658.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.07) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.07)
    Sec. 3.07. Default reserve fund. "Default reserve fund" means a fund established pursuant to a bond ordinance for the purpose of securing Education Loans, Authority Loans or Bonds.
(Source: P.A. 82‑658.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.08) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.08)
    Sec. 3.08. Cost of Attendance. Cost of attendance shall be the amount defined by the institution for the purpose of the guaranteed student loan program as defined under Title IV, Part B, of the "Higher Education Act of 1965" as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 82‑658.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.09) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.09)
    Sec. 3.09. Education Loan. "Education Loan" means a loan which is made by an institution of higher education or education loan corporation to a student or parents of a student, or both, in amounts not in excess of the maximum amounts specified in this Section to finance the student's attendance at an institution of higher education. The maximum loan amount shall not exceed
    (a) in the case of a borrower who is a student, the student's cost of attendance for the period of time for which the loan is made minus the following amounts applicable to such period of time:
    (1) the amount of grant which the student receives under the federal Pell Grant program authorized under Title IV, part A, of the "Higher Education Act of 1965", as now or hereafter amended, whether or not the student has made application for such grant;
    (2) the maximum net guaranteed student loan proceeds which the student receives pursuant to Title IV, part B, of the "Higher Education Act of 1965", as now or hereafter amended, whether or not the student has made application for such loan;
    (3) the amount of scholarships, grants or other nonrepayable assistance received from government agencies, educational institutions or private institutions or organizations;
    (4) the expected family contribution computed pursuant to Section 482 of the "Higher Education Act of 1965", as now or hereafter amended; and
    (5) an amount equal to the "self‑help" component of the needs analysis formula used by the Illinois State Scholarship Commission to determine student eligibility for the grant program it administers under Sections 30‑15 through 30‑15.7a of the "Higher Education Student Assistance Law".
    (b) (1) In the case of a borrower who is a parent of an eligible student, the student's cost of attendance minus:
    (i) the amounts determined pursuant to subparagraphs 1, 2, and 3 of subsection (a) of this Section; and
    (ii) the amount of loan which the student receives pursuant to subsection (a) of this Section.
    (2) The combined maximum loan amount of both parents shall not exceed the maximum amount as determined under subsection (b) of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.09a) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.09a)
    Sec. 3.09a. Education Loan Corporation. "Education loan corporation" means a not for profit corporation organized under the laws of this State which is not owned or controlled by the State or any political subdivision, agency, instrumentality, district or municipality thereof, which is organized for the purpose of, or is otherwise authorized to, receive Authority loans from the Authority and conduct an education loan financing program in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.10) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.10)
    Sec. 3.10. Loan funding deposit. "Loan funding deposit" means monies or other property deposited by an institution of higher education or education loan corporation with the Authority or a trustee for the purpose of (a) providing security for Bonds, (b) funding a default reserve fund, (c) acquiring default insurance, or (d) defraying costs of the Authority, such monies or properties to be in such amounts as deemed necessary by the Authority as a condition for such institution's or education loan corporation's participation in the Authority's programs.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.11) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.11)
    Sec. 3.11. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P. A. 88‑555, eff. 7‑27‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.12) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.12)
    Sec. 3.12. Parent. "Parent" means any parent or guardian of a student at an institution of higher education.
(Source: P.A. 82‑658.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.13) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.13)
    Sec. 3.13. Education loan series portfolio. "Education Loan series portfolio" means all Education Loans made by an institution of higher education or education loan corporation which are funded from the proceeds of an Authority Loan to such institution or education loan corporation out of the proceeds of a related specific Bond issue through the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

    (110 ILCS 945/4) (from Ch. 144, par. 1604)
    Sec. 4. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88‑555, eff. 7‑27‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 945/5)(from Ch. 144, par. 1605)
    Sec. 5. Transfer of functions from the Illinois Educational Facilities Authority to the Illinois Finance Authority. The Illinois Finance Authority created by the Illinois Finance Authority Act shall succeed to, assume and exercise all rights, powers, duties and responsibilities formerly exercised by the Illinois Educational Facilities Authority prior to the abolition of that Authority by this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly. All books, records, papers, documents and pending business in any way pertaining to the former Illinois Educational Facilities Authority are transferred to the Illinois Finance Authority, but any rights or obligations of any person under any contract made by, or under any rules, regulations, uniform standards, criteria and guidelines established or approved by, such former Illinois Educational Facilities Authority shall be unaffected thereby. All bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness outstanding on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly shall be unaffected by the transfer of functions to the Illinois Finance Authority. No rule, regulation, standard, criteria or guideline promulgated, established or approved by the former Illinois Educational Facilities Authority pursuant to an exercise of any right, power, duty or responsibility assumed by and transferred to the Illinois Finance Authority shall be affected by this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly, and all such rules, regulations, standards, criteria and guidelines shall become those of the Illinois Finance Authority until such time as they are amended or repealed by the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 95‑331, eff. 8‑21‑07.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606)
    Sec. 6. Functions and powers of Authority. In addition to the functions and powers enumerated in the Illinois Educational Facilities Act, the Authority has the functions and powers set forth in Sections 6.05 through 6.18.
(Source: P.A. 88‑555, eff. 7‑27‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.05) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.05)
    Sec. 6.05. Determination of qualified financings and establishment of financing programs. To establish criteria for and guidelines encompassing the types of and qualifications for Education Loan financing programs. In this regard, the Authority shall be empowered to issue Bonds for the purpose of making Authority Loans to institutions of higher education and education loan corporations participating in a program of the Authority for the express purpose of providing Education Loans. The criteria and guidelines established by the Authority for its Education Loan financing programs shall include such eligibility standards for Borrowers as the Authority shall determine are necessary or desirable in order to effectuate the purposes of the Act, including the following: (a) each student shall have a certificate of admission or enrollment at a specific institution of higher education, (b) each student or his or her parents shall satisfy such financial qualifications as the Authority shall establish to effectuate the purposes of the Act, (c) each student and his or her Parents shall submit such information as may be required by the Authority to his or her institution of higher education or to the education loan corporation providing an education loan to such student or parents.
    The Authority is authorized to contract with financial institutions and other qualified loan origination and servicing organizations, which shall assist in pre‑qualifying Borrowers for Education Loans and which shall service and administer each Education Loan and each institution's and education loan corporation's respective loan series portfolio. Each Education Loan's fees shall include a portion, if necessary, to cover the applicable pro rata cost of such a servicing organization.
    The Authority is authorized to establish specific criteria governing the eligibility of institutions of higher education and education loan corporations to participate in its programs, the making of Authority Loans and Education Loans, provisions for default, the establishment of default reserve funds, the purchase of default insurance, the provision of prudent debt service reserves, and the furnishing by participating institutions of higher education and education loan corporations of such additional guarantees of the Education Loans, Authority Loans or the Bonds as the Authority shall determine, all of such criteria to be established to assure the marketability of the Bonds and the adequacy of the security for the Bonds.
    The Authority shall establish limitations upon the principal amounts and the terms of Education Loans, criteria regarding the qualifications and characteristics of Borrowers and procedures for allocating Authority Loans among institutions of higher education and education loan corporations eligible for its program in order to effectuate the purposes of the Act.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.06) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.06)
    Sec. 6.06. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88‑555, eff. 7‑27‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.07) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.07)
    Sec. 6.07. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88‑555, eff. 7‑27‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.08) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.08)
    Sec. 6.08. Establishment of rules and regulations. To establish rules and regulations with respect to Authority Loans, Education Loans and Education loan series portfolios.
(Source: P.A. 82‑658.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.09) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.09)
    Sec. 6.09. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88‑555, eff. 7‑27‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.10) (from Ch. 144, par. 1605.10)
    Sec. 6.10. Receipt and acceptance of loans, contributions or grants. To receive and accept from any source, loans, contributions or grants for or in aid of an Authority Education Loan financing program or any portion thereof and, when required, to use such funds, property or labor only for the purposes for which it was loaned, contributed or granted.
(Source: P.A. 82‑658.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.11) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.11)
    Sec. 6.11. Making Authority Loans to institutions of higher education and education loan corporations. To make Authority Loans to institutions of higher education and education loan corporations and require that the proceeds thereof be used for making Education Loans and paying costs and fees in connection therewith.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.12) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.12)
    Sec. 6.12. Apportionment of administrative costs and expenses among participating institutions of higher education and education loan corporations. To charge to and apportion among participating institutions of higher education and education loan corporations its administrative and operating costs and expenses incurred in the exercise of the powers and duties conferred by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.13) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.13)
    Sec. 6.13. Borrowing funds for operations. To borrow working capital funds and other funds as may be necessary for start‑up and continuing operations, as long as such funds are borrowed in the name of the Authority only. Such borrowings shall be limited obligations of the character described in Section 12 of this Act and shall be payable solely from revenues of the Authority or the proceeds of Bonds pledged for that purpose.
(Source: P.A. 82‑658.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.14) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.14)
    Sec. 6.14. Combining Education Loan series portfolios for financing purposes. Notwithstanding any other provision contained in this Act, to comingle and pledge as security for a series or issue of Bonds, with the consent of all of the institutions of higher education and education loan corporations which are participating in such series or issue, (a) the Education loan series portfolios and some or all future Education loan series portfolios of such institutions of higher education and education loan corporations, and (b) the loan funding deposits of such institutions and education loan corporations provided that Education loan series portfolios and other security and monies set aside in any fund or funds pledged for any series of Bonds or issue of Bonds shall be held for the sole benefit of such series or issue separate and apart from Education loan series portfolios and other security and monies pledged for any other series or issue of Bonds of the Authority. Bonds may be issued in series under one or more resolutions or trust agreements in the discretion of the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.15) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.15)
    Sec. 6.15. Examining records. To examine records and financial reports of participating institutions of higher education and education loan corporations, and to examine records and financial reports of any contractor organization or institution retained under Section 6.05 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 88‑555, eff. 7‑27‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.16) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.16)
    Sec. 6.16. Use of Education Loan proceeds. The Authority shall require that Authority Loans be used solely to make Education Loans. The Authority shall require that institutions of higher education and education loan corporations shall require that each Borrower under an Education Loan shall use the proceeds solely for the cost of attendance and that each such Borrower shall so certify.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.17) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.17)
    Sec. 6.17. Refunding Bonds and reduction of debt. Whenever refunding Bonds are issued to refund Bonds, the proceeds of which were used to make Authority loans, the Authority may reduce the amount it is owed by the institutions of higher education or education loan corporations which had received Authority Loans from the proceeds of the refunded Bonds. Such institutions of higher education and education loan corporations may use this reduced amount to reduce the amount of interest being paid on Education Loans which the institutions and education loan corporations had made pursuant to the Authority Loans from the proceeds of the refunded Bonds.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.18) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.18)
    Sec. 6.18. Necessary and proper actions. The Authority shall have the power to authorize its officers, agents and employees to take such action and do such things as shall be necessary or desirable in order to carry out and effectuate the purposes of the Act.
(Source: P.A. 82‑658.)

    (110 ILCS 945/7) (from Ch. 144, par. 1607)
    Sec. 7. Expenses of Authority ‑ Limitation of liability for expense. All expenses incurred in carrying out the provisions of this Act shall be payable solely from funds provided under the authority of this Act and, except as authorized under Section 6.13, no liability shall be incurred by the Authority beyond the extent to which monies shall have been provided under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 82‑658.)

    (110 ILCS 945/8) (from Ch. 144, par. 1608)
    Sec. 8. Acquisition of certain monies, endowments, and properties and guarantees thereto. The Authority is authorized to establish specific guidelines relating to the deposits of certain monies, endowments, or properties by institutions of higher education and education loan corporations which would provide prudent security for Education Loans funding programs, Authority Loans, Education Loans or for Bonds and to establish guidelines relating to guarantees of or contracts to purchase Education Loans or Bonds by such institutions and education loan corporations or by financial institutions or others. A default reserve fund may be established for each series or issue of Bonds. In this regard, the Authority is empowered to receive such monies, endowments, properties, and guarantees as it deems appropriate and, if necessary, to take title in the name of the Authority or in the name of a participating institution of higher education, education loan corporation or a trustee.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

    (110 ILCS 945/9) (from Ch. 144, par. 1609)
    Sec. 9. Conveyance of loan funding deposit after payment of principal and interest. When the principal of and interest on Bonds of the Authority issued to finance the cost of an Education Loan financing program or programs, including any refunding Bonds issued to refund and refinance such Bonds, have been fully paid and retired or when adequate provision has been made to fully pay and retire the same, and all other conditions of the Bond resolution authorizing the same have been satisfied and the lien created by such Bond resolution has been released in accordance with the provisions thereof, the Authority shall promptly do such things and execute such deeds and conveyances as are necessary and required to convey any remaining monies, properties and other assets comprising loan funding deposits to the institutions of higher education and education loan corporations which furnished the same in proportion to the amounts furnished by the respective institutions of higher education and education loan corporations.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

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    (110 ILCS 945/0.01) (from Ch. 144, par. 1600)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Higher Education Loan Act.
(Source: P.A. 86‑1324.)

    (110 ILCS 945/2) (from Ch. 144, par. 1602)
    Sec. 2. Declaration of Purpose. It is declared that for the benefit of the people of the State of Illinois, the conduct and increase of their commerce, the protection and enhancement of their welfare, the development of continued prosperity and the improvement of their health and living conditions, it is essential that this and future generations of youth be given the fullest opportunity to learn and to develop their intellectual and mental capacities and skills; that to achieve these ends it is of the utmost importance that students attending institutions of higher education located in Illinois have reasonable alternatives to enhance their financial access to such institutions; that reasonable financial access to institutions of higher education will assist such youth in achieving the required levels of learning and development of their intellectual and mental capacities and skills; that it is the purpose of this Act to provide a measure of assistance and an alternative method to enable students and the families of students attending institutions of higher education located in Illinois to appropriately and prudently finance the cost or a portion of the cost of such higher education; and that it is the intent of this Act to supplement federal guaranteed higher education loan programs, other student loan programs, and grant or scholarship programs to provide the needed additional options for the financing of a student's higher education in execution of the public policy set forth above.
(Source: P.A. 82‑658.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3)(from Ch. 144, par. 1603)
    Sec. 3. Definitions. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the terms specified in Sections 3.01 through 3.13 of this Act and the Illinois Finance Authority Act have the meanings ascribed to them in those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 95‑331, eff. 8‑21‑07.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.01)(from Ch. 144, par. 1603.01)
    Sec. 3.01. Authority. "Authority" means the Illinois Finance Authority created by the Illinois Finance Authority Act.
(Source: P.A. 95‑331, eff. 8‑21‑07.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.02) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.02)
    Sec. 3.02. Authority Loans. "Authority Loans" means loans by the Authority to institutions of higher education or education loan corporations for the purpose of funding Education Loans.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.03) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.03)
    Sec. 3.03. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88‑555, eff. 7‑27‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.04) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.04)
    Sec. 3.04. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88‑555, eff. 7‑27‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.05) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.05)
    Sec. 3.05. Borrower. "Borrower" means a student who has received an Education Loan or any Parent who has received or agreed to pay an Education Loan.
(Source: P.A. 82‑658.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.06) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.06)
    Sec. 3.06. Default insurance. "Default insurance" means insurance insuring Education Loans, Authority Loans or Bonds against default.
(Source: P.A. 82‑658.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.07) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.07)
    Sec. 3.07. Default reserve fund. "Default reserve fund" means a fund established pursuant to a bond ordinance for the purpose of securing Education Loans, Authority Loans or Bonds.
(Source: P.A. 82‑658.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.08) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.08)
    Sec. 3.08. Cost of Attendance. Cost of attendance shall be the amount defined by the institution for the purpose of the guaranteed student loan program as defined under Title IV, Part B, of the "Higher Education Act of 1965" as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 82‑658.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.09) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.09)
    Sec. 3.09. Education Loan. "Education Loan" means a loan which is made by an institution of higher education or education loan corporation to a student or parents of a student, or both, in amounts not in excess of the maximum amounts specified in this Section to finance the student's attendance at an institution of higher education. The maximum loan amount shall not exceed
    (a) in the case of a borrower who is a student, the student's cost of attendance for the period of time for which the loan is made minus the following amounts applicable to such period of time:
    (1) the amount of grant which the student receives under the federal Pell Grant program authorized under Title IV, part A, of the "Higher Education Act of 1965", as now or hereafter amended, whether or not the student has made application for such grant;
    (2) the maximum net guaranteed student loan proceeds which the student receives pursuant to Title IV, part B, of the "Higher Education Act of 1965", as now or hereafter amended, whether or not the student has made application for such loan;
    (3) the amount of scholarships, grants or other nonrepayable assistance received from government agencies, educational institutions or private institutions or organizations;
    (4) the expected family contribution computed pursuant to Section 482 of the "Higher Education Act of 1965", as now or hereafter amended; and
    (5) an amount equal to the "self‑help" component of the needs analysis formula used by the Illinois State Scholarship Commission to determine student eligibility for the grant program it administers under Sections 30‑15 through 30‑15.7a of the "Higher Education Student Assistance Law".
    (b) (1) In the case of a borrower who is a parent of an eligible student, the student's cost of attendance minus:
    (i) the amounts determined pursuant to subparagraphs 1, 2, and 3 of subsection (a) of this Section; and
    (ii) the amount of loan which the student receives pursuant to subsection (a) of this Section.
    (2) The combined maximum loan amount of both parents shall not exceed the maximum amount as determined under subsection (b) of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.09a) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.09a)
    Sec. 3.09a. Education Loan Corporation. "Education loan corporation" means a not for profit corporation organized under the laws of this State which is not owned or controlled by the State or any political subdivision, agency, instrumentality, district or municipality thereof, which is organized for the purpose of, or is otherwise authorized to, receive Authority loans from the Authority and conduct an education loan financing program in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.10) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.10)
    Sec. 3.10. Loan funding deposit. "Loan funding deposit" means monies or other property deposited by an institution of higher education or education loan corporation with the Authority or a trustee for the purpose of (a) providing security for Bonds, (b) funding a default reserve fund, (c) acquiring default insurance, or (d) defraying costs of the Authority, such monies or properties to be in such amounts as deemed necessary by the Authority as a condition for such institution's or education loan corporation's participation in the Authority's programs.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.11) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.11)
    Sec. 3.11. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P. A. 88‑555, eff. 7‑27‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.12) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.12)
    Sec. 3.12. Parent. "Parent" means any parent or guardian of a student at an institution of higher education.
(Source: P.A. 82‑658.)

    (110 ILCS 945/3.13) (from Ch. 144, par. 1603.13)
    Sec. 3.13. Education loan series portfolio. "Education Loan series portfolio" means all Education Loans made by an institution of higher education or education loan corporation which are funded from the proceeds of an Authority Loan to such institution or education loan corporation out of the proceeds of a related specific Bond issue through the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

    (110 ILCS 945/4) (from Ch. 144, par. 1604)
    Sec. 4. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88‑555, eff. 7‑27‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 945/5)(from Ch. 144, par. 1605)
    Sec. 5. Transfer of functions from the Illinois Educational Facilities Authority to the Illinois Finance Authority. The Illinois Finance Authority created by the Illinois Finance Authority Act shall succeed to, assume and exercise all rights, powers, duties and responsibilities formerly exercised by the Illinois Educational Facilities Authority prior to the abolition of that Authority by this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly. All books, records, papers, documents and pending business in any way pertaining to the former Illinois Educational Facilities Authority are transferred to the Illinois Finance Authority, but any rights or obligations of any person under any contract made by, or under any rules, regulations, uniform standards, criteria and guidelines established or approved by, such former Illinois Educational Facilities Authority shall be unaffected thereby. All bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness outstanding on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly shall be unaffected by the transfer of functions to the Illinois Finance Authority. No rule, regulation, standard, criteria or guideline promulgated, established or approved by the former Illinois Educational Facilities Authority pursuant to an exercise of any right, power, duty or responsibility assumed by and transferred to the Illinois Finance Authority shall be affected by this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly, and all such rules, regulations, standards, criteria and guidelines shall become those of the Illinois Finance Authority until such time as they are amended or repealed by the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 95‑331, eff. 8‑21‑07.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606)
    Sec. 6. Functions and powers of Authority. In addition to the functions and powers enumerated in the Illinois Educational Facilities Act, the Authority has the functions and powers set forth in Sections 6.05 through 6.18.
(Source: P.A. 88‑555, eff. 7‑27‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.05) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.05)
    Sec. 6.05. Determination of qualified financings and establishment of financing programs. To establish criteria for and guidelines encompassing the types of and qualifications for Education Loan financing programs. In this regard, the Authority shall be empowered to issue Bonds for the purpose of making Authority Loans to institutions of higher education and education loan corporations participating in a program of the Authority for the express purpose of providing Education Loans. The criteria and guidelines established by the Authority for its Education Loan financing programs shall include such eligibility standards for Borrowers as the Authority shall determine are necessary or desirable in order to effectuate the purposes of the Act, including the following: (a) each student shall have a certificate of admission or enrollment at a specific institution of higher education, (b) each student or his or her parents shall satisfy such financial qualifications as the Authority shall establish to effectuate the purposes of the Act, (c) each student and his or her Parents shall submit such information as may be required by the Authority to his or her institution of higher education or to the education loan corporation providing an education loan to such student or parents.
    The Authority is authorized to contract with financial institutions and other qualified loan origination and servicing organizations, which shall assist in pre‑qualifying Borrowers for Education Loans and which shall service and administer each Education Loan and each institution's and education loan corporation's respective loan series portfolio. Each Education Loan's fees shall include a portion, if necessary, to cover the applicable pro rata cost of such a servicing organization.
    The Authority is authorized to establish specific criteria governing the eligibility of institutions of higher education and education loan corporations to participate in its programs, the making of Authority Loans and Education Loans, provisions for default, the establishment of default reserve funds, the purchase of default insurance, the provision of prudent debt service reserves, and the furnishing by participating institutions of higher education and education loan corporations of such additional guarantees of the Education Loans, Authority Loans or the Bonds as the Authority shall determine, all of such criteria to be established to assure the marketability of the Bonds and the adequacy of the security for the Bonds.
    The Authority shall establish limitations upon the principal amounts and the terms of Education Loans, criteria regarding the qualifications and characteristics of Borrowers and procedures for allocating Authority Loans among institutions of higher education and education loan corporations eligible for its program in order to effectuate the purposes of the Act.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.06) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.06)
    Sec. 6.06. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88‑555, eff. 7‑27‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.07) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.07)
    Sec. 6.07. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88‑555, eff. 7‑27‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.08) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.08)
    Sec. 6.08. Establishment of rules and regulations. To establish rules and regulations with respect to Authority Loans, Education Loans and Education loan series portfolios.
(Source: P.A. 82‑658.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.09) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.09)
    Sec. 6.09. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88‑555, eff. 7‑27‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.10) (from Ch. 144, par. 1605.10)
    Sec. 6.10. Receipt and acceptance of loans, contributions or grants. To receive and accept from any source, loans, contributions or grants for or in aid of an Authority Education Loan financing program or any portion thereof and, when required, to use such funds, property or labor only for the purposes for which it was loaned, contributed or granted.
(Source: P.A. 82‑658.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.11) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.11)
    Sec. 6.11. Making Authority Loans to institutions of higher education and education loan corporations. To make Authority Loans to institutions of higher education and education loan corporations and require that the proceeds thereof be used for making Education Loans and paying costs and fees in connection therewith.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.12) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.12)
    Sec. 6.12. Apportionment of administrative costs and expenses among participating institutions of higher education and education loan corporations. To charge to and apportion among participating institutions of higher education and education loan corporations its administrative and operating costs and expenses incurred in the exercise of the powers and duties conferred by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.13) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.13)
    Sec. 6.13. Borrowing funds for operations. To borrow working capital funds and other funds as may be necessary for start‑up and continuing operations, as long as such funds are borrowed in the name of the Authority only. Such borrowings shall be limited obligations of the character described in Section 12 of this Act and shall be payable solely from revenues of the Authority or the proceeds of Bonds pledged for that purpose.
(Source: P.A. 82‑658.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.14) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.14)
    Sec. 6.14. Combining Education Loan series portfolios for financing purposes. Notwithstanding any other provision contained in this Act, to comingle and pledge as security for a series or issue of Bonds, with the consent of all of the institutions of higher education and education loan corporations which are participating in such series or issue, (a) the Education loan series portfolios and some or all future Education loan series portfolios of such institutions of higher education and education loan corporations, and (b) the loan funding deposits of such institutions and education loan corporations provided that Education loan series portfolios and other security and monies set aside in any fund or funds pledged for any series of Bonds or issue of Bonds shall be held for the sole benefit of such series or issue separate and apart from Education loan series portfolios and other security and monies pledged for any other series or issue of Bonds of the Authority. Bonds may be issued in series under one or more resolutions or trust agreements in the discretion of the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.15) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.15)
    Sec. 6.15. Examining records. To examine records and financial reports of participating institutions of higher education and education loan corporations, and to examine records and financial reports of any contractor organization or institution retained under Section 6.05 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 88‑555, eff. 7‑27‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.16) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.16)
    Sec. 6.16. Use of Education Loan proceeds. The Authority shall require that Authority Loans be used solely to make Education Loans. The Authority shall require that institutions of higher education and education loan corporations shall require that each Borrower under an Education Loan shall use the proceeds solely for the cost of attendance and that each such Borrower shall so certify.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.17) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.17)
    Sec. 6.17. Refunding Bonds and reduction of debt. Whenever refunding Bonds are issued to refund Bonds, the proceeds of which were used to make Authority loans, the Authority may reduce the amount it is owed by the institutions of higher education or education loan corporations which had received Authority Loans from the proceeds of the refunded Bonds. Such institutions of higher education and education loan corporations may use this reduced amount to reduce the amount of interest being paid on Education Loans which the institutions and education loan corporations had made pursuant to the Authority Loans from the proceeds of the refunded Bonds.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

    (110 ILCS 945/6.18) (from Ch. 144, par. 1606.18)
    Sec. 6.18. Necessary and proper actions. The Authority shall have the power to authorize its officers, agents and employees to take such action and do such things as shall be necessary or desirable in order to carry out and effectuate the purposes of the Act.
(Source: P.A. 82‑658.)

    (110 ILCS 945/7) (from Ch. 144, par. 1607)
    Sec. 7. Expenses of Authority ‑ Limitation of liability for expense. All expenses incurred in carrying out the provisions of this Act shall be payable solely from funds provided under the authority of this Act and, except as authorized under Section 6.13, no liability shall be incurred by the Authority beyond the extent to which monies shall have been provided under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 82‑658.)

    (110 ILCS 945/8) (from Ch. 144, par. 1608)
    Sec. 8. Acquisition of certain monies, endowments, and properties and guarantees thereto. The Authority is authorized to establish specific guidelines relating to the deposits of certain monies, endowments, or properties by institutions of higher education and education loan corporations which would provide prudent security for Education Loans funding programs, Authority Loans, Education Loans or for Bonds and to establish guidelines relating to guarantees of or contracts to purchase Education Loans or Bonds by such institutions and education loan corporations or by financial institutions or others. A default reserve fund may be established for each series or issue of Bonds. In this regard, the Authority is empowered to receive such monies, endowments, properties, and guarantees as it deems appropriate and, if necessary, to take title in the name of the Authority or in the name of a participating institution of higher education, education loan corporation or a trustee.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

    (110 ILCS 945/9) (from Ch. 144, par. 1609)
    Sec. 9. Conveyance of loan funding deposit after payment of principal and interest. When the principal of and interest on Bonds of the Authority issued to finance the cost of an Education Loan financing program or programs, including any refunding Bonds issued to refund and refinance such Bonds, have been fully paid and retired or when adequate provision has been made to fully pay and retire the same, and all other conditions of the Bond resolution authorizing the same have been satisfied and the lien created by such Bond resolution has been released in accordance with the provisions thereof, the Authority shall promptly do such things and execute such deeds and conveyances as are necessary and required to convey any remaining monies, properties and other assets comprising loan funding deposits to the institutions of higher education and education loan corporations which furnished the same in proportion to the amounts furnished by the respective institutions of higher education and education loan corporations.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1326.)

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