JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois

2021-22 ISAC Administrative Rules Available


The 2021-22 ISAC Administrative Rules, effective July 1, 2021 for the 2021-22 academic year, are now available for reference at the ISAC website. The rules are accessible in two locations:

  • in the e-Library of isac.org, by clicking on #4, Administrative Rules, and
  • in the About ISAC area of isac.org, by clicking on Administrative Rules.

The online rules are posted in two formats: alphabetical by program and by program type/topic.

Amendments were made to nine Parts this year: General Provisions, Grant Programs for Dependents of Correctional Officers, Grant Program for Dependents of Police or Fire Officers, Optometric Education Scholarship Program, Grant Program for Exonerees, John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program, Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program, Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program and AIM HIGH Grant Pilot Program.

While most of the amendments were of an administrative nature, more substantive changes were made to these areas.

  • Amendments were made to General Provisions (Part 2700) to clarify guidance for the use of consortium and contractual agreements between colleges, and concurrent registration. The revisions mirror federal guidance to the extent possible and remove the requirement that agreements between colleges be submitted to ISAC for approval.
  • Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program (Part 2763) and Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program (Part 2764) – for both programs, text was added stating that ISAC will establish priority claim dates for the submission of payment requests each year. This change was made to gain the ability to complete second and subsequent awarding rounds earlier in the academic year. Additionally, in an effort to reduce the number and dollar amount of awards that may convert to loans due to non-fulfillment of teaching obligations, the awarding order for each program was changed so that, rather than MTI or Golden Apple, the Monetary Award Program (MAP) is now the first payer.
  • AIM HIGH Grant Pilot Program (Part 2766) – clarifications were made to the Maintenance of Effort (MOE) and matching requirements, as a result of state legislation (P.A. 101-0654) passed earlier this spring.

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