Residents of the state of Illinois are assessed in-state tuition, and all other students are assessed out-of-state tuition. U.S. citizens, permanent residents and holders of certain types of visas may establish Illinois residency and qualify for in-state tuition provided certain conditions are met.
There is an Illinois law known as the Acevedo Bill that provides in-state tuition to some undocumented students in Illinois.
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The Acevedo Bill is the informal name for Illinois General Assembly Public Act 093-07 and 110 ILCS 305/7e-5, which is the law that allows for in-state tuition for certain students who are not U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents, or do not possess a green card, visa, or other legal documentation, provided specific criteria are met.
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In order to be eligible for in-state tuition, under the Acevedo Bill, students must meet the following requirements:
1. The individual resided with his or her parent or guardian while attending a public or private high school in Illinois.
2 The individual graduated from a public or private high school or received the equivalent of a high school diploma in Illinois (the GED).
3. The individual attended school in Illinois for at least 3 years as of the date the individual graduated from high school or received the equivalent of a high school diploma.
4. In the case of an individual who is not a citizen or a permanent resident of the United States, the individual provides the university with an affidavit stating that the individual will file an application to become a permanent resident of the United States at the earliest opportunity the individual is eligible to do so. You can find UIC Residency Affidavit Form by clicking “Resources” and “Admission and Forms.” In order to reflect in-state tuition in your student account, you should summit as soon as you plan to enroll for classes.