Illinois Passes New Legislation Advancing Higher Education Equity

On Monday, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a package of legislation aimed at advancing equity and opportunity in higher education institutions across Illinois. The three bills, Senate Bill 1085, Senate Bill 815 and House Bill 3359, help protect prospective college students and their families from predatory college-planning companies, advance equity in state funding for higher education and ensure personal support workers can attend classes with students with disabilities, free of charge. 

"With the laws I’m signing today, Illinois will continue to lead the nation in providing students with more equitable access to higher learning opportunities," Pritzker said. "This isn’t just a win for our students and their families – it’s a win for the future of our entire state. Making college more affordable and accessible while helping Illinois retain its designation as a top source for talent and innovation will grow our economy and create jobs across our state."

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