ILLINOIS REGISTER 7265
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS
ii) not already have an Associate's or Bachelor's Degree, if
requesting child care to earn an Associate's Degree. Child
care will not be approved for attainment of a second
iii) not already have a Bachelor's Degree, if requesting child
care to earn a Bachelor's Degree. Child care will not be
approved for attainment of a second Bachelor's Degree.
iv) not be in an advanced degree program (beyond a Bachelor's
Degree). Child care will not be approved for education
beyond the attainment of a Bachelor's Degree.
There is no work requirement for the first 48 non-consecutive
months the client participates. From the 49th month on, the client
must work at least 20 hours per week. Clients who do not work
and who need child care to attend college must maintain a
cumulative 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) if this
measurement is used by the institution to determine satisfactory
progress. Clients who work 20 hours or more per week in paid
employment while they attend college must maintain a cumulative
2.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale). In the absence of a GPA, satisfactory
progress will be determined by the written policy of the institution.
The determination of satisfactory progress, including test/retest
results or GPA, must be reported upon completion of the academic
term or twice a year if the program is continuous for 12 months. If
the client's cumulative GPA falls below 2.5 or 2.0 for those
students who work or at any time the client does not maintain
satisfactory progress, the client may continue to go to school for
another semester. If the cumulative GPA is below 2.5 or 2.0 two
semesters in a row, the client will be ineligible for child care until
his or her GPA is at or above 2.5 or 2.0.
D) For child care services received under education/training, a parent
enrolled in web-based courses or correspondence learning from an
accredited university or college is only eligible for child care
assistance if both of the following are met:
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