SENIOR CITIZEN TUITION WAIVER APPLICATION 2020-2021
It is the intent of Elgin Community College to comply with 110 ILCS 990/1 et seq., Senior Citizens Courses Act. Persons
who are 65 years of age or older by the first day of the term, and whose annual household income is less than the
threshold amount provided in Section 4 of the “Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Property Tax Relief Act”, approved
July 17, 1972, as amended, will be entitled to a full tuition waiver for all regularly scheduled credit courses, other than
courses designed specifically for senior citizens, provided that available classroom space exists and tuition paying
students enrolled constitute the minimum number required for the course. Eligible persons are expected to pay any
applicable fees, and book and classroom supplies costs.
View this act (110 ILCS 990/) in its entirety:
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=1172&ChapterID=18
1. STUDENT INFORMATION (Please print clearly)
NAME:
Did you or will you file Federal Income Tax for 2019?
STUDENT ID:
___________ _______________
Yes No
2. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
In accordance with the provisions of Senior Citizen Courses Act (110 ILCS 990), you must meet the following
requirements:
(Please see next page for definition of terms)
Age 65 or over at the beginning of the term of enrollment: Date of Birth:
Resident of Illinois (Waiver is for in district tuition only)
Annual 2019 household income at or below 200% of the 2019 federal poverty level which is:
24,980 for a household of one 51,500 for a household of four
33,820 for a household of two 60,340 for a household of five
42,660 for a household of three 69,180 for a household of six
Enrolled at ECC for the following terms:
Summer 2020
Fall 2020
Spring 2021
The following three documents must be submitted to:
Elgin Community College Student Accounts Office, B151, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL 60123-7193.
Completed 2020-2021 Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver Application
Proof of age and Illinois Residency (Waiver is for in district tuition only)
(Acceptable documentation: Legible copy of drivers license/State ID Card)
Copy of 2019 Federal Income Tax Return
Tuition waivers will not be processed until all documentation is received by the Student Accounts Office.
3. CERTIFICATION
I declare under penalties of law that the information supplied in this application is true, correct, and complete to the
best of my knowledge and belief. Further, I authorize any person having any records of the information reported herein
to disclose to the College, if requested, all information and substantiation for the documentation provided.
Signature: Date:
Student’s Signature
Student Accounts Staff Initials____________________________________________
SA Senior Citizen Waiver 03/20
Phone: 847-214-7380 Fax: 847-214-7445 studentaccounts@elgin.edu www.elgin.edu/tuition
ECC Student Accounts Office-B151
Phone: 847-214-7380
1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin IL 60123-7193
Fax: 847-214-7445
Email: studentaccounts@elgin.edu
www.elgin.edu/tuition
SENIOR CITIZEN TUITION WAIVER INCOME GUIDELINES & DEFINITIONS
The following section from the Senior Citizen Courses Act describes the manner in which qualified “senior
citizens” are determined:
1801 Senior Citizen defined
1 (c) "Senior citizen" means any person 65 years or older whose annual household income is less than
the threshold amount provided in Section 4 of the "Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Property Tax
Relief Act", approved July 17, 1972, as amended.
The following sections from the Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Property Tax Relief Act describe the
manner in which “household income” is to be determined:
403.05 Household defined
3.05 “Household” means a claimant or claimant and spouse living together in the same residence.
403.06 Household income defined
3.06 “Household income” means the combined income of the members of a household.
403.07 Income defined
3.07 “Income” means adjusted gross income, properly reported for federal income tax purposes under
the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, modified by adding thereto the sum of the following
amounts to the extent deducted or excluded from gross income in the computation of adjusted gross
income:
(A) An amount equal to all amounts paid or accrued as interest or dividends during the taxable year.
(B) An amount equal to the amount of tax imposed by the Illinois Income Tax Act paid for the taxable
year.
(C) An amount equal to all amounts received during the taxable year as an annuity, under an annuity,
endowment or life insurance contract or under any other contract or agreement.
(D) An amount equal to the amount of benefits paid under the Federal Social Security Act during the
taxable year.
(E) An amount equal to the amount benefits paid under the Railroad Retirement Act during the taxable
year.
(F) An amount equal to the total amount of cash public assistance payments received from any
governmental agency during the taxable year other than benefits received pursuant to this Act.
(G) An amount equal to any net operating loss carryover deduction or capital loss carryover deduction
during the taxable year.
(H) An amount equal to any benefits received under the Worker’s Compensation Act or the Workers’
Occupational Diseases Act during the taxable year.
“Income” does not include any distributions or items of income described under subparagraph (X) of
paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of Section 203 of the Illinois Income Tax Act or any payments under
Section 2201 or Section 2202 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
404 Maximum household income defined
4 (7) as of September 1, 2011, have a maximum household income at or below 200% of the federal
poverty level
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