RESOLUTION NO. 108
Presented by Representative Deering

WHEREAS, the State's public university students receive tens of millions of dollars of tuition and fee waivers annually;
WHEREAS, information provided by the universities to the Illinois Board of Higher Education show that $118 million in waivers were granted during fiscal year 1995; $108 million in waivers were granted during fiscal year 1994, which is an increase of $22 million (26%) over the $86 million in waivers reported for fiscal year 1993;
WHEREAS, variations in internal and external reports provided by the universities indicate that the value of tuition and fee waivers is not consistently accounted for,
WHEREAS, millions of dollars of tuition and fee waivers are made at the discretion of the individual universities and are not subject to limits by law or the Illinois Board of Higher Education;
WHEREAS, tuition and fee charges at public universities continue to grow; therefore be it
RESOLVED, BY THE LEGISLATIVE AUDIT COMMISSION that the Auditor General is directed to conduct a management audit of tuition and fee waivers granted to students attending the State's public universities; and be it further
RESOLVED, that this audit include, but not be limited to, the following determinations;

RESOLVED that all public universities and other entities which may have information relevant to this audit shall cooperate fully and promptly with the Office of the Auditor General in the conduct of this audit; and be it further
RESOLVED that the Auditor General commence this audit as soon as possible and report his findings and recommendations upon completion to the Legislative Audit Commission with the provisions of the Illinois State Auditing Act.

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