Ill. Admin. Code tit. 23, § 2769.20 - Applicant Eligibility

Current through Register Vol. 46, No. 15, April 8, 2022

a) A qualified undergraduate applicant shall:
1) be a United States citizen or eligible noncitizen;
2) be a resident of Illinois;
3) be an undergraduate student at the junior or senior level;
4) be a full-time student enrolled in a social work program approved by the Council on Social Work Education leading to a bachelor's degree in social work, or enrolled in an accredited human services degree program;
5) have declared an intent to work in child welfare at DCFS or a contracting agency for at least the number of years for which a forgivable loan is received;
6) have maintained a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent; and
7) if a renewal applicant, have earned at least 12 semester credits per term, or the equivalent.
b) A qualified graduate applicant shall:
1) be a United States citizen or eligible noncitizen;
2) be a resident of Illinois;
3) be a graduate student;
4) be a full-time student enrolled in a social work program approved by the Council on Social Work Education leading to a master's degree in social work, or enrolled in an accredited human services degree program;
5) have declared an intent to work in child welfare at DCFS or a contracting agency for at least the number of years for which a forgivable loan is received;
6) have earned a bachelor's degree from a school or department of social work at any college or university accredited by the Council on Social Work Education or have earned a degree in a human services field from an accredited college or university;
7) have maintained a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the undergraduate level, or have attained a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score of at least 1,000;
8) if a renewal applicant, have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the graduate level and have earned at least nine semester credits per term, or the equivalent; and
9) have not received a forgivable loan under this Part at the undergraduate level.

Notes

Ill. Admin. Code tit. 23, § 2769.20

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