Are Divorced Parents Required to Pay for College in Illinois?

How Much Will a Parent Have to Pay?

Illinois Law Addressing Educational Expenses of a Non-Minor Child

What Qualifies as “Educational Expenses”

Factors Used to Determine the Amount of Contribution

The court will take into consideration the following in determining how much, if any, a parent must contribute to their child’s college expenses:

  1. The present and future financial resources to meet their needs, including, but not limited to, savings for retirement.
  2. The standard of living the child would have enjoyed had the marriage not been dissolved.
  3. The financial resources of the child.
  4. The child’s academic performance.

Is the Illinois Law Requiring Unmarried Parents Pay for College Constitutional?

Paying for College Expenses and the Yakich Case



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