|DE||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Promoting Scholarship Programs|
Requires public middle schools and high schools include information regarding the SEED and Inspire scholarship programs, which provide tuition assistance for Delaware residents who meet certain financial and academic requirements, in all printed and electronic...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2014||Postsec.||Higher Education Loan Assistance - Licensed Counselors|
Extends the Loan Assistance Repayment Program to allow certain licensed counselors practicing in high-needs geographic areas and serving low-income or underserved residents to seek loan repayment for degrees from higher education institutions. http://mgaleg....
|MD||Signed into law 05/2014||Postsec.||2+2 Transfer Scholarship|
H.B. 1215/S.B. 785
Renames the Community College Transfer Scholarship Program, which is for students who earn an associate's degree at a Maryland community college and want to transfer to a four-year higher education institution, to the 2+2 Transfer Scholarship Program. Changes ...
|ME||Became law without governor's signature 04/2014||Postsec.||Commission on College Affordability and Completion|
Establishes the Commission To Study College Affordability and College Completion to examine and make recommendations on the development of strategies to keep the cost of public postsecondary education affordable and to increase the graduation rates.The commiss...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12|
|Empowerment Scholarship - Children of Active Duty Military|
Adds children of parents who were members of the armed forces and killed in the line of duty to the list of students eligible for the empowerment scholarship, a grant that provides certain students money to for alternative school options and other school-relat...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12|
|Empowerment Scholarship - Special Populations and School Choice|
Adds siblings of current or past scholarship recipients to the list of students eligible for the empowerment scholarship, a grant that provides certain students (such as children of active duty military members, in the foster system, with disabilities, etc.) m...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2014||Postsec.||College Bound Scholarship Program Work Group|
Creates a College Bound Scholarship Program work group to make recommendations to ensure the program is viable, productive, and effective.
|OR||Signed into law 04/2014||Postsec.||Postsecondary Affordability Information|
From analysis: Requires the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) to annually identify the federal or national entity that best provides information about the affordability and value of institutions of higher education in Oregon. Higher education ins...
|OR||Signed into law 03/2014||Community College||Study Tuition-free Community College|
Directs the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) to examine viability of a program allowing students who graduated from high school in the state to attend community college for specified period
without paying tuition and fees. Requires HECC to cons...
|OR||Signed into law 03/2014||Community College||Grants to Community Colleges|
Directs the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development and the Higher Education Coordinating Commission to jointly establish grant program to distribute moneys to community colleges to increase number of underserved, low-income and first-genera...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2014||Postsec.||Summer School for Scholarship Recipients|
Allows students who receive the Hathaway scholarship (a merit and needs-based scholarship program) to enroll in summer term or another academic term (outside of the regular fall or spring semester) for up to 6 credits. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2014/Enroll/S...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2014||Postsec.||Scholarship Program Award Increase|
Increases the award amount students receive from the Hathaway scholarship program (a merit- and needs-based program), which is given either per semester or per school year and is based on the students' ACT scores. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2014/Enroll/SF0055...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2014||Postsec.||Tuition and Out-of-State Students|
Changes which out-of-state students may be counted as in-state students for the purposes of determining college admissions, enrollment, and tuition and fee revenue policies.
|NM||Signed into law 03/2014||Postsec.||Foster Care System Tuition Waiver|
Provides for waiver of tuition and fees at public postsecondary educational institutions for students who have been in the state foster care system or in the legal custody of an Indian nation, tribe or pueblo, or Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). Requires that s...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2014||Postsec.||Scholarships Tax Credits Program|
Provides that tax credits issued for monetary or marketable securities donations made beginning in taxable year 2014 can be claimed for the taxable year of the donation.
|MO||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12|
|Education Campus Fund|
Creates the Innovation Education Campus Fund to provide funding to innovation education campuses - an educational partnership between high schools or school districts, a Missouri four-year public or private institution of higher education, a Missouri-based bu...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2013||Postsec.||Student Loans|
Authorizes a corporation to issue bonds in order to finance student loans made in a student loan program. Outlines powers, including (1) determining the nature of student loan programs for eligible students; (2) entering into contracts for origination, admini...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2013||Postsec.||Finance Information|
To require institutions of higher education to provide financial aid information in a uniform way to ensure that students understand their true higher education costs.
|IN||Signed into law 05/2013||Postsec.||Tuition Rates for Veterans|
Provides that qualified veterans are eligible for the resident tuition rate for undergraduate courses upon enrolling in a state educational institution not later than 12 months after discharge or separation from the United States armed forces or Indiana Nation...
|NJ||Signed into law 01/2013||Postsec.||Student Loan Repayment Document|
Requires Higher Education Student Assistance Authority to develop, distribute a document containing student loan repayment information for school districts and nonpublic high schools to disseminate to students.
|NC||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2012||Community College||Comm. Colleges Opt Out of Fed'l Loan Program|
Permits a community college to refrain from participating in a federal direct loan program that students can use to borrow money. Vetoed by governor, overriden by legislature. http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2011/Bills/House/PDF/H7v0.pdf...
|NJ||Signed into law 05/2012||Postsec.||NJ 1 STARS and NJ STARS II Scholarship Revisions|
Revises the NJ STARS II Program such that the program covers only tuition (no fees) in the amount of $1,250 per semester (previously up to $3,500 per semester) to four-year public or independent institutions (previously only public). Changes the percentage of ...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2012||Postsec.||Higher Educational Institutions; Establishes Policies Related to Student Nonpayment|
Provides that the board of visitors of every public institution of higher education shall establish policies requiring the registrar to place an administrative hold on student registration, records, and grades for a period of at least three months prior to ref...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12|
H.B. 736 - Comparison Tool
Directs the higher education coordinating board to make available on its Web site a search tool allowing for comparisons of general academic teaching institutions that meet certain criteria selected by the user,
including offering a particular major or program...