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From the ECS State Policy Database
Postsecondary Affordability


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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

Please cite use of the database as: Education Commission of the States (ECS) State Policy Database, retrieved [date].

State Status/Date Level Summary
DESigned into law 06/2014P-12Promoting Scholarship Programs
H.B. 267
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...

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MEBecame law without governor's signature 04/2014Postsec.Commission on College Affordability and Completion
L.D. 1849
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...

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ORSigned into law 04/2014Postsec.Postsecondary Affordability Information
H.B. 4019
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...

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VASigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Tuition and Out-of-State Students
H.B. 501
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.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?141+ful+HB501ER+pdf...

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VASigned into law 02/2014Postsec.Scholarships Tax Credits Program
S.B. 269
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.
http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?141+ful+SB269ER+pdf...

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MOSigned into law 07/2013P-12
Postsec.
Education Campus Fund
S.B. 381
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...

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AZSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Student Loans
H.B. 2489
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...

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CTSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Finance Information
H.B. 5500
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.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/2013/ACT/PA/2013PA-00095-R00HB-05500-PA.htm...

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INSigned into law 05/2013Postsec.Tuition Rates for Veterans
S.B. 177
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...

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NJSigned into law 01/2013Postsec.Student Loan Repayment Document
A.B. 1083
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.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2012/Bills/PL13/1_....

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NCVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2012Community CollegeComm. Colleges Opt Out of Fed'l Loan Program
H.B. 7
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...

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NJSigned into law 05/2012Postsec.NJ 1 STARS and NJ STARS II Scholarship Revisions
S 874
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 ...

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VASigned into law 04/2012Postsec.Higher Educational Institutions; Establishes Policies Related to Student Nonpayment
H.B. 703
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...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12
Postsec.
Comparison Tool
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...

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