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From the ECS State Policy Database
Postsecondary Affordability--Financial Aid


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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.

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State Status/Date Level Summary
WASigned into law 04/2014Postsec.Opportunity Scholarship
H.B. 2612
Increases the membership of the Opportunity Scholarship Board from 7 to 11 members. Changes the date for annual disbursements of scholarship funds from May 1 to October 1. Authorizes the board to elect to have the Washington State Investment Board (WSIB) inves...

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WASigned into law 04/2014Postsec.College Bound Scholarship Program Work Group
S.B. 6436
Creates a College Bound Scholarship Program work group to make recommendations to ensure the program is viable, productive, and effective.
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2013-14/Pdf/Bills/Senate%20Passed%20Legislature/6436-S.PL.pdf...

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TNSigned into law 03/2014P-12
Postsec.
Scholarships- Home Schoolers
S.B. 1773
Amends definition of a home school student for purposes of lottery scholarship eligibility.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/108/Bill/SB1773.pdf...

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UTSigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Veterans Tuition Gap Program
S.B. 16
From bill summary: Creates the Veterans Tuition Gap Program, to provide recipients of federal Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act benefits with additional grants to complete a bachelor's degree at certain institutions of higher education when federal...

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TNTo governor 03/2014Postsec.College Savings Accounts-Tax Incentives
H.B. 1931
Revises various provisions governing a trust fund program and requires the department of revenue to assist the board of trustees of the program in the implementation of certain tax incentives.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/108/Bill/HB1931.pdf...

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UTSigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Garnishment of Wages for Education Loan Delinquency
S.B. 170
Defines "education loan". Authorizes up to 15% of an individual's disposable earnings in any pay period to be subject to garnishment for delinquency on an education loan. http://le.utah.gov/~2014/bills/sbillenr/SB0170.pdf...

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ORSigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Scholarships for Children of Individuals Killed or Disabled Providing Public Safety Services
H.B. 4120
Expands eligibility for scholarships for children of public safety officers killed or disabled in the line of duty to include children of reserve officers and volunteer firefighters killed or injured in the line of duty.
https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2014R...

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VATo governor 03/2014Postsec.Two-Year College Transfer Grant Program
H.B. 133
Permits a student to enroll in a four-year institution by the spring following the award of an associate's degree and remain eligible for a grant under the program.
http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?141+ful+HB133+pdf...

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IDSigned into law 03/2014P-12Mastery Advancement Scholarship
S.B. 1233
Clarifies which students may be eligible for the Mastery Advancement Scholarship, clarifies that professional certificates are eligible for advanced opportunity programs, establishes a program whereby $200 will be available for high school juniors and $400 for...

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ALTo governor 03/2014Postsec.Scholarship Benefits for Dependents of Veterans
S.B. 85
Relates to postsecondary education scholarship benefits to dependents of veterans. For first-time applicants in fall 2014-15, limits benefits to undergraduate courses of study only, and limits the value of tuition paid to the in-state tuition rate of the Alaba...

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WASigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Financial Aid Information Requirement
S.B. 6358
Requires community and technical colleges to provide financial aid application due dates and information on whether or not financial aid will be awarded on a rolling basis to their admitted students at the time of acceptance.
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/b...

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VASigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Higher educational institutions; unfunded scholarships.
H.B. 1137
Adds graduate assistants to the number of graduate students used to calculate the total value of unfunded scholarships annually awarded to graduate students and clinical faculty.
http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?141+ful+HB1137ER+pdf...

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SDSigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Richard Hagen-Minerva Harvey Memorial Scholarship
H.B. 1029
Repeals the annual seven-scholarship limit, instead allowing the Board of Regents to determine the number of scholarships awarded. Changes the credit-hour requirment for students who have received the scholarship from 14 to 12.
http://legis.sd.gov/docs/legsess...

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MDAdopted 11/2013Postsec.Tuition Waiver for Foster Care Youth
COMAR 07.02.11.12
Updates the list of foster care youth eligible for a tuition waiver to higher education institution to include the following: youth in guardianship placement or youth who are adopted by a guardianship family, and youth enrolled in a vocational certificate prog...

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CAVetoed 10/2013Postsec.Cal Grant Program Eligibility
A.B. 1287
From bill summary: Specifies eligibility criteria that, commencing with the 2014–15 academic year, apply to Cal Grant award recipients who were determined to be ineligible for a renewal award because they exceeded the maximum household income or asset level, o...

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CAVetoed 10/2013Postsec.College Access Tax Credit Fund
S.B. 284
From bill summary: Under the Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2014, and before January 1, 2017, allows a credit equal to a certain percentage of a contribution to the College Access Tax Cre...

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CAVetoed 10/2013Postsec.Cal Grant Program
S.B. 285
From bill summary: Requires the Treasurer to certify the amount of moneys available in an academic year from the College Access Tax Credit Fund for distribution, and provide that an amount determined by the Student Aid Commission would be available for expendi...

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CASigned into law 09/2013Postsec.Financial Aid Disbursement
S.B. 595
From bill summary: Requires each campus of the California Community Colleges and the California State University, and requests each campus of the University of California, to not enter into a contract with any entity, whether a specific depository institution ...

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ORSigned into law 09/2013Postsec.Authority over Oregon Community Colleges
H.B. 3120 (Section 4)
Shifts oversight, rulemaking, and policy making authority over community colleges from the state board of education to the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC). Directs that a governing board of a community college district to identify educational ...

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CASigned into law 08/2013Postsec.Student Loan Interest Rates
A.J.R. 20
Requests that Congress and the President enact legislation that prevents the doubling of interest rates for Federal Direct Stafford Loans and creates a long-term legislative solution to maintain affordable and reliable federal student loan rates while preservi...

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MEBecame law without governor's signature 07/2013P-12
Postsec.
Marketing for the Job Creation Through Educational Opportunity Program
H.P. 926
Requires the department to notify superintendents about the program annually and encourage the superintendents to publicize the availability of the program among
students, parents and school staff. Requires the Department of Labor to require that publicly fund...

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PASigned into law 07/2013Postsec.Scholarships for Distance Learning
H.B. 1141 - Sec. 2599.5
Budget bill with many provisions. Of note: New Section 2599.5 establishes the Distance Education Program to approve distance education programs and to provide grants to students who enroll in approved programs. Requires the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assist...

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CASigned into law 07/2013Postsec.Financial Aid Technical Assistance
A.B. 94 - Financial Aid Technical Assistance
From bill summary: Authorizes the student aid commission to enter into an agreement with a public agency of a state other than California, or a private entity related to an agency of another state, to assist the other agency or entity in implementing financial...

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CASigned into law 07/2013Postsec.Middle Class Scholarship Program
A.B. 94 - Middle Class Scholarship Program
From bill summary: Establishes the Middle Class Scholarship Program under the administration of the Student Aid Commission. Provides that, subject to an available and sufficient appropriation, commencing with
the 2014–15 academic year, undergraduate students e...

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ORSigned into law 07/2013P-12Guidance and Support for Post-Secondary Aspirations Program
H.B. 3232 (Section 3)
Establishes the Guidance and Support for Post-Secondary Aspirations Program to increase diploma attainment and enrollment in a post-secondary institution of higher education. Receiving funding is contingent on whether the dollars will support comprehensive sys...

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AZSigned into law 06/2013P-12K-12 Education Budget Adjustments
H.B. 2003
Caps District Additional Assistance at $5,000,000. Increases Charter Additional Assistance by 1.8%. Repeals the Early Graduation Scholarship Program. Revises the definition of accommodation school and amends language for computing state aid to accommodation sc...

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LASigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Board Scholarship Reporting Act
S.B. 31
Directs the chief executive officer of each public postsecondary education management board to annually report to the legislature every scholarship awarded by a board member for the preceding academic year. Provides report content and submission requirements. ...

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LASigned into law 06/2013P-12
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TOPS Award Eligibility Requirements
S.B. 202
TOPS: Revises core curriculum requirements and the method of calculating the grade point average for TOPS awards. http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=857653&n=SB202%20Act%20359 ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Tuition Equalization Grant Requirements
S.B. 490
From fiscal note: Relates to the expiration of the Tuition Equalization Grant requirements for grants awarded before the 2005-06 school year. (Based on information provided by the Higher Education Coordinating Board, for fiscal year 2012, only a small number o...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Pilot Program to Improve Student Loan Default Rates and Financial Aid Literacy
S.B. 680
Directs the higher education coordinating board to establish and administer a pilot program at selected postsecondary educational institutions to ensure that students are informed consumers with regard to all aspects of student financial aid, including the con...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Private Institution Participation in the Tuition Equilization Grant Program
S.B. 976
From fiscal note: Allows the higher education coordinating board to temporarily approve a private or independent institution of higher education to participate in the tuition equilization grant program.
Bill text: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/83R/bi...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Veterans in Higher Education
S.B. 1158
Amends eligibility requirements for tuition exemption for spouses and children of veterans; requires veteran to either be totally and permanently disabled or meet the eligibility requirements for individual unemployability. Transfers oversight of program from ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Conditions on Tuition and Fee Exemptions/Waivers
S.B. 1210
From fiscal note: Relates to conditions on the receipt of tuition and fee exemptions and waivers at public institutions of higher education. Permits a person, after initially qualifying for an exemption or waiver for all or a part of tuition or fees, to contin...

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MEBecame law without governor's signature 06/2013Postsec.Amends Postsecondary Tuition Waivers for Children of Veterans
H.P. 469
Amends postsecondary tuition waivers for children of veterans. Rather than allowing 6 academic years from the date of first entrance to complete 8 semesters, this bill amends to 120 credit hours. Adds learning disability or other hardship as reasons for extens...

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LASigned into law 06/2013P-12
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Eligibility for a TOPS-Tech Award
H.B. 243
Makes a student who graduated from an out-of-state high school with an International Baccalaurate diploma eligible to receive a TOPS-Tech Award. http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=856981&n=HB243%20Act...

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COSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Calculation of "Colorado Scholars" in Resident vs. Nonresident Student Ratios
H.B. 1320
Defines "Colorado Scholar" as an in-state student who is designated as such by the state-supported institution of higher education. Provides an eligible student must graduate in top 10% of student's high school class or graduate with a minimum 3.75 GPA, have c...

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NESigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Financial Aid Section
L.B. 331
Redefines award and eligible student for purposes of the Nebraska Opportunity Grant Act (50% of the tuition and mandatory fees for a full time, resident, undergraduate student for the last completed award year at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and family i...

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NDSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Academic Scholarship Eligibility
H.B. 1258
Amends the eligibility requirements for the North Dakota academic scholarship to include 2 units of the same foreign (or native) language or 2 units of career and technical education from a coordinated plan of study recommended by the department of career and ...

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ILPassed 05/2013Postsec.Federal Student Loan Rates
H.R. 332
Urges the United States Congress to prevent student loan rates from doubling. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/98/HR/PDF/09800HR0332lv.pdf...

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FLSigned into law 05/2013Postsec.Differential Student Fees and Fee Exemptions
S.B. 1720 - Differential Student Fees and Fee Exemptions
Authorizes a Florida College System institution board of trustees to establish a differential out-of-state fee for nonresident students enrolled in distance learning courses offered by the institution. Provides a differential out-of-state fee must be applicabl...

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FLSigned into law 05/2013Postsec.FAFSA for Scholarship Eligibility
S.B. 1720 - FAFSA for Scholarship Eligibility
Removes as eligibility requirement for Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program, William L. Boyd, IV, Florida resident access grants, and Access to Better Learning and Education Grant Program that a student submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid t...

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TNSigned into law 05/2013Postsec.Financial Aid
S.B. 36
Relates to postsecondary financial assistance for students with intellectual disabilities. Details initial and continued eligibility requirements. Stipulates that eligible postsecondary programs will consist of a two-year individualized program of study design...

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NDSigned into law 05/2013Postsec.Homeschool Student Eligibility for Scholarships
H.B. 1291
Makes home schooled students eligible for North Dakota scholarships.
http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/63-2013/documents/13-0109-05000.pdf?20130510113114...

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MDSigned into law 05/2013Postsec.Maryland First Scholarship for First Generation Students
H.B. 526
Creates the Maryland First Scholarship program for first–generation students (students whose parents have not earned a degree from an institution of higher education). Specifies eligibility requirements, annual maximum amount and length of time students are el...

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MTSigned into law 05/2013Postsec.Scholarships for Montana Purple Heart recipients
H.B. 447
Provides higher education scholarships for eligible Montana Purple Heart recipients.
http://leg.mt.gov/bills/2013/billpdf/HB0447.pdf...

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WVSigned into law 04/2013Postsec.Special Scholarships
S.B. 394
Provides scholarships for dependent children of state troopers who die in performance of duty. Indicates award amount.
http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=SB394%20ENG.htm&yr=2013&sesstype=RS&i=394...

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GASigned into law 04/2013Postsec.HOPE Scholarship Changes
H.B. 372
Provides that students must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 at the end of certain semester (30 and 60 hours) and quarter (45 or 90 hours) checkpoints. Provides that students may requalify for the HOPE grant only once, by reaching a 2.0 GPA at the same c...

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WASigned into law 04/2013Postsec.Authorizing Recognition of Institutions of Postsecondary Study to retain Federal Financial Aid Eligibility
H.B. 1683
Requires that schools be recognized as institutions of postsecondary study provided that the schools admit as regular students only those individuals who have earned a recognized high school diploma or the equivalent of a recognized high school diploma, or who...

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NDSigned into law 04/2013Postsec.Free Tuition for Dependents of Disabled Veterans
H.B. 1219
Once a dependent has qualified for free tuition to North Dakota higher education institution, expands the reasons why the person may not be disqualified to include "because the veteran through whom the benefit was obtained had a one hundred percent service - c...

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ARSigned into law 04/2013Postsec.Lottery Scholarship
S.B. 1002
Expands scholarship eligibility to General Education Development (GED) recipients.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2013/2013R/Bills/SB1002.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2013Postsec.Lottery Scholarship
H.B. 1489
Provides that college students eligible for the state lottery scholarship will forfeit the award if they do not make satisfactory academic progress in the first semester of matriculation.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2013/2013R/Bills/HB1489.pdf...

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TNSigned into law 04/2013Postsec.
Community College
Need-based Financial Aid
H.B. 188
Requires the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) to administer a need-based grant program for students seeking an associate's degree or certificate from a public, two-year postsecondary institution.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/108/Bill/HB0188.p...

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MSSigned into law 04/2013Postsec.Speech-Language Therapy Scholarship for Students with Speech-Language Impairments.
H.B. 896
Establishes the Mississippi Speech-Language Therapy Scholarship for Students with Speech-Language Impairments Program, and requires all compulsory-school-age children to be screened for speech-language impairment. Mandates department of education to act as the...

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MEBecame law without governor's signature 04/2013Postsec.Insurance on Student Loans
S.P. 131
Preamble sets out the need for this provision: Whereas, Maine students and families need more options to finance higher education as soon as they can be made available; and
Whereas, if the availability of student loans is uncertain, students may choose not to...

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GASigned into law 04/2013P-12Classification of Dual Enrollment Courses for HOPE Scholarship Eligibility
H.B. 131
For purposes of HOPE scholarship eligibility, provides that dual credit courses are equivalent to advanced placement and international baccalaureate courses.
http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20132014/136258.pdf...

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NMSigned into law 04/2013Postsec.Teacher Loan Repayment
H.B. 53
Enacts the Teacher Loan Repayment Act to increase the number of teachers in designated high-risk teacher positions in public schools through an educational loan repayment program. The act provides for repayment of the principal and reasonable interest accrued ...

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NMSigned into law 04/2013Postsec.New Mexico Scholars Act Scholarship Eligibility
S.B. 301
Increases the family income threshold for eligibility for New Mexico Scholars Act scholarships from $30,000 to $60,000 and provides an automatic cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in future years. The scholarship requires that the recipient achieve a score of at...

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ARSigned into law 03/2013Postsec.Governor's Scholars Program
H.B. 1629
Ensures home-schooled students are not placed at a disadvantage based on weighting formula used to award students with Governor's Scholarship.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2013/2013R/Bills/HB1629.pdf...

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KYSigned into law 03/2013P-12
Postsec.
Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarships for Students Graduating High School in Three Years
S.B. 64
Provides a Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship award amount for the fourth year of high school to students who graduate in three years. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/13RS/SB64/bill.doc...

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UTSigned into law 03/2013Postsec.Higher Education Scholarship Requirements
S.B. 100
Effective July 2013, authorizes the board of regents to cancel a New Century scholarship or Exemplary Academic Achievement scholarship at any time if the student fails to meet any of specified academic criteria. Requires an applicant for a New Century scholars...

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KYSigned into law 03/2013Postsec.Postsecondary Financial Aid for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
H.B. 45
Authorizes the higher education assistance authority to award college access program grants to a student in a comprehensive transition and postsecondary program. Provides a student enrolled in a comprehensive transition and postsecondary program is considered ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2013Postsec.Higher Education Tuition Waivers
S.B. 51
Primarily from bill summary: Removes the cap on the number of waivers allotted to institutions of higher education for nonresident students who meet certain academic and admission requirements. Establishes considerations for a institution president to deem a s...

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KYSigned into law 03/2013Postsec.Administrative Garnishment Process to Collect Defaulted Education Loans
H.B. 49
Allows the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation to establish an administrative garnishment process for the collection of defaulted educational loans. Limits the garnishment amount to 10% of disposable pay. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/13RS/HB49/b...

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MSSigned into law 03/2013Postsec.Increases Student Eligibility for Dyslexia Education Scholarship Program to 20.
H.B. 672
Increases the maximum amount of students eligible for the Dyslexia Education Scholarship Program to 20. However, scholarships awarded under the program will be provided only to students who have been accepted into a Dyslexia Therapy Master's Degree Cohort Prog...

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IDSigned into law 03/2013Postsec.Armed Forces and Public Safety Officer Scholarships
S.B. 1027-
Combines the Peace Officers and POW/MIA scholarships into one sectio, repeals the Idaho Robert R. Lee Promise Scholarship Program, repeals the Idaho Minority and "At-Risk' Student Scholarship Act, and modifies Opportunity Scholarship provisions for greater eff...

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SDSigned into law 03/2013Postsec.Critical Teaching Needs Scholarship Program
S.B. 233
Creates the South Dakota Critical Teaching Needs Scholarship Program which sets various eligibility requirements such as GPA and also requires that a student will agree in writing to stay in South Dakota and work in a critical teaching needs area for five year...

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SDSigned into law 03/2013Postsec.Creation of a Need-Based Grant Fund
S.B. 237
Establishes a $1,500,000 to the need-based grant fund and amends the elements for the needs-based financial aid. The grant amount is increased to a minimum of $500 and max of $2,000 and removes the recommendation to the executive director for his approval, di...

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NESigned into law 03/2013Postsec.Waiver of Education-related Fees for Dependents of Veterans
L.B. 180
Provides for waiver of tuition and fees for dependents of veterans who have been disabled or died of a service-connected disability.
http://nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/Current/PDF/Slip/LB180.pdf...

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SDSigned into law 03/2013Postsec.Allows Certain Early Graduate Scholarship Recipients to Use the Remainder of their Scholarship Award for Graduate Studies.
H.B. 1198
Amends §13-55-33 so that if a scholarship recipient completes an undergraduate degree within three full years of attendance and subsequently enrolls in an eligible graduate program and attains full-time graduate status, then the recipient is entitled to the re...

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ARSigned into law 03/2013Postsec.Changes to Lottery Scholarship
H.B. 1295
Amends financial aid award amounts for students. Now college students will receive progressively higher award amounts based on number of years completed.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2013/2013R/Bills/HB1295.pdf...

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IDSigned into law 03/2013Postsec.Repealing of Student Education Incentive Loan Forgiveness Program
SB 1027-
Repeals the student education incentive loan forgiveness program, which aimed to help keep Idaho teachers in Idaho after completing their degree.
Bill text: http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2013/S1027.pdf
Repealed text: http://www.legislature.idaho...

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NMSigned into law 03/2013Postsec.Military War Veteran Scholarship Fund
H.B. 247
Creates the Military War Veteran Scholarship Fund. Defines "military war veteran," sets scholarship eligibility requirements, and describes the authority and responsibilities for both the Higher Education Department and the Veterans' Services Department in adm...

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MTSigned into law 02/2013Postsec.Eliminates Student Loan Advisory Council
S.B. 87
Eliminates the student loan advisory council. The Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education (OCHE) has had difficulties finding individuals to serve on the council and therefore the council has rarely met (at most twice per year).
http://leg.mt.gov/bills...

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AKSigned into law 12/2012Postsec.Alaska Performance Scholarships
H.B. 104
Renames the Alaska merit scholarship to the Alaska performance scholarship and makes changes relating to the scholarship and tax credits. Establishes accounts and a fund for those purposes. Increases student eligibility rates over time from 28% to 44% of high ...

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CASigned into law 09/2012Postsec.Private Student Loans
S.B. 1289
From bill summary: Requires a public, private, or independent postsecondary educational institution, except the California Community Colleges, to make specified disclosures related to private student loans in financial aid material and private loan application...

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CASigned into law 09/2012Postsec.Regaining Institutional Eligibility for Cal Grant Awards
S.B. 1028 - Regaining Institutional Eligibility for Cal Grant Awards
From bill summary: Requires that an otherwise qualifying institution that becomes ineligible for initial and renewal Cal Grant awards due either to (1) a 3-year cohort default rate at or above 15.5% or (2) a graduation
rate of 30% or less for students taking 1...

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AKAdopted 07/2012Postsec.Postsecondar Financial Aid/Postsecondary Credits
20 AAC 16.034; 20 AAC 17.060
20 AAC 16.034 - Provides that the commission will annually set aside a portion of the available grant money, from an AlaskAdvantage education grant funded through the state's participation in the Leveraging Education Assistance Partnership (LEAP), as priority ...

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ILSigned into law 07/2012Postsec.Foster Youth Scholarships
S.B. 2818
Amends provisions regarding scholarships for foster youth. Former language limited scholarship eligibility to children under care, or children formerly under care who have been adopted or in the subsidized guardianship program. New language replaces references...

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ILAdopted 06/2012Postsec.Monetary Award Program (MAP)
23 IL ADC 2735.30, 40
Restricts MAP payment for graduate-level coursework based on school practices found during program reviews. Introduces changes to limit the number of times MAP benefits can be used for repeat courses based, in part, on changes to federal regulations (34 CFR 66...

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NYSigned into law 06/2012Postsec.Tuition Waivers for Police Officer Students of the City University of New York
A.B. 9167
Extends provisions regarding tuition waivers for police officer students of the city university of New York to July 1, 2014 (previously set to expire July 2012). http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=A09167&term=&Summary=Y&Text=Y...

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CASigned into law 06/2012Postsec.Cal Grant Awards
S.B. 1016 - Cal Grant Awards
From sections 45, 47, 48 of bill summary: Commencing with the 2013–14 award year, sets maximum tuition award amounts for Cal Grant A and B awards for new recipients attending private for-profit and nonprofit postsecondary educational institutions. Requires the...

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CASigned into law 06/2012Postsec.Cal Grant Institutional Eligibility + Cohort Default Rates and On-Time Completion Rates
S.B. 1016 - Cal Grant Institutional Eligibility + Cohort Default Rates and On-Time Completion Rates
From section 46 of bill summary: Existing provisions provide that, effective with the 2012-13 academic year, for students at the institution to be eligible for initial and renewal Cal Grant awards, the institution's 3-year cohort default rate must be below 30%...

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CASigned into law 06/2012Postsec.Athletic Scholarships
A.B. 1743
From bill analysis: Clarifies that existing law regarding the provision of information about athletic scholarships to student athletes applies only to postsecondary educational institutions with a physical campus and athletic facilities in California.
Bill tex...

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LASigned into law 06/2012Postsec.Scholarships for Children of State Investigators Killed or Disabled in the Performance of Duty
S.B. 526
Extends eligibility for scholarships for children of certain public employees to children of state investigators killed or permanently disabled in the performance of duty. http://legis.la.gov/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=811633...

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COSigned into law 06/2012Postsec.Improvements In College Completion
H.B. 1155
Allows the Colorado commission on higher education to take into account the rigor of a student's high school courses in establishing academic admission standards for state institutions of higher education. Directs the commission to ensure the remedial educatio...

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KSSigned into law 06/2012Postsec.Career Technical Workforce Grant
H.B. 2435
Replaces the existing Vocational Education Scholarship with the new Career Technical Workforce Grant program. The grant would be available to eligible students who enrolled in or have been accepted for admission to an eligible career technical education progr...

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ILAdopted 05/2012Postsec.Task Force - New Rules for Monetary Award Program
S.J.R. 69
Directs the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to convene a task force to deliberate options for the adoption of new rules for the Monetary Award Program, with the goal of improving the outcomes for students who receive these awards. Direct the task force ...

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TXAdopted 05/2012Postsec.Provisions for Scholarships for Students Graduating in the Top 10 Percent of Their High School Class
19 TAC 22.197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202
Amends provisions for Scholarships for Students Graduating in the Top 10 Percent of Their High School Class. From Texas Register:
--§22.197: Provides a better definition for the term "financial need" as used in this sub-chapter.
--§22.198: Lists requirements t...

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LASigned into law 05/2012Postsec.State Scholarship Program Eligibility for Students in Armed Forces
H.B. 945
Revises eligibility provisions for students who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces relative to the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students. Provides for initial award eligibility and continuing eligibility for certain students who reenlist in the United States Ar...

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LASigned into law 05/2012Postsec.Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) Scholarship
H.B. 926
Provides for guidelines and procedures permitting the Louisiana Student Financial Assistance Commission to receive and consider ACT and SAT test scores submitted by an applicant for a Taylor Opportunity Program for Students award after statutorily established ...

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MNSigned into law 05/2012Postsec.Omnibus - Higher Education
S.F. 1573
Requires a public postsecondary institution to grant a waiver from the institution's required student health plan, if requested by a student.

Adds categories of students to the types of students who are not required, under current law, to have a statement of...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12
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Bright Futures Scholarship Program
H.B. 7059 - Bright Futures Scholarship Program
Requires a student who graduates mid-year to apply by August 31 of the student's graduation year to be eligible for a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program award for the current academic year. Requires that a student who receives an initial award during t...

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MNSigned into law 04/2012P-12
Postsec.
Early Graduation Scholarship Provisions
H.F. 2949
Defines "eligible student" for purposes the early graduation scholarship program. Clarifies the definition of "quarter" for purposes of computing early graduation scholarship amounts. Requires the early graduation scholarship application to be received at the ...

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MNSigned into law 04/2012P-12Early Graduation Military Service Award Program
H.F. 2949
Clarifies eligibility for the early graduation military service award program. Establishes a deadline for submission of application and request for payment for early graduation military service award. Clarifies that once the original amount of the award has be...

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TNSigned into law 04/2012Postsec.Lottery Scholarships - Eligibility
H.B. 2861
Directs the Tennessee Higher Education Commission to study whether changes should be made to HOPE scholarship eligibility requirements for GED recipients, in light of changes that American Council on Education has made to the examination.
http://www.capitol.tn...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012Postsec.Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program Eligibility
H.B. 5201 - Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program Eligibility
From final bill analysis: Shortens the length of time from 3 years to 2 years that a student is eligible to accept the initial Bright Futures Scholarship after high school graduation. Clarifies that students enrolled in the Spring/Summer University of Florida ...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12
Postsec.
Florida Education Fund
H.B. 5201 - Florida Education Fund
From final bill analysis: Requires annual financial reporting by the Florida Education Fund (FEF). Deletes obsolete language regarding the Minority Participation in Legal Education fund which is no longer funded. Amends match requirements for specified matchin...

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HISigned into law 04/2012Postsec.Campaign Fund Scholarships
S.B. 2648
Authorizes campaign funds to be used to award scholarships to full-time students attending an institution of higher education or vocational education school in a program leading to a degree, certificate, or other recognized educational credential. Provides tha...

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KYSigned into law 04/2012Postsec.Asset Resolution Corporation
H.B. 362
Establishes the Asset Resolution Corporation to promote higher educational opportunities by providing debt resolution services for student loan obligations held by the U.S. Department of Education or other third-party entities, and any other related activity. ...

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WASigned into law 03/2012P-12Educational Success for Youth and Alumni of Foster Care Act.
H.B. 2254
Establishes the educational success for youth and alumni of foster care act. Includes in the purpose of the passport to college promise program to improve high school graduation outcomes for foster youth.
Adds or replaces requirements for the department of soc...

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IDSigned into law 03/2012Postsec.Scholarships for Spouse and Child of Military Member
H.B. 386
SCHOLARSHIPS - Amends existing law relating to scholarships to revise provisions relating to eligibility of a scholarship of a spouse or child, to establish provisions relating to eligibility for a scholarship for a child of a military member, to establish pro...

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UTSigned into law 03/2012P-12
Postsec.
Repeal of Higher Education Tuition Assistance Program
H.B. 285
Repeals the Utah Higher Education Tuition Assistance Program within the state system of higher education. http://le.utah.gov/~2012/bills/hbillenr/hb0285.pdf...

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AKAdopted 03/2012P-12
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Alaska Performance Scholarship
4 AAC 43.030
Revises the math and science curriculum and the social studies and language curriculum requirements for all levels of Alaska Performance Scholarships after 2015. Course options are specified for each area of study. Requires that each course is a college or ind...

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ORSigned into law 03/2012Postsec.Postsecondary 'Prior Learning' Credit
H.B. 4059
Calls on the Higher Education Coordinating Commission shall work with the State Board of Higher Education, community college districts and independent for-profit and not-for-profit institutions of higher education carry out the goal of increasing the number of...

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WASigned into law 03/2012Postsec.Requiring the Office of Student Financial Assistance to Provide a Counseling Curriculum
S.B. 6121
Requires the office of student financial assistance to provide a financial aid counseling curriculum for institutions of higher education. http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2011-12/Pdf/Bills/Senate%20Passed%20Legislature/6121-S.PL.pdf...

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TXAdopted 02/2012Postsec.Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program
19 TAC 21.2244
Amends eligibility requirements for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program to clarify that students who have completed the equivalent of four years of ROTC training are eligible, if the institution awards ROTC credit for prior service in any branch of sp...

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TXAdopted 02/2012Postsec.Exemption Program for Veterans and Their Dependents (The Hazlewood Act)
19 TAC 21.2099, 2100, 2102, 2107, 2108
Amends provisions of the Exemption Program for Veterans and their Dependents (The Hazlewood Act). From February 24, 2012 Texas Register (page 50 http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0224/0224adop.pdf): Clarifies that eligible veterans residing out of...

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CASigned into law 10/2011Postsec.Financial Aid, Student Fees for Undocumented Immigrants
A.B. 131
From bill summary: Existing law requires that a student, other than a nonimmigrant alien, who has attended high school in California for 3 or more years, who has graduated from a California high school or attained the equivalent thereof, who has registered at ...

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CASigned into law 10/2011Postsec.Occupational and Technical Training
S.B. 451
From bill summary: Requires the Student Aid Commission to develop, and regularly review and update at least every 5 years, the areas of occupational or technical training for which students may utilize Cal Grant C awards. Requires the commission to give priori...

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CAVetoed 10/2011Community College
Postsec.
Pilot to Increase Participation in State and Federal Financial Aid
A.B. 91
Directs the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to establish a voluntary pilot program on up to 10 community college campuses to increase student participation in state and federal financial aid programs. Requires that the program be ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2011Postsec.Diversity in Engineering Scholarship Program
H.B. 1256
Creates the Diversity in Engineering Scholarship Program. Defines ''targeted group member" as a person belonging to a class of race, color or sex, whose percent of the workforce within the Department of Transportation's professional classification that include...

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ILSigned into law 08/2011Postsec.Institutional Tuition Waiver Limitation Pilot
S.B. 1798
Directs the board of higher education, in formulating the annual budget request, to consider undergraduate tuition and fee waiver programs (in addition to rates of tuition and fees) at the state universities and colleges. Establishes a pilot program at Eastern...

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CASigned into law 07/2011Postsec.California Dream Act of 2011
A.B. 130
Enacts the California Dream Act of 2011. Provides that on or after January 1, 2012, a student, other than a nonimmigrant alien, who is exempt from paying nonresident tuition under Section 68130.5 of the Education Code http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displayc...

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MNSigned into law 07/2011P-12
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Early Graduation
H.F. 26
Redirects early graduation savings from a school district to the early graduation achievement scholarship program for participating students (current law allows a school district to continue to count a student who graduates early in its enrollment for the full...

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TXSigned into law 07/2011Postsec.Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation's Board
S.B. 1
Reduces the membership of the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation's board from 11 to 9 members. Makes all members gubernatorial apointees (with senate approval) (previously 10 of the 11 members were appointed by governor); directs governor to designate t...

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NHBecame law without governor's signature 07/2011Postsec.Changes to Granite Scholarship Specifications
S.B. 45
Changes the criteria relating to the required score on the Scholastic Aptitude Test or other nationally recognized and norm referenced assessment for designation as a Granite State scholar. Also changes the date by which the postsecondary education commission ...

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CASigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Cal Grant Institutional Eligibility
A.B. 114 - Cal Grant Institutional Eligibility
From bill summary: Specifies that, effective with the 2012-13 academic year, an institution with a 3-year cohort default rate that is equal to or greater than 30%, and that would otherwise be eligible for participation in the Cal Grant A and B Entitlement Awar...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program
H.B. 153 - Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program
Existing policy directs the chancellor of the board of regents to encourage state universities and colleges to submit proposals under the choose Ohio first scholarship program for initiatives that recruit Ohio residents enrolled in colleges and universities in...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.National Guard Scholarship Program
H.B. 153 - National Guard Scholarship Program
Amends various provisions related to the Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program. Makes students at private institutions of higher education, community colleges, state community colleges, university branches, and technical colleges eligible for participation. ...

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LASigned into law 06/2011Postsec.College Scholarship Requirements
H.B. 589
Revises high school core curriculum requirements for students to be eligible for Taylor Opportunity Program for Students awards.
http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=760112...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12
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Instruction in Financial Literacy and Paying for College
H.B. 34
Requires that the Texas essential knowledge and skills related to personal financial literacy include instruction in methods of paying for college and other postsecondary education and training. Requires each high district and open enrollment charter school of...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Tuition Equalization Grants
H.B. 2907
Clarifies that a student may receive an athletic scholarship if not receiving a tuition equalization grant. Requires a student to be making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree or certificate, as determined by the individual's institution at the end ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Alternative Education Loans
H.B. 2911
Adds references to alternative education loans to passage about guaranteed student loans. http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/82R/billtext/pdf/HB02911F.pdf#navpanes=0...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Ineligibility to Receive Two Grants for Same Semester
H.B. 3577
Provides that an individual may not receive a Texas Educational Opportunity Grant and a TEXAS Grant for the same semester, regardless of whether the individual is eligible for both. Provides that an individual who is eligible for both for the same semester is ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Emergency Loan Programs
H.B. 3578
Clarifies that public institution of higher education emergency loan programs may cover textbook costs. http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/82R/billtext/pdf/HB03578F.pdf#navpanes=0...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.TEXAS Grants
S.B. 28
Directs the higher education coordinating board to annually determine the allocation of money available for TEXAS grants among general academic teaching institutions and other eligible institutions and to distribute the money accordingly. In allocating funds t...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Tuition, Fee Exemptions and Waivers
S.B. 32
Consolidates related higher education programs governing tuition, fee exemptions and waivers respective to specific target populations. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/82R/billtext/pdf/SB00032F.pdf#navpanes=0...

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TXVetoed 06/2011Postsec.Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation
S.B. 40
Extends authority of Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation to permit corporation to administer student financial aid programs and other student loan programs, and participate in revenue-generating activities
to support the guaranteed student loan program a...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Undergraduate Tuition Rebates
S.B. 176
Excludes course credit earned before graduating from high school from credit totals used to determine student eligibility for an undergraduate tuition rebate. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/82R/billtext/pdf/SB00176F.pdf#navpanes=0...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Uniform Priority Application Deadline for Student Financial Assistance
S.B. 851
Directs the higher education coordinating board to provide for a uniform priority application deadline for student financial assistance for institutions of higher education that are not public junior colleges. Specifies the priority deadline may not serve as a...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Community College
Postsec.
T-STEM Challenge Scholarship Program
H.B. 2910 - T-STEM Challenge Scholarship Program
Establishes the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) Challenge Scholarship program. Establishes initial and continuing student eligibility criteria, including that a student work no more than 15 hours a week for a business participa...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Early High School Graduation Scholarship
H.B. 3708 - Early High School Graduation Scholarship
From fiscal analysis: Specifies that awards under the Early High School Graduation Scholarship program be paid from funds appropriated for that purpose and amends statutory language to eliminate required funding transfers from the Foundation School Program (FS...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12
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Postsecondary Tuition and Fee Exemptions for Military Personnel, Veterans and Dependents
S.B. 639
Specifies that military personnel, veterans or dependents seeking the tuition exemption must be currently residing in the state, effective with fall 2011 (provides grandfather clause for existing recipients who received an exemption while residing out of state...

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MOSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Student Financial Assistance
H.B. 223
Repeals sections 335.036, 335.200, 335.203, 335.206, and 335.209 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri. Enact four new sections relating to higher education financial assistance programs. This bill requires the Department of Higher Education to make available a ...

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ORSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Scholarship
H.B. 2221
Creates new provisions for the Oregon Roadmap to Language Excellence Scholarship of up to $2,000 to a qualified student who has shown measurable gain of proficiency in speaking, reading and writing skills in the same language for which the scholarship was awar...

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TNSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Amends Hope Scholarship
H.B. 2010
Enables students who first received the Tennessee HOPE scholarship, HOPE access grant or HOPE scholarship for nontraditional students in the fall semester 2009 or thereafter, to receive such lottery-funded scholarships and grants in the summer semester, in add...

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TNSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Student Membership on Financial Aid Governing Body
S.B. 77
Changes the number and qualifications of students, the selection process, and term length for appointment to the board of the Tennessee student assistance corporation.
http://state.tn.us/sos/acts/107/pub/pc0394.pdf...

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TNSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Potential Extension of 5-Year Limitation on Scholarship for Students with Medical Disabilities
S.B. 2008
Authorizes a student who has a documented medical disability that restricts the student's attendance to part-time to petition for an extension of the current five-year limitation in order for the student to retain the HOPE scholarship.
http://www.capitol.tn.go...

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ILAdopted 05/2011Postsec.Resolution re: Faculty Furloughs and Tuition Waiver Programs
H.R. 326
Urges Governor Pat Quinn, the Board of Higher Education, and all public universities in the state to do all that is in their power to prevent the furlough of instructors and professors, and resolves that public universities should examine their financial abili...

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FLSigned into law 05/2011Postsec.Postsecondary Education Funding
S.B. 2150
From Legislative Budget Committee Summary:

Coenrollment in Public Schools and Adult Education Programs
Prohibits funding for coenrollment in public schools and adult general education programs, except that for the 2011-2012 fiscal year students may enroll i...

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WAPartial veto 05/2011Postsec.Governance
S.B. 5182
Establishes the office of student financial assistance and the council for higher education by eliminating the higher education coordinating board and transferring its functions to various entities.
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2011-12/Pdf/Bills/S...

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OKSigned into law 05/2011Postsec.
Community College
Amends Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Act
H.B. 1343
Allows a student to participate in the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program and qualify for an award equivalent to resident tuition if the student is a child of any person killed after January 1, 2000, in the line of duty in any branch of the United States ...

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INSigned into law 05/2011Postsec.Financial Aid
S.B. 577
Names certain private colleges that qualify as approved postsecondary educational institutions. Specifies that students with associate degrees shall be treated the same as other applicants for scholarship awards. Requires attainment of a minimum cumulative gra...

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NCSigned into law 05/2011Postsec.Forgivable Loans for Service
S.B. 137
Provides financial assistance in the form of forgivable loans for service to qualified students who are committed to working in the state in order to respond to critical employment shortages. http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2011/Bills/Senate/HTML/S137v6.h...

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MDSigned into law 05/2011Postsec.Task Force on Funding a Green Technology, Life Science, & Health Information Technology Loan Assistance Repayment Program
H.B. 758
Establishes the Task Force on Funding a Green Technology, Life Science, and Health Information Technology Loan Assistance Repayment Program. Requires the Task Force to conduct a study and make recommendations on or before December 31, 2011, for a program that ...

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FLSigned into law 05/2011P-12
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Repeals Various Obsolete Education Provisions
H.B. 7087
Repeals provisions relating to programs that were never implemented or are no longer funded. The programs are: Digital Divide Council and the associated Pilot Project for Discounted Computers and Internet Access for Low-Income Students; the Institute on Urban ...

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INSigned into law 05/2011P-12
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Mitch Daniels Early Graduation Scholarship
H.B. 1001--Early Graduation Scholarship
Provides a Mitch Daniels Early Graduation Scholarship to a student who graduates from high school before Grade 12. It provides that the amount of the scholarship is $4,000. Requires the state board of education to amend its rules to facilitate graduation from ...

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NDSigned into law 05/2011P-12
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Scholarships - CTE and Academic
S.B. 2150 - Multiple Provisions
For Career and Technical Scholarship, and Academic Scholarship, adds sign language as a choice for scholarship coursework and replaces B average with a 3.0 GPA based on a 4.0 scale. For maintaining eligibility during college, allows a second chance for failing...

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HISigned into law 04/2011Postsec.Private Originator of Student Loans
S.B. 675
Repeals state authorization to allow a private not-for-profit corporation to acquire student loan notes. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2011/Bills/SB675_SD1_.HTM...

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NDPassed 04/2011Postsec.
Community College
Study Use of Specialized Companies to Manage Finance Aid/Refunds and Offers of Banking Services
S.C.R. 4026
A concurrent resolution directing the Legislative Management to study the use of specialized companies to manage student financial aid refund operations and the online financial and banking services that the companies are offering to students....

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OKSigned into law 04/2011Postsec.Eligibility for Financial Awards
H.B. 1421
Adds the requirement that students -- to be eligible to participate in the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program -- maintain satisfactory academic progress as required for eligibility for federal Title IV student financial aid programs. (Effective 2012-2013 ...

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IASigned into law 04/2011Postsec.Financial Aid Reporting
S.F. 122
Relates to the College Student Aid Commission. Ensure that students receiving state-funded scholarships and grants are attending institutions of higher education that meet all of the following conditions: are not required to register under chapter 261B and are...

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MDSigned into law 04/2011Postsec.Alters Age Foster Care Recipients are Exempt from Specified Tuition
H.B. 1208
Alters from 21 to 25 the age before which foster care recipients must be enrolled at public institutions of higher education to be exempt from paying specified tuition. Also alters from 21 to 25 the age before which foster care recipients must be enrolled as c...

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WASigned into law 04/2011Postsec.Administrative Consistency in Certain Student Financial Aid Programs.
H.B. 1424
Addresses administrative consistency in conditional scholarship and loan repayment student financial aid programs. http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2011-12/Pdf/Bills/Session%20Law%202011/1424.SL.pdf...

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NDSigned into law 04/2011Postsec.Eligibility for
H.B. 1154
Makes the North Dakota academic scholarships and the North Dakota career ad technical education scholarships available to any eligible resident student who fulfills the requirements and who graduates from a nonpublic high school in a bordering state while resi...

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NYSigned into law 03/2011Postsec.Tuition Assistance Program Awards
S.B. 2808 - Part E, F, G, H, I, J, Z
Part E: Amends language related to tuition assistance program awards. Permits a $4,000 award to students for each year of undergraduate study for students enrolled at a non-public degree-granting institution that does not offer a bachelor's degree, or at a reg...

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ARSigned into law 03/2011Postsec.Academic Challenge Scholarship Priority
H.B. 1821
Gives priority for an Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship to a student whose parent was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and was killed while performing military duty.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2011/2011R/Acts/Act825.pdf...

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UTSigned into law 03/2011Postsec.Tuition Waiver for Dependents of a Deceased Military Member
H.B. 335
Defines "qualified deceased military member" for purposes of the undergraduate tuition waiver for dependents of a qualified deceased military member. Clarifies a dependent of a qualifying deceased military member who was a member of the Utah National Guard is ...

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CASigned into law 03/2011Postsec.State Financial Aid Programs
S.B. 70 - Sec. 69432.7, 69432.9, 69433.2, 69433.6
Makes amendments to the Cal Grant A and B Entitlement Awards, the California Community College Transfer Cal Grant Entitlement Awards, the Competitive Cal Grant A and B Awards, the Cal Grant C Awards, and the Cal Grant T Awards programs. From bill summary:
--P...

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WASigned into law 03/2011Postsec.Creating the Aerospace Training Student Loan Program
H.B. 1846
Creates the aerospace training student loan program which will be administered by the higher education coordinating board. Creates the aerospace training student loan account. http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2011-12/Pdf/Bills/Session%20Law%202011/184...

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ARSigned into law 03/2011Postsec.
Community College
Distribution of Academic Challenge Scholarship
H.B. 1937
Directs the Department of Higher Education, the Department of Education, and the Bureau of Legislative Research jointly to conduct a study of the fairness of the distribution of Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarships funded by net proceeds of the Arkansas Lo...

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ARSigned into law 03/2011Postsec.
Community College
Arkansas Student Loan Authority.
H.B. 1489
Clarifies the purposes, duties and operation of the Arkansas Student Loan Authority. Defines loans and students. Authorizes authority to adopt rules governing: (1) Compliance statutes or regulations governing the guaranty, insurance, purchase, or other dealing...

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GASigned into law 03/2011Postsec.HOPE Scholarship and Other Financial Aid
H.B. 326
Amends the method by which the amount of the HOPE scholarship is calculated. Additionally specifies that remedial or developmental courses may not be covered by HOPE scholarship funds. Clarifies definition of "legal resident" for purposes of eligibility for al...

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IDSigned into law 03/2011P-12
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Mastery Advancement Pilot Program
H.B. 78
Amends existing law on the Mastery Advancement Pilot Program (MAPP), which provides students with the opportunity and incentive to move more rapidly through the curriculum and earn a scholarship for completing all graduation requirements at least one year in a...

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SDSigned into law 03/2011Postsec.Postsecondary Jump Start Scholarship Program
H.B. 1175
Establishs the jump start scholarship program to be administered by the Board of Regents. The purpose of the program is to allow a student who graduates from a public high school in three years or less to receive a scholarship funded with a portion of the mone...

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WYSigned into law 03/2011Postsec.Hathaway Success Curriculum
H.B. 13
Modifies the curriculum requirements of the Hathaway success curriculum for students graduating from high schoolin the 2010-2011 school year and thereafter, as follows: One of the following: two sequenced years of foreign language at least one of which must be...

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ARSigned into law 03/2011Postsec.
Community College
Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Act
H.B. 1302
Amends the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Act, amends provisions concerning criminal penalties for lottery fraud and scholarship stacking.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2011/2011R/Acts/Act207.pdf...

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WYSigned into law 03/2011Postsec.WICHE Company
H.B. 103
Relates to the Western Regional Higher Education Compact; imposing a repayment provision on specified students; defining the requirements of the loan or service repayment program; and providing for an effective date. In the interest of recruiting health care p...

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WYSigned into law 03/2011Community College
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Hathaway Scholarship for Community Colleges
S.F. 101
Extends Hathaway scholarship eligibility for students attending a community college in Wyoming. Increases the semesters of Hathaway Scholarship--opportunity, performance and honor--availability from 4 semesters to 8 semesters for students attending Wyoming com...

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UTSigned into law 02/2011Postsec.Success Stipend Program and Cesar Chavez Scholarship Program
S.B. 107
Repeals Cesar Chavez Scholarship Program. Replaces the "Utah Centennial Opportunity Program for Education" with the "Success Stipend Program" within the State System of Higher Education. Amends the purpose of the Success Stipend Program to clarify that the pro...

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ALAdopted 01/2011Postsec.Student Grant Program
AL ADC 300-4-3-.01
The new rule is intended to provide administrative procedures as regards the Alabama Student Grant Program administered by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education. ...

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ILSigned into law 01/2011P-12
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Cooperation with Task Force on Private Student Loans
S.B. 647
2010 legislation has created the Task Force on Private Student Loans (see http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/96/PDF/096-0880.pdf). This provision establishes the legislative expectation that institutions of higher learning comply with reasonable reques...

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TXAdopted 11/2010Postsec.Tuition Equalization Grant Program
19 TAC 22.21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32
Provides new s.s.22.21 - 22.32 concerning Provisions for the Tuition Equalization Grant Program. Specifically, the new sections replace repealed s.s.22.21 - 22.35. The new sections separate and clarify program requirements for students who receive awards> awar...

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DESigned into law 10/2010Postsec.
Community College
Inspire Scholarship Program
H.B. 399
Creates the Inspire Scholarship Program, available to students with excellent credentials and economic need to attend Delaware State University. The intent is to increase the number of students in Delaware who attend college and complete degree programs. The a...

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MISigned into law 10/2010Postsec.Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program and Other Veteran Assistance
S.B. 1157 - Sec. 480
Expresses legislative intent that each public university receiving a certain state appropriation: (1) Voluntarily participate in the yellow ribbon GI education enhancement program and, by October 1 of each year, report to the legislature, the presidents counci...

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NYSigned into law 10/2010P-12
Postsec.
Reporting on the Tuition Assistance Program
A.B. 6391/S.B. 3603
Directs the president of the higher education services corporation to annually submit a report on the tuition assistance program (TAP) to the governor and specified legislative leaders. Requires the report to include information or data on a number of areas, i...

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CASigned into law 09/2010Postsec.Athletic Scholarships
A.B. 2079
From bill summary: Beginning January 2012, requires California colleges and universities that offer athletic scholarships to provide the following information on their Web sites:
(1) The college's most recent cost of attendance expenses
(2) The portion of thes...

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CAVetoed 09/2010Postsec.Aligning Cal C Grants with High-Need/-Wage/-Growth Occupations
S.B. 957
Primarily from bill summary: Requires that Cal C grants (which may already only be used for occupational or technical training) be used only for areas of occupational or technical training identified by the Student Aid Commission (areas to be reviewed and upda...

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CAVetoed 09/2010P-12
Postsec.
California Dream Act of 2010
S.B. 1460
From bill summary: Enacts the California Dream Act of 2010. As of July 1, 2011, exempts a person who has attended, for 3 or more years, at least one of which shall have been in a high school, and graduated from, high school in California from paying nonresiden...

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CAVetoed 09/2010Postsec.Student Financial Aid
A.B. 1413
Effective July 1, 2011: Provides that persons who are exempt from paying nonresident tuition (per section 68130.5 http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=edc&group=68001-69000&file=68130-68134) at the California State University and California Co...

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CAVetoed 09/2010Community College
Postsec.
Increasing Student Participation in State and Federal Financial Aid
A.B. 1997
Requires the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, until January 2014, to establish a voluntary pilot program to increase student participation in state and federal financial aid programs. By January 10, 2013, requires the office of th...

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MISigned into law 09/2010Postsec.College Access Challenge Grant Program Continued
S.B. 1154 - Sec. 902
Continues the college access challenge grant program (previously scheduled to conclude at the end of the fiscal year); Provides that the purpose of the project is to provide assistance and training to Michigan families, counselors, teachers, and community lead...

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ILSigned into law 07/2010Postsec.MIA/POW Scholarships
S.B. 3630
Revises residency criteria for MIA/POW scholarships. Provides that an "eligible veteran or serviceperson" includes a veteran or serviceperson who (i) was an Illinois resident within 6 months after entering the service or, until July 2014, (ii) became an Illino...

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ILSigned into law 07/2010Postsec.Student Data and Postsecondary Service Providers
S.B. 1332
Provides that the prohibition on a higher education institution providing a student's name, address, telephone number, social security number, e-mail address or other personal identifying information to a business organization or financial institution that iss...

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ILSigned into law 07/2010Postsec.
Community College
Financial Aid to Encourage Transfer to Four-Year Institutions
S.B. 3699
Establishes the Community College Transfer Grant Program Act. Creates the Community College Transfer Grant Program to provide financial assistance to eligible students, subject to appropriation, for the costs
of attending a public or private institution of hig...

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NYSigned into law 07/2010Postsec.SEEK Program Renamed
A.B. 9512
Renames the Seek Program as the Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0A&bn=A09512&Summary=Y&Actions=Y&Memo=Y&Text=Y...

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MOSigned into law 07/2010Postsec.Bright Flight Scholarship Program
S.B. 733
Specifies that recipients of the Bright Flight Scholarship Program must be residents of Missouri; expands scholarship eligibility to individuals who have received a General Education Development diploma, who have completed a homeschooled program of study, who ...

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FLSigned into law 07/2010P-12
Postsec.
Repeals Certified Education Paraprofessional Welfare Transition Program
HB 7037 - Sec 33
Repeals 1009.64, which created the Certified Education Paraprofessional Welfare Transition Program. http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?FileName=_h7037er.docx&DocumentType=Bill&BillNumber=7037&Session=2010...

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TNSigned into law 06/2010Postsec.Lottery Scholarships
S.B. 2899
As enacted, redefines "eligible independent postsecondary institution" to include institutions that are members of an accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S. department of education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation; designates Knoxvi...

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LASigned into law 06/2010P-12
Postsec.
College Scholarship Eligibility
H.B. 1491
Revises the academic standards for a Taylor Opportunity Program for Students award with respect to the high school core curriculum requirements for certain students to be eligible for the program.
http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=72...

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LASigned into law 06/2010Postsec.
Community College
Scholarship Eligiblity for Career/Technical Award
S.B. 486
Revises Taylor Opportunity Program for Students requirements for students to receive a TOPS-Tech Award. For any student graduating from high school during the 2010-2011 school
year and thereafter, the student may, as an alternative requirement to ACT scores, h...

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LASigned into law 06/2010Postsec.Need-based Financial Assistance
S.B. 505
Create the Louisiana GO Grant need-based financial assistance program. Outlines eligibility requirements for student participation in the program and other provisions.
http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=722804...

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LASigned into law 06/2010Postsec.
Community College
Student Tuition Exemption Program
S.B. 182
Revises Taylor Opportunity Program for Students, including for Louisiana National Guardsmen. The TOPS is a tuition exemption program.
http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=717222...

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MOSigned into law 05/2010P-12
Postsec.
Scholarship Program
H.B. 2147
Currently, students who are active-duty military dependents are exempt from the three-year attendance requirement for the A+ Program. This substitute adds a dependent of a retired military member who relocates to Missouri within one year of the date of his or ...

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MOSigned into law 05/2010P-12
Postsec.
Student Loans
H.B. 1858
Transfers the administrative responsibility for the Minority Teaching Scholarship from the Department of Elementary and
Secondary Education to the Department of Higher Education and the administrative responsibility for the Minority and Underrepresented Enviro...

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GASigned into law 05/2010P-12
Postsec.
Reporting Student Info for Potential HOPE Eligibility
S.B. 340
Requires districts and private schools to adopt a reporting system for freshman, sophomore and junior high school students for the purpose of determining potential HOPE eligibility. Requires information reported to Georgia Student Finance Commission to include...

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TXAdopted 05/2010Postsec.Career Opportunity Grant Program
19 TAC 22.181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188
H.B. 3519, 81st Texas Legislature, amended the Labor Code by adding s.305.003, mandating that the Coordinating Board and the Texas Workforce Commission enter into a Memorandum of Understanding for the coordination and administration of the Texas Career Opportu...

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COSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.
Community College
College Savings Accounts for Adult Learners
S.B. 202
Concerns college savings accounts for job retraining for adult learners; provides a tax exemption for employer matching contributions; relates to postsecondary educational opportunities and job retraining goals.
http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2010a/csl....

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CTSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.Veteran Tuition Waiver Clarification
S.B. 215
Clarifies that eligibility for the waiver of tuition at state universities and colleges is limited to veterans who have served time additional to that spent in training and in attendance at military service academies. http://www.cga.ct.gov/2010/ACT/Pa/pdf/2010...

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AKSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.Higher Education Scholarship Funding Task Force, Advisory Task Force on Higher Education and Career Readiness
S.B. 221
Relates to the AlaskAdvantage education grant program; relates to professional student exchange program availability; establishes the Alaska merit scholarship program and relating to the program; relates to student records; makes conforming amendments; establi...

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DESigned into law 05/2010Postsec.SEED Scholarship
S.B. 41
Allows children who are leaving foster care to have access to the SEED scholarship, without the condition that they begin their higher education immediately after high school. Allows them to attend school part-time. These exceptions are necessary because child...

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WISigned into law 05/2010P-12
Postsec.

S.B. 407
Under the Act, if a designated scholar declines a scholarship, a high school must designate as alternate scholars any seniors with the same GPA as the scholar or, if there is no other student with the same GPA, any remaining seniors with the next highest GPA, ...

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ILVetoed 05/2010Postsec.General Assembly Scholarships
S.B. 365
Makes changes concerning General Assembly scholarships. Permits a member of the general assembly to forfeit the privilege of nominating persons for a scholarship. Prohibits a member from nominating a person for a scholarship if that person or an immediate fami...

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FLSigned into law 05/2010P-12
Postsec.
Bright Futures Scholarship Program
HB 5201-Sec. 13 and 16
Modifies the Bright Futures Scholarship Program; raises qualifying ACT/SAT scores annually through 2013-2014 for the program's award levels; provides that students still may delay entering college for 3 years after high school graduation, but once they enter c...

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MDSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.Duties/Authority of Office of Student Financial Assistance
S.B. 80
Clarifies the scope of the duties and authority of the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) in the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC); Specifically clarifies that all student financial assistance programs awarded or administered by OSFA are s...

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SCSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.Teacher Loan Grace Period
H.J.R. 4823 - Sec.
Provides for a 1-year grace period for certain recipients of a SC teacher loan and requires the SC student loan corporation to develop forms and procedures to implement the grace period. http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess118_2009-2010/bills/4823.htm...

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SCSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.Teacher Loan Grace Period
H.J.R. 4823 - Sec. 5
Allows an individual, for fiscal year 2010-2011, who received a SC Teacher Loan and completed an undergraduate or graduate degree in education in calendar year 2009 or 2010, and who was not employed in a public school in SC by September 1, 2010, or the 2010-20...

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ALSigned into law 04/2010Postsec.Alabama Student Grant Program
S.B. 290
Relates to the Alabama Student Grant Program. Removes the qualifying requirement that an approved institution not already accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1) be formally seeking accreditation by the ...

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TNSigned into law 04/2010Postsec.Examination of the General Assembly Merit Scholarship Program Success
S.B. 1317
Requires the higher education commission to study and report on the General Assembly Merit Scholarship program and its success in promoting exception academic achievement in college (the number of students in each class who retain General Assembly Merit Schola...

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AZSigned into law 04/2010Postsec.Scholarships Distribution
S.B. 1280
Requires the universities under the Arizona board of regents to publish and disclose the following information related to each merit based scholarship awarded to students from public, private, charter, and home schools by each university for the prior academic...

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LAAdopted 04/2010P-12
Postsec.
Scholarship/Grant Programs - TOPS
LAC 28:IV.1009, 1011, 1013, 1015, and 1017
Aligns the certification requirements of the TOPS Tech Early Start Award with those for the Early Start Award such that high schools are responsible for certifying that students are eligible for the program and that participating colleges and universities are ...

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OKSigned into law 04/2010Postsec.
H.B. 2644
Amends or adds provisions relating to the provision of support services for students and others in conjunction with the United States Department of Education in areas including, but not limited to, default prevention, financial literacy, financial aid awarenes...

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IDSigned into law 04/2010P-12
Postsec.
Mastery Advancement Pilot Program
H.B. 493
Creates the Mastery Advancement Pilot Program (MAPP) to provide students with the opportunity and incentive to move more rapidly through the curriculum. Directs the State Department of Education to accept and approve applications to the program. Participating ...

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NESigned into law 04/2010Postsec.Nebraska Opportunity Grant Act
L.B. 956
Changes income qualifications and increases the maximum dollar amount of awards given under the Nebraska Opportunity Grant Act – formerly the Nebraska Scholarship Act. Students with an expected annual family contribution of $6,000 or less will qualify for awar...

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SDSigned into law 03/2010P-12
Postsec.
Financial Aid
H.B. 1160
Provides that any student who does not meet certain high school course requirements is eligible for the opportunity scholarship program by passing the American College Testing Program test or the Scholastic Assessment Test with a specified score so as not to r...

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SDGOVERNOR'S veto overridden by SENATE. 03/2010Postsec.Student Aid
H.B. 1240
Creates the state need-based grant fund; provides for the awarding of need-based grants; repeals provisions regarding tuition equalization grants and technical education....

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UTSigned into law 03/2010Postsec.New Century and Regents' Scholarships
S.B. 132
Extends eligibility for a New Century Scholarship to a student who completes at a four-year institution the equivalent of courses required for an associate's degree. Effective for the Class of 2011, amends deadline by which a student must complete an associate...

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MESigned into law 03/2010Postsec.
Community College
Amends the Job Creation Through Educational Opportunity Program
H.B. 899
Amends the Job Creation Through Educational Opportunity Program; amends the definition of accredited Maine junior college, college or university to include that the institution must have regional accreditation; relates to financial aid, educational cost of liv...

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VAIssued 03/2010Postsec.Establishing the Governor's Commission on Higher Education Reform, Innovation and Investment
E.O. 9
Establishes the Governor's Commission on Higher Education Reform, Innovation and Investment. Directs the commission to consider the current state of public and private higher education in the state, and best practices in other states and countries. Directs the...

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VASigned into law 03/2010Postsec.
Community College
Brown V. Board of Education Scholarship Program
H.B. 1227
Provides that scholarships awarded through the Brown V. Board of Education Scholarship Program may be used to cover the costs of professional degree programs and mandatory fees; relates to a professional degree program that will culminate in the award of a deg...

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WVSigned into law 03/2010Postsec.Make Public Campuses More Military/Veteran Friendly
H.B. 4145
Requires public higher education institutions to adopt the recent recommendations of the Veterans Initiative Task Force which would make campuses more "military or veteran friendly." Components of the plan are to include, but are not limited to, devising metho...

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NMSigned into law 03/2010Postsec.
Community College
College Scholarships for Military Veterans
S.B. 134
Changes eligibility for military veterans to receive a legislative lottery scholarship; reconciles multiple amendments to the same section of law; provides that legislative lottery scholarships shall also apply to full-time resident students who within one yea...

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MESigned into law 03/2010Postsec.Health Professionals Loan Program
S.B. 116
Amends the Health Professions Loan Program; provides that loans for medical, veterinary and dental education are to be repaid at varying interest rates depending upon the nature and location of the practice; eliminates loans for optometry students; eliminates ...

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ILSigned into law 02/2010Postsec.Task Force on Higher Education Private Student Loans
S.B. 1698
Cites legislative findings, including that (1) private loans currently constitute 20% of total education loan money, as opposed to 5% of student loans 10 years ago, and (2) tuition at public universities has risen 57% in the past five years. Creates the Task F...

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NJSigned into law 01/2010Postsec.
Community College
National Guard Tuition Benefits
A.B. 4253
Requires a member of the National Guard to apply for all tuition benefits available through U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in order to qualify for tuition-free enrollment at a public institution of higher education.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills...

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ILAdopted 12/2009Postsec.Tuition Waivers
23 IAC 1075.700
Existing rule provides that the amount of undergraduate tuition revenue a public university may waive is limited to 3% of total available undergraduate tuition revenue, subject to exceptions. Creates an exception to the 3% limit for financial aid waivers for I...

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ARAdopted 12/2009Postsec.
Community College
Arkansas Academic Challenges Scholarship Program
H.B. 1163/S.B. 126
Defines terms used in the Arkansas Academic Challengs Scholarship Program and requirements for student participation. Requires Director of Department of higher education to report annually on implementation of lottery scholarships. Defines award for two- and f...

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ORTemporary Rule Adoption 11/2009Postsec.Grants to Students
OAR 575-031-0025
Amends rules to authorize the Commission to reduce grants to students during the school year, if required by the budget. Page 331 of 387: http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/rules/Jan_2010_Bltn.pdf...

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CASigned into law 11/2009Postsec.Alternative Cal Grant Delivery System
A.B. 187
Under existing law, Cal Grants are need-based awards granted by the Student Aid Commission. New provision requires the Student Aid Commission to adopt regulations establishing a pilot program for an alternative Cal Grant delivery system under which a qualifyin...

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CASigned into law 10/2009P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Postsecondary Finance, Governance and Reporting
A.B. 1182
Expresses legislative intent to refine higher education reporting requirements to provide for more effective, manageable and transparent reporting by the higher education segments.

Requests that the University of California notify each high school's governing...

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TXIssued 09/2009Postsec.Higher Education Cost Efficiencies
E.O. RP73
Directs the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, in cooperation with Texas public institutions of higher education, to undertake a comprehensive review of opportunities for achieving cost efficiencies, including:
--State funding based on student course c...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12
Postsec.
Robert C. Byrd Federal Scholarship Program
S.B. 1977 - Robert C. Byrd Federal Scholarship Program
Establishes the state board as the administrator of the Robert C. Byrd federal scholarship program. Provides that this does not preclude the state board from
establishing an agreement with the Illinois Student Assistance Commission or any other state agency or...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009Postsec.EMS Memorial Scholarship and Training Fund
H.B. 2433
Provides for the award of scholarships to children and spouses of emergency medical services personnel killed in the course of their employment and grants for the training of EMS personnel. Provides for the issuance of special license plates. Provides for the ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12
Postsec.
Consolidation of Teacher Recruitment Programs
H.B. 3999
Consolidates the "Future Teacher Corps Program" and the Golden Apple Foundation for Excellence in Teaching's "Golden Apple Scholars Program". Provides that the consolidated program will be known as the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program, and will be man...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12
Postsec.
State Scholars
H.B. 4039
Provides that an applicant for the State Scholar program is eligible to be designated a State Scholar if he or she is a resident attending a Department of Defense school. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/96/HB/PDF/09600HB4039lv.pdf...

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NDSigned into law 08/2009Postsec.
Community College
Financial Assistance - Eligible Institutions
S.B. 2166
Relates to financial assistance for students. Defines "Eligible institution" as an accredited public or private (deleted nonprofit) postsecondary institution located (added the term located) in this state and (added) offering a program of instruction at least ...

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CASigned into law 07/2009Postsec.National Guard Education Assistance Award Program
A.B. 12D - Section 4
From legislative analysis: Establishes the California National Guard Education Assistance Award Program on behalf of qualifying members of the California National Guard, the State Military Reserve, and the Naval Militia under the administration of the commissi...

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NYVetoed 07/2009Postsec.Income Status Affecting Financial Aid Status
A.B. 8864
Allows a change in the income status of an applicant or the income of the persons responsible for the applicant's support after the beginning of a semester to result in a change in the applicant's tuition assistance program award for that semester, provided th...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12
Postsec.
In-State Tuition for Ohio National Guard Members
H.B. 1 - Section 3333.42
Existing legislation allows a nonresident student who is a member of the U.S. armed forces stationed in Ohio to pay in-state tuition. New provision extends in-state tuition to members of the Ohio national guard. Page 1456 of 3120: http://www.legislature.state....

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12
Postsec.
Need-Based Financial Aid
H.B. 1 - Section 3333.122
Amends Section 3333.122, regarding a need-based financial aid program for Ohio residents. Pages 1440-1449 of 3120: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/BillText128/128_HB_1_EN_N.pdf...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009Postsec.Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program
H.B. 1 - Section 3333.62, 3333.66
Section 3333.62: Amends selection criteria for postsecondary institutions' funding proposals for the choose Ohio first scholarship program, which supports undergraduate and/or graduate education for Ohio residents in STEM fields, medicine and STEM education (f...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009Postsec.Student Choice Grant Program
H.B. 1 - Sections 3333.27
Repeals 3333.27, which directed the chancellor to establish and administer the student choice grant program. The student choice grant program made available grants to residents who were enrolled as full-time students at nonprofit institutions of higher educati...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009Postsec.Ohio College Opportunity Grant Program
H.B. 1 - Section 371.50.50
Provides that if the amounts appropriated for the need-based Ohio College Opportunity Grant Program are inadequate to provide grants to all eligible students, the chancellor must create a formula for the distribution of available funds. Specifies this formula ...

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NHSigned into law 07/2009Postsec.
Community College
Sign Language Interpreter Tuition Repayment
H.B. 441
Establishes the CART provider and sign language interpreter tuition repayment program and fund for the promotion, acquisition, and retention of CART providers and sign language interpreters in New Hampshire.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/HB...

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KYAdopted 07/2009Postsec.Go Higher Grant Program
11 KAR 5:200
Requires that a recipient of the Go Higher Grant must not be in default on a federally-guaranteed student loan nor be liable for any overaward on any grant or loan under Title IV of the Higher Education Act. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/011/005/200.htm...

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KYAdopted 07/2009Postsec.Scholarship Eligibility for Homeschooled Students
11 KAR 18:010
Provides a definition of "home school" and prescribes initial application procedures for home school students to participate in the Robert C Byrd Honors Scholarship Program. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/011/018/010.htm...

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ILAdopted 07/2009Postsec.Federal Family Education Loan Program
23 IAC 2720.20, .40, .50
Amends rule to respond to market changes and client suggestions, to implement state and federal statutory amendments, to clarify issues that have arisen during the previous year, and to reflect changes in the requirements for participation in the Lender of Las...

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AKSigned into law 07/2009Postsec.Student Loans
H.B. 172
Relates to an investment in the education loan fund; relates to authority for the commissioner of revenue to enter into a bond purchase agreement and letter of credit with the Alaska Student Loan Corporation; relates to a proposal for a program under which the...

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DESigned into law 07/2009Postsec.
Community College
National Guard Educational Benefits Program
H.B. 73
Makes several changes to the Delaware National Guard Educational Benefits program; requires State- supported institutions to charge members the in- state rate for tuition and fees regardless of the members' state of residence; makes changes to allow members to...

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WISigned into law 06/2009Postsec.Wisconsin Covenant Scholars Program
A.B. 75
Provides that the office of the Wisconsin Covenant Scholars Program in the department of administration is to assist the board in administering the Wisconsin Covenant Scholars Program. Transfers certain administrative duties from the board to the office of the...

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WISigned into law 06/2009Postsec.Military Family Financial Aid
A.B. 75
Requires that financial aid be provided to eligible members of the immediate family of service members.
Page 544 of 692: http://www.legis.state.wi.us/2009/data/acts/09Act28.pdf...

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TNSigned into law 06/2009P-12
Postsec.
Promise Zone Act
H.B. 885
Authorizes local governments or local education agencies to create a promise zone under the direction and approval of the Department of Revenue (DOR). Entities creating these zones shall create a promise zone authority to manage the program. Creating entities ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.Financial Aid Guidance for Veterans
H.B. 3951
Requires public institutions of higher education to ensure that one or more employees is trained in understanding state and federal student financial assistance programs for military veterans and their families, and in assisting veterans and family members in ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Increasing Workforce in High-Demand and "Green" Occupations
H.B. 1935 and H.B. 3, Section 64
Establishes the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant program and fund to award grants to public junior colleges and public technical institutes, and to eligible nonprofit organizations to:
(1) Develop or support nonprofit organizations' programs that pre...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.Tuition Set-Asides for Financial Aid
S.B. 1304
Creates new Section 56.014. Directs institutions of higher education that are required to set aside a portion of student tuition payments to provide financial aid to notify each student from which a portion of tuition payments is set aside of the amount requir...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.Resident Tuition for Competitive Scholarship Recipients
H.B. 4244
Amends provision of resident tuition for competitive scholarship recipients. Authorizes institutions to determine whether to charge resident tuition to nonresidents who hold a competitive scholarship of at least $1,000 (previously such students were automatica...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.Armed Services Scholarship Program
H.B. 3452
Creates the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program. Provides eligible students must be a member in good standing of an ROTC program while enrolled in a public or private institution of higher education in the state, be appointed by the governor, lieutenant g...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.
Community College
Information on College Costs and Financial Aid
H.B. 2504 - Section 3 and S.B. 1764
Directs the higher education coordinating board to prescribe uniform standards to ensure that information on the cost of attending Texas public higher education institutions is available in a manner that is readily accessible and easily understandable to prosp...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.Tuition/Fee Waivers for Firefighters, Peace Officers
H.B. 2347
Amends existing language on tuition and fee exemptions for firefighters. Adds new subsection providing tuition/fee exemptions to peace officers who enroll in undergraduate criminal justice or law enforcement courses. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/bi...

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TXVetoed 06/2009Postsec.Texas Save and Match Program
S.B. 1760
Re-establishes the Texas Save and Match Program (currently under 54.7521). Under new program, the prepaid higher education tuition board opens a matching account for each eligible beneficiary and matches contributions to that account. Defines eligible benefici...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.In-State Tuition for Employees of Certain Businesses
S.B. 2244
Existing policy provides in-state tuition and fees to employees who took up residence in Texas as a result of employment by a business or organization established in the state as part of the program of state economic development and diversification. New provis...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.Tuition Waivers for Firefighters
H.B. 2013
Amends provisions related to to tuition and laboratory fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for qualified volunteer firefighters enrolled in fire science courses. Clarifies that tuition and fee exemptions are only for courses offered as pa...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.Tuition Exemptions for Veterans
S.B. 93
Existing law provides an exemption from student fees for military personnel. Amended provision also provides military personnel with tuition exemption; adds that for any such exemption, the person must have entered into service at a location in the state, have...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12
Postsec.
Scholarships for Students Graduating in Top 10% of High School Class
S.B. 175 - Section 5
Establishes scholarship program for students graduating in the top 10% of their high school class, to encourage them to public institutions of higher education in the state. Establishes additional scholarship eligibility criteria, ineligibility criteria, schol...

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NHSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.
Community College
Tuition Waivers for Children of Firefighters and Police Officers
H.B. 225
Revises the statute on tuition waivers for children of firefighters and police officers who attend an approved postsecondary educational institution. The bill also permits such children to apply for a room and board scholarship to cover room and board costs, t...

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FLSigned into law 05/2009Postsec.Tuition and Fee Deferal for Certain Veterans
H.B. 509
Authorizes an eligible student who receives benefits as a veteran who served on active duty in the Armed Forces after September 11, 2001, to defer college tuition and fees under certain circumstances.
http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.as...

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TXSigned into law 05/2009Postsec.Texas Career Opportunity Grant Program
H.B. 3519
Requires the Texas Workforce Commission and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to enter into a memorandum of understanding for the coordination and administration of the Texas Career Opportunity Grant Program, which reduces the financial barriers to...

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TXSigned into law 05/2009Postsec.Tuition Equalization Grant Program
H.B. 4476
Amends eligibility requirements for the Tuition Equalization Grant Program, which allows financially needy students to attend private, non-profit postsecondary institutions in the state. Allows eligible students to be enrolled in at least three-fourths of a fu...

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ALSigned into law 05/2009Postsec.Police Officer's and Firefighter's Survivors Educational Assistance
S.B. 379
Relates to Police Officer's and Firefighter's Survivors Educational Assistance. Defines volunteer firefighter; Adds dependents and spouses of volunteer firefighters killed or totally disabled in the line of duty to those eligible for free tuition through the a...

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ALSigned into law 05/2009Postsec.
Community College
Tuition Waiver for Purple Heart Recipients
H.B. 578
Authorizes public two-year and four-year institutions of higher education to waive undergraduate tuition and fees for Purple Heart recipients....

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TNSigned into law 05/2009Postsec.HOPE Scholarship Requirements
S.B. 771
Requires HOPE Scholarship students who currently retain the scholarship as a result of maintaining at least a 2.75 cumulative grade point average, and a 3.0 grade point average in the last
semester in which the student attended full-time, to maintain full-time...

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FLSigned into law 05/2009P-12
Postsec.
Tax Credit Scholarships
H.B. 453
Relates to tax credits for contributions to nonprofit scholarship-finding organizations; specifies that upon the request of any eligible nonprofit scholarship-funding organization, a school district shall inform all households within the district receiving fre...

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FLSigned into law 05/2009Postsec.Educational Dollars for Duty Program
H.B. 685
Relates to educational dollars for duty program; removes duties of Board of the Governors of the State University System and State Board of Education with respect to program; authorizes the payment of tuition and fees for current guard members; provides that a...

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ALSigned into law 05/2009Postsec.
Community College
Financial Aid for Spouses and Children of Veterans
H.B. 177
Extends educational benefits for a spouse and dependents of deceased or totally disabled veterans or prisoners of war. Extends term of tuition/fee waiver from four to five years, and from 36 to 45 months. Adds references to husbands and widowers to section on ...

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FLSigned into law 05/2009Postsec.Education Estimating Conference/University Tuition and Fees
S.B. 762
Requires the Education Estimating Conference to develop information relating to the national average of state university tuition and fees; revises provisions relating to the use of the student financial aid fee and the establishment of a tuition differential (...

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NESigned into law 05/2009P-12
Postsec.
Amends Criteria for Receiving Scholarship
L.B. 440
Changes diversity criteria (deletes terms racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds but leaves term "diverse") under the Student Diversity Scholarship Program Act.
http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/Current/PDF/Final/LB440.pdf...

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MNSigned into law 05/2009Postsec.
Community College
Notice to Students Regarding Possible Impact of Criminal Records
S.B. 2083
Requires all postsecondary institutions in Minnesota to notify students that criminal arrests, charges or convictions may limit their educational choices and access to financial aid.  The notice must be given at the time the student is accepted and when the st...

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NVSigned into law 05/2009Postsec.Scholarships
S.B. 209
Revises provisions governing the Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship Program; requires the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada to establish criteria with respect to students who actively served or participated in a charitable, religious or public se...

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WVSigned into law 05/2009Postsec.Student Financial Aid
S.B. 373
Reconstitutes the Higher Education Student Financial Aid Advisory Board and requires training and development for members of the Higher Education Policy Commission, the Council for Community and Technical College Education. Dissolves the PROMISE Scholarship Bo...

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TNSigned into law 05/2009Postsec.Study of Tuition Relief for Veterans
S.B. 1693
Requires the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) with the assistance of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), the University of Tennessee (UT), and the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC), to study tuition relief programs for veterans that...

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GASigned into law 05/2009P-12
Postsec.
HOPE Eligibility for Military Children
H.B. 484
Provides that dependent children of military personnel stationed in the state on active duty meet the residency requirements for purposes of HOPE scholarships. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2009_10/pdf/hb484.pdf...

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TXAdopted 05/2009Postsec.Student Financial Need
19 TAC 1.21.A.21.8
Establishes rule concerning the definition of student's financial need. Defines need as the difference between the student's cost of attendance as determined by the institution and the student's expected family contribution as calculated using the U.S. Departm...

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WVSigned into law 05/2009Postsec.Yellow Ribbon G. I. Education Enhancement Program
H.B. 2335
Provides for the federal Yellow Ribbon G. I. Education Enhancement Program and requires state institutions of higher education to participate in the program. Requires state institutions of higher education to enter into agreements with the United States Secret...

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IASigned into law 05/2009P-12
Postsec.
Tuition Assistance for Veterans
S.F. 451 and S.F. 470
SF 451 makes active-duty soldiers, veterans and their families eligible for in-state tuition at Regents universities and community colleges if they served after 9/11 and live in Iowa. S.F. 470 increases funding for the National Guard Tuition Aid Program to $4 ...

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NDSigned into law 05/2009P-12
Postsec.
Career & Technical Education Scholarship, Academic Scholarship
H.B. 1400 - Scholarships
Any resident student who graduates from a high school during or after the 2010-11 school year is eligible to receive a North Dakota career and technical education scholarship provided the student completes all requirements for a high school diploma and:
1. a. ...

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GASigned into law 04/2009P-12
Postsec.
Lottery Shortfall Reserve Subaccounts
H.B. 157
Defines "highest year-end balance" as the highest total amount of unexpended and uncommitted funds in the Lottery for Education Account, as determined by the state auditor, at the end of any fiscal year. Replaces certain references to "year-end balance" with "...

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WAPartial veto 04/2009Postsec.Student Financial Aid
H.B. 2021
Relates to student financial aid; provides for the labeling of each financial aid program as an opportunity pathway; provides for consideration of students who have completed an associate of arts or associate of science degree when awarding a needs grant; perm...

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GASigned into law 04/2009P-12
Postsec.
GPAs for Hope Scholarship Eligibility
H.B. 313
Specifies a revised method of calculating grade point average for purposes of HOPE scholarship eligibility, effective with students entering grade 9 in the 2008-09 school year. Specifies that the Georgia Student Finance Commission must uniformly apply weights ...

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MDSigned into law 04/2009Postsec.
Community College
Part-Time Grant Program
H.B. 948
Changes the number of semester hours of courses in which a student must be enrolled in order to qualify as a part-time student for the Part-Time Grant Program from at least 6 to at least 3 semester hours, but no more than 11 semester hours. Limits the percenta...

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MDSigned into law 04/2009P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Grant Program for Dual-enrollment Students
H.B. 1396
Expands eligibility in the Part-Time Grant Program to include specified students who are dually enrolled in specified secondary schools in the State and specified institutions of higher education; provides that a recipient of a specified part-time grant is not...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009Postsec.
Community College
Opportunities Grant Program
S.B. 850
Broadens the Higher Education Opportunities Grant Program; provides need-based financial aid for all college-going individuals from low income families to be used at institutions of higher education.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Acts/Act1213.p...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009Postsec.
Community College
Scholarships for Dependents of EMTs, Firefighters and Police
S.B. 855
Provides continuing eligibility for a scholarship benefit for the children and spouses of emergency medical technicians, firefighters and law enforcement officers and personnel killed or permanently and totally disabled while in the course of their duties.
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ARSigned into law 04/2009P-12
Postsec.
Governor's Scholars Program Awards
S.B. 856
Provides flexibility for the State Department of Higher Education in awarding Governor's Scholars Program Awards by providing that if there are more eligible applicants than available scholarships, the Department may determine a procedure for awarding addition...

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NYSigned into law 04/2009P-12
Postsec.
Flight 3407 Memorial Scholarships
A.B. 157 - Part EE
Adds new section 668-g. Establishes scholarship program for 4-5 years of undergraduate study in the state for the children, spouses and financial dependents of those who died as a result of the Continential Airlines Flight 3407 crash February 12, 2009. http://...

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NYSigned into law 04/2009Postsec.New York Higher Education Loan Program
A.B. 157 - Part V
Establishes the New York Higher Education Loan Program. Makes available loans for students enrolled at least half-time in 2- or 4-year, graduate or professional degree programs, or certificate programs at Title IV-eligible institutions in the state. Provides l...

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NMSigned into law 04/2009Postsec.
Community College
In-state Tuition for Veterans
S.B. 136
Provides resident tuition eligibility at state institutions of higher education for honorably discharged veterans.
http://nmlegis.gov/Sessions/09%20Regular/final/SB0136.pdf...

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NMSigned into law 03/2009Postsec.Higher Ed Scholarships
S.B. 28
Requires a certain portion of the president's gratis scholarships at public post-secondary educational institutions to be granted based on financial need.
http://nmlegis.gov/Sessions/09%20Regular/final/SB0028.pdf...

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INSigned into law 03/2009Postsec.Scholarship Programs
H.B. 1389
Requires school corporations to provide each student who applies for free or reduced lunches under the national school lunch program with an application for the twenty-first century scholars program; requires each school to give assistance in reading the instr...

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UTSigned into law 03/2009Postsec.Tuition and Nonresident Scholarships
H.B. 364
Amends the definition of a resident student for tuition purposes within the state system of higher education. Authorizes Dixie State College to offer a good neighbor waiver of the nonresident differential in tuition rates charged to undergraduate students. Est...

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UTSigned into law 03/2009P-12
Postsec.
Scholarship Policies
S.B. 104
Makes the state board of regents the sole agency authorized to award New Century scholarships. Provides that for students graduating in 2011 and thereafter, the total scholarship is equal to $5,000 and adjusts the time period in which a student may use the sch...

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UTSigned into law 03/2009Postsec.
Community College
Department of Agriculture and Food Loans and Grants
H.B. 105
Expands the powers of the department of agriculture and food in administering the Rural Rehabilitation Program. Authorizes the department of agriculture and food to approve and to make education loans or grants to individuals for the purpose of attending a voc...

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UTSigned into law 03/2009Postsec.Engineering, Computer Science and Related Technology Scholarship
S.B. 105
Changes the engineering, computer science and related technology student loan program to a scholarship program. Eliminates requirement that scholarship monies be used only at state system of higher education institutions that offer a four-year degree. Eliminat...

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WYSigned into law 03/2009Postsec.financial aid
S.B. 89
Relates to higher education; provides for a matching program for fallen heroes endowments. Chapter 209
http://legisweb.state.wy.us...

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WYSigned into law 03/2009Postsec.student scholarships
H.B. 174
Relates to the Hathaway student scholarship program; provides for a provisional opportunity scholarship in lieu of the career scholarship; extends scholarship use; specifies application of scholarship modification. Chapter 204...

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SDSigned into law 03/2009Postsec.Financial aid
S.B. 164
Revises the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2009 to fund the state Opportunity Scholarship.
http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2009/Bills/SB164ENR.pdf...

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VASigned into law 03/2009Postsec.
Community College
Grants for Tuition and Fees for Certain Individuals
S.B. 1049
Modifies the eligibility of the current program to allow a student enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester at a two-year institution of higher education to receive a grant for tuition and fees; provides that a student who has a prior bachelor's ...

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NESigned into law 03/2009P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Access College Early Scholarship Program
L.B. 20
Changes provisions of the Access College Early Scholarship Program Act for low-income dually enrolled students to authorize the coordinating commission for postsecondary education to limit the number of scholarships awarded in each term or to an individual stu...

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NESigned into law 03/2009Postsec.
Community College
Definition of High School Graduate
L.B. 102
Provides a definition of high school graduate for purposes of postsecondary financial aid and admission to postsecondary institutions. Provides a student is a high school graduate if he or she has obtained an associate of arts degree or an associate of science...

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VASigned into law 02/2009Postsec.
Community College
Virginia College Savings Plan
H.B. 2549
Provides for the exclusion of certain financial records of the Virginia College Savings Plan from the Freedom of Information Act, the authorization for closed meetings of the Board of the Virginia College Savings Plan in certain circumstances, the expansion of...

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LAAdopted 02/2009Postsec.College Scholarships for Private and Homeschooled Students
LAC 28:IV.103, 301, 504, 701, 703, 803, 1001, 1401- 1409, 1413-1417, 1705, 1901
Amends rules relating to scholarship and grant programs. Allows eligible nonpublic high school and home school students to participate in the Early Start program.
http://doa.louisiana.gov/osr/lac/28v4-7/28v4-7.doc...

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TXAdopted 02/2009Postsec.
Community College
Tuition Exemption for Veterans and Their Dependents
19 TAC 1.21.NN.21.2100, .2101, .2103, .2106 -.2108
Amends rules concerning the higher education program for veterans and their dependent. Deletes provision defining a child as a dependent if he or she was claimed as a dependent for tax purposes the year of the veteran's death or disabling injury. Deletes defin...

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TXAdopted 02/2009Postsec.Scholarships for Students Graduating in Top 10% of Their Class
19 TAC 1.22.K.22.196 -.202
Establishes new rules concerning provisions for Scholarships for Students Graduating in the Top 10 Percent of Their High School Class....

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UTAdopted 11/2008Postsec.
Community College
Regents' Scholarship
R765-603
Creates rule establishing scholarship criteria, procedures for administration, and defines parameters for the use of scholarship funds. http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r765/r765-603.htm This rule was not reauthorized by the 2009 legislature: http://le....

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OHAdopted 10/2008Postsec.Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program
OAC 3333-1-61, -61.1 thru -61.5
The Ohio innovation partnership, consisting of the choose Ohio first scholarship and the Ohio Research scholars program, aims to strengthen the state and its citizens to compete in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), as well...

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NYVetoed 09/2008Postsec.
Community College
Volunteer Recruitment Service Scholarships
S.B. 3673
Provides that volunteer organizations may submit up to three applications to the Higher Education Services Corporation for voluntary recruitment service scholarships; provides the corporation may award more than one scholarship, if funds remain after the award...

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LAAdopted 09/2008P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Early Start Program Scholarships and Grants
LAC 28:IV.
Establishes emergency rules relating to scholarship and grant programs. Allows eligible nonpublic high school and home school students to participate in the Early Start Program..
http://doa.louisiana.gov/osr/lac/28v4-7/28v4-7.doc...

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MISigned into law 09/2008Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education Loan Authority
H.B. 6205
Authorizes establishment of special reserve funds by the Higher Education Loan Authority; provides for a minimum balance for the special reserve fund; provides that money in the fund shall be used only to provide security for bonds issued by the authority.
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NYVetoed 09/2008Postsec.Eligibility for Tuition Assistance Awards
S.B. 1574
Relates to calculation of income for purposes of eligibility for tuition assistance program awards. Allows for adjustments to income and applicant awards under various circumstances. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S01574&sh=t...

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CORejected by voters 08/2008Postsec.
Community College
Funds for College Scholarships and Other Purposes
Amendment 58
Eliminates a credit against the severance tax on oil and gas for property taxes paid by oil and gas producers and interest owners; reduces the level of production that qualifies wells for an exemption from the tax; requires the tax revenues to be credited to t...

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ILSigned into law 08/2008P-12
Postsec.
Community College
State Treasurer Financial Education and Savings Not-For-Profit Corporation
S.B. 2098
Authorizes the state treasurer to create the State Treasurer Financial Education and Savings Not-For-Profit Corporation to promote financial literacy and savings among the residents of the state and to issue grants and scholarships for educational purposes. Se...

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ILSigned into law 08/2008Postsec.
Community College
Postsecondary Grant Assistance
S.B. 1908
Relates to the Monetary Award grant assistance program. Provides that the maximum grant amount must not exceed specified amounts for the 2009, 2010 and 2011 fiscal years and for each fiscal year thereafter. Provides that the maximum grant amount for students n...

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ILSigned into law 08/2008Postsec.
Community College
Police Association License Plates
H.B. 5607
Provides for the issuance of Police Association License Plates. Provides that certain amounts of the license plate issuance and renewal fees must be deposited into the police association fund. Creates the police association fund; provides that all funds in the...

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LASigned into law 07/2008Postsec.
Community College
TOPS-Tech Award
H.B. 1278
Amends provisions of law related to the Tuition Opportunity Program for Students Tech Award (TOPS-Tech Award). Effective with the 2009-2010 award year and thereafter, expands eligibility to include any school registered by the state board of cosmetology and an...

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LASigned into law 07/2008Postsec.
Community College
TOPS Eligibility
H.B. 1075
Renames "Tuition Opportunity Program for Students" (TOPS) scholarship program as "Taylor Opportunity Program for Students." Provides that qualified students displaced by Hurricanes Katrina or Rita, or both, who graduate from eligible out-of-state high schools ...

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HISigned into law 06/2008Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education Board Allowances for Former Foster Youth
H.B. 1356
(Governor's Package Bill) Expands the definition of former foster youth; clarifies provisions relating to Higher Education Board Allowances for former foster youth; increases the age limit and revises eligibility criteria for such allowances; provides a durati...

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TNSigned into law 06/2008P-12
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Financial Assistance
H.B. 653
Makes changes to eligibility requirements for HOPE scholarships; enacts the "Helping Heroes Act of 2008" to provide scholarships for veterans; enacts the "Tennessee Rural Health Act of 2008" to provide scholarships to students in health care fields who agree t...

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OKSigned into law 06/2008Postsec.Higher Learning Access Act
H.B. 2446
Bill modifies the eligibility requirement to establish financial need in order to receive an Oklahoma's Promise (OHLAP) scholarship for students who have been adopted while in permanent custody of the department of human services, in the court-ordered custody ...

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OKSigned into law 06/2008Postsec.Task Force on Oklahoma's Promise
S.B. 1038
Creates the Task Force on Oklahoma's Promise – the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP), to study the family income limitations for participation in and requirements for maintaining eligibility in the program. Modifies grade point average requiremen...

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GASigned into law 05/2008P-12
Postsec.
Community College
HOPE Scholarship Eligibility
S.B. 492
Revises provision relating to the determination of resident status of students for tuition or fees. Adds public or private schools located in another state and accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools as "eligible high schools" as regards HOPE ...

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GASigned into law 05/2008Postsec.HOPE Scholarship Eligibility
H.B. 152
Relates to Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally (HOPE) scholarships and grants. Provides that otherwise qualified students who either received a GED, completed a home study program, or graduated from a high school that is not an eligible high school and sc...

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GASigned into law 05/2008Postsec.Student Loans
S.B. 169
Creates new sections 20-3-395 ff. related to student loans. Authorizes the Georgia Student Finance Authority to provide direct, low-interest loans to eligible students who are legal residents of the state. Provides for maximum amount, repayment period and stud...

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IASigned into law 05/2008Postsec.Student Financial Aid
H.F. 2690
Relates to student loans; includes the protection of students and parents from certain lenders and institutions of higher education with conflicts of interest; establishes a Student Lending Education Fund; establishes penalties; provides for related matters.
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MOSigned into law 05/2008Postsec.student loans
S.B. 967
Allows Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority to originate federally guaranteed student loans; provides that the authority's origination of Stafford loans under the Federal Family Education Loan Program must not exceed a specified percentage of the previous ...

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AZSigned into law 04/2008P-12
Postsec.
Scholarship program
H.B. 2736
Relates to the Early Graduation Scholarship Program.
A. Requires each school district or charter school providing instruction in grades nine through twelve to participate in and promote to students an early graduation scholarship program.

B. The commissio...

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KYSigned into law 04/2008Postsec.
Community College
KEES Eligibility
S.B. 75
Relates to Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) eligibility. Defines on track to graduate as having completed the proportion of courses necessary to complete a four-year program in four years or a five-year program in five years. Provides that a ...

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KYSigned into law 04/2008Postsec.
Community College
Scholarship Eligibility for Students on Active Duty
S.B. 2 - Section 24
Requires the higher education assistance authority to extend the expiration of a student's eight academic terms and five-year eligibility for a Kentucky educational excellence scholarship (KEES) for a student on active duty status in the U.S. armed forces or o...

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MDSigned into law 04/2008Postsec.
Community College
Public Service Career Assistance
H.B. 1287
Establishes the Parren J. Mitchell Public Service Scholarship in the Workforce Shortage Student Assistance grants program; requires the State Higher Education Commission to select and offer grants to certain students who plan to pursue a career in public servi...

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KSSigned into law 04/2008Community CollegeROTC Scholarships to Community College Students
S.B. 437
Authorizes the selection committee at each ROTC institution to award ROTC scholarships to qualifying students enrolled at a community college. Requires the state board of regents to submit a report to the legislature by the beginning of the 2011 legislative se...

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AROn 11/04/2008 Ballot. 04/2008Postsec.
Community College
Lottery Funds for College Scholarships
Amendment 3
Proposes an amendment to the State Constitution; authorizes the General Assembly to establish, operate, and regulate State lotteries to fund scholarships and grants for state citizens enrolled in certified two- year and four-year colleges and universities.
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MESigned into law 04/2008Postsec.
Community College
Securing Student Loans
S.B. 918A
Allows the Finance Authority of Maine to issue student loan bonds for the origination or purchase of federally guaranteed student loans secured by a capital reserve fund.
http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280028613&LD=2300&Typ...

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MISigned into law 04/2008Postsec.
Community College
State Scholarship Program Funding
S.B. 1157
Provides the State Higher Education Assistance Authority may use the money from the State Guaranty Agency's Operating Fund for the State competitive scholarship program if the money is used in a certain fiscal year and federal law does not prohibit its use.
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NESigned into law 04/2008Postsec.
Community College
Completion of Studies for National Guard
L.B. 746
Provides that if a member of the State National Guard enrolled in any state-supported university, college, or community college or any independent, not-for-profit, regionally accredited college or university is unable to complete his or her course of study wit...

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KYSigned into law 04/2008Postsec.
Community College
Tuition Grants and In-State Tuition for Nonresidents
H.B. 694
Includes in the list of schools in which a student can enroll and receive a tuition grant an approved out-of-state postsecondary education institution licensed by the Council on Postsecondary Education to operate in the state and that is accredited by a recogn...

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ILSigned into law 04/2008Postsec.
Community College
State Scholars and Merit Recognition Scholarship
S.B. 437
Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Provides that each State Scholar who enrolls in an institution of higher learning shall also receive a one-time grant of $1,000 to be applied to tuition and mandatory fees. Provides that a student who has bee...

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COSigned into law 04/2008Postsec.
Community College
Tuition Assistance for National Guard
H.B. 1252
Allows a member of the Colorado National Guard to receive tuition assistance when enrolled at a private institution of higher education in a certificate or degree program in homeland security.
http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2008a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/676...

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INSigned into law 03/2008Postsec.Tuition for Recent Military Veterans
H.B. 1249
Indiana residents who entered active duty military service after 9/10/2001, who received the Purple Heart decoration and who satisfy other criteria are exempt from tuition and fees at state educational institutions. The legislative council is also directed to ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2008P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Regents' Scholarship Program
S.B. 180
Establishes the Regents' Scholarship Program to award merit scholarships to students who complete a rigorous core course of study in high school. Provides that the scholarship includes a $1,000 base scholarship. Provides for a supplemental scholarship award, o...

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UTSigned into law 03/2008Postsec.Graduate Tuition Waiver for Purple Heart Recipients
H.B. 271
Beginning in the 2008-2009 school year, provides a graduate tuition waiver of up to $10,000 at a state institution of higher education for Purple Heart recipients under specified conditions. http://le.utah.gov/~2008/bills/hbillenr/hb0271.pdf...

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VASigned into law 03/2008Postsec.Disclosure of Lending Practices
S.B. 510
Directs the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), with the advice and input of the governing boards of each public institution of higher education, to develop polices and procedures for disclosure of information by public higher education ins...

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WYSigned into law 03/2008Postsec.Hathaway Scholarship Foreign Language Requirements
S.B. 71
The bill expands the foreign language requirements of the Hathaway scholarship program by adding American sign language to the list of approved curriculum for scholarship eligibility. The bill also expands curriculum-qualifying science courses.
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WYSigned into law 03/2008Postsec.Hathaway Scholarship Program
S.B. 21
Allows for the reinstatement of lost scholarships upon completion of a showing of satisfactory academic progress, a cumulative grade point average as required by law or continuous enrollment (for those who do not maintain enrollment)....

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VASigned into law 03/2008Postsec.Awards Cannot Exceed Annual Costs
H.B. 1529
Clarifies that the Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Awards Committee may reduce the scholarship award to any student to ensure that, when the award is added to other financial assistance received by the student, the award does not produce a total of fin...

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SDSigned into law 02/2008Postsec.Tuition/fees
H.B. 1274
Revises the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2008; increases amounts to be transferred to the opportunity scholarships.
http://legis.state.sd.us/index.aspx...

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SCSigned into law 02/2008Postsec.Broadens Eligibility Requirements
H.B. 3379
Provides that a resident attending an out-of-state high school is eligible to receive a Palmetto Fellows Scholarship or a Life Scholarship; relates to grade point averages and standardized grading. Adds provision clarifying that for the purposes of meeting the...

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MISigned into law 12/2007Postsec.College Savings Program
H.B. 5138
Amends the Education Savings Program Act; adds as an authorized withdrawal from such an account a withdrawal made because a beneficiary attended a service academy to the extent that the amount of the withdrawal does not exceed the costs of the advanced educati...

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NJSigned into law 12/2007Postsec.
Community College
NJ STARS/NJ STARS II Military Service Exemption
A.B. 3253
Provides a military service exemption to the requirement of continuous enrollment under the NJ STARS and NJ STARS II Programs.
http://www.state.nj.us...

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ALAdopted 12/2007Postsec.
Community College
Alabama Student Assistance Program
AAC 300-4-2-.06
Increases the maximum award amount for Alabama Student Assistance Program from $2,500 to $5,000....

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TXUnofficially approved by Voters. 11/2007Postsec.
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Bonds to Finance Student Loans
V. 2
(PROPOSITION 2; SJR 57 2007)Proposes a constitutional amendment to provide for the issuance of a specified amount of general obligation bonds to finance educational loans to students and for authority to enter into bond enhancement agreements with respect to g...

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CASigned into law 10/2007P-12
Postsec.
Cash for College Program
A.B. 1540
Expresses the intent of the Legislature that resident students with financial need be made aware of the opportunities afforded to them through the various state and federal financial aid programs. Establishes the Cash for College Program under the administrati...

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IDAdopted 10/2007Postsec.PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
IDAPA 08.01.05
Rewrites rules of both the Promise A and Promise B scholarships in the Promise Scholarship Program to modify the selection criteria and the eligibility requirements to allow for the inclusion of home-schooled students. Criteria includes high school record and ...

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CAVetoed 09/2007Postsec.Financial aid
S.B. 1
Amends the Donahoe Higher Education Act to require the Trustees of the California State University and the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, and request the Regents of the University of California to establish procedures to enable person...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007Postsec.
Community College
Scholarship Funds from License Plates
S.B. 169
Specifies that scholarship awards from moneys deposited into the state college and university trust fund are to support Illinois residents. Directs the state treasurer to create separate accounts within the university grant fund for each university or college ...

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CASigned into law 08/2007Postsec.Student Financial Aid
S.B. 91
Repeals provisions of existing law relating to the establishment and operation of the auxiliary organization and the state's participation in the federal Family Education Loan Program if the Director of Finance makes a notification that specified occurrences, ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007Postsec.Scholarships for Children of Veterans
H.B. 486
Concerns scholarships for children of veterans. Adds Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom to the list of periods of hostilities for which each county shall be entitled, annually, to one honorary scholarship in the University of Illinois for q...

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NHSigned into law 07/2007Postsec.Tuition Waivers for Foster Children
S.B. 168
Establishes tuition waivers for foster children at any public postsecondary institution.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2007/SB0168.html...

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ORSigned into law 07/2007Postsec.
Community College
Oregon Opportunity Grant
S.B. 334
Expands the Oregon Opportunity Grant and helps more students afford the cost of attending an Oregon University or Community College. Under this model, award amounts will be based on the student's income level and family size—not just the cost of attending the ...

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LASigned into law 07/2007P-12
Postsec.
Minimum Scores on Specified Tests
H.B. 634
Provides relative to minimum scores on specified tests that are required of certain home study students to be eligible for Tuition Opportunity Program for Students awards; provides relative to effectiveness; provides relative to the minimum cumulative high sch...

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ORSigned into law 07/2007Postsec.
Community College
Financial Aid for Veterans Studying Part Time
H.B. 2208
Makes veterans enrolled part-time in course of study or professional training eligible for state financial aid.
http://www.leg.state.or.us/07reg/measpdf/hb2200.dir/hb2208.en.pdf...

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MESigned into law 07/2007Postsec.
Community College
Incentives for Graduates to Work and Live in State
I. 2; LD 948; LR 124
Provides a tax credit to reimburse educational loan payments for any resident who earns an associate or bachelor's degree and lives, works and pays taxes in the State after earning the degree; provides that residents who earn associate degree or bachelor's deg...

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MISigned into law 07/2007P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Expands Michigan Promise Award Eligibility
H.B. 4595
Expands eligibility for Michigan promise award to include certain residents who graduated from out-of- state high schools.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2007-2008/billenrolled/House/pdf/2007-HNB-4595.pdf...

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MESigned into law 06/2007Postsec.
Community College
Financial Aid for College Students Who Remain in State
L.D. 1856; LR 2619
Provides a tax credit to reimburse educational loan payments for any resident who earns an associate degree or a bachelor's degree and lives, works and pays taxes in the State; provides that residents who earn associate degree or bachelor's degree from an accr...

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OKSigned into law 06/2007Postsec.Education Reform Revolving Fund, Access
S.B. 820
Relates to the Education Lottery Trust Fund and higher education. On or after July 1, 2008, twelve percent (12%) of the revenue derived pursuant to this paragraph shall be apportioned monthly to the General Revenue Fund and eighty-eight percent (88%) of such r...

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TXSigned into law 06/2007Postsec.Scholarship Prohibitions for Relatives of Board Members
S.B. 1325
Prohibits relatives of public college and university board members from receiving certain scholarships from the institution or system whose board the member serves, with exceptions.
http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/pdf/SB01325F.pdf...

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HISigned into law 05/2007Postsec.Scholarship Programs
H.B. 1529
Establishes the Senator Hiram L. Fong scholarship program and the Senator Oren E. Long scholarship program.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/Bills/HB1529_CD1_.htm...

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GASigned into law 05/2007Postsec.
Community College
Georgia HERO Scholarship
H.B. 131
Relates to definitions relative to the Georgia HERO (Helping Educate Reservists and their Offspring) Scholarship, so as to provide that surviving spouses of certain deceased service members are eligible for scholarships. Provides that term of award eligibility...

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GAVetoed 05/2007Postsec.HOPE Eligibility for Georgia Military College Students
H.B. 363
Relates to eligibility requirements for a Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally (HOPE) grant. Provides that students at Georgia Military College are eligible for HOPE grants.
Bill: http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2007_08/pdf/hb363.pdf
Veto message (scrol...

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NVSigned into law 05/2007Postsec.
Community College
Student Loans
S.B. 357
Revises provisions relating to student loans administered by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education for students enrolled in certain workforce educational programs. Revises the interest rate and delinquency charge that may be charged to student...

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FLSigned into law 05/2007Postsec.Student Financial Assistance
H.B. 343
Relates to public postsecondary need-based student financial assistance; requires state residency for such assistance grant; revises eligibility criteria for the renewal of specified financial aid awards; creates the Public Postsecondary Career Education Stude...

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IASigned into law 05/2007Postsec.
Community College
All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship Program
S.F. 588 (Sec. 28)
Creates the All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship program for students with a minimum 2.5 high school grade point average and who demonstrate financial need. Establishes scholarship duration as four full-time semesters at a two-year institution or two full-time sem...

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TXSigned into law 05/2007Postsec.Eligibility for Financial Aid
H.B. 1250
Allow graduates of unaccredited high schools (including home school programs) to compete for loans through the B-On-Time Student Loan Program. Prohibits discrimination based on the secondary school attended.
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/pd...

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TXSigned into law 05/2007P-12
Postsec.
Exemption from Tuition/Fees for Adopted Students
H.B. 2702
Provides exemption from tuition and fees at a public institution of higher education for adopted students.
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/pdf/HB02702F.pdf...

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TXSigned into law 05/2007P-12
Postsec.
Tuition Vouchers for Playing "Taps"
H.B. 1187
Requires the Texas Veterans Commission (commission) to establish a program to issue vouchers to be exchanged for an exemption from the payment of tuition and required fees at an institution of higher education to students in grades 6 through 12 or at postsecon...

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NYSigned into law 05/2007Postsec.Conflicts of Interest -- Financial Aid
A.B. 7950
Protects students and parents from being steered by lenders and institutions of higher learning into student loans laden with conflicts of interest.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A07950&sh=t...

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INSigned into law 05/2007P-12
Postsec.
21st Century Scholars Program Expansion, Graduation
H.B. 1647
Expands eligibility for the 21st Century Scholars program to grade 7 students, and beginning with the 2008-09 school year, to grade 6 students. Provides that an individual must be at least 18 or have withdrawn from school to receive a GED diploma. Modifies the...

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INSigned into law 05/2007P-12
Postsec.
Eligibility for 21st Century Scholars Program
H.B. 1266
Provides that a student who is in foster care or placed in the home of a relative or other unlicensed caretaker may enroll in the 21st Century Scholars program at any time before the student graduates from high school, is not required to be eligible for free o...

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AZVetoed 05/2007P-12
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tuition/fees
S.B. 1183
Establishes the Early Graduation Scholarship Program under which eligible students who graduate from a public high school or charter school earlier than the student's class is scheduled to graduate may receive a scholarship of a specified amount to be applied ...

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INSigned into law 05/2007P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Recodification of Higher Education Code
S.B. 526 (omnibus) - Recodification of Higher Education Code
Recodifies the law governing higher education. Changes references in provisions that cross reference to the law being recodified. Makes related changes. Repeals obsolete provisions. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the code revision commiss...

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MOSigned into law 05/2007Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education Finance
S.B. 389 [Postsecondary Finance]
Increases the amount of the Bright Flight scholarships from $2,000 to $3,000 beginning with fiscal year 2011. Beginning with fiscal year 2011, students with test scores between the top five percent and the top three percent qualify for a scholarship of $1,000....

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MTSigned into law 05/2007Postsec.
Community College
Governor's Postsecondary Scholarship Program
S.B. 2A (Postsecondary)
Revises portions of the governor's postsecondary scholarship program. Revises: (1) duties of the council and board; (2) criteria of types and amounts of scholarships; (3) eligibility requirements; and (5) public and private sources of funding.
http://data.opi...

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MTSigned into law 04/2007Postsec.
Community College
Educational Loans for Physicians
S.B. 553
Expands the repayment of educational loans to include physicians practicing in medically underserved areas or for underserved populations. Increases the amount of educational debt that may be paid by the board of regents. Increases the fee that may be assessed...

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WASigned into law 04/2007Postsec.
Community College
Need-Based Aid for Part-Time Students
H.B. 1179
Authorizes part-time students at postsecondary institutions to qualify for a state need grant. Encourages institutions of higher education to review their policies and procedures regarding financial aid for students taking a less-than-half-time course load, an...

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WASigned into law 04/2007P-12
Postsec.
College Board Scholarship Program
S.B. 5098
Declares an intent to inspire and encourage all Washington students to dream big by creating a guaranteed four-year tuition scholarship program for students from low income families and those students that may be the first in their family to attend college. Fi...

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WASigned into law 04/2007Postsec.Wiaver, Tuition/Fees
S.B. 5002
Changes tuition waivers for families of fallen veterans and national guard members....

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WASigned into law 04/2007Postsec.Investment of Scholarship Endowment Funds
S.B. 5039
Management of the investments of funds for all scholarship endowment programs administered by HECB is vested in the State Investment Board. The State Investment Board must invest the funds using reasonable care and prudence. The State Investment Board may comm...

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WASigned into law 04/2007Postsec.
Community College
Meeting the Demand for Higher and Differently Skilled Workers
H.B. 1096
Finds that: (1) The economic trends of globalization and technological change are increasing the demand for higher and differently skilled workers than in the past; (2) Increasing Washington's economic competitiveness requires increasing the supply of skilled ...

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WASigned into law 04/2007P-12
Postsec.
GET Ready for Math and Science Scholarship Program
H.B. 1779
Establishes the GET ready for math and science scholarship program. The purpose of the program is to provide scholarships to students who achieve level four on the mathematics or science portions of the tenth grade Washington assessment of student learning or ...

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WASigned into law 04/2007P-12
Postsec.
Passport to College Promise Program Pilot
H.B. 1131
Declares an intent to create the passport to college promise pilot program that will have two primary components, as follows: (1) Significantly increasing outreach to foster care youth between the ages of fifteen and eighteen regarding the higher education opp...

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MDSigned into law 04/2007P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Dual Enrollment Grant Program
S.B. 525
Requires the Maryland Higher Education Commission to establish and administer a grant program for dually enrolled students; requires a recipient of a dual enrollment grant to be a resident of the State and a dually enrolled student; requires the Commission to ...

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NYSigned into law 04/2007Postsec.
Community College
Financial Aid
S.B. 2107, Part E-1
Amends eligibility requirements for all general awards, academic performance awards and student loans. Requires all such aid recipients to have been approved for participation in federal student financial aid programs authorized by Title IV of the Higher Educa...

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NESigned into law 04/2007P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Access College Early Scholarship Program
L.B. 192
Creates the Access College Early Scholarship Program, and eliminates the Community Scholarship Foundation Program. The purpose of the program is to provide financial assistance to low-income students for courses to be taken for credit from a qualified postseco...

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VASigned into law 04/2007Postsec.
Community College
Two-Year College Transfer Grant Program
H.B. 1681
Chapter 850. The measure provides higher education grants to Virginia residents, who have successfully completed an acceptable associate degree program at a Virginia two-year college and have been admitted to an accredited nonprofit public or private instituti...

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WASigned into law 04/2007Postsec.Loans and Revenue Bonds
S.B. 5385
Authorizes the Washington Higher Education Facilities Authority is authorized to originate and purchase educational loans and to issue student loan revenue bonds. The Authority has the power to form non-profit special purpose corporations or may contract with ...

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IDSigned into law 04/2007Postsec.
Community College
Idaho Opportunity Scholarship
H.B. 329 (see assoc. H.B. 217)
Makes an appropriation to the state board of education, including $1,925,000 for the Idaho Opportunity Scholarship. Directs the state board of education, when awarding the Idaho Opportunity Scholarship, to give first priority to all eligible students attending...

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WVVetoed 04/2007P-12
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Technology Donation Program; Higher Ed. Councils; Health Education Loan Program
H.B. 2558
Requires the state's Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to create and implement a program to refurbish and donate state surplus computers which are no more than four years old from state agencies to public schools and low-income school children; encourages the CTO...

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NMSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.
Community College
College Assistance Migrant Program
S.B. 858
Creates the college assistance migrant program at New Mexico State University to serve educational needs of migrants and seasonal farm workers who are students at the university.
http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/07%20Regular/final/SB0858.pdf...

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COSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.Loan Repayments for Public Servants
H.B. 1242
Concerns Higher Education Loan Repayment Assistance Programs for students from institutions of higher education who enter public service careers.
http://www.leg.state.co.us/Clics/Clics2007A/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/975F12E94F4D635287257251007D6948?Open&file=1242_en...

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IDSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.
Community College
Idaho Opportunity Scholarship
H.B. 217 (see assoc. H.B. 329)
Creates the Idaho Opportunity Scholarship for financially disadvantaged students. Covers the costs of tuition, fees, room and board, and books for Idaho residents who graduate from an accredited Idaho high school and who attend an eligible postsecondary instit...

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NMSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.
Community College
Student with Disabilities Scholarship Act
H.B. 518/S.B. 537
Creates the students with disabilities scholarship act; defines a student with disabilities as a student who has a record of a physical or mental condition that substantially limits one or more major life activities, including attention deficit disorder or oth...

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NMSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.
Community College
Full-Time Status for Students With Disabilities
S.B. 689
Extends time that students with disabilities can be defined as full time for purposes of eligibility for state lottery scholarship program.
http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/07%20Regular/final/SB0689.pdf...

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NMSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.
Community College
College Affordability Scholarships at Tribal Colleges
S.B. 355
Enables students at tribal colleges to receive scholarships under the College Affordability Act. Defines student eligibility and terms of scholarship.
http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/07%20Regular/final/SB0355.pdf...

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WVSigned into law 03/2007P-12
Postsec.
Certificate & Endorsement Tuition Reimbursement
H.B. 2588
Allows tuition and fees for courses taken for the renewal of a teaching certificate or to gain an additional endorsement in a shortage area to be reimbursed by the department of education. http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Text_HTML/2007_SESSIONS/RS/BILLS/HB25...

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VASigned into law 03/2007Postsec.
Community College
Two-Year College Transfer Grant Program
H.B. 1681, S.B. 749
Establishes the Two-Year College Transfer Grant Program for the purpose of providing higher education grants of up to $2,000 per year to domiciles of Virginia who have successfully completed an acceptable associate degree program at a public two-year instituti...

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KYSigned into law 03/2007P-12
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Tuition Waiver to Spouse or Child of Certain Veterans
H.B. 128
Waives the public higher education or vocational tuition of a spouse or child of a deceased or permanently and totally disabled veteran and who is under a certain age, for a period not in excess of 45 months. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/RECORD/07RS/HB128/bill.doc...

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IDSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.
Community College
Scholarships to Dependents/Members of the Armed Forces
S.B. 1095
Provides additional scholarship eligibility to dependents or certain members of the armed forces. Session Law Chapter 95
http://www3.state.id.us/oasis/S1095.html...

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LAAdopted 03/2007P-12
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Scholarship/Grant Programs--Natural Disaster
LAC 28:IV.703, 705, 803, and 805
Amends to incorporate Acts 64 and 65 of the First Extraordinary Session of 2005 concerning the TOPS initial and continuing eligibility requirements; Provides waivers of certain TOPS initial eligibility requirements for students displaced by Hurricanes Katrina ...

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WVSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.
Community College
National Guard & Deceased Military Family Member Tuition Benefit
H.B. 2931, S.B. 487
Provides for payment of tuition and fees for any member of the Army National Guard or Air National Guard during the period of his or her service who is enrolled in a course of undergraduate study or a Master's degree program and is attending any accredited col...

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WVSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.
Community College
Emergency Medical Services Personnel Dependents Scholarships
H.B. 2717
Establishes a retirement system for emergency medical services personnel, which includes scholarships for dependent children of deceased personnel up to but not exceeding six thousand dollars per year to any state university, college, trade or vocational schoo...

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UTSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education Tuition Assistance Program Changes
H.B. 195
Changes requirements for the Utah Higher Education Tuition Assistance Program to allow money appropriated for the program to be available only for need-based grants to students; eliminates other requirements under the program. http://le.utah.gov/~2007/bills/hb...

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UTSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.
Community College
Military Member Surviving Dependent Tuition Waiver
H.B. 309
Waives the undergraduate tuition at state institutions of higher education for surviving dependents of Utah resident military members, including a member of the National Guard or reserve component of the armed forces, killed on federal active duty, provided ce...

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WVSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.
Community College
National Guard & Military Financial Aid
S.B. 667
Extends tuition and fees waiver for members of the West Virginia Army National Guard and West Virginia Air National Guard enrolled in Master's degree programs at any accredited college, university, business or trade school, or aviation school located in West V...

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VASigned into law 03/2007P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Tuition Waiver for Children & Spouses of Certain Public Safety Personnel
S.B. 1187
Includes the surviving spouses and children between the ages of 16 and 25 of members of the Virginia National Guard or members of the Virginia State Defense Force killed in the line of duty among the beneficiaries entitled to free undergraduate tuition and the...

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WYSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.Physician, Dentist & Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Program
H.B. 164
Provides that loans resulting from undergraduate and postgraduate education for physicians, dentists and health care providers who provide their services in the state are eligible for repayment up to specified amounts. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2007/Enroll/H...

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WYSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.
Community College
Hathaway Scholarship Program Revisions
H.B. 97
Revises the Hathaway scholarship program by increasing curriculum requirements necessary to qualify for scholarships; establishes specific curriculum requirements for various scholarship levels for students graduating in the 2007-2008 school year, 2009-2010 sc...

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TXAdopted 03/2007P-12
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Financial Assistance Opportunities
1 TAC 10.210.210.3 -.5
Requires all state agencies, except institutions of higher education,state agencies defined in ?531.001(4), Government Code, and state agencies granted an exemption from the requirements by the department, to post a synopsis of all funding opportunities under ...

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WYSigned into law 02/2007Postsec.
Community College
Foreign Language Teacher Loan Repayment Program
H.B. 182
Amends the teacher shortage loan repayment program to include students pursuing degrees to become foreign language teachers; transfers administrative authority for the program from the Wyoming Higher Education Assistance Authority to the Wyoming Community Coll...

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WYSigned into law 02/2007Postsec.
Community College
Free Tuition for Disabled Peace Officer Dependents
S.B. 121
Provides that dependents of peace officers who are totally disabled while in the scope of duty shall receive free tuition and fees up to a total of 10 semesters at the University of Wyoming and up to a total of 6 semester at a state community college. http://l...

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WYSigned into law 02/2007Postsec.
Community College
Hathaway Scholarship Program Expansion
H.B. 99
Expands the Hathaway scholarship program to graduate and professional degrees; clarifies provisions regarding students attending multiple institutions under the Hathaway scholarship program; extends time for attending postsecondary institutions under the Hatha...

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WYSigned into law 02/2007Postsec.Dental Student Loan Repayment Program
S.B. 45
Establishes a dental student loan repayment program and allows for loan forgiveness if certain requirements are met.
http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2007/Enroll/SF0045.pdf...

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WYSigned into law 02/2007Postsec.
Community College
Free Tuition for Specified Deceased Public Servants' Dependents
H.B. 112
Provides up to 10 semesters of free tuition and fees at the University of Wyoming and/or any Wyoming community college for surviving dependents of any peace officer, firefighter, or emergency medical technician who dies while acting within the scope of their d...

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NJSigned into law 01/2007Postsec.Financial Aid for Military Personnel
A.B. 2542; S.B. 1550
Extends eligibility for higher education tuition assistance to certain former members of New Jersey National Guard and increases number of tuition-free credits available to National Guard members and their dependents.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillVi...

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INIssued 12/2006Postsec.
Community College
Scholarships
E.O. 06-18
Designates the Indiana Finance Authority as the entity to oversee and execute financial transactions in connection with the governor's 2007 higher education initiative.
http://www.in.gov/gov/press/media/eo/EO_06-18.pdf...

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MISigned into law 12/2006Postsec.
Community College
Creation of New Merit Scholarship Program
H.B. 6302; S.B. 1335
Repeals Michigan merit award scholarship program; creates new Michigan merit award program. Public Act 478
The new act would provide grant awards to Michigan students beginning with the high school class of 2007,
replacing the awards currently made under the M...

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MISigned into law 12/2006Postsec.
Community College
Michigan Promise Scholarship
S.B. 1335
Establishes the Michigan Promise Grant, which provides an eligible student, beginning with the Class of 2007, with a up to $4,000 scholarship to students completing two years of postsecondary education. Defines an eligible student as a high school graduate who...

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MIVetoed 12/2006Postsec.
Community College
Tuition Grants and Legal Residency
H.B. 5307
Conditions eligibility for tuition grants to students enrolled in independent nonprofit institutions of higher learning on being a U.S. citizen or legal alien with permanent residency status.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2005-2006/billenrolled/House...

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MIVetoed 12/2006Postsec.
Community College
Financial Aid for Legal Residents
H.B. 5303
Conditions eligibility for state competitive scholarships on being a U.S. citizen or legal alien with permanent residency status.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2005-2006/billenrolled/House/pdf/2005-HNB-5303.pdf...

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MIVetoed 12/2006Postsec.
Community College
Tuition Differential Grants and Legal Residency
H.B. 5308
Conditions eligibility for tuition differential grants for students enrolled in independent nonprofit institutions of higher learning on being a U.S. citizen or legal alien with permanent residency status.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2005-2006/bill...

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MIVetoed 12/2006Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education Grants and Legal Residents
H.B. 5302
Conditions part-time independent student higher education grant program eligibility on being a U.S. citizen or legal alien with permanent residency status.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2005-2006/billenrolled/House/htm/2005-HNB-5302.htm
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MIVetoed 12/2006Postsec.
Community College
Graduate Student Work Study Eligibility and Legal Residents
H.B. 5304
Conditions eligibility for work-study programs for students attending graduate and professional graduate schools and employed by qualified employers, on being a U.S. citizen or legal alien with permanent residency status.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/document...

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MIVetoed 12/2006P-12
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Community College
Merit Award Scholarships and Legal Residency
H.B. 5309
Conditions eligibility for the Legislative Merit Award Scholarships on being a U.S. citizen or legal alien with permanent residency status.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2005-2006/billenrolled/House/pdf/2005-HNB-5309.pdf...

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MIVetoed 12/2006Postsec.
Community College
Work Study Eligibility and Legal Residents
H.B. 5305
Conditions eligibility for work-study programs on being a U.S. citizen or legal alien with permanent residency status.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2005-2006/billenrolled/House/pdf/2005-HNB-5305.pdf...

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MIVetoed 12/2006Postsec.
Community College
Grant Program Eligibility and Legal Residents
H.B. 5306
Conditions eligibility for the state Educational Opportunity Grant program on being a U.S. citizen or legal alien with permanent residency status.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2005-2006/billenrolled/House/pdf/2005-HNB-5306.pdf...

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UTAdopted 12/2006Postsec.
Community College
Robert C Byrd Scholarship Program
R277-701
Provides definitions, student eligibility requirements, application procedures, application and notification time lines, scholarship award and continuing eligibility procedures, and waivers or exceptions for student requirements for the Robert C. Byrd Honors S...

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OHRejected by Voters. 11/2006Postsec.Revenues to partially fund college scholarships
V. 3
(STATE ISSUE 3; Initiative Petition) Proposes a Constitutional amendment to permit up to 31,500 slot machines at seven horse racing tracks and at two Cleveland non-track locations; permits expanded gaming in Cuyahoga County if approved by the county's voters; ...

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LAIssued 11/2006Postsec.
Community College
Bond Allocation and Student Loans
E.O. 46
Provides an allocation from the 2006 ceiling to be used to finance student loans which, if the student meets certain timely payment requirements, will have interest rates below the interest rates established by the U.S. Department of Education. http://gov.loui...

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WYApproved by voters 11/2006Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education Scholarship & Improvement Funds
V. 3
Proposes an amendment (amendment C) to the Constitution to authorize the creation of permanent funds for two purposes: First, higher education scholarships, which include the current Hathaway scholarship program; and second, improving the quality of higher edu...

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MISigned into law 09/2006Postsec.
Community College
State Scholarship Programs Funding
H.B. 6249
Authorizes the Higher Education Assistance Authority to use money from the Michigan guaranty agency's operating fund for the state competitive scholarship program or for the tuition incentive program provided certain conditions are met. Public Act 425

http://...

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CAVetoed 09/2006Postsec.
Community College
Oversight of Private College Financial Aid
A.B. 751
Authorizes the Student Aid Commission to regulate all matters and functions related to the state operations of purveyors of private college financial aid services for the purposes of preventing financial aid and scholarship fraud. Requires a purveyor of privat...

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CASigned into law 09/2006Postsec.
Community College
Financial Aid Age Requirements
A.B. 2813
Relates to the State Community College Transfer Cal Grant Entitlement Program eligibility requirements that includes a requirement that the student not meet the federal definition of independent student, with the exception of students who are 24 years old or o...

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CAVetoed 09/2006Postsec.
Community College
State Financial Aid Limits
A.B. 358
Expresses legislative intent that the maximum grant for Cal Grant recipients in 4-year programs at independent institutions be set and adjusted annually to equal the estimated General Fund cost of educating a student at the public 4-year institutions. Provides...

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CASigned into law 09/2006Postsec.
Community College
State Financial Aid Eligibility
S.B. 1383
Specifies that a student who does not meet the requirements of the Cal Grant Program that specify the need for a high school diploma or its equivalent in the academic year after the award year, but who meets the requirements for the diploma or its equivalent b...

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NJAdopted 08/2006Postsec.
Community College
Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship II Program
NJAC 9A:9-11
Establishes the New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship II Program and provides that the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority shall adopt rules necessary for the administration of the act....

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ILSigned into law 07/2006Postsec.
Community College
Monetary Award Program Grants
S.B. 2225
Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Requires the Student Assistance Commission to receive and consider applications for monetary grant assistance to benefit students who will not receive Monetary Award Program grants. Provides that an applicant...

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NYVetoed 07/2006Postsec.
Community College
September 11th, 2001 Scholarship Fund
S.B. 8035
Establishes the September 11th, 2001 scholarship fund. Authorizes distinctive license plate program to fund scholarships. Monies of the fund may be expended only for higher education of victims who lost an immediate family member as a result of the September 1...

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ILSigned into law 07/2006P-12
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Community College
Illinois GEAR UP
S.B. 2328
Establishes the Steps for Attaining Higher Education through Academic Development (Illinois Steps AHEAD) program as the state's GEAR UP program, housed in the Department of Human Services to provide educational services and post-secondary educational scholarsh...

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ILSigned into law 07/2006Postsec.
Community College
Nurse Educator Assistance Act
S.B. 931
Establishes the Nurse Educator Assistance Act to attract capable and promising students to the nursing educator profession, increase employment and retention of individuals who are working towards or who have received a master's or doctoral degree in nursing, ...

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WYEmergency Rule Adoption 07/2006Postsec.
Community College
Hathaway Scholarship Program Requirements
Chapter 38
Defines the scholarships made available by the Hathaway Scholarship Program, which is a scholarship program that begins with the graduating class of 2006, and sets forth the requirements students must meet and maintain to be eligible for these scholarships. h...

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ILAdopted 07/2006P-12
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Teach Illinois Scholarship Program
23 IAC 2768.10, 15, 20, 30, 40
Clarifies rules to reflect the statutory changes contained in public law, which created this new program to encourage students to become teachers in schools with staff shortages. Sets forth the applicant eligibility requirements, program procedures and institu...

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HISigned into law 06/2006Postsec.
Community College
Scholarship Assistance
S.B. 3120
Encourages state residents to pursue postsecondary education by clarifying the financial eligibility guidelines, establishing a workforce development scholarship program at the community colleges based on need, establishing a state scholars program, and placin...

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ILSigned into law 06/2006Postsec.
Community College
Financial Aid for Certain Low-Income Students
H.B. 4406
Provides that grant assistance is available to an individual who:
(1) has been in the legal custody of his or her grandparent and received public aid assistance under the Illinois Public Aid Code for at least 12 months before first applying for assistance;
(2)...

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AZApproved by voters 06/2006Postsec.Prohibition of In-state Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants
V. 7 (Prop. 300)
(PROPOSITION SCR 1031-2006) Submits to the people of the State a measure relating to family literacy public program eligibility; prohibits eligibility to persons not legally in the United States or not citizens; requires reporting of the number of students cla...

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LASigned into law 06/2006Postsec.Tuition Waivers for Former Foster Children
H.B. 1287
Provides tuition and fee exemptions at public postsecondary education institutions for persons previously in the state's foster care program. http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=406264...

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TNSigned into law 06/2006P-12
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HOPE Scholarship for GED Students
S.B. 2981
Relates to lottery scholarships and grants; provides that a student that is eligible for a HOPE scholarship upon graduation from high school, completion of high school in a home school or obtaining a GED but instead enrolls in a technology center and receives ...

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LASigned into law 06/2006P-12
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Teachers Education Trust Fund Incentive Program
S.B. 737
Establishes the Teachers Education Trust Fund Incentive Program to provide additional financial incentives for qualified classroom teachers to locate and teach in low-performing schools in disadvantaged and under-served geographical areas of the state.

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MISigned into law 06/2006Postsec.
Community College
Out of State Merit Scholarship Award
S.B. 861
Eliminates the $1,000 awards currently available to merit scholarship award qualifiers enrolling in postsecondary institutions outside the state. Effective with the high school graduating class of 2007.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2005-2006/publica...

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CASigned into law 06/2006Community College
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Financial Aid Eligibility for Students with Parents in Military
A.B. 840
Relates to the eligibility requirement under the Community College Transfer Cal Grant Entitlement Program that a participant graduate for a state high school or its equivalent during or after the 2000-01 academic year. Exempts from that requirement, a student ...

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HISigned into law 06/2006Postsec.
Community College
Tuition and Fee Waivers
S.B. 1648
Authorizes the board of regents to waive the nonresident tuition and fee differential for members in good standing of the following military units, regardless of their actual state of residence:
(A) The Hawaii national guard; and
(B) The federal reserve compon...

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FLSigned into law 06/2006Postsec.Educational Opportunities for Spouses of Disabled Veterans
S.B. 2034
Relates to education of spouses of disabled veterans; provides that it is declared policy of state to provide educational opportunity at state expense for spouses of deceased or disabled servicemembers; provides criteria for qualification for such benefits for...

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IASigned into law 06/2006P-12
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Tuition Grants
H.B. 2792 - Section 43
Makes an appropriation to cover tuition grants for students attending for-profit accredited private institutions in Iowa. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&menu=false&hbill=HF2792...

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IASigned into law 06/2006P-12
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Financial Aid
H.B. 2792 Section 36 - 37
Provides educational assistance to the child of a person who died on or after September 11, 2001, during active federal military service while serving in the armed forces, the Iowa national guard or another military component of the United States. Provides up ...

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VTSigned into law 05/2006P-12
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Community College
Commission to Develop the Next Generation Initiative
S.B. 312
Relates to higher education. Creates a commission to develop the next generation initiative to encourage Vermonters to live and work in Vermont. Proposes the commission consider a broad range of ideas to meet this goal, including:
(1)  Strategies to ensure t...

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TNSigned into law 05/2006Postsec.
Community College
HOPE Scholarship Awards
S.B. 2683
Concerns lottery, scholarships and programs; increases HOPE scholarship awards from $ 3,300 to $ 4,000 for full-time students at four-year institutions and $ 1,650 to $ 2,000 for full-time students at two-year institutions.
http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/b...

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TNSigned into law 05/2006Postsec.Tuition Grants for Foster Children
H.B. 2809; S.B. 2587
Concerns Lottery, Scholarships and Programs; permits students receiving Tennessee HOPE foster child tuition grants to attend eligible private, as well as public, postsecondary institutions.
http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/bills/currentga/BILL/HB2809.pdf...

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WAEmergency Rule Adoption 05/2006Postsec.
Community College
Tuition Waivers
WAC 478-160-163
Authorizes a new permissive waiver for veterans who are Washington domiciles and who were called to active federal duty in a conflict or war on foreign soil or in international waters....

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FLSigned into law 05/2006Postsec.Technology and Research Scholarship Program
H.B. 1237
Creates 21st Century Technology, Research, and Scholarship Enhancement Act; creates Florida Technology, Research, and Scholarship Board within Board of Governors of State University System; requires that board provide recommendations for 21st Century World Cla...

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GASigned into law 05/2006P-12
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Community College
HOPE Scholarships
S.B. 561
Relates to HOPE scholarships and grants. Clarifies language related to program eligibility of students in a first professional degree program, defined as a nonundergraduate degree program which accepts students after the completion of the sophomore or junior y...

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GASigned into law 04/2006Postsec.HOPE Scholarships
S.B. 506
Relates to HOPE scholarships and HOPE grants, so as to provide for a set amount for mandatory fees for HOPE scholarships and HOPE grants for eligible public postsecondary institutions created after January 1, 2004. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2005_06/pd...

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KSSigned into law 04/2006Postsec.
Community College
Kansas National Guard Scholarships
S.B. 305
Removes residency requirement from eligibility requirements for Kansas National Guard scholarships. Increases maximum years of national guard service (for scholarship eligibility) from 15 to 20.
http://www.kslegislature.org/bills/2006/305.pdf...

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KSSigned into law 04/2006P-12
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Tuition Waivers for Foster Children
S.B. 85 Section 1-10
Establishes the Kansas Foster Child Educational Assistance Act. Provides that the purpose of the act is to establish an educational assistance program under which eligible foster children receive tuition waivers to any area vocational school, area vocational-...

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WVSigned into law 04/2006Postsec.
Community College
Financial Aid
S.B. 32
Relates to state-funded student financial aid services; modifies the eligibility criteria for certain programs; modifies the types of institutions at which certain benefits may be used; expands certain eligibility to children of certain military personnel; inc...

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WVSigned into law 04/2006Postsec.
Community College
Tuition Waivers
S.B. 18
Grants tuition waivers to children and spouses of parole and probation officers killed in the line of duty or children and spouses of firefighters. http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Text_HTML/2006_SESSIONS/RS/BILLS/SB18%20SUB1%20enr.htm...

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MDSigned into law 04/2006Community College
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Community College Grants for English Language Learners
S.B. 575
Increases the total amount of grants that may be distributed to specified community colleges in order to provide instruction and services to specified students enrolled in English for Speakers of Other Languages programs from $ 2,500,000 per fiscal year to $ 6...

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MDSigned into law 04/2006Postsec.Scholarship for Veterans and Dependents
H.B. 3; S.B. 305
Establishes the Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts Scholarship; alters eligibility requirements for the Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program; establishes a specified death benefit for State residents serving in the Afghanistan and Iraq con...

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MDSigned into law 04/2006Postsec.Workforce and Economic Development Scholarships
H.B. 988; S.B. 552
Consolidates specified workforce shortage and economic development student scholarship and grant programs in the Maryland Higher Education Commission into the new Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant program; requires the Commission and the Office of St...

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MDSigned into law 04/2006Community College
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Grant Program for Students with Disabilities
H.B. 1681
Requires the Maryland Higher Education Commission to establish and administer a grant program for supplemental services and supports for students with disabilities in community colleges; provides for the purpose of the grant program; requires the Commission, i...

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WISigned into law 04/2006Postsec.
Community College
Scholarship Eligibility for Vocational Students
S.B. 370
Relates to eligibility of a student enrolled in a 2- year full-time vocational diploma program at a technical college for an academic excellence higher education scholarship; relates to tuition and fees.
http://www.legis.state.wi.us/2005/data/acts/05Act267.pdf...

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MSSigned into law 04/2006Postsec.
Community College
Merit-Based Tuition Assistance
H.B. 214
Creates a commission to study the effectiveness and efficiency of the administration of college tuition assistance programs administered by the Institutions of Higher Learning. In addition, the commission shall evaluate merit based college tuition assistance p...

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VASigned into law 04/2006P-12
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Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Program and Fund
S.B. 443
This bill attempts to modify and strengthen the Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Program and Fund to accomplish the purposes of the program more effectively and efficiently. This bill enhances and increases educational opportunities for eligible persons...

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COSigned into law 03/2006Postsec.Student Loan Policies
H.B. 1260
Concerns student loan programs in the Department of Higher Education; specifies that the Director of CollegeInvest shall be the Director of the Student Loan Division in the Department of Higher Education; repeals the Advisory Committee on Student Loans; increa...

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KSSigned into law 03/2006Postsec.Kansas Comprehensive Grant Program Awards
H.B. 2695
Authorizes Kansas Comprehensive Grant Program awards to Kansas residents enrolled at Kansas institutions accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education if students at those institutions received the award in FY 2006 and if the institutions are act...

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INSigned into law 03/2006Postsec.Need-Based and Merit-Based Financial Aid
H.B. 1347 Section 5
Requires all 4-year public postsecondary institutions to annually submit a report to the legislative council and the commission for higher education that includes the amount of need based financial aid and merit based financial aid available to students from a...

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SCSigned into law 03/2006Postsec.LIFE Scholarship Program
H.B. 4541
Amends and replaces in its entirety R.62-900 of the LIFE Scholarship Program. Three of the amendments make the scholarship regulation consistent with Act 162 which was approved during the 2005 legislative session: 1) students must use grades and credit hours f...

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WYSigned into law 03/2006Postsec.
Community College
Tuition Waivers for Certain Children/Dependents
S.B. 101
Provides tuition waivers at the University of Wyoming and community colleges for specified dependents of peace officers and emergency medical technicians who die in the line of duty. Applicants must have been under age 22 at the time of the parent or provider...

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UTSigned into law 03/2006P-12
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Modifications to Qualifications for New Century Scholarships
H.B. 326
Modifies the requirements to qualify for a New Century scholarship; allows a student to qualify for such scholarship who completes and approved math and science curriculum; requires scholarship requirements to be completed with at least a B average; requires t...

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VASigned into law 03/2006P-12
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Math, Science, Engineering and Technology Grant Program
H.B. 1244
Creates the Mathematics, Science, Engineering and Technology Career Grant Program to provide higher education grants to domiciles who are enrolled in an undergraduate program preparing students for careers in professions in the areas of mathematics, science, e...

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WVSigned into law 03/2006Postsec.Higher Education Student Financial Aid Advisory Board
H.B. 4049
Relates to state funded student financial aid.Establishes the Higher Education Student Financial Aid Advisory Board. The purpose of the board is to provide financial aid expertise and policy guidance to the commission, the council, the PROMISE Scholarship Boar...

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WYSigned into law 03/2006Postsec.
Community College
Scholarships
S.B. 85
Relates to education; provides for scholarships for attendance at community colleges and the University of Wyoming as specified; specifies eligibility criteria, conditions and limitations; imposes duties on the Department of Education, the University of Wyomin...

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VASigned into law 03/2006Postsec.Repeal of Virginia Scholars Program
H.B. 49
Repeals sections relating to the Virginia Scholars Program by recommendation of the State Council of Higher Education; provides that the Virginia Scholars Program is no longer functional and does not receive appropriations.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp...

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NJAdopted 02/2006Community College
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Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship Program
NJAC 9A:9-10.6, 10.10
Provides scholarships for the full cost of tuition and approved fees to eligible students enrolled in a full-time course to study at the county college serving their county of residence. Allows students to attend a county college outside their county of reside...

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SDSigned into law 02/2006Postsec.
Community College
Eligibility for Opportunity Scholarship
H.B. 1157
Extends opportunity scholarship eligibility to resident students who attend college or technical school out-of-state and then return to attend school. http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2006/bills/HB1157enr.pdf...

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VASigned into law 02/2006Postsec.Repeals Work Study Program
H.B. 50
Repeals provisions relating to the Virginia Work Study Program by recommendation of the State Council of Higher Education; provides that the Virginia Work Study Program is no longer functional and does not receive appropriations.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-b...

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ILAdopted 02/2006Postsec.Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Act
23 IAC 1080.100, 110, 200, 210, 220, 230, 300, 310, 320, 330
Establishes the Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Program (DFI), which combines two former programs, the Illinois Consortium for Educational Opportunity Program (ICEOP) and the Illinois Minority Graduate Incentive Program (IMGIP). The purpose o...

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ILAdopted 01/2006P-12
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The "Grow Your Own" Teacher Education Initiative
23 IAC 60.10 thru 100
Establishes rules to implement the Grow Our Own Teacher Education Act. Allows consortia of at least one postsecondary institution, at least one school district or group of schools and at least one community organization to apply for a grant provided the appli...

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LASigned into law 12/2005Postsec.
Community College
Tuition Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) Eligibility for Hurricane Victims
H.B. 142A
Provides relative to Tuition Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) continuing eligibility requirements for the 05-06 academic year for postsecondary students displaced during such academic year as a consequence of Hurricanes Katrina or Rita, or both; provide...

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LASigned into law 12/2005P-12
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Community College
Initial Eligibility for Tuition Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) Scholarships for Hurricane Victims
H.B. 143A
Provides relative to initial eligibility requirements for Tuition Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) awards for high school students displaced during the 2005-2006 school year as a consequence of Hurricane Katrina or Rita, or both; provides waivers, exemp...

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LAEmergency Rule Adoption 10/2005Postsec.
Community College
Scholarship/Grant Programs Hurricane Katrina Exceptions
LAC 28:IV.2103 and 2105
Establishes exceptions and deferments in certain state financial aid programs for students displaced by Hurricane Katrina. http://www.doa.state.la.us/osr/reg/0510/0510EMR.pdf...

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NYSigned into law 10/2005Postsec.Default prevention and student loan collection
S.B. 5546
Provides for the furnishing of information acquired by the department of taxation to the higher education services corporation for the purpose ofassisting in default prevention and collection of certain student loans. - Higher Education Services Corporation.

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NY(F) VETOED BY THE GOVERNOR 09/2005P-12
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Library science scholarships
S.B. 2510
AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing library science scholarships and making an appropriation....

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DESigned into law 09/2005P-12
Community College
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Delaware Student Excellence Equals Degree (SEED) Program
S.B. 30
Creates the Delaware Student Excellence Equals Degree (SEED) Program, to encourage Delaware students to stay in school, avoid contact with the criminal justice system, excel academically, and have access to higher education regardless of a family's financial c...

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ILSigned into law 08/2005Postsec.
Community College
Veteran Grants for Postsecondary Education
H.B. 815
Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Makes changes concerning veteran grants with regard to who qualifies for assistance, the type of assistance, notification to the postsecondary institution, and administration of the program. Makes changes con...

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NYSigned into law 08/2005Community College
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Memorial award
H.B. 7150
Establishes a memorial award for children and spouses of those deceased as a result of American Airlines flight 587, airbus A300 which crashed into BelleHarbor, Queens county on November 12, 2001, which allows eligibility for suchpersons to receive an amount e...

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ILSigned into law 07/2005Postsec.
Community College
Postsecondary Aid for TANF Recipients
H.B. 2421
Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Department of Human Services to establish a pilot program to provide TANF recipients with assistance in obtaining a post-secondary education degree. (1) provides that assistance in obtaining a post-secondary ed...

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NMRule Adoption 07/2005Postsec.Post Secondary Education/Loans/Finances/Scholarship
NMAC 5.1.3, 5.3.7, .9, .12, .13, 5.6.2, .3, .4, 5.7.3, .16, .19, .30, 5.100.2, .3; 5.5.20, 5.7.24, .25, .26, .29
Establishes rules regarding post secondary education, general provisions, budgets, instructional funding, adult basic education fund, loan purchase program, enrollment reporting, variable scheduling, enrollment verification, loan repayment, veterans' scholarsh...

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LASigned into law 07/2005Postsec.Use of Tuition Opportunity Program at Out-of-State Colleges
H.B. 103
AN ACT To enact R.S. 17:3048.1(A)(5), to permit use of Tuition Opportunity Program for Students Opportunity, Performance, and Honors Awards at certain out-of-state nonpublic colleges and universities; sets conditions for and limitations on such use; to provide...

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LASigned into law 06/2005P-12
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TOPS-Tech Early Start Awards
S.B. 355
AN ACT To enact R.S. 17:3048.5. Establishes the TOPS-Tech Early Start Award as part of the Louisiana Tuition Opportunity Program for Students for eligible 11th- and 12th-grade students attending Louisiana public high schools. States that a TOPS-Tech Early Star...

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LASigned into law 06/2005Postsec.Homeschooled Student Access to State Scholarship
H.B. 120
Relative to initial eligibility for a Tuition Opportunity for Students Program (TOPS) award for a student certified by a parent (or court-ordered custodian) to have successfully completed at the 12th grade level a home study program approved by BESE, provides ...

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TNSigned into law 06/2005Postsec.
Community College
25% Tuition Discount
S.B. 1629
Every child in Tennessee under twenty-four (24) years of age whose parent is employed as a full-time certified teacher in any public school in Tennessee or as a fulltime technology coordinator in any LEA in Tennessee, is to receive a 25% discount on tuition to...

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LASigned into law 06/2005P-12
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Amends Core Curriculum for Scholarship Purposes
S.B. 19
AN ACT To amend and reenact R.S. 17:3048.1(A)(1)(e)(xiii) and to enact R.S. 17:3048.1(A)(1)(e)(xiv), relative to the Louisiana Tuition Opportunity Program for Students curriculum (Tuition Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) high school core curriculum requ...

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NHSigned into law 06/2005Postsec.
Community College
Definition of educational institution for the purpose of higher education loans
S.B. 17
This bill redefines educational institution to allow such institutions to be located outside of the state for the purpose of higher education loans.

http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2005/SB0017.html...

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FLSigned into law 06/2005P-12
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Community College
International General Certificate of Secondary Education (pre-AICE) and Advanced International Certificate of Education
H.B. 579
Adds International General Certificate of Secondary Education (pre-AICE) and Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) to public school choice options and to rigorous academic programs parents must have the opportunity to learn about. Adds Advance...

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COSigned into law 06/2005Postsec.College Opportunity Fund
S.B. 132
Specifies that a student who is eligible to receive a stipend may receive a stipend for graduate level courses that apply toward the student's undergraduate degree. Requires the Colorado student loan program to reduce the amount of the stipend per credit hour ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2005P-12
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Eligibility for Early High School Graduation Scholarship
H.B. 2109
From bill analysis: The requirements of the Early High School Graduation Scholarship Program (scholarship program) as stated prior to 2003 provided that a student who completed high school in not more than 36 consecutive months was eligible for a scholarship i...

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FLSigned into law 06/2005P-12
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Financial Aid for Dependent Children of Dead or Disabled Veterans
H.B. 1189
Extends opportunity to receive postsecondary educational benefits at state expense to dependent children of certain dead or disabled veterans who were Florida residents when death or disability occurred. Decreases minimum required length of parent's residency....

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TXSigned into law 06/2005Postsec.Access to Higher Education, Early High School Graduation Scholarship
S.B. 1227
From bill analysis: S.B. 1227 makes an array of amendments to the Education Code to promote access to institutions of higher education, allow for financial aid administrative savings, and make clarifying changes. Amendments to Section 56.202 create the Early H...

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NHSigned into law 05/2005Postsec.Distribute financial aid to certain individuals based on residency in New Hampshire.
H.B. 389
Distributes financial aid with the purpose of increasing access to postsecondary education for individuals who have been residents of New Hampshire for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the date of enrollment in any institution under the authority of the...

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AZSigned into law 05/2005Postsec.Financial Aid for Medical Students
S.B. 1517 (Section 6-9)
Rewrites section 15-1723 on the amount of medical student loans so that loans are for tuition plus a living allowance.

Creates new section allowing the board of regents to grant scholarships to qualified first-year medical students who are Arizona residents w...

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GASigned into law 05/2005Postsec.
Community College
Georgia Higher Education Assistance Corporation
H.B. 298
Allows the Georgia Higher Education Assistance Corporation and the Georgia Student Finance Authority to exercise powers possessed by private corporations performing similar functions; increases the amount of bonds that the Georgia Student Finance Authority may...

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GASigned into law 05/2005Postsec.
Community College
Scholarship for Reservists and Their Offspring
S.B. 43
Establishes the Georgia HERO (Helping Educate Reservists and their Offspring) Scholarship and sets rules for application and distribution, etc. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2005_06/versions/sb43_AP_9.htm...

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MTSigned into law 05/2005Postsec.Tuition waiver for qualified national guard members
S.B. 445
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE MONTANA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM TO WAIVE TUITION REGARDLESS OF THE AVAILABILITY OF OTHER WAIVERS FOR A QUALIFIED MEMBER OF THE MONTANA NATIONAL GUARD; AMENDING SECTION 20-25-421, MCA; REPEALING SECTION 10-1-121, MCA; AN...

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SCSigned into law 05/2005Postsec.
Community College
Exemptions from Completing FAFSA
H.B. 3392
Amends Section 59-150-360. If a student feels that he will definitely not qualify to receive federal financial aid, the student may complete a simple form of minimum questions created by the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education and the Commiss...

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GASigned into law 05/2005Postsec.
Community College
Postsecondary Educational and Living Expense Grants for Foster Children
H.B. 272
Provides for a program of educational and living expense grants for certain children who qualify as foster children (or are adopted and whose families receive adoption assistance); provides for eligibility; covers tuition, ancillary student fees, and the cost-...

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MTSigned into law 04/2005P-12
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Establish Governor's Postsecondary Scholarship Program
H.B. 435
AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE GOVERNOR'S POSTSECONDARY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM TO ENCOURAGE MONTANA'S MOST TALENTED HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES OR MONTANA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES WITH FINANCIAL NEEDS TO ACQUIRE A POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION BY PROVIDING STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS BASED O...

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MDSigned into law 04/2005Postsec.Student Financial Assistance
S.B. 32
Requires the Office of Student Financial Assistance within the Maryland Higher Education Commission to grant a deferment from the service obligation component of a scholarship to an individual assigned military duty outside of the State or that individual's sp...

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WASigned into law 04/2005Postsec.
Community College
State Financial Aid For Part Time Students
H.B. 1345
Allows state financial aid for part time students (pilot program). http://www.leg.wa.gov/pub/billinfo/2005-06/Pdf/Bills/Session%20Law%202005/1345-S.SL.pdf...

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WASigned into law 04/2005Postsec.
Community College
State Financial Aid Account
H.B. 1100
Creates a new section of law. The state financial aid account is created in the custody of the state treasurer. The primary purpose of the account is to ensure that all appropriations designated for financial aid through statewide student financial aid program...

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MSSigned into law 04/2005P-12
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Mississippi Adequate Education Program
S.B. 2731
Creates a Commission on Restructuring the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) to revise certain components and creates a commission to study the effectiveness and efficiency of the administration of college tuition assistance programs administered by...

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WATo governor 04/2005Postsec.
Community College
Foster Care Endowed Scholarship Program
H.B. 1050
Adds a new chapter to Title 28B RCW. Creates a foster care endowed scholarship program. The purpose of the program is to help students who were in foster care attend an institution of higher education in the state of Washington. Creates an advisory board and m...

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NDSigned into law 04/2005Postsec.
Community College
Technology occupations student loan program
S.B. 2078
Relates to eligibility for loans under the technology occupations student loan program and eligibility for loan forgiveness under the teacher shortages loan forgiveness program. Applicants for the technology occupations student loan program must be gaduates of...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005Postsec.Academic Challenge Scholarship Program
H.B. 2610
Amends the financial need and grade point average requirements of the Arkansas academic challenge scholarship program. Specifies that recipient of an Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship for the eighth semester is not required to be enrolled in 15 hours and...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12
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Community College
Electronic Student Transcripts
H.B. 2488
Requires high schools and institutions of higher education to provide uniform, electronic student transcripts to the department of higher education in order to process financial aid applications. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/hb2488.p...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005Postsec.
Community College
Free Tuition at State Supported Institutions
S.B. 466
Concerns an act to provide free tuition at state supported institutions of higher education and technical institutes for children of disabled veterans. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/sb466.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005Postsec.
Community College
Student Assistance Grant Program
S.B. 938
Amends the student assistance grant program. Repeals 6-82-201 through 6-82-213. Gives the department of higher education authority for administering all state college financial assistance programs provided for by legislation or by law.
http://www.arkleg.state....

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ARSigned into law 04/2005Postsec.
Community College
Challenge Scholarship Program
S.B. 940
Amends the financial eligibility requirements for the Arkansas academic challenge scholarship program.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/sb940.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12
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Eligibility for the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship Program
H.B. 1983 (multiple provisions)
Modifies eligibility requirements for the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship Program, effective for applicants graduating from an Arkansas high school after December 31, 2009. Requires an applicant to have completed the Smart Core curriculum and have met...

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KSSigned into law 04/2005P-12
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Math and Science Teacher Scholarships
S.B. 138
Allows the board of education of any school district, any teacher of mathematics, science, physics, chemistry or biology, and a business firm to enter a partnership agreement under which such business firm agrees to employ such teacher in a position that requi...

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KSSigned into law 04/2005Postsec.
Community College
Military Personnel Tuition Waivers
H.B. 2072
Extends tuition and fee waiver to spouse and dependents of any prisoner of war or any Kansas resident who, as United States military personnel was killed in action on or after September 11, 2001 while performing military service. Reduces maximum number of seme...

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COSigned into law 04/2005Postsec.Achievement Scholarships
S.B. 3
Creates the Colorado Achievement Scholarship Program to promote the state's pre-collegiate curriculum. Requires eligible part-tme and full-time undergraduate students to attend a state postsecondary institution, junior college or area vocational school, be eli...

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MD(S) THIRD READING PASSED (46-0) 04/2005Postsec.Sharon Christa McAuliffe Memorial Teacher Education Award - Qualification Requirements
H.B. 1373
Altering the qualification requirements for applicants for a Sharon Christa McAuliffe Memorial Teacher Education Award; and prohibiting the State Board of Education from considering the grade point average of an applicant who earned an undergraduate degree on ...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005Postsec.
Community College
College and University Expenditure Limitation
S.B. 300
Creates an act to limit college and university expenditures for academic, merit, and performance scholarships. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/sb300.pdf...

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IDSigned into law 04/2005Postsec.
Community College
Scholarships
S.B. 1160
Amends existing law to waive tuition and fees for any dependent of an Idaho citizen resident confirmed to be a POW, MIA or dead from injuries or wounds sustained in action to Iraq and Afghanistan. Limits the length of time educational benefits are available to...

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NMSigned into law 04/2005Postsec.
Community College
College Affordability Act
S.B. 669
Relates to the College Affordability Act; provides for scholarships; creates funds.

http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/05%20Regular/final/SB0669.pdf...

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NVSigned into law 04/2005Postsec.
Community College
National Direct Student Loan Program
A.B. 107
Makes supplemental appropriation to University and Community College System of Nevada for matching money for National Direct Student Loan Program for Fiscal Year 2004-2005.

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/73rd/bills/AB/AB107_EN.pdf...

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NMSigned into law 04/2005Postsec.
Community College
National Guard Families
S.B. 921
Relates to in-state tuition for national guard families.

http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/05%20Regular/final/SB0921.pdf...

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NDSigned into law 03/2005Postsec.
Community College
Veteran Dependents Tuition Waivers
H.B. 1271
Relates to tuition waivers for dependents of veterans who were killed in action or died from wounds or other service-connected causes, was totally disabled as a result of service-connected causes, died from service-connected disabilities, was a prisoner of war...

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IDSigned into law 03/2005P-12
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Community College
Student Loan Forgiveness
H.B. 18
Modifies provisions related to the loan forgiveness contracts for postsecondary students pursuing a teaching career. Eliminates requirements that eligible students (1) have graduated from an Idaho high school within the past two years and (2) be among the top ...

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VASigned into law 03/2005Postsec.Scholarship Program
H.B. 2588
Amends, reorganizes, and moves the statute creating the Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Program and Fund to Title 30. Currently, a part of the law is codified in Title 23. The bill also (i) includes several technical amendments to provide clarity and ...

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ARSigned into law 03/2005P-12
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Arkansas Governor's Scholarship
H.B. 2653
Effective fall 2005, provides an Arkansas governor's scholarship to a student in each of the 75 counties in Arkansas. ftp://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/bills/2005/public/HB2653.pdf...

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NDSigned into law 03/2005Postsec.
Community College
Resident Student Tuition
S.B. 2076
Concerns the definition of resident student for tuition purposes.

Adds that a "resident student" for tuition purposes includes: A child, spouse, widow, or widower of a veteran as defined in section 37-01-40 who was killed in action or died from wounds or oth...

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NDSigned into law 03/2005Postsec.
Community College
Student Loans
H.B. 1360
Relates to loans for part-time students and loan guarantee funds.

http://www.state.nd.us/lr/assembly/59-2005/bill-text/FBFV0300.pdf...

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NJSigned into law 03/2005Postsec.State Tuition Aid Eligibility
A.B. 3705
Expands definition of resident for purposes of State tuition aid grant eligibility to include a dependent child whose parent or guardian has been transferred to a military base in this State....

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KYSigned into law 03/2005Postsec.Educational Excellence Scholarship
H.B. 460
Relates to the Educational Excellence Scholarship Program; moves the administrative responsibility of the Education Excellence Scholarship Program from the Council on Postsecondary Education to the Higher Education Assistance Authority; changes reporting requi...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005Postsec.Higher Education Student Loan Corporation
H.B. 161
Increases the bonding authority of the Higher Education Student Loan Corporation from one billion, 950 million to five billion dollars. http://lrc.ky.gov/RECORD/05RS/HB161.htm...

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SDVetoed 03/2005Postsec.Opportunity Scholarship Program
H.B. 1028
Makes an appropriation to support students participating in the South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship program during the spring 2005 term and in fiscal year 2006 and to declare an emergency....

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NDSigned into law 03/2005Postsec.
Community College
Student Financial Assistance Program Grants
S.B. 2077
SECTION 1. AMENDMENT. Subsection 2 of section 15-62.2-02 of the North Dakota Century
Code is amended and reenacted as follows:
2. Determine the amount of individual grants, but not to exceed one thousand
dollars per recipient per academic year under the North ...

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NDSigned into law 03/2005Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education Tuition
S.B. 2079
Concerns free higher education tuition and fees for dependents of veterans and survivors of firefighters and peace officers.

http://www.state.nd.us/lr/assembly/59-2005/bill-text/FQOL0400.pdf...

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NDSigned into law 03/2005P-12
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Community College
Applicants for State Scholarships
S.B. 2064
Relates to applicants for State scholarships; relates to test scores.

http://www.state.nd.us/lr/assembly/59-2005/bill-text/FAKK0200.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 02/2005Postsec.Military Tuition Waiver and Assistance
H.B. 1141
Amends the tuition waiver and assistance program for Arkansas national guard soldiers and airman. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/hb1141.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 02/2005Postsec.Assistance to Students Called to Military Duty
H.B. 1201
Assists students at state-supported postsecondary educational institutions who are called into military service. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/hb1201.pdf...

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OKEmergency Rule Adoption 02/2005Postsec.Financial Aid for Financial Literacy
OAC 610:25-35-1 thru -7
Establishes emergency rules to address the state's deficit in financial instruction and to combat the considerable cost of fiscal illiteracy, by developing a financial literacy initiative, Oklahoma Money Matters (OKMM) under the state student loan program. OKL...

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AZIssued 12/2004Postsec.
Community College
Relating to the Arizona Higher Education Loan Authority
Executive Order 31
Orders the Arizona Higher Education Loan Authority to provide an additional Arizona educational loan secondary market and warehousing facility pursuant to Part B of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.
http://www.governor.state.az.us/eo/2004_31.pdf ...

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MISigned into law 12/2004P-12
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Merit Award Scholarships
S.B. 1156
Replaces high school MEAP test with the Michigan Merit Examination in determining eligibility for Michigan Merit Award scholarships.

http://www.michiganlegislature.org/mileg.asp?page=getObject&objName=2004-SB-1156...

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CORule Adoption 12/2004Postsec.Student Loan Program; College Access Network
8 CCR 1504-3
Repeals and incorporates rules regarding the student loan program. Changes the name from the Colorado Student Loan Program to the Colorado College Access Network. COLORADO REG 8010 (SN)...

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MERule Adoption 11/2004Postsec.
Community College
Maine Guaranteed Student Loan Programs
94-457-602
Repeals and replaces rules relating to the guaranteed student loan programs. Establishes industry standard procedures and policies for the administration of the Guaranteed Student Loan Program. Establishes separate policies with regard to Consolidation Loans a...

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MISigned into law 10/2004Postsec.Education Trust Fund Act
H.B. 5783
Revises higher education financial aid in the Michigan Education Trust Fund Act.

http://www.michiganlegislature.org/mileg.asp?page=getObject&objName=2004-HB-5783...

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IAAdopted 09/2004Postsec.License Sanction Program
283 IAC 37.1 thru 37.4
Specifies that the College Student Aid Commission may apply administrative wage garnishment procedures in the collection of all delinquent student loans owed tot he Commission, specifically including private partnership loans. Changes the chapter name from 'Li...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12
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Golden State Scholarshare Trust
A.B. 2724
Amends the Golden State Scholarshare Trust Act. Provides financial aid for postsecondary education costs of participating students. Deletes a provision that permits participants in the trust to make up payments in full or in part, for years in which they were ...

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CASigned into law 09/2004Postsec.Student Financial Aid: Student Aid Commission
A.B. 2122
Prohibits the Student Aid Commission from authorizing its auxiliary organization to participate in the issuance of bonds or in loan origination or loan capitalization activities. Specifies these provisions would not preclude the commission or auxiliary organiz...

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CASigned into law 09/2004Postsec.
Community College
Student Financial Aid
A.B. 1997
Specifies that a qualifying member of the National Guard, the State Military Reserve, or the Naval Militia is entitled to academic leave throughout the period that his or her loan payments are assumed under the National Guard Assumption Program of Loans for Ed...

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CASigned into law 09/2004Postsec.
Community College
Veterans: Student Financial Aid
S.B. 1322
Existing law, until January 1, 2007, grants to qualifying members of the National Guard, the State Military Reserve, and the Naval Militia
an entitlement to academic leave when active duty, as defined, interrupts undergraduate college attendance for the purpos...

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ILSigned into law 09/2004Postsec.
Community College
Student Financial Assistance
S.B. 1971
Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Makes changes concerning the Monetary Award Program. Provides for a maximum amount. Provides that an applicant is ineligible for assistance after the equivalent of 135 semester hours. http://www.legis.state.i...

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ARReport Issued 08/2004Postsec.
Community College
Arkansas Blue Ribbon Committee for Higher Education
N/A
The governor formed the committee to make recommendations to the governor and the Legislature for improving postsecondary education in Arkansas. http://www.arkansas.gov/governor/media/releases/press/11062003-1.html

The Blue Ribbon Committee for Higher Educati...

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ILSigned into law 08/2004Postsec.Nursing Education Scholarship
S.B. 2756
Amends the Nursing Education Scholarship Law. Authorizes scholarships for registered nurses pursuing graduate degrees in nursing. Provides that 20% of scholarships shall be for recipients pursuing graduate degrees and reduces percentages for other recipients. ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2004Postsec.
Community College
National Guard Grant
S.B. 2755
Provides that if the recipient of an Illinois National Guard Grant ceases to be a member of the Illinois National Guard while enrolled in a course of study under that grant but has served in the Illinois National Guard for at least 5 years and has served a cum...

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ILSigned into law 07/2004Postsec.
Community College
MIA and POW Scholarships
H.B. 4491
Amends the School Code. In a provision concerning MIA/POW scholarships, defines "eligible veteran or serviceperson" to include an Illinois National Guard member who is on active duty or is active on a training assignment and who has been declared to be a priso...

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ILSigned into law 07/2004Postsec.Nursing Scholarships
S.B. 2381
Increases the amount of moneys in the Nursing Dedicated and Professional Fund to be appropriated to the Department of Public Health for nursing scholarships awarded pursuant to the Nursing Education Scholarship Law to $1,200,000 for the fiscal year beginning J...

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DESigned into law 07/2004Postsec.
Community College
Education Benefits
H.B. 538
Provides education benefits to the children of certain Department of Transportation employees who are killed in the line of duty or who die from disease, wounds, or disabilities arising or resulting from job-related, official duties; adds those Department empl...

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MERule Adoption 07/2004Postsec.Maine College Savings Program
94-457-611
Amends the rule by adding an attendance at a U.S. military service academy as an early termination event, not subject to the penalty for nonqualified withdrawals. Makes changes to the NextGen scholarship program. Makes changes to the matching grant programs. S...

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HISigned into law 07/2004P-12
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Community College
Education Trust Fund
H.B. 1893
Authorizes the University of Hawaii to create a trust fund to dispense scholarships as a requirement of the State's participation in the federal Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/bills...

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LASigned into law 07/2004P-12
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Tuition Opportunity Program for Students
S.B. 435
Adds Agriscience I and II to the list of sciences that may be taken as part of the TOPS curriculum. http://www.legis.state.la.us/leg_docs/04RS/CVT2/OUT/0000LWCU.PDF...

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LASigned into law 07/2004P-12
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Disabled Firefighters and Spouses Scholarships
S.B. 641
Establishes program providing free tuition and waiver of fees and other charges, including room and board, for spouses of firefighters seriously injured or killed in the line of duty. Spouse must be otherwise eligible and meets all of the college or universit...

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LASigned into law 07/2004Postsec.Postsecondary Education Financial Aid
S.B. 617
Requires the Board of Regents to develop and maintain a state student financial aid plan....

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MISigned into law 07/2004Postsec.
Community College
Nonprofit Institutions of Higher Learning Grants
S.B. 661
Provides grants to students enrolled in independent nonprofit institutions of higher learning.

http://www.michiganlegislature.org/mileg.asp?page=getObject&objName=2003-SB-0661...

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MISigned into law 07/2004Postsec.
Community College
Postsecondary Grants
S.B. 628
A recognized postsecondary school is eligible to participate in the Michigan educational opportunity grant (MEOG) program under this
act if the postsecondary school is a degree-granting public institution approved by the department of labor and economic
growt...

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NJSigned into law 06/2004Postsec.Scholarships For County College Students
S.B. 1192
Establishes the New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship Program (NJ STARS) to provide scholarships for students attending New Jersey county colleges on a full-time basis in a curriculum leading to a degree. Scholarships awarded under the progr...

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LASigned into law 06/2004P-12
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Student Loans and Scholarships
H.B. 487
Establishes additional means for certain students to qualify for TOPS Opportunity, Performance and Honors scholarship awards. A student who meets all of the following criteria may receive an award: (a) meets citizenship requirements; (b) does not meet initial...

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LASigned into law 06/2004P-12
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Student Loans and Scholarships
H.B. 32
Provides relative to student eligibility for Louisiana Tuition Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) scholarship program. Eliminates provision that completion of one-half unit of computer science, computer literacy and computer business applications is requ...

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HISigned into law 06/2004Postsec.Student Scholarship and Assistance Special Fund
H.B. 1710
Establishes system-wide student scholarship and assistance special fund at the University of Hawaii that will allow the university a mechanism to administer tuition and scholarship assistance system-wide and, where appropriate, obtain additional scholarship su...

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LASigned into law 06/2004Postsec.Motor Vehicle License Plates
H.B. 246
Creates the Louisiana State University National Champions and Southern University Black College National Champions prestige license plates. Each license issued shall be assessed a one-time $25 royalty fee, which monies must be used solely for academic or finan...

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NHSigned into law 06/2004Postsec.University Tuition Waivers for Children of Deceased Firefighters and Police Officers
H.B. 1378
Provides tuition waivers at the University of New Hampshire, Plymouth State University and Keene State College for children under the age of 25 of firefighters and police officers who died in the performance of their duties. http://gencourt.state.nh.us/legisla...

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LASigned into law 06/2004Postsec.Student Loans Scholarship
H.B. 257
Increases the membership of the Louisiana Student Financial Assistance Commission....

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CTSigned into law 06/2004Postsec.
Community College
Connecticut Student Loan Foundation
H.B. 5410
Concerns the Connecticut Student Loan Foundation; creates a nonprofit corporation know as the Student Loan Foundation to improve educational opportunity and promote repayment of loans; guarantees loans for expenses of education instate and out of state. http:/...

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TNSigned into law 06/2004Postsec.
Community College
Lottery Scholarship Eligibility
H.B. 2134
Changes Lottery Scholarship eligibility requirements for graduates of home school programs and non- eligible high schools; relates to HOPE scholarships; amends provisions regarding a dependent child whose parent is in active military service to include an adop...

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NHSigned into law 06/2004Postsec.Vocational School Licensing Statute Revisions
S.B. 409
Revises the definitions, exclusions, fee structure, and licensing requirements for private postsecondary career schools....

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FLBecame law without governor's signature 05/2004P-12
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Community College
Education Funding
H.B. 1867
Relates to education funding; requires school districts to establish certain policies and procedures regarding lottery fund enhancements; provides tax credit cap for contributions to nonprofit scholarship-funding organizations; prohibits use of funds for lab s...

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MSSigned into law 05/2004Postsec.
Community College
Student Financial Aid
S.B. 3117
Relates to a student financial aid appropriation....

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ARRule Adoption 05/2004P-12
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State Teacher Assistance Resource Program
008.10.04-001
Establishes rules regarding the amendment of the state teacher assistance resource program. ARKANSAS REG 3933 (SN)
http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/elections/elections_pdfs/register/may_2004/008.10.04-001.pdf...

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CTSigned into law 05/2004Postsec.
Community College
Scholarship Contributions
H.B. 5499
Concerning the deadline for depositing political contributions and authorizes town committees to contribute to scholarships. http://www.cga.state.ct.us/2004/act/Pa/2004PA-00112-R00HB-05499-PA.htm...

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GASigned into law 05/2004Postsec.
Community College
HOPE Scholarships
H.B. 1325
Relates to elementary and secondary education and to postsecondary education; changes the reporting system and method for determining eligibility for HOPE scholarships, other scholarships, grants, or loan assistance, and certain postsecondary courses and advan...

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KSSigned into law 05/2004Postsec.Higher Education
H.B. 2795
Provides procedures for a certificate of approval and the revocation therefor for private and out-of- state postsecondary educational institutions; creates the Workforce Development Loan Program for vocational and technical training loans; exempts Family Posts...

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TNSigned into law 05/2004P-12
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Uniform Grading System
S.B. 2205
Directs the state board to establish a task force comprised of superintendents, principals, teachers, and representatives of school
boards and higher education no later than June 30, 2004. The task force is to make recommendations to the board including, but n...

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AZSigned into law 05/2004Postsec.Tuition Waivers
S.B. 1158
Provides tuition waivers for child or spouse of peace officer, fire fighter, correctional officer, emergency paramedic or national guard member killed in the line of duty; provides for disabled national guard member. http://www.azleg.state.az.us/DocumentsForBi...

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COSigned into law 05/2004Postsec.
Community College
College Opportunity Fund Program
S.B. 189
Establishes the College Opportunity Fund Program; requires each state and private institution of higher education which does not receive loan services through the Colorado Student Loan Program to pay an implementation fee and an on going disbursement fee; spec...

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IASigned into law 05/2004Postsec.College Student Aid Commission
H.F. 2559
Relates to the duties of the College Student Aid Commission and the approval and registration of postsecondary schools by the commission, the Department of Education, and the Secretary of State, and the establishment and collection of fees and chargeable expen...

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COSigned into law 04/2004Postsec.
Community College
Financial Assistance Programs
H.B. 1350
Concerns state programs to assist higher education students in paying tuition. http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics2004a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont2/8665449929ab4b5f87256e1d0062f763?OpenDocument&Click=87256D6C00679B13.b925f7d822283ac087256dd3003efcdb/$Body/1.2...

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LAEmergency Rule Adoption 04/2004Postsec.Student Tuition and Revenue Trust (START Saving)
LAC 26:VI.107, 305
Establishes emergency rules relating to the administration of the Student Tuition and Revenue Trust (START Saving) programs. Protects the welfare of eligible students. LOUISIANA REG 9364 (SN)...

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LAAdopted 04/2004Postsec.Discharge of Obligation for Scholarships and Grants
LAC 28:IV.911, 1111, 2105
Amends rules relating to discharge of obligation for scholarship and grant rules. ...

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AZSigned into law 04/2004Postsec.
Community College
Student Program Investing Resources in Education
H.B. 2546
Repeals the Arizona Student Program Investing Resources for Education (ASPIRE) program. ASPIRE was added by Laws 1994, Chapter 298, Section 3 to provide guaranteed tuition scholarships to persons residing within the state who attend a school selected for parti...

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IDSigned into law 03/2004Postsec.
Community College
Promise Scholarship
S.B. 1322
Amends existing law to increase the maximum amount of the Promise Scholarship. http://www3.state.id.us/oasis/S1322.html#billtext...

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VTSigned into law 02/2004Postsec.
Community College
Trust Fund
H.B. 171
Relates to the establishment of a trust fund; provides aid to students who do not have parental support and are in Social and Rehabilitation Services custody and wish to attend college or university....

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MOIssued 12/2003P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Commission on the Future of Higher Education
Executive Order 03-07
The Commission of the Future of Higher Education was created by Executive Order 03-07 on March 17, 2003, with a final report due by January 1, 2004. The purpose of the Commission on the Future of Higher Education shall be to develop plans to strengthen and imp...

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MERule Adoption 11/2003Postsec.Higher Education Loan Program
94-457-615
Proposes rules regarding the Higher Education Loan Program. Provides rules that the Authority may not originate federally guaranteed student loans except for consolidation. MAINE REG 7662 (SN)...

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MENovember 2003 Ballot 11/2003P-12
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Postsecondary Scholarships
Question 2
Citizen Initiative: Do you want to allow slot machines at certain commercial horse racing tracks if part of the proceeds are used to lower prescription drug costs for the elderly and disabled, and for scholarships to the state universities and technical colleg...

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CAVetoed 10/2003Community College
Postsec.
Student Financial Aid: Eligibility
S.B. 328
Requires the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges to establish procedures and forms to enable persons, other than a non-immigrant aliens, who are exempt from paying nonresident tuition at state community colleges under existing law to apply ...

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CASigned into law 10/2003Postsec.Student Financial Aid: Grade Point Average
S.B. 680
Relates to award of Cal Grants to older and returning adult students. Requires the Student Aid Commission to convene an existing advisory committee to review the existing formula for calculating high school grade point averages. Requires the commission to revi...

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ARRule Adoption 10/2003Postsec.Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship
Rules and Regs 008.10.3--002
Establishes rules regarding amendments to the rules of the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship Program. http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/elections/elections_pdfs/register/oct_reg/008.10.01--005.pdf...

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ARRule Adoption 10/2003Postsec.Arkansas Workforce Improvement Grant Rules
Rules And Regs 008.10.3--001
Establishes rules regarding Arkansas Workforce Improvement Grant rules. http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/elections/elections_pdfs/register/oct-03-reg/008.10.03-001.pdf...

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CASigned into law 09/2003P-12
Postsec.
Governor's Scholarship Programs
A.B. 1266 § 30
The Governor's Scholars Program and the Governor's Distinguished Mathematics and Science Scholars Program became inoperative July 1, 2003 and repealed as of January 1, 2004. No awards or entitlements will exist for texts taken in 2003. The Scholarship Investme...

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LAEmergency Rule Adoption 09/2003Postsec.Scholarship/Grant Programs
LAC 28:IV.503, 507, 703
Establishes emergency rules amending the Scholarship/Grant programs to allow the Louisiana Office of Student financial Assistance and state educational institutions to effectively administer these programs. LOUISIANA REG 9081 (SN)...

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CASigned into law 09/2003Postsec.Postsecondary Education: Military
A.B. 547
Grants to qualifying members of the National Guard, the State Military Reserve and Naval Militia academic leave when active duty interrupts college attendance for the pursuit of an undergraduate degree;requires a Cal Grant recipient on active duty who is oblig...

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CASigned into law 09/2003Postsec.Student Financial Aid: Cal Grant Program
S.B. 728
Provides that any applicant who qualifies to be considered under the simplified needs test established by federal law for student assistance shall be presumed to meet the asset level requirements established by the Ortiz- Pacheco- Poochigian- Vasconcellos Cal ...

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LAEmergency Rule Adoption 08/2003Postsec.Scholarship and Grant Programs
LAC 28:IV.301, 507, 509, 701, 703, 705, 803, 805, 1701, 1703, 1705, 1903, 2103, 2105
Amends rules relating to the scholarship and grant
rules. Provides definitions, application requirements,
testing deadlines, provisions of the TOPS tuition
assistance program, and maintaining eligibility for
tuition assistance. Provides the responsibilitie...

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WISigned into law 08/2003P-12
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Students Who Sound Taps
A.B. 74
Under this bill, a student in grades 6 to 12 or at a University of Wisconsin (UW) System school, in–state technical college, or in–state, private, accredited, nonprofit college or university is eligible for a $25 tuition voucher if he or she sounds "Taps" on a...

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ILSigned into law 08/2003Postsec.Higher Education Student Grant Program
H.B. 1119
Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Changes the name of the Illinois Incentive for Access Grant Program to the Silas Purnell Illinois Incentive for Access Grant Program. Requires the Commission to give priority to applicants with an expected fa...

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NCSigned into law 08/2003Postsec.
Community College
Community College Students
H.B. 223
Permits the State Board of Community colleges to use certain funds to provide financial assistance to students with disabilities referral by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation....

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ILSigned into law 07/2003Postsec.Scholarships
H.B. 3274
Provides that each member of the General Assembly may annually nominate two students for scholarships at any state supported university (now one of the 2 must be to the University of Illinois). http://www.legis.state.il.us/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=&Ses...

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HIVetoed 07/2003Postsec.Nursing Education Loan Program Established
S.B. 748
Establishes a nursing education loan program to provide loans for eligible nursing students in an amount of up to $10,000 per student per academic year; provides for loan repayment or loan forgiveness for eligible individuals who satisfy the work requirement; ...

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LASigned into law 07/2003Postsec.Qualified High School Students for TOPS
H.B. 439
Changes from 2001-02 to 2003-04 the beginning year in which any student who meets all eligibility requirements can receive a performance reward. Adds gifted curriculum and Advanced Placement courses to "honors curriculum courses," of which the applying studen...

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LASigned into law 07/2003Postsec.Tuition Opportunity Awards
H.B. 549
Changes minimum ACT score for eligibility for the Tuition Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) scholarship from 19 to 20. Statute already specified that if student loses scholarship eligibility, the period of ineligibility may not continue for more than two...

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LASigned into law 07/2003Postsec.TOPS Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
H.B. 1657
Concerns eligibility for Tuition Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) scholarship program. Specifies that current requirement that eligible student must complete at least 16 1/2 units of high school work, including one-half unit of computer science, comput...

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DESigned into law 06/2003Postsec.Student Loans
H.B. 171
Relates to student loans; allows a student loan to be forgiven by the Secretary of Education if the person has a total and permanent disability or has died; clarifies that the higher education commission is responsible for forgiving repayment obligations under...

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ARRule Adoption 06/2003Postsec.Technical Careers Student Loan/Forgiveness Program
Uncodified
Establishes rules regarding Arkansas technical careers student loan forgiveness program. ARKANSAS REG 3469 (SN)
http://www.work-ed.state.ar.us/LoanForgiveness/Book/RULES&REGS2003-revised6-2003.doc...

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ILSigned into law 06/2003P-12
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Community College
FY2004 Budget Implementation (Education) Act
S.B. 744
Creates the FY2004 Budget Implementation (Education) Act with the purpose of the Act to make changes relating to education that are necessary to implement the State's FY2004 budget. Makes changes to the State aid formula provisions by increasing the foundation...

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TXSigned into law 06/2003P-12
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Texas Grant
S.B. 1007
Currently, the TEXAS Grant program determines eligibility based on a student's final high school transcript. However, most students have already determined where and how to go to college by the time they actually graduate from high school, thereby missing the...

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MOSigned into law 06/2003P-12
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Distribution of the Gaming Commission Fund
H.B. 444
Alters the distribution of Gaming Commission Fund; provides funds for veterans facilities, the National Guard College Trust, early childhood development education, and the College Guaranty Fund.

http://www.house.state.mo.us/bills03/biltxt/truly/HB0444T.HTM...

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MESigned into law 06/2003Postsec.Higher Education Loan PurchaseSAME AS: 1625
S.P. 579
Creates Higher Education Loan Purchase Program; allows the Governor to designate a State agency as a secondary market for higher education loans; designates the Finance Authority as the State secondary market; authorizes issuance of tax exempt bonds to finance...

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ALSigned into law 06/2003Postsec.Postsecondary and Higher Education Tuition
H.B. 40
Relates to postsecondary and higher education' authorizes the State to pay the tuition of any qualified student pursuing a degree at any public state college, university, or junior college; provides for the administration of the tuition assistance plan by the ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2003Postsec.B-On-Time Loan Program
S.B. 4
Authorizes no-interest loans for eligible students to enable those students to attend all public and private or independent institutions of higher education in this state. To be eligible initially for a Texas B-On-time loan, a person must: (1) be a resident o...

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FLSigned into law 06/2003Postsec.Scholarship Programs
S.B. 354
Abolishes Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Testing Program.
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/house/Session/index.cfm?Mode=Bills&BI_Mode=ViewBillInfo&BillNum=0354&Chamber=Senate&Year=2003&Title=%2D%3EBill%2520Info%3AS%25200354%2D%3ESession%25202003...

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GASigned into law 06/2003Postsec.Hope Scholarships
S.B. 244
Relates to postsecondary education, removes a restriction on tuition equalization grants for summer school; provides a limitation on the total number of semester hours or quarter hours an eligible student may receive a tuition equalization grant; provides for ...

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FLSigned into law 06/2003Postsec.Better Learning and Education Grant Program
S.B. 638
Creates Access to Better Learning & Education Grant Program; provides legislative findings regarding education provided by for-profit colleges & universities; provides for the Department of Education to administer grant program for students attending for-prof...

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TXSigned into law 05/2003P-12
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Early High School Graduation Scholarship Program
H.B. 1882
A high school student who graduates within 36 month or less is eligible to receive a grant of $1,000 toward tuition at any Texas public private or private institution of higher education that will match the award. The program is funded entirely by the saving...

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MDSigned by Governor 05/2003Postsec.Educational Excellence Awards
H.B. 774
Requires at least a certain amount of funding for certain student financial assistance programs to be allocated to institutions of higher education to fund Education Excellence Awards....

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MESigned into law 05/2003Postsec.Tuition Waiver for Foster Care Residents
S.P. 108 (LD 326)
This bill increases the number of foster care residents who are eligible for a tuition waiver at a state postsecondary educational institution from 25 to 35 new students per year in each year. http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/billdocs/LD032601.doc...

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GASigned into law 05/2003Postsec.Student Finance Commission
H.B. 551
Relates to postsecondary scholarships, loans, and grants; changes certain provisions regarding the Georgia Student Finance Commission and the Georgia Student Finance Authority; changes certain provisions regarding the board of commissioners of the commission; ...

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TNSigned into law 05/2003Postsec.Maximum Grants
S.B. 1597
Relates to higher education; provides that the amount of the maximum grant for students enrolled at the eligible institutions of higher learning shall be determined by guidelines established by the state student assistance corporation....

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AZSigned into law 05/2003Postsec.Commission for Postsecondary Education
H.B. 2008
Establishes the Commission for Postsecondary Education for the purposes of reviewing postsecondary education institutions in order to determine eligibility for student financial aid; requires one member to be an owner, operator, or administrator of a charter s...

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CASigned into law 05/2003P-12
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Education Finance
S.B. 28
Repeals the Teacher Recruitment Initiative Program, administered by the Sacramento County Office of Education, which awards competitive grants to operate regional recruitment centers that focus on recruiting teachers to low-performing schools. Makes the Govern...

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MESigned into law 05/2003Postsec.State Student Grant Program
H.P. 950
Amends the State student grant program; provides a description of need for student financial assistance that is consistent with the definition used in federal student financial assistance programs.http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/billtexts/LD129601-...

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INSigned into law 05/2003Postsec.Student Financial Aid Eligibility
S.B. 117
Provides if a dependent student has resided with a caretaker relative other than the student's parent for at least 4 years, the student's eligibility to participate in financial aid programs administered by the state student assistance commission is determined...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12
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Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship Program
H.B. 1854
Amends the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship Program to give priority in awards to applicants agreeing to teach in subject matter areas of critical need or in academically low performing schools. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12
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Minority Teacher Scholarship
H.B. 2187
Amends the critical needs minority teacher scholarship program; creates a commission for selecting scholarship recipients. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2187.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003Postsec.Out of State Tuition Paid
H.B. 2746
Requires that out-of-state dental student tuition paid by the state of Arkansas be repaid if the student does not return to the state to practice. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2746.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003Postsec.Arkansas Workforce Improvement Grant Program
S.B. 882
Creates the Arkansas Workforce Improvement Grant Program; provides funding for collegiate level adult education....

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LAEmergency Rule Adoption 04/2003Postsec.Exceptions to Initial and Continuous Enrollment Requirement in TOPS
LAC 28:IV.2103
Specifies that the exception in the Tuition Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) to the initial and continuous enrollment requirements for military service extends to students who voluntarily enlist and enter on active duty after enrolling for the first-tim...

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IDSigned into law 04/2003Postsec.Rural Physician Incentive Program
H.B. 301
Creates a Rural Physician Incentive Program; provides for payments from an incentive fund financed with moneys from a surcharge on State support grants for medical education programs to encourage physicians to locate in rural areas. http://www3.state.id.us/oas...

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MTSigned into law 04/2003Postsec.Collegiate License Plates Scholarship Donations
H.B. 549
Increase scholarship donation for collegiate license plates from $20 to $30. http://data.opi.state.mt.us/bills/2003/billhtml/HB0549.htm...

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MTSigned into law 04/2003Postsec.
Community College
Educational Aid for Convicts Exonerated by DNA Testing
S.B. 183
Provides educational aid to a convict exonerated of a crime by postconviction DNA testing. Specifies that "aid" under this section must include expenses for tuition, fees, books, board, and room at any Montana community college, including any accredited tribal...

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NMSigned into law 04/2003Postsec.Tuition Scholarships
S.B. 377
Provides tuition scholarships for qualified individuals who attend a state educational institution within one year after completing high school or receiving a graduate equivalent diploma; provides tuition scholarships for up to two and one-half years to qualif...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003Postsec.Arkansas Army and Air National Guard
H.B. 2480
Requires State funded colleges and universities to waive up to 25% of tuition costs for Arkansas Army and Air National Guard. ...

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IDSigned into law 04/2003Postsec.Robert R. Lee Promise Scholarship
S.B. 1134
Changes the name of the Idaho Promise Scholarship Program to the Idaho Robert R. Lee Promise Scholarship Program. http://www3.state.id.us/oasis/S1134.html...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003Postsec.Division of Agriculture Special Licence Plate
H.B. 2277
Provides for the issuance of a University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture special license plate and to use funds for college scholarships and public education programs. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2277.pdf...

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WVSigned into law 03/2003Postsec.Eligibility for Higher Education
H.B. 2051
Expands the eligibility for higher education adult part-time student grants....

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NDSigned into law 03/2003Postsec.Student Financial Assistance
S.B. 2200
Spells out student ranking provisions as they relate to the student financial assistance and scholars programs. If two or more eligible students have the same composite scores, they must be ranked by the numeric sum of the four scale scores on the test of aca...

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UTSigned into law 03/2003Postsec.Nonresident Tuition for Higher Education
H.B. 75
Allows the board to grant scholarships for a waiver of the nonresident portion of total tuition charged by public institutions of higher education to nonresident students, subject to the limitations provided in this section, if the board determines that the sc...

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KYSigned into law 03/2003Postsec.Reviewing the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship Program
H.C.R. 141
In response to concerns about program effectiveness and fairness, directs the Interim Joint Committee on Education to study the five-year-old Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship Program, the different high school grading systems across the state, stude...

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KYSigned into law 03/2003Postsec.Student Financial Aid
H.B. 40
Deletes references that prohibit the use of student financial aid funds, including Education Excellence Scholarship funds, for students who plan to major in theology, divinity, or religious education. http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/RECORD/03RS/HB40/bill.doc...

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KYSigned into law 03/2003Postsec.Student Financial Assistance
S.B. 130
Relates to the Higher Education Student Loan Corporation, KHESLC; changes the definitions of eligible borrower, institution and lender to include any individual or entity approved by the corporation, and the definition of insured student loan or student loan t...

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MSSigned into law 03/2003P-12
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Critical Needs Teacher Scholarship Incentive
S.B. 2482
Expands applicability requirements of Critical Needs Teacher Scholarship Program from those intending to teach in geographical areas of the state with critical teacher shortages to include those, regardless of geographical area, who intend to teach a subject a...

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SDSigned into law 03/2003Postsec.Regents Scholarship Program
H.B. 1026
Establishes the regents scholarship program and makes an appropriation therefor....

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COSigned into law 03/2003Postsec.Annual Allowable Cash Funds
S.B. 189
Concerns the annual allowable cash funds for state supported institutions of higher education; adds funds received from student financial aid, tuition assistance, and scholarships to the maximum amount of cash funds that may be raised, spent, or transferred to...

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MERule Adoption 03/2003Postsec.Maine College Savings Program
94-457-611
Implements the NextGen Scholarship programs. Eliminates all references to the Procedures and Guidelines. Makes other minor changes. http://www.state.me.us/sos/cec/rcn/apa/notices/030503.htm...

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NESigned into law 02/2003Postsec.Minority Scholarship Program Act
L.B. 106
Provides for inclusion of associate degree program students under the Minority Scholarship Program Act....

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MISigned into law 12/2002Postsec.Merit Scholarship Program
H.B. 4330
Expands the Michigan Merit Scholarship Program to include additional eligible costs and to grant scholarship for students attending the United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy, United States Air Force Academy and United State Merchant Marin...

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LAAdopted 11/2002Postsec.Scholarship and Grant Programs
LAC 28:IV.301, 703, 803, 2103, 2105
Amends rules relating to the Office of Student Financial Assistance's Scholarship and Grant Programs....

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LAEmergency Rule Adoption 11/2002Postsec.Scholarship and Grant Programs
LAC 28:IV.301
Establishes emergency rules to provide definitions of terms concerning the Office's Scholarship and Grant Programs. LOUISIANA REG 8661 (SN)...

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AZRejected by voters 11/2002P-12
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Community College
Fair Gaming Act
Proposition 201
Revises State Gaming Act; a portion of the revenues from non-tribal gaming devices would support reading programs for students in kindergarten through third grade and scholarships for graduates of Arizona high schools and community colleges. (http://www.sosaz....

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AZRejected by voters 11/2002Postsec.Tribal State Gaming Compact, College Scholarship and Elderly Care Act of 2002
Proposition 200
Creates the Tribal State Gaming Compact, College Scholarship and Elderly Care Act of 2002; allows Indian tribes to contribute a portion of gaming revenues to fund college scholarships and to provide additional resources for elderly care. (http://www.sosaz.com/...

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NDRejected by voters 11/2002Postsec.Student Loan Reimbursement
Initiative/Statutory Measure 3
Creates a Bank of North Dakota administered program providing for partial reimbursement of student loan payments for employed North Dakota residents under thirty years of age who have graduated from accredited post-secondary schools. Reimbursements would be l...

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MISigned into law 10/2002P-12
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Nursing Scholarship
S.B. 793
Establishes an educational scholarship program for eligible resident students enrolled in certain nursing programs. http://www.michiganlegislature.org/documents/2001-2002/publicact/pdf/2002-PA-0591.pdf...

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ILSigned into law 08/2002Postsec.Teacher recruitment/shortage scholarships
H.B. 4912
Relates to the Minority Teachers Scholarship Program; allows a qualified person enrolled at the freshman level or graduate level to qualify for a scholarship. Allows qualifying students to be enrolled on a half-time basis. Requires a scholarship recipient to b...

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ILSigned into law 08/2002Postsec.Grant assistance and National Guard members
SB 2204
Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. In provisions
concerning the Illinois National Guard grant program, provides that if
the recipient of a grant fails to complete his or her military service
obligations or require...

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ILSigned into law 08/2002Postsec.An Act concerning higher education student assistance
HB 4037
Act creates scholarships for students to study optometry and work in state. Recipients must practice in state for each year awarded scholarship or repay....

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MDSigned into law 08/2002P-12
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Need-Based Financial Aid Programs
H.B. 661
Requires governor to include in state budget at least 80% of funds appropriated in prior fiscal year for specified need-based financial aid programs and other programs. Changes name of Maryland Higher Education Commission's State Scholarship Administration to ...

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FLSigned into law 07/2002Postsec.Student loan default
HB 1405
Act provides for an emergency order suspending the license of any health care practitioner who has defaulted on a student loan issued or guaranteed by state of Federal government; clarifies grounds for disciplinary action for failing to perform statutory or le...

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COEnacted 07/2002Postsec.Concerning the operation of higher education student financial aid enterprises
HB 1452
Amends existing law concerning the operation of higher education student financial aid enterprises to provide guidelines for hiring personnel and new the powers of the division....

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ILSigned into law 07/2002Postsec.Higher Education Student Assistance Act
H.B. 4351
Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act; removes the requirement that a student be enrolled for at least six semester or six quarter hours for a term to maintain eligibility for grant benefits from the Monetary Award Program; provides that upon the ...

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ILSigned into law 06/2002P-12
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Incomplete Service of Illinois National Guard Grant Program Recipients
S.B. 2204
Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Provides, in section concerning the Illinois National Guard grant program, that if the recipient of a grant fails to complete his or her military service obligations or requirements for satisfactory participa...

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HIVetoed 06/2002P-12
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Changes to Hawaii Educator Loan Program
S.B. 2816
Transfers administration of Hawaii Educator Loan Program from University of Hawaii to designated federal credit union with existing services for teachers. Transfers eligiblity determinations to the registrar of a State-approved teacher education program, and t...

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AKSigned into law 06/2002Postsec.Selective Service Enrollment for Student Loans
H.B. 305
Prohibits granting a student loan to a person who fails to register for the military selective services....

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CTSigned into law 06/2002P-12
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United We Stand Tuition and Fee Waivers
S.B. 102
Requires the issuance of United We Stand commemorative number plates, most funds from which are to go to the commemorative account. Establishes "United We Stand commemorative account, 50% of which is to pay tuition and fees waivers at the University of Connect...

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HISigned into law 06/2002Postsec.Hawaii Opportunity Program in Education (HOPE)
S.B. 2067
Defines HOPE as Hawaii Opportunity Program in Education. Repeals the HOPE endowment special fund and transfers the remaining balance to the University of Hawaii. Program is to support financially needy students, especially students from ethnic groups that are ...

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KSSigned into law 06/2002P-12
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National Guard Educational Assistance Program and Teacher Service Scholarship Program
H.B. 2642
Relates to the teacher service scholarship program and the national guard educational assistance program. Eliminates requirement that eligible guard member have had military service or basic military training before entering the national guard. Modifies admini...

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SCSENATE override line item veto Nos. 2. 06/2002P-12
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School Funding
H.B. 4879
Requires funding equal to 1994-95 appropriation to be appropriated to the state department annually to offset any reduction suffered by districts due to a change in the distribution of employee contribution funds. Provides that in the event of an EIA revenue ...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12
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Multiple State Scholarship Awards
H.B. 399
Allows a recipient of specified state scholarships and grants to hold specified other state scholarships and grants as long as the sum of all scholarships does not exceed the equivalent annual expenses of a full-time resident undergraduate at a state universit...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12
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Tuition Waivers for Certain Foster Care Recipients
H.B. 827
Clarifies the definition of a foster care recipient who may be eligible for waiver of certain tuition fees, to limit eligibility to individuals who meet both qualifications: 1) placed in a foster care home by the Department of Human Resources and 2) resided in...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12
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Scholarships for Children and Spouses of September 11 Victims
H.B. 300
Expands the Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program to include children and surviving spouses of victims of September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Limits the amount of scholarship that may be awarded to a child or spouse of a victim of September 11 terror...

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GASigned into law 05/2002P-12
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"Eligible High School" for HOPE Scholarships
H.B. 961
Rredefines the term "eligible high school" for HOPE scholarships to include schools accredited by The Accrediting Commission for Independent Study. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/Legis/2001_02/fulltext/hb961.htm...

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CASigned into law 05/2002P-12
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California Memorial Scholarship Program
A.B. 1759
Provides for the issuance of California memorial license plates. Establishes the California Memorial Scholarship Program for surviving dependents of those killed in the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001. Provides that revenue derived from the issuance, renewal, t...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12
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Community College
Florida Scholarship Programs
S.B. 20E
According to legislative summary, "The bill deletes a provision that penalizes a student for using part of Bright Futures eligibility if the student succeeds in earning college credit through an acceleration mechanism. This requirement applies only to Medallia...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12
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Education Code Re-Write: John M. McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
S.B. 20E
Requires districts to notify the parent of a disabled student within 10 school days of the parent's application for a John M. McKay Scholarship for Students with Disabilities, if a matrix of services for the student is unavailable. According to legislative dig...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12
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Maryland Teacher Scholarship Eligibility
H.B. 1172
Expands eligibility for Maryland Teacher Scholarship to part-time undergraduate students; requires teaching assistants who apply to have been employed as such in Maryland for at least two years and to be full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate student...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12
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Need-Based Financial Aid Programs for Undergraduate and Professional Degrees; College Readiness Mentoring Program; PSAT for 10th-Graders, K-16 Leadership Council, Middle School Teacher Certificate
S.B. 453
Requires the department to distribute a grant in specified amounts to distressed counties in FY 03 and 04 and to all counties in FY05 and subsequent years for the administration of the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test to 10th-graders. Funding should be su...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12
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Minimum GPAs for Maryland Scholarships
H.B. 316
Requires students applying for a Maryland Science and Technology Scholarship, Maryland Teacher Scholarship, or a Maryland HOPE Scholarship to have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA at the end of the first semester of the senior year of high school. http://mlis.state....

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MOSigned into law 05/2002Postsec.Residency Requirements for A+ Schools Program
S.B. 859
Exempts dependents of active military personnel from the residency requirements of the A+ Schools Program. http://www.senate.state.mo.us/02info/pdf-bill/tat/SB859.pdf...

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KYSigned into law 04/2002P-12
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College Access Program Grants
H.B. 684
Permits students enrolled in an equivalent undergraduate program as defined by the Council on Postsecondary Education to qualify for college access funds if otherwise qualified. Includes recipients of Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarships. http://www.l...

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KYSigned into law 04/2002P-12
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Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarships
H.B. 59
Relates to the Kentucky educational excellence scholarship awards; permits a student who is a Kentucky resident but attends high school out-of- state while his or her parent or guardian is serving in the United States military service to qualify for Kentucky e...

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KYSigned into law 04/2002P-12
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Denial of Professional Licenses for Student Loan Defaulters
H.B. 296
Relates to student loans; requires for initial issuance and renewal of a professional license that an applicant who has received financial aid is meeting the repayment obligation; requires authority and licensing agency to agree on exchanging information on bo...

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WVSigned into law 04/2002Postsec.Amendment to an act creating a Financial Aid Coordinating Council
4534
Amendment to the code to create a financial aid coordinating council to examine and recommend strategies for coordinating various financial aid sources. Amendment requires the council to explore the feasibility of - administrating a simplified application pro...

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IASigned into law 04/2002Postsec.Sanctions against Defaulters of Designated Loan and Scholarship Programs
H.B. 2467
Provides for licensure sanctions against defaulters of designated loan and scholarship programs; provides that each licensing board shall establish procedures, consistent with college student aid commission provisions, for the suspension, denial, or revocation...

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KYSigned into law 04/2002Postsec.Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation
H.B. 131
The act increases the amount of bonds the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation may issue from $950,000,000 to $1,950,000.000....

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ALSigned into law 04/2002P-12
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Alabama Sports Festival
H.B. 146
Appropriates a certain amount from the Education Trust Fund to the Alabama Sports Festival in Montgomery, Alabama for the support and maintenance of a program providing academic scholarships and promoting Olympic-style competition; provides that the appropriat...

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FLSigned into law 04/2002P-12
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State Student Assistance Grant Programs
S.B. 1914
Provides that grants through the Florida Public Student Assistance Grant Program, the Florida Private Student Assistance Grant Program, and the Florida Postsecondary Student Assistance Grant Program may be made to part time degree seeking students; revises pro...

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FLSigned into law 04/2002Postsec.Financial Aid to Public Servants Killed in the Line of Duty
H.B. 1357
Increases the amounts paid to beneficiaries of certain law enforcement, correctional, and correctional probation officers and firefighters killed in the performance of their duties and provides for an annual adjustment in the amount of the benefits that are pa...

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MDSigned into law 04/2002Postsec.Maryland National Guard Tuition Assistance
H.B. 899
Includes public postsecondary vocational-technical or trade schools and private postsecondary vocational-technical or trade schools that grant members a tuition waiver of at least 50 percent among institutions eligible to participate in the Maryland National G...

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MESigned into law 04/2002P-12
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Maine Black Bears Scholarship Fund
H.B. 1506
Creates the Maine Black Bears Scholarship Fund for need-based scholarships to attend the University of Maine; authorizes the distribution of Maine Black Bears Licence Plates, $10 from the sale of which is to go to the Maine Black Bears Scholarship Fund. http:/...

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IASigned into law 03/2002P-12
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H.B. 2138
Authorizes the College Student Aid Commission to waive or modify statutory or regulatory provisions applicable to State financial aid programs for affected students in the event of a national emergency; relates to students called to active duty or to serve in ...

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IDSigned into law 03/2002P-12
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Scholarships for Dependents of Some Public Servants Killed in the Line of Duty
S.B. 1356
Provides for scholarships for dependents of full time or part time peace officers, firefighters, paramedics, emergency medical technicians or first responders employed or volunteering in Idaho who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty....

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IDSigned into law 03/2002P-12
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Scholorships for Dependents of POWs or MIAs
S.B. 1327
Increases the benefit amount for scholarship assistance to eligible students who are dependants of Prisoners of War or Missing in Action military personnel....

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IDSigned into law 03/2002P-12
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H.B. 570
Amends existing law to provide that a graduate of an accredited secondary school or equivalent program outside the United States may qualify for the promise scholarship, if the student graduated from such school or completed such program within one year of lea...

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IASigned into law 03/2002Postsec.Vocational Technical Tuition Grant Amount Increase
H.B. 2139
Increases the maximum amount of a vocational technical tuition grant to a qualified full-time student from $650 to $1,200. http://www.legis.state.ia.us/GA/79GA/Legislation/HF/02100/HF02139/Current.html...

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WAVetoed 03/2002Postsec.Financial Aid
H.B. 2914
Creates the state financial aid account to ensure that all statewide student financial aid is made available; provides that the account is in the custody of the state treasurer; provides that expenditures from the account may be used only for financial aid to ...

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KYSigned into law 03/2002P-12
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Kentucky Education Excellence Scholarship Eligibility
H.B. 330
Relates to the Kentucky Education Excellence Scholarship Program; requires enrollment in a Kentucky high school for at least 140 days of the school term; provides for the students who complete high school graduation requirements at the end of the fall academic...

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KYSigned into law 03/2002P-12
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H.B. 112
Adds definitions regarding college tuition waiver programs for deceased veterans' dependents; authorizes promulgation of administrative regulations by the Kentucky Department of Veterans' Affairs; allows tuition waiver to dependents of veterans who served duri...

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KYSigned into law 03/2002P-12
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H.B. 115
Provides tuition waivers for children of veterans who acquire a disability as a direct result of the veteran's service....

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WASigned into law 03/2002Postsec.Washington Promise Scholarship
H.B. 2807
Creates the Washington promise scholarship for academically successful high school graduates from low and middle-income families....

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WVSigned into law 03/2002P-12
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Financial Aid Coordinating Council
H.B. 4534
Creates the West Virginia financial aid coordinating council. The council is established for the purpose of examining and recommending strategies for maximizing coordination among the various sources of student financial aid. The council will identify and ex...

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KYSigned into law 02/2002P-12
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H.B. 386
Relates to Kentucky's Postsecondary Education Prepaid Tuition Program; permits the board to develop and maintain a scholarship program for financially disadvantaged families and students; clarifies the payment of tuition contracts; clarifies the payment proced...

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MESigned into law 02/2002P-12
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State Grant Changes
S.B. 732
Relates to the State Grant Program; amends the provisions of the Student Incentive Scholarship Program administered by the Finance Authority by eliminating the need that the applicant be eligible for a Pell Grant to receive an award under the program....

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DESigned into law 07/2001Postsec.Improving the Administration of Financial Assistance for Higher Ed.
H.B. 246
This bill streamlines the process to help the Higher Education Commission effectively administer the states financial aid programs....

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LASigned into law 07/2001Postsec.Tuition Opportunity Program for Students Reporting Requirements
H.B. 2012
Relates to Tuition Opportunity Program for Students; provides for a uniform information reporting system and for certain notifications to parents of public elementary and secondary school students....

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LASigned into law 07/2001Postsec.Eligibility for Tuition Opportunity Program for Students
H.B. 1800
Relates to the Tuition Opportunity Program for Students; provides eligibility for TOPS-Tech and Opportunity awards for certain students who graduate from high schools or complete home study programs outside the U.S. and its territories....

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LASigned into law 07/2001Postsec.Eligibility for TOPS Performance Awards
H.B. 1945
Permits certain high school students completing honors courses and having a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 to qualify for TOPS Performance Awards under specified circumstances....

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AKSigned into law 06/2001Postsec.Alaska Advantage Loan Program and the Alaska Supplemental Education Loan Program
H.B. 204
Relates to the Commission on Postsecondary Education in the Alaska Student Loan Corporation; relates to student financial aid programs and the financing of those programs; establishes the Alaska Advantage Loan Program and the Alaska Supplemental Education Loan...

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ILSigned into law 06/2001Postsec.Higher Education Student Assistance Act
S.B. 406
Public Act No. 92-45., Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act; increases the maximum Monetary Award Program grant for full time and part time undergraduate students....

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ILSigned into law 06/2001Postsec.Donations to the College Savings Account Pool
S.B. 902
Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act; allows a deduction for individuals for moneys contributed in the taxable year to a college savings pool account; allows a deduction of an amount equal to the amount spent by an individual taxpayer during the taxable year to ...

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ILSigned into law 06/2001Postsec.Prepaid Tuition Program
H.B. 841
Amends the Illinois Prepaid Tuition Act; removes a provision that provides that if a qualified beneficiary is awarded a grant or scholarship, then the amount of money returned to the purchaser shall equal the original purchase price plus %2 interest compounded...

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LASigned into law 06/2001Postsec.TOPS Eligibility for Students Graduation in Less than Four Years
H.B. 389
Prohibits a TOPS award recipient from being restricted or otherwise delayed in first using the award due to the student having graduated from high school in less than four years....

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LASigned into law 06/2001Postsec.Louisiana Student Tuition Assistant Program
S.B. 690
Provides for administration of, participation in, and alternative investment options relative to the Student Tuition Assistance and Revenue Trust.
Creates the Louisiana Student Tuition Assistance and Revenue Trust Program which may hereafter be referred to as ...

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LASigned into law 06/2001Postsec.Required ACT Score for TOPS Eligibility
S.B. 438
Lowers the required ACT score for a TOPS Tech award from 19 to 17, beginning with the 2000 - 2001 high school graduates....

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LASigned into law 06/2001Postsec.Extension of TOPS Waiver Due to Course Unavailability
H.B. 818
, Extends through the 2002-2003 school year the time period for a TOPS waiver form meeting high school core curriculum requirements due to course unavailability....

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MESigned into law 06/2001Postsec.Establishes Maine Scholarship Foundation
H.B. 799
Public Law No. 459., (LD 1043) Establishes the Maine Scholarship Foundations and the Maine Education Scholarship Endowment Fund to provide eligible State residents with the financial resources to access postsecondary education opportunities and achieve higher ...

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MESigned into law 06/2001Postsec.College Saving Plans and Scholarships
S.B. 579
Public Law No. 381., (LD 1757) Provides for the usage of funds in the State College Savings Program to include matching grants to encourage saving for higher education to any class of participants and to provide scholarship funds for individuals attending inst...

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ORSigned into law 06/2001Postsec.Tax Credits for Employer-Paid Scholarships
H.B. 2521
Requires the Student Assistance Commission to develop and adopt rules that provide the minimum criteria that an employer must meet in order for the employer's scholarship program for employees and dependents to be certified as eligible for the Employee and Dep...

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TXSigned into law 06/2001Postsec.Graduate and Professional Program Admissions
H.B. 1641
Revises admissions standards for graduate and professional programs. One portion states that an applicant's performance on a standardized test may not be used in the admissions or competitive scholarship process for a graduate or professional program as the s...

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TXSigned into law 06/2001Postsec.TEXAS Grant II Program
S.B. 1596
Relates to the establishment and operation of the Toward Excellence, Access, & Success (TEXAS) Grant II program; provides a grant of money to enable eligible students to attend public two-year institutions of higher learning in this state....

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CASigned into law 05/2001Postsec.
Community College
Cal. Grant Program
S.B. 176
Chapter No.8, Adds to the eligibility requirements for the Cal Grant A and B Entitlement Programs a provision specifying that a qualifying student must graduate from high school or its equivalent during or after the 2000-01 school year. Amends the eligibility ...

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FLSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.John M. McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program
S.B. 1180
2001-82., Creates the John M. McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program; provides for eligibility; establishes obligations of school districts and the Department of Education; establishes criteria for private school eligibility; establishes obl...

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MDSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.
Community College
Income Requirements for Maryland HOPE Scholarship
H.B. 329,
Increasing to $95,000 the maximum annual total family income for a recipient of a Maryland HOPE Scholarship or a HOPE Community College Transfer Scholarship. A similar bill in the Senate (S.B. 213) was vetoed by the governor....

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MDSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.Mentoring for Family Investment Program Recipients
S.B. 541
Requires Higher Education Commission and Department of Human Resources to coordinate efforts to encourage college student volunteers to mentor to Family Investment Program recipients; specifies when temporary cash assistance may not be paid; requires Secretary...

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MTSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.Eligibility for Family Education Savings Accounts
S.B. 258
Revises the laws governing family education savings accounts; excludes from income those earnings on accounts that are withdrawn for qualified expenses; imposes a tax on certain withdrawals from accounts instead of recapturing the withdrawals as income; clarif...

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MTSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.Eligibility for State Financial Aid
S.B. 256
Makes compliance with the federal military selective service act a prerequisite for State agency or Montana University system employment, payment of State student financial assistance, and enrollment in a postsecondary educational institution of a student rece...

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WVSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.Providing Higher Education Adult Part-Time Student Grants
H.B. 2897
Provides higher education adult part-time student grants to students enrolled in post-secondary certificate, industry recognized credential and other skill development programs of study in demand occupations....

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GASigned into law 04/2001P-12
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At Risk Programs and Hope Scholarship Changes
H.B. 656
Act No. 29., Relates to elementary and secondary education; creates early intervention programs for kindergarten, primary grades, and upper elementary grades, in place of the special instructional assistance program to assist students with certain identified d...

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ARSigned into law 04/2001Postsec.Administration of various minority scholarship programs
H.B. 2554
Authorizes the higher education coordination board to continue the administration of various minority scholarship programs....

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ARSigned into law 04/2001P-12
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Impact of Scholarship Programs
H.B. 2477
Requires a report from the Department of Education and the Department of Higher Education on the impact of Scholarship Programs....

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ARBecame law without governor's signature 04/2001Postsec.Arkansas Academic Challenge Program
S.B. 595
Amends the Arkansas Academic Challenge Program to change the eligibility requirements; changes the financial need criteria; changes the continuing eligibility requirements; changes the definition of tuition....

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ARSigned into law 04/2001Postsec.Governor's Scholars Program
S.B. 762
Amends the Arkansas Governor's Scholars Program; changes the eligibility requirements; reduces the number of applicants; lowers the amount of the award....

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HISigned into law 04/2001Postsec.Student Loans
H.B. 1411
Relates to Secondary Market Services Corp.--Hawaii, the state designated student loan secondary market, to purchase student loan notes held by mainland financial institutions....

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KSSigned into law 04/2001Postsec.
Community College
Community College Scholarships
H.B. 2188
Concerns community colleges; relates to expenditures for scholarships; authorizes the charging of fees. The board of trustees of any community college shall not authorize or permit the expenditure of any public funds, either directly or indirectly, for scholar...

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MDSigned into law 04/2001Postsec.Teacher Scholarships for Full- and Part-time Graduate Students
H.B. 299, S.B. 206
Expands the Maryland Teacher Scholarship program to include full-time or part-time graduate students in programs leading to Maryland professional teachers' certificates....

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MDSigned into law 04/2001Postsec.Science and Technology Scholarships
S.B. 357
Requires the State Scholarship Administration to offer yearly Maryland Science and Technology Scholarships to students who have been accepted into academic programs under certain circumstances; requires the Administration to offer scholarships to certain stude...

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MDSigned into law 04/2001Postsec.Use of Carry Over Financial Aid Dollars
H.B. 1004
Establishes that money appropriated by the State for student financial assistance that is not used in that fiscal year may not revert to the State Treasury and may be used only for specified purposes; prohibits the use of certain money for administrative expen...

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IDSigned into law 03/2001Postsec.National Guard Scholarship Program
H.B. 53
Provides authority to the Adjutant General to provide incentive payments for registration fees and tuition for Idaho National Guard members attending private institutions of higher education in Idaho....

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KYSigned into law 03/2001Postsec.Participation in KY Education Excellence Scholarships by Congressional Page or Foreign Exchange Students
S.B. 71
Relates to the inclusion of students enrolled in a Congressional Page School or in a foreign exchange high school program under the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship Program; permits a student who maintains Kentucky residency to earn credit toward a ...

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SDVetoed 03/2001Postsec.Regents Scholarship
S.B. 239
Would have established the regents scholarship program and provides for its funding. Would have allowed students to attend one of the public or nonpublic accredited universities, colleges, or technical institutes located in South Dakota....

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SDSigned into law 02/2001Postsec.Rehabilitation Services to Include Student Tuition/Fees
H.B. 1030
Revises the rehabilitation services provided at public cost to disabled and visually impaired persons based on economic need to include postsecondary tuition and fees....

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12
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Loans for Education
A.B. 2159
Chapter No.460, Allows a California resident who attends an eligible school or college outside the state, a person enrolled in an academic program leading to a baccalaureate level degree, and a person who is enrolled in an academic program on at least a half-t...

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COSigned into law 06/2000Postsec.Tuition Assistance for Children of Public Safety Employees
S.B. 117
Concerns tuition assistance for the dependant children of certain persons; authorizes tuition assistance for the dependents of deceased or permanently disabled national guardsmen, law enforcement officers, or firefighters....

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CTSigned into law 06/2000Postsec.Local Scholarships for Postsecondary Education
H.B. 5664
Allows towns to establish local scholarship funds for financial assistance for postsecondary education for residents; provides for a check-off on local motor vehicle property tax bills for donations to such scholarship. ...

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ILSigned into law 06/2000Postsec.Scholarships to Children of Fire Fighters Killed In action.
H.B. 2870
Public Act No. 91-832., Amends the Vehicle Code; provides that moneys in the Fire Fighters Memorial Fund shall, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and approval by the Secretary, be used for maintaining the Fire Fighters Memorial, for holding an a...

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PASigned into law 06/2000Postsec.Amends New Economy Technology Scholarship Act
H.B. 2351
Amends the New Economy Technology Scholarship Act. Further provides for definitions for the new Economy Technology Scholarship Program, for scientific and technological scholarships, for administration and for reporting....

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OKSigned into law 05/2000P-12
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Regents Allowed to Set Maximum Loan Amounts
S.B. 1393
States legislative intent that the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education establish a loan repayment program for secondary level mathematics and science teachers. Provides for loan repayments not to exceed the average cost of resident tuition and fees fo...

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COSigned into law 05/2000Postsec.Creation of Colorado High Technology Scholarships
H.B. 1355
Concerns high technology scholarships; establishes the Colorado High Technology Scholarship Program; creates a credit against state income tax for monetary contributions made to fund high technology scholarships awarded through the program....

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COSigned into law 05/2000Postsec.Creation of Colorado Student Obligation Bond Authority
S.B. 164
Concerns the Colorado Student Obligation Bond Authority, which shall be a division within the Department of Higher Education and which authority shall make or purchase student obligations, shall make authority loans, and shall develop and administer a prepaid ...

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GASigned into law 04/2000P-12
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Modification of HOPE Scholarship
H.B. 1306
Act No. 690., Relates to definitions applicable to HOPE Scholarships and grants; changes the definition of the term eligible high school....

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IDSigned into law 04/2000P-12
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Idaho Promise Scholarship
S.B. 1485
Amends existing law to create the Idaho Promise Scholarship to further posteducational opportunities for Idaho students....

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LASigned into law 04/2000P-12
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Tuition Opportunity Program for Students
H.B. 159A
Provides Tuition Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) eligibility for certain otherwise qualified students who graduated from high school during the 1998-1999 school year and who obtained a qualifying ACT score after graduating but prior to July 1, 1999....

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WVSigned into law 04/2000P-12
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Teacher Quality, Higher Education
S.B. 653
Relates to education and related subheadings; relates to exemption from motor vehicle and travel rules, goals for post-secondary education, retirement and separation incentives; defines terms; relates to compact with higher education, institutional compacts, p...

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LASigned into law 04/2000Postsec.Financial Support for Skill or Occupational Training
S.B. 97A
Permits recipients of the Tuition Opportunity Program, and Honors awards to pursue skill or occupational training, including a vocational or technical education certificate or diploma program or a nonacademic undergraduate degree....

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MDVetoed 04/2000Postsec.Use of Unused Appropriations
H.B. 1231
Establishes that money appropriated by the State for student financial assistance that is not used in that fiscal year, unless excepted by other provisions of law, may not revert to the State treasury; prohibits the use of retained student financial assistance...

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MDSigned into law 03/2000Postsec.Clarification of Scholarship Recipients
H.B. 231
Allows out-of-state high school graduates to be eligible for a Guaranteed Access Grant; allows recipients of State scholarships to also hold other State scholarships; makes winners of a Maryland HOPE scholarship or a Maryland Teacher Scholarship awarded during...

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GASigned into law 03/2000P-12
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Revises HOPE Scholarship
S.B. 452
Relates to definitions applicable to HOPE scholarships and grants; changes the definition of the term eligible high school; changes conditions of eligibility for HOPE scholarships and grants; provides for an effective date; repeals conflicting laws....

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UTSigned into law 03/2000P-12
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New Century Scholarship
H.B. 23
Relates to education; provides that students must have a "B average" in the courses required for an associate degree in order to qualify for a new century scholarship; provides that the scholarship may be used at any higher education institution in the state t...

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INVetoed 03/2000Postsec.Financial Assistance for Military Personnel
H.B. 1278
Provides that a resident who is serving in the armed forces of the United States, stationed outside the state and otherwise qualified to receive a higher education award, may receive and use a higher education award or freedom of choice grant at an educational...

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VASigned into law 03/2000Postsec.Advantage Incentive foundation
H.B. 1528
Creates the Advantage Incentive Foundation, the Advantage Incentive Fund, and the Advantage Incentive Program; provides that the Foundation is to establish and administer the Fund, and moneys of the Fund are to be used for awarding scholarships pursuant to the...

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WVSigned into law 03/2000P-12
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Tuition Wavers for Students in Foster Care
H.B. 4784
Provides for higher education tuition waivers for high school graduates in foster care....

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