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Senate Bill 0497

Senate Bill 0497

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF SB497 (Updated April 13, 2011 8:40 pm - DI 84)

Higher education scholarship. Provides an early graduation scholarship to a student who graduates from high school before grade 12. Requires the state board of education to amend its rules to facilitate graduation from high school in less than seven semesters. Allows a student to participate in an early college, a dual credit, a double up for college, or a dual enrollment program during any grade in high school. Requires the department of education to report early graduation scholarship student information to the state student assistance commission (SSACI). Requires the department of education to transfer tuition support to SSACI for early graduation scholarship students that are accepted at a higher education institution . Provides for the payment of the scholarship by SSACI to the higher education institution from these transfers . Permits a higher education scholarship to be used for fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for courses of instruction. Provides that the unused balance of a scholarship shall be applied to educational costs incurred in a subsequent school year. Provides for the recovery of an unused scholarship.
    Current Status:
    In Conference Committee
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