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Senate Bill 0577

Senate Bill 0577

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF SB577 (Updated April 27, 2011 4:37 pm - DI 84)

Financial aid. 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 grade point average to retain certain scholarships. In addition, with respect to the twenty-first century scholars program, specifies that certain applicants must attend an academic success program and meet certain financial need criteria. Limits scholarships and tuition remission programs to courses for an undergraduate degree and requires the scholarships be used in not more than eight years. Permits a scholarship to be used for summer classes and provides special rules for professional degree students. Provides a formula for calculating certain scholarships and tuition remission programs. Indicates that changes affecting tuition remissions for children of certain veterans apply only to children of veterans who enlist after July 1, 2011. Establishes a program for the collection of data from private colleges. Provides civil immunity to persons who provide the student data. Merges the higher education award fund and the freedom of choice grant fund. Makes other related changes.
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