IC 21TITLE 21. HIGHER EDUCATION
           Art. 1.REPEALED
           Art. 2.REPEALED
           Art. 3.REPEALED
           Art. 4.REPEALED
           Art. 5.REPEALED
           Art. 6.REPEALED
           Art. 6.1.REPEALED
           Art. 7.STATE UNIVERSITIES
           Art. 8.REPEALED
           Art. 9.EDUCATION SAVINGS PROGRAMS
           Art. 10.REPEALED
           Art. 11.REPEALED
           Art. 12.GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS
           Art. 13.OCCUPATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS
           Art. 14.STATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS: TUITION AND FEES; OTHER CHARGES; ESTABLISHMENT, EXEMPTIONS, AND REDUCTIONS
           Art. 15.STATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS: SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS
           Art. 16.EARN INDIANA PROGRAM; STUDENT LOANS; LEGAL CAPACITY TO CONTRACT FOR STUDENT LOANS
           Art. 17.POSTSECONDARY PROPRIETARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND OTHER PRIVATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
           Art. 18.COMMISSION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
           Art. 18.5.ADMINISTRATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION FINANCIAL AID AND POSTSECONDARY CREDIT BEARING PROPRIETARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION ACCREDITATION
           Art. 19.BALL STATE UNIVERSITY
           Art. 20.INDIANA UNIVERSITY
           Art. 21.INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
           Art. 22.IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF INDIANA
           Art. 23.PURDUE UNIVERSITY
           Art. 24.UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA
           Art. 25.VINCENNES UNIVERSITY
           Art. 26.REGIONAL CAMPUSES
           Art. 27.STATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS: GENERAL POWERS
           Art. 28.STATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS: COOPERATIVE ARRANGEMENTS, INTERSTATE COMPACTS; EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT ENTITIES
           Art. 29.STATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS: INVESTMENTS
           Art. 30.STATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS: DONATIONS; GIFTS, BEQUESTS, AND DEVISES
           Art. 31.STATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS: ACQUISITION AND USE OF PROPERTY; LEASES
           Art. 32.STATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS: BONDS AND BORROWING
           Art. 33.STATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS: APPROVAL OF PROJECTS; FUNDING
           Art. 34.STATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS: ACQUISITION AND IMPROVEMENT OF BUILDING FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT; BONDS
           Art. 35.STATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS: REVENUE BONDS AND OTHER FINANCING ARRANGEMENTS
           Art. 36.STATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS: DISPOSITION OF PROPERTY
           Art. 37.STATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS: CONTRACTS; PROCUREMENT
           Art. 38.STATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS: PERSONNEL; COMPENSATION; BENEFITS
           Art. 39.STATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS: REGULATION OF CONDUCT
           Art. 40.STATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS: ADMISSION STANDARDS
           Art. 41.STATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS: CURRICULA; COURSES OF STUDY; PROGRAMS
           Art. 42.STATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS: TRANSFER OF ACADEMIC CREDITS
           Art. 43.DUAL ENROLLMENT; COLLEGE CREDIT EARNED BY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS; TECHNICAL CERTIFICATES OF ACHIEVEMENT
           Art. 44.MEDICAL EDUCATION SYSTEM
           Art. 44.5.EPINEPHRINE ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM
           Art. 45.LIFE SCIENCES RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CENTERS
           Art. 46.AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CENTERS
           Art. 47.GEOLOGICAL SURVEY; ENERGY RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CENTERS
           Art. 48.SUICIDE PREVENTION RESOURCES

 

IC 21-1ARTICLE 1. REPEALED

[Pre-2005 Elementary and Secondary Education Recodification Citations:

21-1-31-1              formerly 20-10.1-6.5-1

21-1-31-2              formerly 20-10.1-6.5-1

21-1-31-3              formerly 20-10.1-6.5-1

21-1-31-4              formerly 20-10.1-6.5-4

21-1-31-5              formerly 20-10.1-6.5-5

21-1-32-4              formerly 20-5.5-7.5-2

21-1-32-5              formerly 20-5.5-7.5-1

21-1-32-6              formerly 20-5.5-7.5-3

21-1-32-7              formerly 20-5.5-7.5-4

21-1-32-8              formerly 20-5.5-7.5-5

21-1-32-9              formerly 20-5.5-7.5-6

21-1-32-10            formerly 20-5.5-7.5-7

21-1-32-11            formerly 20-5.5-7.5-8

21-1-32-12            formerly 20-5.5-7.5-9

21-1-32-13            formerly 20-5.5-7.5-10.]

Repealed by P.L.2-2006, SEC.199.

 

IC 21-2ARTICLE 2. REPEALED

[Pre-2005 Elementary and Secondary Education Recodification Citations:

21-2-19-1              formerly 20-5-2.5-1

21-2-19-2              formerly 20-5-2.5-1

21-2-19-3              formerly 20-5-2.5-2

21-2-19-4              formerly 20-5-2.5-3

21-2-19-5              formerly 20-5-2.5-4

21-2-20-1              formerly 20-5-64-1

21-2-20-2              formerly 20-5-64-2

21-2-21-1              formerly 20-5-4-1

21-2-21-2              formerly 20-5-4-2

21-2-21-3              formerly 20-5-4-3

21-2-21-4              formerly 20-5-4-4

21-2-21-5              formerly 20-5-4-5

21-2-21-6              formerly 20-5-4-6

21-2-21-7              formerly 20-5-4-7

21-2-21-8              formerly 20-5-4-8

21-2-21-9              formerly 20-5-4-9

21-2-21-10            formerly 20-5-4-10

Pre-Local Government Recodification Citations:

21-2-3.1-1             formerly 17-4-29-3 part

21-2-3.1-2             formerly 17-4-29-3 part

21-2-3.1-3             formerly 17-4-29-4

21-2-3.1-4             formerly 17-4-29-5

21-2-3.2-1             formerly 17-4-17-1 part

21-2-3.2-2             formerly 17-4-17-1 part

21-2-3.2-3             formerly 17-4-17-2

21-2-3.2-4             formerly 17-4-17-3

21-2-3.2-5             formerly 17-4-17-4.]

Repealed by P.L.2-2006, SEC.199.

 

IC 21-3ARTICLE 3. REPEALED

Repealed by P.L.2-2006, SEC.199.

 

IC 21-4ARTICLE 4. REPEALED

Repealed by P.L.2-2006, SEC.199.

 

IC 21-5ARTICLE 5. REPEALED

Repealed by P.L.2-2006, SEC.199.

 

IC 21-6ARTICLE 6. REPEALED

Repealed by Acts 1976, P.L.111, SEC.3.

 

IC 21-6.1ARTICLE 6.1. REPEALED

[2006 Recodification Citation:

21-6.1-8-0.5          New.]

Repealed by P.L.2-2007, SEC.390.

 

IC 21-7ARTICLE 7. STATE UNIVERSITIES
           Ch. 1.Repealed
           Ch. 2.Repealed
           Ch. 3.Repealed
           Ch. 4.Repealed
           Ch. 4.5.Repealed
           Ch. 5.Repealed
           Ch. 6.Repealed
           Ch. 7.Repealed
           Ch. 8.Repealed
           Ch. 9.Repealed
           Ch. 10.Repealed
           Ch. 11.Repealed
           Ch. 12.Effect of Recodification by the Act of the 2007 Regular Session of the General Assembly
           Ch. 13.Definitions
           Ch. 14.Indiana University Permanent Endowment Fund
           Ch. 15.Purdue University: Endowment Fund

 

IC 21-7-1Chapter 1. Repealed

Repealed by P.L.2-2007, SEC.390.

 

IC 21-7-2Chapter 2. Repealed

Repealed by P.L.2-2007, SEC.390.

 

IC 21-7-3Chapter 3. Repealed

Repealed by P.L.2-2007, SEC.390.

 

IC 21-7-4Chapter 4. Repealed

Repealed by P.L.2-2007, SEC.390.

 

IC 21-7-4.5Chapter 4.5. Repealed

[Pre-2006 Recodification Citations:

21-7-4.5-1             formerly 21-1-3-1 part

21-7-4.5-2             New

21-7-4.5-3             formerly 21-1-3-1 part

21-7-4.5-4             formerly 21-1-3-8 part

21-7-4.5-5             formerly 21-1-3-9 part

21-7-4.5-6             formerly 21-1-3-10 part

21-7-4.5-7             formerly 21-1-3-11

21-7-4.5-8             formerly 21-1-3-12

21-7-4.5-9             formerly 21-1-3-14.]

Repealed by P.L.2-2007, SEC.390.

 

IC 21-7-5Chapter 5. Repealed

Repealed by P.L.2-2007, SEC.390.

 

IC 21-7-6Chapter 6. Repealed

Repealed by P.L.2-2007, SEC.390.

 

IC 21-7-7Chapter 7. Repealed

Repealed by Acts 1972, P.L.13, SEC.47.

 

IC 21-7-8Chapter 8. Repealed

Repealed by Acts 1972, P.L.13, SEC.48.

 

IC 21-7-9Chapter 9. Repealed

Repealed by Acts 1972, P.L.13, SEC.49.

 

IC 21-7-10Chapter 10. Repealed

Repealed by P.L.1-1992, SEC.106.

 

IC 21-7-11Chapter 11. Repealed

Repealed by P.L.2-2007, SEC.390.

 

IC 21-7-12Chapter 12. Effect of Recodification by the Act of the 2007 Regular Session of the General Assembly
           21-7-12-1"Prior law"
           21-7-12-2Purpose
           21-7-12-3Applicability
           21-7-12-4Effect of actions before July 1, 2007
           21-7-12-5Statutory construction
           21-7-12-6Reference to repealed statutes
           21-7-12-7Citation references
           21-7-12-8Rules references
           21-7-12-9Citations to prior civil law and procedure

 

IC 21-7-12-1"Prior law"

     Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "prior law" refers to the statutes concerning higher education that are repealed or amended in the recodification act of the 2007 regular session of the general assembly as the statutes existed before the effective date of the applicable or corresponding provision of the recodification act of the 2007 regular session of the general assembly. The term includes statutes that are recodified outside this title by the recodification act of the 2007 regular session of the general assembly, such as law related to the Indiana health and educational facility finance authority, Indiana University hospitals, medical center development agencies, university administered preschools, elementary schools, and high schools, administration of school corporation expenditures, donations to a state educational institution by a political subdivision, and the Knox County property tax levy for Vincennes University.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.242.

 

IC 21-7-12-2Purpose

     Sec. 2. The purpose of the recodification act of the 2007 regular session of the general assembly is to recodify prior law in a style that is clear, concise, and easy to interpret and apply. Except to the extent that:

(1) the recodification act of the 2007 regular session of the general assembly is amended to reflect the changes made in a provision of another bill that adds to, amends, or repeals a provision in the recodification act of the 2007 regular session of the general assembly; or

(2) the minutes of meetings of the code revision commission during 2006 expressly indicate a different purpose;

the substantive operation and effect of the prior law continue uninterrupted as if the recodification act of the 2007 regular session of the general assembly had not been enacted.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.242.

 

IC 21-7-12-3Applicability

     Sec. 3. Subject to section 2 of this chapter, sections 4 through 9 of this chapter shall be applied to the statutory construction of the recodification act of the 2007 regular session of the general assembly.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.242.

 

IC 21-7-12-4Effect of actions before July 1, 2007

     Sec. 4. (a) The recodification act of the 2007 regular session of the general assembly does not affect:

(1) any rights or liabilities accrued;

(2) any penalties incurred;

(3) any violations committed;

(4) any proceedings begun;

(5) any bonds, notes, loans, or other forms of indebtedness issued, incurred, or made;

(6) any tax levies made or authorized;

(7) any funds established;

(8) any patents issued;

(9) the validity, continuation, or termination of any contracts, easements, or leases executed;

(10) the validity, continuation, scope, termination, suspension, or revocation of:

(A) permits;

(B) licenses;

(C) certificates of registration;

(D) grants of authority; or

(E) limitations of authority; or

(11) the validity of court decisions entered regarding the constitutionality of any provision of the prior law;

before the effective date of the recodification act of the 2007 regular session of the general assembly (July 1, 2007). Those rights, liabilities, penalties, violations, proceedings, bonds, notes, loans, other forms of indebtedness, tax levies, funds, patents, contracts, easements, leases, permits, licenses, certificates of registration, grants of authority, and limitations of authority continue and shall be imposed and enforced under prior law as if the recodification act of the 2007 regular session of the general assembly had not been enacted.

     (b) The recodification act of the 2007 regular session of the general assembly does not:

(1) extend or cause to expire a permit, license, certificate of registration, or other grant or limitation of authority; or

(2) in any way affect the validity, scope, or status of a license, permit, certificate of registration, or other grant or limitation of authority;

issued under the prior law.

     (c) The recodification act of the 2007 regular session of the general assembly does not affect the revocation, limitation, or suspension of a permit, license, certificate of registration, or other grant or limitation of authority based in whole or in part on violations of the prior law or the rules adopted under the prior law.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.242.

 

IC 21-7-12-5Statutory construction

     Sec. 5. The recodification act of the 2007 regular session of the general assembly shall be construed as a recodification of prior law. Except as provided in section 2(1) and 2(2) of this chapter, if the literal meaning of the recodification act of the 2007 regular session of the general assembly (including a literal application of an erroneous change to an internal reference) would result in a substantive change in the prior law, the difference shall be construed as a typographical, spelling, or other clerical error that must be corrected by:

(1) inserting, deleting, or substituting words, punctuation, or other matters of style in the recodification act of the 2007 regular session of the general assembly; or

(2) using any other rule of statutory construction;

as necessary or appropriate to apply the recodification act of the 2007 regular session of the general assembly in a manner that does not result in a substantive change in the law. The principle of statutory construction, which states that a court must apply the literal meaning of an act if the literal meaning of the act is unambiguous, does not apply to the recodification act of the 2007 regular session of the general assembly to the extent that the recodification act of the 2007 regular session of the general assembly is not substantively identical to the prior law.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.242.

 

IC 21-7-12-6Reference to repealed statutes

     Sec. 6. Subject to section 9 of this chapter, a reference in a statute or rule to a statute that is repealed and replaced in the same or a different form in the recodification act of the 2007 regular session of the general assembly shall be treated after the effective date of the new provision as a reference to the new provision.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.242.

 

IC 21-7-12-7Citation references

     Sec. 7. A citation reference in the recodification act of the 2007 regular session of the general assembly to another provision of the recodification act of the 2007 regular session of the general assembly shall be treated as including a reference to the provision of prior law that is substantively equivalent to the provision of the recodification act of the 2007 regular session of the general assembly that is referred to by the citation reference.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.242.

 

IC 21-7-12-8Rules references

     Sec. 8. (a) As used in the recodification act of the 2007 regular session of the general assembly, a reference to rules adopted under any provision of this title or under any other provision of the recodification act of the 2007 regular session of the general assembly refers to either:

(1) rules adopted under the recodification act of the 2007 regular session of the general assembly; or

(2) rules adopted under the prior law until those rules have been amended, repealed, or superseded.

     (b) Rules adopted under the prior law continue in effect after June 30, 2007, until the rules are amended, repealed, or suspended.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.242.

 

IC 21-7-12-9Citations to prior civil law and procedure

     Sec. 9. (a) A reference in the recodification act of the 2007 regular session of the general assembly to a citation in the prior law before its repeal is added in certain sections of the recodification act of the 2007 regular session of the general assembly only as an aid to the reader.

     (b) The inclusion or omission in the recodification act of the 2007 regular session of the general assembly of a reference to a citation in the prior law before its repeal does not affect:

(1) any rights or liabilities accrued;

(2) any penalties incurred;

(3) any violations committed;

(4) any proceedings begun;

(5) any bonds, notes, loans, or other forms of indebtedness issued, incurred, or made;

(6) any tax levies made or authorized;

(7) any funds established;

(8) any patents issued;

(9) the validity, continuation, or termination of contracts, easements, or leases executed;

(10) the validity, continuation, scope, termination, suspension, or revocation of:

(A) permits;

(B) licenses;

(C) certificates of registration;

(D) grants of authority;

(E) limitations of authority; or

(F) degrees; or

(11) the validity of court decisions entered regarding the constitutionality of any provision of the prior law;

before the effective date of the recodification act of the 2007 regular session of the general assembly (July 1, 2007). Those rights, liabilities, penalties, violations, proceedings, bonds, notes, loans, other forms of indebtedness, tax levies, funds, patents, contracts, easements, leases, permits, licenses, certificates of registration, grants of authority, limitations of authority, and degrees, continue and shall be imposed and enforced under prior law as if the recodification act of the 2007 regular session of the general assembly had not been enacted.

     (c) The inclusion or omission in the recodification act of the 2007 regular session of the general assembly of a citation to a provision in the prior law does not affect the use of a prior conviction, violation, or noncompliance under the prior law as the basis for revocation of a license, permit, certificate of registration, or other grant of authority under the recodification act of the 2007 regular session of the general assembly, as necessary or appropriate to apply the recodification act of the 2007 regular session of the general assembly in a manner that does not result in a substantive change in the law.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.242.

 

IC 21-7-13Chapter 13. Definitions
           21-7-13-1Application
           21-7-13-2"Academic term"
           21-7-13-3"Academic year"
           21-7-13-4"Accredited nonpublic school"
           21-7-13-5"Current ADM"
           21-7-13-6"Approved postsecondary educational institution"
           21-7-13-7"Approved secondary school"
           21-7-13-8"Ball State University"
           21-7-13-9"Board of trustees"
           21-7-13-10"College or university"
           21-7-13-11"Commission for higher education"
           21-7-13-12Repealed
           21-7-13-13"Community college system"
           21-7-13-13.3"Degree granting"
           21-7-13-13.5"Degree map"
           21-7-13-14"Educational costs"
           21-7-13-15"Educational support costs"
           21-7-13-16"Elementary school"
           21-7-13-17"Eligible institution"
           21-7-13-18"Faculty"
           21-7-13-19"High school"
           21-7-13-20"Indiana University"
           21-7-13-21"Indiana State University"
           21-7-13-22"Ivy Tech Community College"
           21-7-13-23"Nonprofit college or university"
           21-7-13-24"Nonpublic school"
           21-7-13-25"Occupational and technical education"
           21-7-13-26"Postsecondary credit bearing proprietary educational institution"
           21-7-13-26.5"Postsecondary SEI affiliated educational institution"
           21-7-13-27"Private technical, vocational, correspondence, and trade school"
           21-7-13-28"Purdue University"
           21-7-13-29"Region"
           21-7-13-29.5"Research intensive campus"
           21-7-13-30"School corporation"
           21-7-13-31"Secondary school"
           21-7-13-32"State educational institution"
           21-7-13-33Repealed
           21-7-13-34"State superintendent"
           21-7-13-35"University of Southern Indiana"
           21-7-13-36"Vincennes University"
           21-7-13-37"Vocational education"

 

IC 21-7-13-1Application

     Sec. 1. The definitions in this chapter apply throughout this title.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.243.

 

IC 21-7-13-2"Academic term"

     Sec. 2. "Academic term":

(1) for purposes of this title (other than IC 21-40), has the meaning set forth in IC 21-12-1-2; and

(2) for purposes of IC 21-40, has the meaning set forth in IC 21-40-1-2.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citations: 20-12-22.1-1 part; 20-12-71-1 part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.243.

 

IC 21-7-13-3"Academic year"

     Sec. 3. "Academic year" has the meaning set forth in IC 21-12-1-3.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.243.

 

IC 21-7-13-4"Accredited nonpublic school"

     Sec. 4. "Accredited nonpublic school" means a nonpublic school that has voluntarily become accredited under IC 20-19-2-8.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.243.

 

IC 21-7-13-5"Current ADM"

     Sec. 5. "Current ADM" has the meaning set forth in IC 20-43-1-10.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.243. Amended by P.L.205-2013, SEC.312.

 

IC 21-7-13-6"Approved postsecondary educational institution"

     Sec. 6. (a) "Approved postsecondary educational institution", for purposes of this title (except section 15 of this chapter, IC 21-12-6, and IC 21-13-1-4) means the following:

(1) A postsecondary educational institution that operates in Indiana and:

(A) provides an organized two (2) year or longer program of collegiate grade directly creditable toward a baccalaureate degree;

(B) is either operated by the state or operated nonprofit; and

(C) is accredited by a recognized regional accrediting agency, including:

(i) Ancilla College;

(ii) Anderson University;

(iii) Bethel College;

(iv) Butler University;

(v) Calumet College of St. Joseph;

(vi) DePauw University;

(vii) Earlham College;

(viii) Franklin College;

(ix) Goshen College;

(x) Grace College and Seminary;

(xi) Hanover College;

(xii) Holy Cross College;

(xiii) Huntington University;

(xiv) Indiana Institute of Technology;

(xv) Indiana Wesleyan University;

(xvi) Manchester College;

(xvii) Marian University;

(xviii) Martin University;

(xix) Oakland City University;

(xx) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology;

(xxi) Saint Joseph's College;

(xxii) Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College;

(xxiii) Saint Mary's College;

(xxiv) Taylor University;

(xxv) Trine University;

(xxvi) University of Evansville;

(xxvii) University of Indianapolis;

(xxviii) University of Notre Dame;

(xxix) University of Saint Francis;

(xxx) Valparaiso University; and

(xxxi) Wabash College;

or is accredited by the board for proprietary education under IC 21-18.5-6 or an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.

(2) Ivy Tech Community College.

(3) A hospital that operates a nursing diploma program that is accredited by the Indiana state board of nursing.

(4) A postsecondary credit bearing proprietary educational institution that meets the following requirements:

(A) Is incorporated in Indiana, or is registered as a foreign corporation doing business in Indiana.

(B) Is fully accredited by and is in good standing with the board for proprietary education under IC 21-18.5-6.

(C) Is accredited by and is in good standing with a regional or national accrediting agency.

(D) Offers a course of study that is at least eighteen (18) consecutive months in duration (or an equivalent to be determined by the board for proprietary education under IC 21-18.5-6) and that leads to an associate or a baccalaureate degree recognized by the board for proprietary education under IC 21-18.5-6.

(E) Is certified by the board for proprietary education as meeting the requirements of this subdivision.

(5) A postsecondary SEI affiliated educational institution.

     (b) "Approved postsecondary educational institution" for purposes of section 15 of this chapter, IC 21-12-6, and IC 21-13-1-4, means the following:

(1) A state educational institution.

(2) A nonprofit college or university.

(3) A postsecondary credit bearing proprietary educational institution that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.

(4) A postsecondary SEI affiliated educational institution.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citations: 20-12-21-3(2); 20-12-70-4.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.243. Amended by P.L.169-2011, SEC.1; P.L.107-2012, SEC.7; P.L.13-2013, SEC.58; P.L.217-2017, SEC.141.

 

IC 21-7-13-7"Approved secondary school"

     Sec. 7. "Approved secondary school" has the meaning set forth in IC 21-12-1-5.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.243.

 

IC 21-7-13-8"Ball State University"

     Sec. 8. "Ball State University" refers to the state educational institution established under IC 21-19-2.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.243.

 

IC 21-7-13-9"Board of trustees"

     Sec. 9. "Board of trustees":

(1) in a law applicable to Ball State University, refers to the Ball State University board of trustees;

(2) in a law applicable to Indiana University, refers to the Indiana University board of trustees;

(3) in a law applicable to Indiana State University, refers to the Indiana State University board of trustees;

(4) in a law applicable to Ivy Tech Community College, refers to the Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana board of trustees;

(5) in a law applicable to Purdue University, refers to the Purdue University board of trustees;

(6) in a law applicable to the University of Southern Indiana, refers to the University of Southern Indiana board of trustees; and

(7) in a law applicable to Vincennes University, refers to the Vincennes University board of trustees.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.243. Amended by P.L.3-2008, SEC.128.

 

IC 21-7-13-10"College or university"

     Sec. 10. "College or university" means a postsecondary educational institution that meets the following requirements:

(1) Is authorized by law to provide a program of education beyond the high school level.

(2) Admits as regular students only individuals having a certificate of graduation from a high school or the recognized equivalent of such a certificate.

(3) Provides an educational program:

(A) for which the higher education institution awards a baccalaureate or an associate degree;

(B) in which admission is contingent upon the prior attainment of a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent, for which the higher education institution:

(i) awards a postgraduate degree; or

(ii) provides not less than a two (2) year program that is acceptable for full credit toward a postgraduate degree; or

(C) of a two (2) year duration in engineering, mathematics, or the physical or biological sciences, that is designed to prepare the student to work as a technician and at a semiprofessional level in an engineering, a scientific, or other technological field that requires the understanding and application of basic engineering, scientific, or mathematical principles or knowledge.

(4) Is accredited by a regional accrediting agency or association or by an organization recognized by the United States Department of Education, or, if not so accredited is an institution whose credits are accepted on transfer by not less than three (3) institutions that are accredited by a regional accrediting agency or association or by an organization recognized by the United States Department of Education, with the credits accepted on the same basis as if the credits were transferred from an accredited institution.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citations: 20-12-63-3(10) part; 21-9-2-16.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.243.

 

IC 21-7-13-11"Commission for higher education"

     Sec. 11. "Commission for higher education" refers to the commission for higher education of the state of Indiana established under IC 21-18-2.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.243.

 

IC 21-7-13-12Repealed

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.243. Repealed by P.L.107-2012, SEC.8.

 

IC 21-7-13-13"Community college system"

     Sec. 13. "Community college system" refers to a community college system established under IC 21-41-5.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-3(7).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.243.

 

IC 21-7-13-13.3"Degree granting"

     Sec. 13.3. "Degree granting" refers to any institution that offers a degree program and offers instructional or educational services or training in Indiana.

As added by P.L.273-2013, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-7-13-13.5"Degree map"

     Sec. 13.5. "Degree map" refers to a student reference developed by a state educational institution under guidelines developed by the commission under IC 21-12-14-1 that provides an academic term by academic term sequence of course options that will allow a full-time student to complete:

(1) a baccalaureate degree within four (4) academic years; or

(2) an associate degree within two (2) academic years;

in the student's intended field of study. The reference must specify the expected date that the student will earn a baccalaureate degree or an associate degree and the academic requirements that a student should complete each academic year to timely earn a degree.

As added by P.L.281-2013, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-7-13-14"Educational costs"

     Sec. 14. "Educational costs" means tuition and regularly assessed fees.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-3(7).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.243.

 

IC 21-7-13-15"Educational support costs"

     Sec. 15. "Educational support costs" refers to costs incurred by scholarship recipients in purchasing:

(1) required textbooks, supplies, or equipment;

(2) any other material required by the approved postsecondary educational institution in order for a scholarship recipient to participate in a particular class, seminar, laboratory, or other type of instruction; or

(3) other items or services approved by the commission for higher education under rules adopted by the commission for higher education under IC 21-18.5-4;

that are not included in educational costs.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-70.1-5 part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.243. Amended by P.L.107-2012, SEC.9.

 

IC 21-7-13-16"Elementary school"

     Sec. 16. "Elementary school" has the meaning set forth in IC 20-18-2-4.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.243.

 

IC 21-7-13-17"Eligible institution"

     Sec. 17. "Eligible institution", for purposes of:

(1) IC 21-12, has the meaning set forth in IC 21-12-1-8;

(2) IC 21-13, has the meaning set forth in IC 21-13-1-3;

(3) IC 21-16, has the meaning set forth in IC 21-16-1-7;

(4) IC 21-43, has the meaning set forth in IC 21-43-1-3; and

(5) IC 21-44, has the meaning set forth in IC 21-44-1-10.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.243.

 

IC 21-7-13-18"Faculty"

     Sec. 18. "Faculty", for purposes of a law related to:

(1) Indiana University, refers to the president, professors, and instructors of Indiana University; and

(2) Vincennes University, refers to the president and professors of Vincennes University, or a majority of them.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-23-7 part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.243.

 

IC 21-7-13-19"High school"

     Sec. 19. "High school" has the meaning set forth in IC 20-18-2-7.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.243.

 

IC 21-7-13-20"Indiana University"

     Sec. 20. "Indiana University" refers to the state educational institution established under IC 21-20-2.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.243.

 

IC 21-7-13-21"Indiana State University"

     Sec. 21. "Indiana State University" refers to the state educational institution established under IC 21-21-2.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.243.

 

IC 21-7-13-22"Ivy Tech Community College"

     Sec. 22. "Ivy Tech Community College" refers to the state educational institution established under IC 21-22-2.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.243.

 

IC 21-7-13-23"Nonprofit college or university"

     Sec. 23. (a) "Nonprofit college or university", for purposes of this title (except IC 21-17-1-14, IC 21-17-1-17, and IC 21-17-6) means a nonprofit college or university:

(1) with a principal office in Indiana that is not owned or controlled by the state of Indiana or any political subdivision, agency, instrumentality, district, or municipality of the state of Indiana; and

(2) that does not discriminate in the admission of students on the basis of race, color, or creed.

     (b) "Nonprofit college or university" for purposes of IC 21-17-1-14, IC 21-17-1-17, and IC 21-17-6, has the meaning set forth in IC 21-17-1-10.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citations: 20-12-63-3(10) part, New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.243.

 

IC 21-7-13-24"Nonpublic school"

     Sec. 24. "Nonpublic school" has the meaning set forth in IC 20-18-2-12.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.243.

 

IC 21-7-13-25"Occupational and technical education"

     Sec. 25. "Occupational and technical education" has the meaning set forth in IC 21-22-1-2.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.243.

 

IC 21-7-13-26"Postsecondary credit bearing proprietary educational institution"

     Sec. 26. "Postsecondary credit bearing proprietary educational institution" has the meaning set forth in IC 21-18.5-2-12.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.243. Amended by P.L.107-2012, SEC.10.

 

IC 21-7-13-26.5"Postsecondary SEI affiliated educational institution"

     Sec. 26.5. (a) "Postsecondary SEI affiliated educational institution" means a degree granting and credit bearing institution that:

(1) is organized as a public benefit corporation (as described in IC 23-17-2-23) and controlled by a state educational institution;

(2) is authorized under procedures approved by the executive officer of the commission under IC 21-18-12.4 to provide instructional or educational services or training in Indiana using onsite, online, or any combination of these or other instructional modalities;

(3) is accredited by a recognized regional accrediting agency or is seeking or progressing toward accreditation by a recognized regional accrediting agency; and

(4) has its debts and liabilities backed by the controlling state educational institution described in subdivision (1) in the form of a contribution, bond, or other surety consisting solely of eligible property (as defined in IC 21-27-10-4).

     (b) The term does not include the following:

(1) A state educational institution.

(2) A postsecondary credit bearing proprietary educational institution approved or regulated by the board for proprietary education under IC 21-18.5-6.

(3) Any educational institution or educational training that:

(A) is maintained or provided by an employer or employers at no charge for employees or potential employees;

(B) is maintained or provided by a labor organization at no charge for its members or apprentices; or

(C) offers instruction that is exclusively focused on self-improvement or exclusively intended to be motivational or avocational, including instruction in dance, music, self-defense, and private tutoring.

(4) A public or nonprofit degree granting institution organized or incorporated in a jurisdiction other than Indiana that offers instructional or educational services or training in Indiana.

(5) A religious institution that offers educational instruction or an educational program of a clearly religious nature.

As added by P.L.217-2017, SEC.142.

 

IC 21-7-13-27"Private technical, vocational, correspondence, and trade school"

     Sec. 27. "Private technical, vocational, correspondence, and trade school" has the meaning set forth in IC 21-17-1-15.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.243.

 

IC 21-7-13-28"Purdue University"

     Sec. 28. "Purdue University" refers to the state educational institution established under IC 21-23-2.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.243.

 

IC 21-7-13-29"Region"

     Sec. 29. "Region" has the meaning set forth in IC 21-22-1-5.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.243. Amended by P.L.3-2008, SEC.129.

 

IC 21-7-13-29.5"Research intensive campus"

     Sec. 29.5. "Research intensive campus" means a campus of a state educational institution that is classified or designated as a Research University (very high research activity) or a Research University (high research activity) or an equivalent successor designation that is established by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

As added by P.L.29-2012, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-7-13-30"School corporation"

     Sec. 30. "School corporation" has the meaning set forth in IC 20-18-2-16(a).

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.243.

 

IC 21-7-13-31"Secondary school"

     Sec. 31. "Secondary school" has the meaning set forth in IC 20-18-2-18.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.243.

 

IC 21-7-13-32"State educational institution"

     Sec. 32. (a) "State educational institution" means any university, college, or other educational institution:

(1) existing on or after March 29, 1971;

(2) in Indiana;

(3) that provides programs of:

(A) collegiate or university education; or

(B) other postsecondary education; and

(4) that is supported in whole or in part by appropriations made by the general assembly.

     (b) The term refers to the following:

(1) Ball State University.

(2) Indiana State University.

(3) Indiana University.

(4) Ivy Tech Community College.

(5) Purdue University.

(6) University of Southern Indiana.

(7) Vincennes University.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-0.5-1 part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.243.

 

IC 21-7-13-33Repealed

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.243. Repealed by P.L.107-2012, SEC.11.

 

IC 21-7-13-34"State superintendent"

     Sec. 34. "State superintendent" has the meaning set forth in IC 20-18-2-20.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citations: New; Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-3(11).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.243.

 

IC 21-7-13-35"University of Southern Indiana"

     Sec. 35. "University of Southern Indiana" refers to the state educational institution established under IC 21-24-2.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.243.

 

IC 21-7-13-36"Vincennes University"

     Sec. 36. "Vincennes University" refers to the state educational institution established under IC 21-25-2.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.243.

 

IC 21-7-13-37"Vocational education"

     Sec. 37. "Vocational education" has the meaning set forth in IC 21-18-1-7.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.243.

 

IC 21-7-14Chapter 14. Indiana University Permanent Endowment Fund
           21-7-14-1Application
           21-7-14-2"Fund"
           21-7-14-3Treasurer of state to hold fund; state board of finance to manage fund
           21-7-14-4Fund investment
           21-7-14-5Disbursements from fund; deposit of securities
           21-7-14-6State board of finance; powers; rulemaking
           21-7-14-7State board of accounts examination of fund
           21-7-14-8Loans from fund
           21-7-14-9Loans from fund; security
           21-7-14-10Loans from fund; records
           21-7-14-11Loans from fund; state bonds
           21-7-14-12Loans from fund; nonpayment; suit for collection

 

IC 21-7-14-1Application

     Sec. 1. This chapter applies to money in the fund.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 21-7-4.5-1.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.244.

 

IC 21-7-14-2"Fund"

     Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "fund" refers to the Indiana University permanent endowment fund in the custody of the treasurer of state.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 21-7-4.5-2.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.244.

 

IC 21-7-14-3Treasurer of state to hold fund; state board of finance to manage fund

     Sec. 3. (a) The treasurer of state is the exclusive custodian of the fund.

     (b) The state board of finance has full and complete management and control of the fund. The state board of finance shall invest the fund as provided in IC 20.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 21-7-4.5-3.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.244.

 

IC 21-7-14-4Fund investment

     Sec. 4. Except as provided in this chapter, the fund shall be invested in:

(1) bonds, notes, certificates, and other valid obligations of the United States;

(2) bonds, notes, debentures, and other securities issued by any federal instrumentality and fully guaranteed by the United States;

(3) bonds, notes, certificates, and other valid obligations of any state of the United States or any county, township, city, town, or other political subdivision in Indiana that are issued under law, the issuers of which, for five (5) years before the date of the investment, have promptly paid the principal and interest on their bonds and other legal obligations in lawful money of the United States; or

(4) bonds, notes, or other securities issued by the Indiana bond bank and described in IC 5-13-10.5-11(3).

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 21-7-4.5-4.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.244.

 

IC 21-7-14-5Disbursements from fund; deposit of securities

     Sec. 5. (a) The state board of finance shall direct all disbursement from the fund. The auditor of state shall draw the auditor of state's warrant on the treasurer of state, on a properly itemized voucher officially approved by:

(1) the president of the state board of finance; or

(2) any member of the state board of finance if the president is absent.

     (b) Except as otherwise provided by this chapter, all securities purchased for the fund shall be deposited with and remain in the custody of the state board of finance. The state board of finance shall collect all interest or other income accruing on the securities, when due, together with the principal of the securities when the principal matures and is due. Except as provided by subsection (c), all money collected under this subsection shall be credited to the proper fund account on the records of the auditor of state, and the collection shall be deposited with the treasurer of state and reported to the state board of finance.

     (c) All money collected under an agreement that is sold, transferred, or liquidated under IC 20-49-4-23 shall be immediately transferred to the purchaser, transferee, or assignee of the agreement.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 21-7-4.5-5.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.244.

 

IC 21-7-14-6State board of finance; powers; rulemaking

     Sec. 6. (a) The state board of finance may:

(1) make all rules;

(2) employ all help;

(3) purchase all supplies and equipment; and

(4) incur all expense;

necessary to properly carry out this chapter.

     (b) The expense incident to the administration of this chapter shall be paid from any money in the state treasury not otherwise appropriated upon the warrant of the auditor of state and issued on a properly itemized voucher approved by the president of the state board of finance.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 21-7-4.5-6.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.244.

 

IC 21-7-14-7State board of accounts examination of fund

     Sec. 7. The state board of accounts shall examine the status of the fund. Upon the completion of the examination, the examiners performing the duty shall prepare a report of the examination. The report must show:

(1) all necessary, pertinent information;

(2) the balance of the fund's principal at the close of the previous examination;

(3) the amount of interest and principal paid by each county to the state board of finance since the close of the previous examination;

(4) the balance of principal due at the date of closing of the report;

(5) a statement of receipts and disbursements by the state board of finance;

(6) a list of the securities found to be possessed by the state board of finance;

(7) the amount of each security; and

(8) the total amount of all the securities held in custody.

The appropriate officer of the state board of finance shall sign the list described in subdivision (6) in duplicate. The original signed list shall be deposited with the state board of accounts, and the duplicate of the signed list shall be kept in the files of the treasurer of state.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 21-7-4.5-7.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.244. Amended by P.L.181-2015, SEC.42.

 

IC 21-7-14-8Loans from fund

     Sec. 8. Notwithstanding any other law, the treasurer of state:

(1) on the terms that the treasurer of state prescribes; and

(2) without the approval of the state board of finance;

may make loans from the principal of the fund to the fund's board of trustees.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 21-7-4.5-9.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.244.

 

IC 21-7-14-9Loans from fund; security

     Sec. 9. The auditor of state shall loan as much of the fund as is not at any time absorbed by the nonnegotiable bonds of the state issued under this chapter at six percent (6%) interest, payable annually in advance in real estate security. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, in making loans and disbursing the interest collected, the treasurer of state and the auditor of state are governed by the law in force regulating the manner of making loans of the university funds and paying out interest collected.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 21-7-3-4.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.244.

 

IC 21-7-14-10Loans from fund; records

     Sec. 10. (a) The auditor of state shall make a complete record of every mortgage and note executed on account of any loan from the fund, in a book to be kept in the auditor of state's office for that purpose.

     (b) On payment of any loan to the fund, the auditor of state shall:

(1) enter a record of satisfaction in full on the margin of the record of the mortgage and sign the record; and

(2) enter satisfaction in full on the face of the mortgage.

     (c) The mortgage, when presented by the mortgagor or any person holding title under the mortgagor, to the recorder of the county in which the land mortgaged is located, authorizes the recorder of the county to copy the entry on the record in the recorder's office.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 21-7-3-5.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.244.

 

IC 21-7-14-11Loans from fund; state bonds

     Sec. 11. (a) If the state requires the loan of any part or all of the fund, the state is a preferred borrower of as much of the fund as is not loaned at the time.

     (b) The treasurer of state shall cause to be executed, as evidence of a loan under this section, a nonnegotiable bond of the state for the amount borrowed, in the following manner:

(1) The bond must be signed by the governor and treasurer of state and attested by the secretary of state and the seal of the state.

(2) The bond must be made payable in fifty (50) years after the date of execution, at the option of the state.

(3) The bond shall bear five percent (5%) interest from the date of execution until paid.

(4) The interest on the bond must be:

(A) paid semiannually on May 1 and November 1 of each year;

(B) applied to the current and extraordinary expenses of Indiana University; and

(C) paid to the board of trustees under the same rules and regulations as is required by law in the payment of the revenues of Indiana University.

The nonnegotiable bond provided for in this section, when executed, must remain in the custody of the treasurer of state.

     (c) If Indiana University is consolidated with any other educational institution or institutions of the state, or is removed from the location of the university as of June 5, 1883, for any cause, the funds raised under this chapter shall be held and used for the benefit of the institution, as consolidated or changed, notwithstanding the change or consolidation.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 21-7-3-6.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.244.

 

IC 21-7-14-12Loans from fund; nonpayment; suit for collection

     Sec. 12. Whenever:

(1) the auditor of state has made loans from the fund that were secured by a mortgage upon real property;

(2) the mortgaged premises are forfeited to the state for nonpayment of the amount due or are purchased for the state by the auditor of state for the benefit of the fund; and

(3) the mortgaged premises when sold fail to sell for a sum sufficient to satisfy the principal and interest of the loan and damages;

the auditor of state shall bring suit on the note executed by the mortgagor for the deficiency, for which the maker is liable. If judgment is rendered on the suit, an appraisement of property is not allowed on the execution issued on the judgment.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 21-7-2-1 part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.244.

 

IC 21-7-15Chapter 15. Purdue University: Endowment Fund
           21-7-15-1"Fund"
           21-7-15-2Treasurer of state to hold fund
           21-7-15-3Controlling statutes for fund
           21-7-15-4Fund investment
           21-7-15-5Loans from fund

 

IC 21-7-15-1"Fund"

     Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "fund" refers to the endowment fund for Purdue University described in section 2 of this chapter.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.245.

 

IC 21-7-15-2Treasurer of state to hold fund

     Sec. 2. The treasurer of state shall take in charge, hold, manage, and invest, for the use and benefit of the board of trustees of Purdue University, its endowment fund, derived from acceptance, by the state of Indiana, of the benefits and provisions of the acts of Congress, approved July 2, 1862, and April 14, 1864.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 21-7-11-1.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.245.

 

IC 21-7-15-3Controlling statutes for fund

     Sec. 3. The fund shall be held, managed, controlled, and invested in accordance with:

(1) 7 U.S.C. 301 et seq.;

(2) the acts of Congress that are amendatory or supplemental to 7 U.S.C. 301 et seq.; and

(3) this chapter.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 21-7-11-2.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.245.

 

IC 21-7-15-4Fund investment

     Sec. 4. The fund or any part of the fund may be invested in securities bearing the rate of interest that is obtainable as follows:

(1) In bonds, notes, or certificates that are the obligations of, or guaranteed by, the United States.

(2) In:

(A) bonds of any territory or insular possession of the United States;

(B) bonds, notes, warrants, certificates, or orders of the state of Indiana; or

(C) any political subdivision, instrumentality, or agency of the state of Indiana;

issued under authority of law.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 21-7-11-3(a).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.245.

 

IC 21-7-15-5Loans from fund

     Sec. 5. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the treasurer of state:

(1) on the terms that the treasurer of state prescribes; and

(2) without the approval of the state board of finance;

may make loans from the principal of the fund to the board of trustees of Purdue University.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 21-7-11-3(b).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.245.

 

IC 21-8ARTICLE 8. REPEALED

Repealed by P.L.165-1996, SEC.2.

 

IC 21-9ARTICLE 9. EDUCATION SAVINGS PROGRAMS
           Ch. 1.Purposes
           Ch. 2.Definitions
           Ch. 3.Indiana Education Savings Authority
           Ch. 4.Authority Board of Directors and Officers
           Ch. 5.Funds and Accounts
           Ch. 6.Repealed
           Ch. 7.Indiana Family College Savings Programs
           Ch. 8.Indiana Family College Savings Trust Program
           Ch. 9.Repealed
           Ch. 10.Miscellaneous Provisions

 

IC 21-9-1Chapter 1. Purposes
           21-9-1-1Purposes of article

 

IC 21-9-1-1Purposes of article

     Sec. 1. The following are the purposes of this article:

(1) To encourage education and the means of education.

(2) To encourage attendance at a college or university.

(3) To provide families additional means of striving for postsecondary education through an education savings program that may be established under this article.

(4) To help provide the benefits of postsecondary education to the people of Indiana.

(5) To promote the economic development of the state by creating opportunities for a more highly educated workforce.

(6) To increase employment opportunities in Indiana.

(7) To encourage a working partnership among the people of Indiana, including Indiana families, and elementary and secondary schools, colleges or universities, financial institutions, and state government in furthering a greater rate of savings and greater participation in higher education.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.85-2000, SEC.1; P.L.135-2002, SEC.2; P.L.2-2007, SEC.246.

 

IC 21-9-2Chapter 2. Definitions
           21-9-2-1Applicability of definitions
           21-9-2-2"Account" or "individual account"
           21-9-2-3"Account beneficiary"
           21-9-2-4"Account owner"
           21-9-2-5Repealed
           21-9-2-6"Administrative account"
           21-9-2-7Repealed
           21-9-2-8"Authority"
           21-9-2-9"Board"
           21-9-2-9.5"Contribution"
           21-9-2-10"Contributor"
           21-9-2-10.5Repealed
           21-9-2-11"Education savings program"
           21-9-2-12"Endowment fund"
           21-9-2-13Repealed
           21-9-2-14"Financial institution"
           21-9-2-15"General operating fund"
           21-9-2-16Repealed
           21-9-2-16.5"Internal Revenue Code"
           21-9-2-17Repealed
           21-9-2-17.5"Member of the family"
           21-9-2-18"Program account"
           21-9-2-19Repealed
           21-9-2-19.5"Qualified higher education expenses"
           21-9-2-19.7"Rollover distribution"
           21-9-2-20Repealed
           21-9-2-21Repealed
           21-9-2-22Repealed
           21-9-2-22.1"Trust account"
           21-9-2-23"Trust fund"
           21-9-2-24"Trust program"

 

IC 21-9-2-1Applicability of definitions

     Sec. 1. The definitions in this chapter apply throughout this article.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-9-2-2"Account" or "individual account"

     Sec. 2. "Account" or "individual account" means a trust account or any other account of an education savings program.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.135-2002, SEC.3.

 

IC 21-9-2-3"Account beneficiary"

     Sec. 3. "Account beneficiary" means the individual who is:

(1) designated as the beneficiary of an account at the time the account is established under this article; and

(2) designated as the new beneficiary when beneficiaries are changed.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.25-1999, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-9-2-4"Account owner"

     Sec. 4. "Account owner" means the individual, an emancipated minor, a trust, an estate, a partnership, an association, a company, a corporation, or a qualified custodian under the Uniform Transfers to Minors act (IC 30-2-8.5) that is designated as having the right to do the following:

(1) Select or change the designated beneficiary of an account.

(2) Designate a person other than the designated beneficiary as a person to whom funds may be paid from the account.

(3) Receive distributions from the account if no other person is designated.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.25-1999, SEC.2; P.L.135-2002, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-9-2-5Repealed

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1. Repealed by P.L.135-2002, SEC.30.

 

IC 21-9-2-6"Administrative account"

     Sec. 6. "Administrative account" means the administrative account of the trust fund established under IC 21-9-5 that may be funded periodically from appropriations by the general assembly.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-9-2-7Repealed

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1. Repealed by P.L.135-2002, SEC.30.

 

IC 21-9-2-8"Authority"

     Sec. 8. "Authority" means the Indiana education savings authority created under IC 21-9-3.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-9-2-9"Board"

     Sec. 9. "Board" means the board of directors of the authority established under IC 21-9-4.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-9-2-9.5"Contribution"

     Sec. 9.5. "Contribution" means a payment directly allocated to an account for the benefit of an account beneficiary or used to pay fees associated with the account.

As added by P.L.25-1999, SEC.3. Amended by P.L.135-2002, SEC.5.

 

IC 21-9-2-10"Contributor"

     Sec. 10. "Contributor" means any individual, emancipated minor, trust, estate, partnership, association, company, corporation, or qualified custodian under the Uniform Transfers to Minors act (IC 30-2-8.5) that makes a deposit for the benefit of an account beneficiary.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.135-2002, SEC.6.

 

IC 21-9-2-10.5Repealed

As added by P.L.25-1999, SEC.4. Repealed by P.L.135-2002, SEC.30.

 

IC 21-9-2-11"Education savings program"

     Sec. 11. "Education savings program" means:

(1) a trust program; or

(2) any other program established under IC 21-9-3 that qualifies as a qualified state tuition program under Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.85-2000, SEC.2; P.L.135-2002, SEC.7.

 

IC 21-9-2-12"Endowment fund"

     Sec. 12. "Endowment fund" means the endowment fund established under IC 21-9-5 for the benefit of the education savings programs that:

(1) may be funded periodically from gifts, bequests, devises, or other donations, or from any source not otherwise provided for; and

(2) may not include any appropriations by the general assembly.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-9-2-13Repealed

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1. Repealed by P.L.135-2002, SEC.30.

 

IC 21-9-2-14"Financial institution"

     Sec. 14. "Financial institution" means a bank, a commercial bank, a national bank, a savings bank, a savings and loan, a thrift, a credit union, an insurance company, a trust company, an investment company, a mutual fund, or similar entity that meets the qualifying requirements established by the authority.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.135-2002, SEC.8.

 

IC 21-9-2-15"General operating fund"

     Sec. 15. "General operating fund" means the general operating fund established under IC 21-9-5 from which general operating, administrative, and capital expenses (other than those payable from the administrative account) may be paid.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-9-2-16Repealed

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.135-2002, SEC.9. Repealed by P.L.2-2007, SEC.390.

 

IC 21-9-2-16.5"Internal Revenue Code"

     Sec. 16.5. "Internal Revenue Code" means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 of the United States as amended from time to time.

As added by P.L.135-2002, SEC.10.

 

IC 21-9-2-17Repealed

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1. Repealed by P.L.135-2002, SEC.30.

 

IC 21-9-2-17.5"Member of the family"

     Sec. 17.5. (a) "Member of the family" means an individual who is one (1) of the following relatives of a designated beneficiary:

(1) A lineal descendant of the designated beneficiary.

(2) A lineal ancestor of the designated beneficiary.

(3) A brother, sister, stepbrother, or stepsister of the designated beneficiary.

(4) A stepparent of the designated beneficiary.

(5) A stepchild of the designated beneficiary.

(6) A niece or nephew of the designated beneficiary.

(7) An aunt or uncle of the designated beneficiary.

(8) An individual related to the designated beneficiary as follows:

(A) A daughter-in-law.

(B) A son-in-law.

(C) A mother-in-law.

(D) A father-in-law.

(E) A sister-in-law.

(F) A brother-in-law.

(G) A first cousin.

(9) The spouse of the designated beneficiary or the spouse of an individual described in subdivisions (1) through (8).

     (b) For purposes of this section, an adopted child of an individual is treated as a natural child of the individual.

     (c) For purposes of this section, the terms brother and sister include a brother or sister by the half blood.

As added by P.L.25-1999, SEC.5. Amended by P.L.135-2002, SEC.11.

 

IC 21-9-2-18"Program account"

     Sec. 18. "Program account" means the program account of the trust fund established under IC 21-9-5. A program account is comprised of:

(1) trust accounts; and

(2) other contributions or money received in trust by the authority together with allocable earnings (whether interest, gains, or dividends) and other contributions appropriately made or money properly allocable to the program account.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.135-2002, SEC.12.

 

IC 21-9-2-19Repealed

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1. Repealed by P.L.135-2002, SEC.30.

 

IC 21-9-2-19.5"Qualified higher education expenses"

     Sec. 19.5. "Qualified higher education expenses" has the meaning set forth in Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code.

As added by P.L.25-1999, SEC.6. Amended by P.L.135-2002, SEC.13.

 

IC 21-9-2-19.7"Rollover distribution"

     Sec. 19.7. "Rollover distribution" means a rollover as defined in Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code.

As added by P.L.25-1999, SEC.7. Amended by P.L.135-2002, SEC.14.

 

IC 21-9-2-20Repealed

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1. Repealed by P.L.85-2000, SEC.6.

 

IC 21-9-2-21Repealed

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1. Repealed by P.L.85-2000, SEC.6.

 

IC 21-9-2-22Repealed

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1. Repealed by P.L.135-2002, SEC.30.

 

IC 21-9-2-22.1"Trust account"

     Sec. 22.1. "Trust account" means a trust account established by a contributor in the trust program by or for the benefit of an account beneficiary.

As added by P.L.135-2002, SEC.15.

 

IC 21-9-2-23"Trust fund"

     Sec. 23. "Trust fund" means the trust fund created under IC 21-9-5 for purposes of any trust program under IC 21-9-7 and IC 21-9-8.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.135-2002, SEC.16.

 

IC 21-9-2-24"Trust program"

     Sec. 24. "Trust program" means the Indiana family college savings trust program established under IC 21-9-3.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-9-3Chapter 3. Indiana Education Savings Authority
           21-9-3-1Creation of authority
           21-9-3-2Authority as body corporate and politic; not agency of state
           21-9-3-3Establishment of education savings programs
           21-9-3-4Exemptions from state taxation
           21-9-3-5Power to contract

 

IC 21-9-3-1Creation of authority

     Sec. 1. The Indiana education savings authority is created.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-9-3-2Authority as body corporate and politic; not agency of state

     Sec. 2. (a) The authority is a body corporate and politic.

     (b) The authority:

(1) is not an agency of the state; and

(2) is an instrumentality of the state performing essential governmental functions.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-9-3-3Establishment of education savings programs

     Sec. 3. The authority may establish any number of education savings programs.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.85-2000, SEC.3; P.L.135-2002, SEC.17.

 

IC 21-9-3-4Exemptions from state taxation

     Sec. 4. Because the management and operation of the education savings programs and all funds and accounts established under this article constitute the performance of an essential public function, the following are exempt from taxation by the state and by any political subdivision of the state:

(1) The authority's management and operations.

(2) The authority's property and assets.

(3) All property and assets held by or for the authority except individual accounts.

(4) The investment income and earnings (whether interest, gains, or dividends) on:

(A) the authority's property and assets; and

(B) all property and assets held by or for the authority;

including all funds and accounts established under this article except individual accounts.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-9-3-5Power to contract

     Sec. 5. The authority may contract with public or private entities or persons for the provision of all or any portion of the services the board considers necessary for the management and operations of the authority, including the education savings programs and all funds and accounts of the authority.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-9-4Chapter 4. Authority Board of Directors and Officers
           21-9-4-1Board of directors; members; vacancy; chairman; removal
           21-9-4-2Salary; reimbursement
           21-9-4-3Designation of ex officio member
           21-9-4-4Power of board to employ manager and delegate functions
           21-9-4-5Quorum; meetings
           21-9-4-6Authority as public agency; board as governing body
           21-9-4-7Powers of board
           21-9-4-8Annual report by authority
           21-9-4-9Acceptance of gifts, bequests, donations, and devises by authority
           21-9-4-10Duties of manager of authority
           21-9-4-11Surety bond
           21-9-4-12Duties of authority
           21-9-4-13Conflicts of interest

 

IC 21-9-4-1Board of directors; members; vacancy; chairman; removal

     Sec. 1. (a) The board of directors of the authority is established. The board consists of the following:

(1) The following four (4) ex officio members or directors:

(A) The treasurer of state.

(B) The state superintendent of public instruction.

(C) The Indiana commissioner for higher education.

(D) The budget director.

(2) Five (5) appointed members or directors who:

(A) are appointed by the governor; and

(B) have knowledge, skill, and experience in academic, business, financial, or education fields.

     (b) During a member's term of service on the board, an appointed member of the board may not be an official or employee of the state.

     (c) Not more than three (3) of the appointed members of the board may belong to the same political party.

     (d) An appointed member serves a four (4) year term. An appointed member shall hold over after the expiration of the member's term until the member's successor is appointed and qualified.

     (e) The governor may reappoint an appointed member of the board.

     (f) A vacancy shall be filled for the balance of an unexpired term in the same manner as the original appointment.

     (g) The treasurer of state shall serve as chairman of the board. The board shall annually elect one (1) of its ex officio members as vice chairman, and may elect any other officer that the board desires.

     (h) The governor may remove an appointed member for misfeasance, malfeasance, willful neglect of duty, or other cause after notice and a public hearing, unless the member expressly waives the notice and hearing in writing.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.2-2007, SEC.247.

 

IC 21-9-4-2Salary; reimbursement

     Sec. 2. (a) An appointed member of the board is not entitled to the minimum salary per diem provided by IC 4-10-11-2.1(b). Each appointed member is, however, entitled to reimbursement for traveling expenses and other expenses actually incurred in connection with the member's duties.

     (b) An ex officio member of the board is entitled to reimbursement for traveling expenses and other expenses actually incurred in connection with the member's duties.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-9-4-3Designation of ex officio member

     Sec. 3. An ex officio member of the board may designate a person to serve as an ex officio member of the board in the absence of the ex officio member.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-9-4-4Power of board to employ manager and delegate functions

     Sec. 4. The board may:

(1) employ a manager, who is not a member of the board; and

(2) delegate necessary and appropriate functions and authority to the manager.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-9-4-5Quorum; meetings

     Sec. 5. (a) Five (5) members of the board are a quorum for:

(1) the transaction of business at a meeting of the board; or

(2) the exercise of a power or function of the authority.

     (b) The affirmative vote of a majority of all the members of the board who are present is necessary for the authority to take action. A vacancy in the membership of the board does not impair the right of a quorum to exercise all the rights and perform all the duties of the authority. An action taken by the board under this article may be authorized by:

(1) resolution at any regular or special meeting; or

(2) unanimous consent of all the members who have not abstained.

A resolution takes effect immediately upon adoption and need not be published or posted.

     (c) The board shall meet at the call of the chairman and as provided in the bylaws of the authority.

     (d) Meetings of the board may be held anywhere in Indiana.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.134-2012, SEC.23.

 

IC 21-9-4-6Authority as public agency; board as governing body

     Sec. 6. (a) The authority is a public agency for purposes of IC 5-14-1.5 and IC 5-14-3.

     (b) The board is a governing body for purposes of IC 5-14-1.5.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-9-4-7Powers of board

     Sec. 7. In addition to any power granted by this article, the board has all powers necessary or convenient to carry out and effectuate the purposes and objectives of this article, the purposes and objectives of the education savings programs, and the powers delegated by law or executive order, including the following powers:

(1) To develop and implement the education savings programs and, notwithstanding any provision in this article to the contrary, other services consistent with the purposes and objectives of this article, through:

(A) rules or emergency rules adopted under IC 4-22-2; or

(B) rules, guidelines, procedures, or policies established by the board and approved by the commission for higher education.

(2) To conform the education savings programs and, notwithstanding any provision in this article to the contrary, services consistent with the purposes and objectives of this article, to the requirements of a qualified state tuition program set forth in Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code and all applicable federal regulations, through:

(A) rules or emergency rules adopted under IC 4-22-2; or

(B) guidelines, procedures, or policies established by the board.

(3) To retain professional services, including the following:

(A) Financial advisers and managers.

(B) Custodians and other fiduciaries.

(C) Investment advisers and managers.

(D) Accountants and auditors.

(E) Consultants or other experts.

(F) Actuarial services providers.

(G) Attorneys.

(4) To establish minimum account deposit amounts (both initial and periodic).

(5) To employ persons, if the board chooses, and as may be necessary, and to fix the terms of their employment.

(6) To recommend legislation to the governor and general assembly.

(7) To apply for designation as a tax exempt entity under the Internal Revenue Code.

(8) To adopt such rules, bylaws, procedures, guidelines, and policies as are necessary to carry out the education savings programs and services and the authority's management and operations.

(9) To sue and be sued.

(10) To provide or facilitate provision of benefits and incentives for the benefit of qualified beneficiaries, account owners, contributors, or account beneficiaries as the board's resources allow or as are directed or provided for by the general assembly.

(11) To conform the education savings programs to federal tax advantages or incentives, as in existence periodically, to the extent consistent with the purposes and objectives of this article.

(12) To interpret, in rules, policies, guidelines, and procedures, the provisions of this article broadly in light of the purposes and objectives of this article.

(13) To charge, impose, and collect administrative fees and service charges in connection with any agreement, contract, or transaction under an education savings program or services.

(14) To have perpetual succession.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.25-1999, SEC.8; P.L.135-2002, SEC.18; P.L.2-2007, SEC.248.

 

IC 21-9-4-8Annual report by authority

     Sec. 8. The authority shall prepare an annual report for the education savings programs and services and promptly transmit the annual report to the governor and the general assembly. The authority shall make available, upon request, copies of the annual report to qualified beneficiaries, account owners, and the public. A report transmitted under this section to the general assembly must be in an electronic format under IC 5-14-6.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.135-2002, SEC.19; P.L.28-2004, SEC.157.

 

IC 21-9-4-9Acceptance of gifts, bequests, donations, and devises by authority

     Sec. 9. (a) The authority may accept gifts, bequests, donations, and devises of personal and real property:

(1) as trustees for the maintenance, use, or benefit of the authority, the education savings programs, or the endowment fund; or

(2) to be administered for other public or charitable purposes for the benefit or use of account owners or account beneficiaries.

     (b) The authority may receive, accept, hold, administer, and use any property transferred to the authority by gift, bequest, donation, or devise in accordance with the terms, conditions, obligations, liabilities, and burdens imposed on the gift, bequest, donation, or devise if, in the judgment of the board, the action is in the best interest of the authority, the education savings programs, the endowment fund, account owners, contributors, or account beneficiaries, as applicable.

     (c) The authority may accept a gift, devise, donation, or bequest made for the purpose of providing an annuity on conditions consistent with the conditions set forth in IC 21-30-3-3 and IC 21-30-3-4 (relating to boards of trustees of state educational institutions).

     (d) The authority may, if not inconsistent with the terms and conditions of a gift of real property:

(1) sell, convey, or otherwise dispose of the real property; and

(2) invest, reinvest, or use the proceeds as, in the judgment of the board, is of the greatest benefit to the authority, the education savings programs, the endowment fund, account beneficiaries, and account owners.

     (e) When acting under the powers granted by this article and also with respect to the money in the endowment fund and the program account as provided in IC 21-9-5 and IC 21-9-7, the members serve as trustees of private trusts, subject to the terms and conditions of the trust program or the gift, bequest, donation, or devise and law applicable to private trusts.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.135-2002, SEC.20; P.L.2-2007, SEC.249.

 

IC 21-9-4-10Duties of manager of authority

     Sec. 10. A manager or another person designated by resolution of the authority:

(1) shall keep a record of the proceedings of the authority;

(2) shall be custodian of:

(A) all books, documents, and papers filed with the authority; and

(B) the minute book or journal of the authority; and

(3) may copy all minutes and other records and documents of the authority and may give certificates of the authority to the effect that the copies are true copies. A person who deals with the authority may rely upon the certificates.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-9-4-11Surety bond

     Sec. 11. Before the adoption and implementation of any education savings program, the:

(1) chairman;

(2) vice chairman;

(3) manager; and

(4) any officer elected by the authority or member of the authority authorized by resolution to handle funds or sign checks;

shall execute a surety bond in the penal sum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000). The surety bond shall be conditioned upon the faithful performance of the duties of the office of the principal and shall be executed by a surety company authorized to transact business in Indiana. The authority shall pay the cost of the bonds.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-9-4-12Duties of authority

     Sec. 12. The authority shall do the following:

(1) Provide the board and each member, officer, employee, consultant, counsel, and agent of the authority or the board a defense in a suit arising out of the performance of duties for or on behalf of the authority or the board, if the board determines that the duties were performed in good faith.

(2) Save a person described in subdivision (1) or the board harmless from any liability, cost, or damage in connection with an action arising out of the performance of duties for or on behalf of the authority or the board, including the payment of any legal fees, except where the liability, cost, or damage is predicated on, or arises out of, the bad faith of the person or the board, or is based on the person's or board's malfeasance in the performance of duties.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-9-4-13Conflicts of interest

     Sec. 13. Notwithstanding any other law, it is not a conflict of interest or violation of any other law for a person to serve as a member of the authority. However, a member shall disclose a conflict of interest relating to actions of the authority as required and in a manner provided by IC 35-44.1-1-4.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.126-2012, SEC.38.

 

IC 21-9-5Chapter 5. Funds and Accounts
           21-9-5-1Establishment of funds
           21-9-5-2Investment policies for general operating fund, administrative account, and other money
           21-9-5-3Repealed
           21-9-5-4Investment policies for endowment fund and program account
           21-9-5-5Use of trust fund
           21-9-5-6Repealed
           21-9-5-7Criteria for management of assets in trust fund
           21-9-5-8Payment of authority's expenses
           21-9-5-9Annual audit of authority

 

IC 21-9-5-1Establishment of funds

     Sec. 1. The following are established:

(1) The general operating fund.

(2) The endowment fund.

(3) The trust fund and, in the trust fund, the following:

(A) The administrative account.

(B) The program account.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.85-2000, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-9-5-2Investment policies for general operating fund, administrative account, and other money

     Sec. 2. The authority shall establish and implement investment policies in accordance with IC 5-13 for the following:

(1) Money in the general operating fund.

(2) Money in the administrative account.

(3) Any other money of the authority other than money in:

(A) the endowment fund; and

(B) the program account.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.85-2000, SEC.5.

 

IC 21-9-5-3Repealed

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1. Repealed by P.L.85-2000, SEC.6.

 

IC 21-9-5-4Investment policies for endowment fund and program account

     Sec. 4. The board shall establish and implement investment policies for money in:

(1) the endowment fund; and

(2) the program account;

for investment in the manner provided by IC 30-4-3-3.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-9-5-5Use of trust fund

     Sec. 5. The trust fund and other property of the authority must be preserved, invested, and expended only under this article and may not be used for any other purpose. The trust fund shall be held in trust for account owners and account beneficiaries.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-9-5-6Repealed

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1. Repealed by P.L.135-2002, SEC.30.

 

IC 21-9-5-7Criteria for management of assets in trust fund

     Sec. 7. Criteria for management of assets in the trust fund, including investment of assets, must provide for both asset protection and income growth relative to expected tuition costs while providing for the actuarial soundness of the trust fund.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-9-5-8Payment of authority's expenses

     Sec. 8. (a) General operating, administrative, and capital expenses of the authority may be paid from amounts appropriated for those purposes by the general assembly. Appropriations must be deposited in either the administrative account or the general operating fund, as the board determines to be appropriate.

     (b) Subject to IC 21-9-6-3, money in the administrative account shall be used first to pay the general operating, administrative, and capital expenses of the authority. Before money in the program account may be used for these expenses, the authority must exhaust all other funds available to the authority, including money in the endowment fund and the administrative account.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-9-5-9Annual audit of authority

     Sec. 9. (a) The funds, accounts, management, and operations of the authority are subject to annual audit by an independent public accounting firm retained by the board.

     (b) The authority shall promptly transmit copies of each annual audit to the governor and the general assembly. Upon request, the authority shall make available copies of the audit to qualified beneficiaries, account owners, and the public.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-9-6Chapter 6. Repealed

Repealed by P.L.85-2000, SEC.6.

 

IC 21-9-7Chapter 7. Indiana Family College Savings Programs
           21-9-7-1Powers of board
           21-9-7-2Repealed
           21-9-7-3Repealed
           21-9-7-4Property of account owner
           21-9-7-5Repealed
           21-9-7-6Repealed
           21-9-7-7Use of funds as loan security prohibited
           21-9-7-8Maximum account balance
           21-9-7-9Authorization to adopt rules to establish a penalty

 

IC 21-9-7-1Powers of board

     Sec. 1. In addition to any other powers granted by this article, the board has all powers necessary or convenient to carry out and effectuate the purposes and objectives of this chapter and IC 21-9-8, the purposes and objectives of an education savings program that may be established under this article, and the powers delegated by other laws or executive orders, including the following:

(1) To establish policies and procedures to govern distributions from accounts that are not:

(A) made on account of the death or disability of an account beneficiary;

(B) made on account of the receipt of a scholarship (or allowance or payment described in Section 135(d)(1)(B) or (C) of the Internal Revenue Code) by the account beneficiary to the extent the amount of the distribution does not exceed the amount of the scholarship, allowance, or payment; or

(C) rollovers.

(2) To establish penalties for withdrawals of money from accounts that are not used exclusively for the qualified higher education expenses of an account beneficiary unless a circumstance described in subdivision (1) applies.

(3) To establish policies and procedures regarding the transfer of individual accounts and the designation of substitute account beneficiaries.

(4) To establish policies and procedures for withdrawal of money from accounts for, or in reimbursement of, qualified higher education expenses.

(5) To enter into agreements with account owners, account beneficiaries, and contributors, with the agreements naming:

(A) the account owner; and

(B) the account beneficiary.

(6) To establish accounts for account beneficiaries. However:

(A) the authority shall establish a separate account for each account beneficiary; and

(B) an individual may be the beneficiary of more than one (1) account.

(7) To enter into agreements with financial institutions relating to accounts as well as deposits, withdrawals, penalties, allocation of benefits or incentives, and transfers of accounts, account owners, and account beneficiaries.

(8) To conform the education savings program to federal tax advantages or incentives, as the advantages or incentives may exist periodically, to the extent consistent with the purposes and objectives of this article.

(9) To interpret, in rules, policies, guidelines, and procedures, the provisions of this article broadly considering the purposes and objectives of this article.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.25-1999, SEC.9; P.L.135-2002, SEC.21.

 

IC 21-9-7-2Repealed

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.135-2002, SEC.22; P.L.2-2007, SEC.250; P.L.107-2012, SEC.12; P.L.205-2013, SEC.313. Repealed by P.L.70-2017, SEC.5.

 

IC 21-9-7-3Repealed

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.135-2002, SEC.23. Repealed by P.L.79-2017, SEC.68.

 

IC 21-9-7-4Property of account owner

     Sec. 4. Money deposited in an account by the account owner or a contributor and investment returns on an account are the property of the account owner.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-9-7-5Repealed

As added by P.L.25-1999, SEC.10. Repealed by P.L.135-2002, SEC.30.

 

IC 21-9-7-6Repealed

As added by P.L.25-1999, SEC.11. Repealed by P.L.135-2002, SEC.30.

 

IC 21-9-7-7Use of funds as loan security prohibited

     Sec. 7. Funds held in an account of an education savings program that may be established under this article may not be used by an account owner or account beneficiary as security for a loan.

As added by P.L.25-1999, SEC.12. Amended by P.L.135-2002, SEC.24.

 

IC 21-9-7-8Maximum account balance

     Sec. 8. (a) Contributions to an account may not exceed the amount necessary to provide for the qualified higher education expenses of the account beneficiary.

     (b) The authority shall adopt rules or emergency rules under IC 4-22-2 to determine the maximum account balance applicable to all accounts of account beneficiaries with the same expected year of enrollment.

As added by P.L.25-1999, SEC.13. Amended by P.L.135-2002, SEC.25.

 

IC 21-9-7-9Authorization to adopt rules to establish a penalty

     Sec. 9. The authority may adopt rules or emergency rules under IC 4-22-2 to establish a penalty for a distribution that is not used exclusively for the qualified higher education expenses of an account beneficiary. However, the authority may not establish a penalty for distributions described in IC 21-9-7-1(1).

As added by P.L.25-1999, SEC.14. Amended by P.L.135-2002, SEC.26.

 

IC 21-9-8Chapter 8. Indiana Family College Savings Trust Program
           21-9-8-1College choice plan; administration of trust funds
           21-9-8-2Deposits of money; division of trust fund into separate accounts

 

IC 21-9-8-1College choice plan; administration of trust funds

     Sec. 1. (a) The board shall establish a trust program known as the college choice plan.

     (b) The board shall administer any trust fund established under this article, including the college choice plan, in a manner designed to be actuarially sound, so that the assets of the trust fund are sufficient to defray the obligations of the trust fund, including the program account.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.135-2002, SEC.27.

 

IC 21-9-8-2Deposits of money; division of trust fund into separate accounts

     Sec. 2. (a) The money received under the trust program, including the college choice plan, by the authority from account owners and contributors for the benefit of account beneficiaries shall be deposited in the program account.

     (b) Any appropriations made by the general assembly for:

(1) operating, administrative, and capital expenses;

(2) benefits and incentives; or

(3) any other purpose related to the trust program or the trust fund;

shall be deposited in the administrative account.

     (c) The money received under the trust program by the authority by gift, bequest, donation, or devise or from a source that is not described in subsection (a) or (b) shall be deposited:

(1) in the endowment fund for the benefit of the trust program; or

(2) to individual accounts as determined by the board to be appropriate.

     (d) The board may divide the trust fund into further separate accounts. The accounts of the trust fund may be divided into separate subaccounts as the board may determine periodically.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.135-2002, SEC.28.

 

IC 21-9-9Chapter 9. Repealed

Repealed by P.L.135-2002, SEC.30.

 

IC 21-9-10Chapter 10. Miscellaneous Provisions
           21-9-10-1Purchases; acquisition and disposition of property
           21-9-10-2Exemption of accounts from state taxation
           21-9-10-3No responsibility by state or higher education institutions to fulfill obligations of authority
           21-9-10-4Liberal construction of article

 

IC 21-9-10-1Purchases; acquisition and disposition of property

     Sec. 1. The authority may:

(1) contract for the purchase of supplies, goods, or services; and

(2) acquire and dispose of any real or personal property without regard to IC 4-13 and IC 5-22.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.49-1997, SEC.62.

 

IC 21-9-10-2Exemption of accounts from state taxation

     Sec. 2. (a) Accounts and all earnings or interest on accounts are exempt from taxation in Indiana to the extent that those accounts, earnings, and interest are exempt from federal taxation under the Internal Revenue Code, subject to any penalties that are established for education savings programs under this article.

     (b) Distributions under IC 6-3-2-19 from an account used to pay qualified higher education expenses are exempt from the adjusted gross income tax imposed by IC 6-3-1 through IC 6-3-7.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.15-2001, SEC.2; P.L.135-2002, SEC.29.

 

IC 21-9-10-3No responsibility by state or higher education institutions to fulfill obligations of authority

     Sec. 3. This article may not be construed as an obligation of the state or a college or university to assume any responsibility for fulfilling any obligation of the authority or any education savings program.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.2-2007, SEC.251.

 

IC 21-9-10-4Liberal construction of article

     Sec. 4. This article shall be construed liberally to effectuate the purposes and objectives of this article. The purposes and objectives of this article and the provisions of this article that grant powers shall be broadly interpreted to effectuate the article's purposes and objectives and not to imply any limitation of powers.

As added by P.L.165-1996, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-10ARTICLE 10. REPEALED

Repealed by P.L.2-2007, SEC.390.

 

IC 21-11ARTICLE 11. REPEALED

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citations:

21-11-1-1              formerly 20-12-21-2

21-11-1-2              New

21-11-1-3              formerly 20-12-21-3(4)

21-11-1-4              formerly 20-12-21-3(5)

21-11-1-5              formerly 20-12-21-3(8)

21-11-1-6              formerly 20-12-21-3(9)

21-11-2-1              formerly 20-12-21-4(a)

21-11-2-2              formerly 20-12-21-4(b) part

21-11-2-3              formerly 20-12-21-4(b) part

21-11-2-4              formerly 20-12-21-4(b) part

21-11-2-5              formerly 20-12-21-4(b) part

21-11-2-6              formerly 20-12-21-4(c) part

21-11-2-7              formerly 20-12-21-4(c) part

21-11-2-8              formerly 20-12-21-4(d)

21-11-2-9              formerly 20-12-21-4(e)

21-11-3-1              formerly 20-12-21-5(a)

21-11-3-2              formerly 20-12-21-5.1(a); 20-12-21.1-2(10) part

21-11-3-3              formerly 20-12-21-5.1(b); 20-12-21.1-2(5)

21-11-3-4              formerly 20-12-21-5.1(c)

21-11-3-5              formerly 20-12-21-5.1(d)

21-11-4-1              formerly 20-12-21-4(f)

21-11-4-2              formerly 20-12-21-5.5

21-11-4-3              formerly 20-12-20.5-2(c)

21-11-5-1              formerly 20-12-21-19

21-11-6-1              formerly 20-12-21-5(c)

21-11-7-1              formerly 20-12-21-5.6(a)

21-11-7-2              formerly 20-12-21-5.6(b)

21-11-8-1              formerly 20-12-21-10.5(1)

21-11-8-2              formerly 20-12-21-10.5(2)

21-11-9-1              formerly 20-12-21-5(b) part

21-11-9-2              formerly 20-12-21-5(a) part

21-11-9-3              formerly 20-12-21-5.2

21-11-9-4              formerly 20-12-70-15

21-11-9-5              formerly 20-12-70.1-9

21-11-9-6              formerly 20-12-21.7-12

21-11-9-7              formerly 20-12-21.9-10

21-11-9-8              formerly 20-12-19.3-9

21-11-9-9              formerly 20-12-20.5-2(b)

21-11-9-10            formerly 20-12-21.1-2(6).]

Repealed by P.L.107-2012, SEC.13.

 

IC 21-12ARTICLE 12. GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS
           Ch. 1.General Provisions; Definitions
           Ch. 1.2.General Provisions
           Ch. 1.5.Awards for Students With Associate Degrees
           Ch. 1.7.Establishment of Award Amounts by the Commission for Higher Education
           Ch. 2.Exclusion of Military Compensation From Financial Resources; Frank O'Bannon Grants
           Ch. 3.Higher Education Awards
           Ch. 4.Freedom of Choice Grant
           Ch. 5.Hoosier Scholar Award Program
           Ch. 6.Twenty-First Century Scholars Program; Tuition Grants
           Ch. 6.5.Eligibility for Twenty-First Century Scholars Program for Foster Care Youth
           Ch. 7.Twenty-First Century Scholars Program Support Fund; Grants for Textbooks, Equipment, and Other Material
           Ch. 8.Adult Student Grant Program and Fund
           Ch. 9.Insurance Education Scholarship Fund
           Ch. 10.Mitch Daniels Early Graduation Scholarship
           Ch. 12.Postsecondary Award and Scholarship Program Data
           Ch. 13.Renewal of Scholarships
           Ch. 14.Degree Maps
           Ch. 15.Information Concerning Education Loans
           Ch. 16.Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship Program and Fund
           Ch. 17.Prior Learning Assessments

 

IC 21-12-1Chapter 1. General Provisions; Definitions
           21-12-1-1Definitions
           21-12-1-2"Academic term"
           21-12-1-3"Academic year"
           21-12-1-4"Active duty"
           21-12-1-4.5"Adult student grant"
           21-12-1-5"Approved secondary school"
           21-12-1-6"Commission"
           21-12-1-7"Contributor"
           21-12-1-7.5"Credit hours"
           21-12-1-8"Eligible institution"
           21-12-1-9"Eligible student"
           21-12-1-10"Frank O'Bannon grant"
           21-12-1-11"Fund"
           21-12-1-11.5"Prior learning assessment"
           21-12-1-12Repealed
           21-12-1-13"Program"
           21-12-1-14"Scholarship"
           21-12-1-15"Scholarship applicant"
           21-12-1-16"Scholarship recipient"

 

IC 21-12-1-1Definitions

     Sec. 1. The definitions in this chapter apply throughout this article.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253.

 

IC 21-12-1-2"Academic term"

     Sec. 2. "Academic term" means a semester, a trimester, a quarter, or any other equivalent term set forth by an eligible institution and used to divide an academic year into periods in which classes are held.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-22.1-1.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Amended by P.L.281-2013, SEC.2.

 

IC 21-12-1-3"Academic year"

     Sec. 3. "Academic year" means the period from September 1 of a year through August 31 of the next year.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citations: 20-12-21-3(1); 20-12-22.1-2.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253.

 

IC 21-12-1-4"Active duty"

     Sec. 4. "Active duty" means full-time service in:

(1) the National Guard (as defined in IC 10-16-1-13); or

(2) any reserve component of the:

(A) Indiana National Guard; or

(B) armed forces;

that exceeds thirty (30) consecutive days in a calendar year.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-5.1(f) part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253.

 

IC 21-12-1-4.5"Adult student grant"

     Sec. 4.5. "Adult student grant" refers to a monetary award under IC 21-12-8 from the adult student grant fund.

As added by P.L.234-2015, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-12-1-5"Approved secondary school"

     Sec. 5. "Approved secondary school" means:

(1) a public high school located in Indiana; and

(2) any school, located in or outside Indiana, that in the judgment of the state superintendent provides a course of instruction at the secondary level and maintains standards of instruction substantially equivalent to those of public high schools located in Indiana.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citations: 20-12-21-3(3); 20-12-22.1-4.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253.

 

IC 21-12-1-6"Commission"

     Sec. 6. "Commission" refers to the commission for higher education.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-70-1.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Amended by P.L.107-2012, SEC.14.

 

IC 21-12-1-7"Contributor"

     Sec. 7. "Contributor" means an individual or a for profit corporation, partnership, or other for profit entity.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-70.1-2.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253.

 

IC 21-12-1-7.5"Credit hours"

     Sec. 7.5. "Credit hours" refers to credit hours used in a traditional semester school, in which an associate degree typically requires sixty (60) credit hours and a baccalaureate degree typically requires one hundred twenty (120) credit hours.

As added by P.L.281-2013, SEC.3.

 

IC 21-12-1-8"Eligible institution"

     Sec. 8. "Eligible institution", for the purposes of:

(1) IC 21-12-6, refers to a postsecondary educational institution that qualifies as an eligible institution under IC 21-12-6-4; and

(2) IC 21-12-8, refers to a postsecondary educational institution that:

(A) operates in Indiana;

(B) is either operated by the state or operated nonprofit;

(C) operates an organized program of postsecondary education leading to a technical certificate, nursing diploma, or associate or baccalaureate degree; and

(D) is accredited by:

(i) a recognized regional accrediting agency;

(ii) the board for proprietary education under IC 21-18.5-6;

(iii) the Indiana state board of nursing; or

(iv) the state workforce innovation council under IC 22-4.1-21.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-22.1-3.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Amended by P.L.107-2012, SEC.15.

 

IC 21-12-1-9"Eligible student"

     Sec. 9. "Eligible student" refers to an individual who qualifies to participate in the twenty-first century scholars program under IC 21-12-6-5.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253.

 

IC 21-12-1-10"Frank O'Bannon grant"

     Sec. 10. "Frank O'Bannon grant" refers to grants designated as the following:

(1) The higher education award.

(2) The freedom of choice award.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-5.1(f) part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253.

 

IC 21-12-1-11"Fund"

     Sec. 11. "Fund":

(1) for purposes of IC 21-12-6, refers to the twenty-first century scholars fund established by IC 21-12-6-2;

(2) for purposes of IC 21-12-7, refers to the twenty-first century scholars program support fund established by IC 21-12-7-1; and

(3) for purposes of IC 21-12-8, refers to the adult student grant fund established by IC 21-12-8-1.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citations: 20-12-22.1-6; 20-12-70.1-4; 20-12-70-3.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Amended by P.L.234-2015, SEC.2.

 

IC 21-12-1-11.5"Prior learning assessment"

     Sec. 11.5. "Prior learning assessment" refers to an evaluation through which an eligible institution grants college credit for knowledge or skills learned outside the eligible institution (as defined in section 8(2) of this chapter) without requiring that a student:

(1) enroll in a course; or

(2) pay the equivalent of full tuition and fees for an equivalent course.

As added by P.L.191-2017, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-12-1-12Repealed

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-22.1-7.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Repealed by P.L.234-2015, SEC.3.

 

IC 21-12-1-13"Program"

     Sec. 13. "Program" refers to the twenty-first century scholars program established by IC 21-12-6-1.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-70-5.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253.

 

IC 21-12-1-14"Scholarship"

     Sec. 14. "Scholarship", for the purposes of IC 21-12-6, refers to a twenty-first century scholarship awarded under IC 21-12-6.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-70-7.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253.

 

IC 21-12-1-15"Scholarship applicant"

     Sec. 15. "Scholarship applicant" refers to an individual who qualifies for a twenty-first century scholarship under IC 21-12-6-6.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253.

 

IC 21-12-1-16"Scholarship recipient"

     Sec. 16. "Scholarship recipient" refers to an individual who is awarded a twenty-first century scholarship under IC 21-12-6.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-70.1-3.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253.

 

IC 21-12-1.2Chapter 1.2. General Provisions
           21-12-1.2-1Transfer of funds
           21-12-1.2-2Transfer of funds at end of state fiscal year
           21-12-1.2-3529 Education savings plan

 

IC 21-12-1.2-1Transfer of funds

     Sec. 1. The commission may order the auditor of state to transfer money among the freedom of choice grant fund, the higher education award fund, the twenty-first century scholars fund, and the adult student grant fund as needed to meet the obligations of the funds for a particular state fiscal year. The auditor of state shall make a transfer ordered by the commission with the approval of the budget director and the governor.

As added by P.L.234-2015, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-12-1.2-2Transfer of funds at end of state fiscal year

     Sec. 2. (a) At the end of each state fiscal year, the commission shall determine the amount of the appropriation remaining in the following funds:

(1) Higher education award fund established under IC 21-12-3-19.

(2) Freedom of choice grant fund established under IC 21-12-4-5.

(3) Twenty-first century scholars fund established by IC 21-12-6-2.

(4) Adult student grant fund established by IC 21-12-8-1.

     (b) At the end of each state fiscal year, the commission may order the auditor of state to transfer money among the funds listed in subsection (a) if the commission determines that the remaining appropriation in a particular fund could be used by eligible applicants for an award under another fund listed in subsection (a) in the following state fiscal year. The auditor of state shall make the transfer ordered by the commission with the approval of the budget director and the governor.

As added by P.L.234-2015, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-12-1.2-3529 Education savings plan

     Sec. 3. Except as otherwise provided under federal law, the money in an account (as defined in IC 21-9-2-2) of an education savings program (as defined in IC 21-9-2-11) may not be considered as a resource or asset in determining an applicant's or recipient's eligibility for any scholarship, grant, or award administered by the commission.

As added by P.L.70-2017, SEC.6.

 

IC 21-12-1.5Chapter 1.5. Awards for Students With Associate Degrees
           21-12-1.5-0.5Application
           21-12-1.5-1Application
           21-12-1.5-2"Award"
           21-12-1.5-3"Eligible student"
           21-12-1.5-4Eligibility; maximum award
           21-12-1.5-5Rule voided

 

IC 21-12-1.5-0.5Application

     Sec. 0.5. This chapter applies to a student who initially enrolls in an eligible institution before September 1, 2013.

As added by P.L.281-2013, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-12-1.5-1Application

     Sec. 1. This chapter applies to an individual who:

(1) did not graduate from high school with an academic honors diploma;

(2) has received an associate degree;

(3) after receiving the associate degree, enrolls in a baccalaureate degree program; and

(4) otherwise qualifies for an award.

As added by P.L.169-2011, SEC.2.

 

IC 21-12-1.5-2"Award"

     Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "award" means any monetary grant made by the commission from:

(1) appropriations for higher education awards or freedom of choice grants;

(2) federal funds; or

(3) other appropriations, grants, gifts, or bequests.

As added by P.L.169-2011, SEC.2.

 

IC 21-12-1.5-3"Eligible student"

     Sec. 3. As used in this chapter, "eligible student" refers to an individual described in section 1 of this chapter.

As added by P.L.169-2011, SEC.2.

 

IC 21-12-1.5-4Eligibility; maximum award

     Sec. 4. An eligible student is eligible for the same maximum award as a similarly situated individual who graduates from high school with an academic honors diploma.

As added by P.L.169-2011, SEC.2.

 

IC 21-12-1.5-5Rule voided

     Sec. 5. 585 IAC 1-9-9 is void to the extent that it conflicts with section 4 of this chapter.

As added by P.L.169-2011, SEC.2.

 

IC 21-12-1.7Chapter 1.7. Establishment of Award Amounts by the Commission for Higher Education
           21-12-1.7-1"Academic honors student"
           21-12-1.7-2"Accelerated progress"
           21-12-1.7-3Annual publication of schedule of award amounts; applying credits
           21-12-1.7-4Additional awards; performance incentives
           21-12-1.7-5Reduction of awards
           21-12-1.7-6Use of annual award amounts

 

IC 21-12-1.7-1"Academic honors student"

     Sec. 1. For purposes of this chapter, "academic honors student" refers to a student who:

(1) for the student's first academic year, graduated from high school with an academic honors diploma or technical honors diploma; or

(2) for a student's most recently concluded academic year that is after the student's first academic year, maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale or its equivalent as established by the eligible institution.

As added by P.L.281-2013, SEC.5.

 

IC 21-12-1.7-2"Accelerated progress"

     Sec. 2. (a) This subsection expires June 30, 2017. For purposes of this chapter, "accelerated progress" means successfully completing

(1) at least thirty-nine (39) credit hours or the equivalent by the end of the student's first academic year; or

(2) at least seventy-eight (78) credit hours or the equivalent by the end of the student's second academic year.

     (b) This subsection applies to an academic year beginning after August 31, 2017. For purposes of this chapter, "accelerated progress" means successfully completing at least thirty-nine (39) credit hours or the equivalent during the student's first academic year or second academic year.

As added by P.L.281-2013, SEC.5. Amended by P.L.165-2016, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-12-1.7-3Annual publication of schedule of award amounts; applying credits

     Sec. 3. (a) This section applies to an academic year beginning after August 31, 2014. The commission shall publish annually a schedule of award amounts for the higher education award and freedom of choice grant issued under this article. The schedule must provide award amounts on the basis of the recipient's expected family contribution. The expected family contribution shall be derived from information submitted on the recipient's financial aid application form. The commission shall determine award amounts separately for:

(1) recipients attending approved public state educational institutions (except Ivy Tech Community College);

(2) Ivy Tech Community College;

(3) recipients attending a nonprofit college or university listed in IC 21-7-13-6(a)(1)(C); and

(4) recipients attending approved postsecondary credit bearing proprietary institutions.

     (b) This subsection expires June 30, 2017. The schedule of award amounts published under subsection (a) shall offer a larger award to a recipient who, as of the student's most recently concluded academic year, has successfully completed:

(1) at least thirty (30) credit hours or the equivalent by the end of the student's first academic year;

(2) at least sixty (60) credit hours or the equivalent by the end of the student's second academic year; or

(3) at least ninety (90) credit hours or the equivalent by the end of the student's third academic year.

A student's academic years used to determine if the student meets the requirements of this subdivision are not required to be successive calendar years.

     (c) This subsection applies to an academic year beginning after August 31, 2017. The schedule of award amounts published under subsection (a) must offer a larger award to first time and prior recipients who successfully completed:

(1) at least thirty (30) credit hours or the equivalent during the last academic year in which the student received state financial aid; or

(2) at least thirty (30) credit hours or the equivalent during the last academic year in which the student was enrolled in a postsecondary educational institution.

     (d) In determining eligibility under subsection (c), the commission shall apply all the following types of credits regardless of whether the credits were completed during the last academic year described in subsection (c)(1) or (c)(2):

(1) Credits earned from dual credit, advanced placement, and international baccalaureate courses.

(2) College credits earned during high school.

(3) Credits earned exceeding thirty (30) credit hours during a previous academic year in which a student received state financial aid.

     (e) The schedule of award amounts shall set forth an amount for recipients described in subsection (a)(1) that is equal to fifty percent (50%) of the amount for recipients described in subsection (a)(3).

     (f) This subsection expires September 1, 2016. A student that initially enrolls in an eligible institution for an academic year beginning before September 1, 2013, is eligible for the larger award determined under subsection (b) regardless of the student's credit completion.

As added by P.L.281-2013, SEC.5. Amended by P.L.2-2014, SEC.91; P.L.165-2016, SEC.2.

 

IC 21-12-1.7-4Additional awards; performance incentives

     Sec. 4. (a) The commission shall offer an additional award to a recipient who:

(1) is an academic honors student;

(2) received an associate degree before enrolling in a baccalaureate degree program; or

(3) made accelerated progress during the recipient's most recently concluded academic year.

     (b) The commission may establish one (1) or more student performance incentives in addition to those listed under subsection (a).

     (c) The commission shall determine the amount of each incentive bonus annually, based on the available appropriation.

As added by P.L.281-2013, SEC.5. Amended by P.L.165-2016, SEC.3.

 

IC 21-12-1.7-5Reduction of awards

     Sec. 5. If the sum of awards under sections 3 and 4 of this chapter exceeds the appropriation in a given year, the commission shall reduce the level of awards offered under section 4 of this chapter as necessary so that the sum of awards under sections 3 and 4 of this chapter does not exceed the appropriation.

As added by P.L.281-2013, SEC.5. Amended by P.L.234-2015, SEC.5; P.L.165-2016, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-12-1.7-6Use of annual award amounts

     Sec. 6. (a) As used in this section, "annual award amount" refers to:

(1) for a recipient of a Frank O'Bannon award, the amount a recipient is entitled to receive under sections 3 and 4 of this chapter; or

(2) for a recipient of a twenty-first century scholars award, the amount a recipient is entitled to receive under IC 21-12-6.

     (b) The annual award amount may be used in any of the academic terms offered by an eligible institution, including summer terms.

     (c) An eligible institution, in consultation with the recipient, may reserve up to one hundred percent (100%) of a recipient's annual award amount for use in the summer.

As added by P.L.281-2013, SEC.5.

 

IC 21-12-2Chapter 2. Exclusion of Military Compensation From Financial Resources; Frank O'Bannon Grants
           21-12-2-1Application

 

IC 21-12-2-1Application

     Sec. 1. (a) This section applies to a person called to active duty after September 11, 2001.

     (b) When determining financial eligibility for a Frank O'Bannon grant, the commission may exclude any salary for service on active duty.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-5.1(f) part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253.

 

IC 21-12-3Chapter 3. Higher Education Awards
           21-12-3-1Eligibility for awards
           21-12-3-2Limitation on eligibility
           21-12-3-3Eligibility for awards
           21-12-3-4Eligibility for awards; satisfactory progress
           21-12-3-5Expired
           21-12-3-6Financial resources available to student
           21-12-3-7Publication of rules
           21-12-3-8Issuance of first year awards; priorities
           21-12-3-9Renewal of awards; applying credits
           21-12-3-9.5Expired
           21-12-3-10Additional awards
           21-12-3-11Expired
           21-12-3-12Applicants least able to provide funds for education; consideration of principal or interest on bonds; exemption
           21-12-3-13Prohibition; assistance to confined inmates
           21-12-3-14Certification of applicants
           21-12-3-15Enrollment
           21-12-3-16Effect of termination of student status
           21-12-3-17Second year awards
           21-12-3-18Award account and records
           21-12-3-19Higher education award fund
           21-12-3-20Unspent scholarship money; use
           21-12-3-21Repealed

 

IC 21-12-3-1Eligibility for awards

     Sec. 1. (a) An applicant is eligible for a first year higher education award under this chapter if the student meets the following requirements:

(1) The applicant is a resident of Indiana, as defined by the commission.

(2) The applicant:

(A) has successfully completed the program of instruction at an approved secondary school;

(B) has been granted a:

(i) high school equivalency certificate before July 1, 1995; or

(ii) state of Indiana general educational development (GED) diploma under IC 20-10.1-12.1 (before its repeal), IC 20-20-6 (before its repeal), or IC 22-4.1-18; or

(C) is a student in good standing at an approved secondary school and is engaged in a program that in due course will be completed by the end of the current academic year.

(3) The financial resources reasonably available to the applicant, as defined by the commission, are such that, in the absence of a higher education award under this chapter, the applicant would be deterred from completing the applicant's education at the approved postsecondary educational institution that the applicant has selected and that has accepted the applicant. In determining the financial resources reasonably available to an applicant to whom IC 21-18.5-4-8 applies, the commission must consider the financial resources of the applicant's legal parent.

(4) The applicant will use the award initially at that approved postsecondary educational institution.

(5) The student is enrolled full time in an approved postsecondary educational institution and making satisfactory academic progress, as determined by the postsecondary educational institution, toward a first baccalaureate degree.

(6) The student declares, in writing, a specific educational objective or course of study and enrolls in:

(A) courses that apply toward the requirements for completion of that objective or course of study; or

(B) courses designed to help the student develop the basic skills that the student needs to successfully achieve that objective or continue in that course of study.

(7) The student is not eligible to receive a twenty-first century scholarship under IC 21-12-6.

(8) The student is not eligible to receive a:

(A) National Guard tuition supplement grant under IC 21-13-4; or

(B) scholarship under the National Guard scholarship extension program under IC 21-13-5.

     (b) This subsection applies to an individual who:

(1) meets the requirements set forth in subsection (a); and

(2) before the date that eligibility is determined by the commission, has been placed by or with the consent of the department of child services, by a court order, or by a licensed child placing agency in:

(A) a foster family home;

(B) the home of a relative or other unlicensed caretaker;

(C) a child caring institution; or

(D) a group home.

The commission shall consider an individual to whom this subsection applies as a full-need student under the commission's rules when determining the eligibility of the individual to receive financial aid administered by the commission under this chapter.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-6(a).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Amended by P.L.168-2007, SEC.6; P.L.7-2011, SEC.12; P.L.107-2012, SEC.16; P.L.281-2013, SEC.6; P.L.217-2015, SEC.1; P.L.165-2016, SEC.5.

 

IC 21-12-3-2Limitation on eligibility

     Sec. 2. A higher education award recipient is not eligible for assistance after the recipient has received an award for the number of academic terms that constitutes four (4) undergraduate academic years.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-6(b).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Amended by P.L.281-2013, SEC.7.

 

IC 21-12-3-3Eligibility for awards

     Sec. 3. To maintain eligibility a student is not required to:

(1) attend an approved postsecondary educational institution; or

(2) receive an award;

in consecutive semesters or quarters.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-6(c).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Amended by P.L.125-2008, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-12-3-4Eligibility for awards; satisfactory progress

     Sec. 4. A student who:

(1) participates in:

(A) a nursing diploma program that is accredited by the Indiana state board of nursing and operated by a hospital;

(B) a technical certificate or associate degree program at Ivy Tech Community College;

(C) a technical certificate or associate degree program at Vincennes University; or

(D) an associate degree program at a postsecondary credit bearing proprietary educational institution that qualifies as an approved postsecondary educational institution; and

(2) meets the requirements in sections 1 and 2 of this chapter for a first year higher education award except the requirement of satisfactory progress toward a first baccalaureate degree;

is eligible to receive a state higher education award under this chapter. However, the student must make satisfactory progress toward obtaining the diploma, technical certificate, or associate degree to remain eligible for the award.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-6.1(a).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Amended by P.L.125-2008, SEC.2; P.L.107-2012, SEC.17; P.L.165-2016, SEC.6.

 

IC 21-12-3-5Expired

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-6.1(b).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Amended by P.L.107-2012, SEC.18. Expired 7-1-2014 by P.L.281-2013, SEC.8.

 

IC 21-12-3-6Financial resources available to student

     Sec. 6. In determining the financial resources available to a student for a higher education award, the commission may not consider principal or interest, including an original issue discount that qualifies as interest excludable from gross income for federal income tax purposes, on a bond that is:

(1) issued by a:

(A) public body corporate and politic of the state; or

(B) state educational institution;

designated by the governor as a college savings bond and purchased after December 31, 1989; or

(2) a United States savings bond purchased after December 31, 1989, if the interest is claimed as exempt from federal taxation under Section 135 of the Internal Revenue Code.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-6.2.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253.

 

IC 21-12-3-7Publication of rules

     Sec. 7. The commission shall publish and make available to every applicant all its rules governing the awarding and denial of higher education awards. The rules must state specifically the conditions under which an award once issued may be withdrawn or reduced.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-6.5.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253.

 

IC 21-12-3-8Issuance of first year awards; priorities

     Sec. 8. For each academic year, first year higher education awards shall be issued to as many qualified persons as the current biennial appropriation allows. Applicants who are least able to provide funds for the cost of education shall be given priority in the awarding of higher education award funds.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-7(a).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253.

 

IC 21-12-3-9Renewal of awards; applying credits

     Sec. 9. (a) A higher education award for a student in a program leading to a baccalaureate degree may be renewed for a total of three (3) undergraduate academic years following the academic year of the first award or until an earlier time as the student receives a degree normally obtained in four (4) undergraduate academic years. A higher education award for a student in a program leading to a technical certificate or an undergraduate associate degree may be renewed for the number of academic years normally required to obtain a certificate or degree in the student's program. The commission may grant a renewal only upon application and only upon its finding that:

(1) the applicant has successfully completed the work of a preceding year;

(2) the applicant remains domiciled in Indiana;

(3) the recipient's financial situation continues to warrant an award, based on the financial requirements set forth in section (1)(a)(3) of this chapter;

(4) the applicant is eligible under section 2 of this chapter;

(5) the student maintains satisfactory academic progress, as determined by the eligible institution;

(6) beginning in an academic year beginning after August 31, 2017, the student successfully completes:

(A) at least twenty-four (24) credit hours or the equivalent during the last academic year in which the student received state financial aid; or

(B) at least twenty-four (24) credit hours or the equivalent during the last academic year in which the student was enrolled in a postsecondary educational institution; and

(7) if the student initially enrolls in an eligible institution for an academic year beginning after August 31, 2013, the student successfully completes:

(A) at least twenty-four (24) credit hours or the equivalent by the end of the student's first academic year;

(B) at least forty-eight (48) credit hours or the equivalent by the end of the student's second academic year; and

(C) at least seventy-two (72) credit hours or the equivalent by the end of the student's third academic year.

A student's academic years used to determine if the student meets the requirements of this subdivision are not required to be successive calendar years. A recipient who fails to meet the credit hour requirement for a particular academic year becomes ineligible for an award during the next academic year. The recipient may regain eligibility for an award in subsequent academic years if the recipient meets the aggregate credit hour requirements commensurate with the recipient's academic standing. In addition, the commission may allow a student who is otherwise ineligible under this subdivision for an award during the next academic year to maintain eligibility for an award if the student submits a petition to the commission and the commission makes a determination that extenuating circumstances (as determined by the commission) prevented the student from meeting the requirements of this subdivision. This subdivision expires June 30, 2017.

     (b) In determining eligibility under subsection (a)(6), the commission shall apply all the following types of credits regardless of whether the credits were completed during the last academic year described in subsection (a)(6)(A) or (a)(6)(B):

(1) Credits earned from dual credit, advanced placement, and international baccalaureate courses.

(2) College credits earned during high school.

(3) Credits earned exceeding thirty (30) credit hours during a previous academic year in which a student received state financial aid.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-7(b).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Amended by P.L.125-2008, SEC.3; P.L.169-2011, SEC.3; P.L.281-2013, SEC.9; P.L.165-2016, SEC.7.

 

IC 21-12-3-9.5Expired

As added by P.L.281-2013, SEC.10. Expired 9-1-2016 by P.L.281-2013, SEC.10.

 

IC 21-12-3-10Additional awards

     Sec. 10. Out of funds available after commitments have been met under sections 8 and 9 of this chapter, awards shall be issued to persons who have successfully completed at least one (1) academic year but not more than three (3) academic years in approved postsecondary educational institutions if they meet the eligibility requirements of:

(1) sections 1, 2, and (if applicable) 9(5) or 9(6) of this chapter; or

(2) sections 4 and (if applicable) 9(5) or 9(6) of this chapter.

The awards shall be handled on the same basis as renewals under section 9 of this chapter.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-7(c).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Amended by P.L.125-2008, SEC.4; P.L.169-2011, SEC.4; P.L.281-2013, SEC.11; P.L.85-2017, SEC.86.

 

IC 21-12-3-11Expired

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-7(d).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Expired 9-1-2014 by P.L.281-2013, SEC.12.

 

IC 21-12-3-12Applicants least able to provide funds for education; consideration of principal or interest on bonds; exemption

     Sec. 12. In determining which applicants are least able to provide funds for the cost of education under section 8 of this chapter, the commission may not consider principal or interest, including an original issue discount that qualifies as interest excludable from gross income for federal income tax purposes, on a bond that is:

(1) issued by a:

(A) public body corporate and politic of the state; or

(B) state educational institution;

designated by the governor as a college savings bond and purchased after December 31, 1989; or

(2) a United States savings bond purchased after December 31, 1989, if the interest is claimed as exempt from federal taxation under Section 135 of the Internal Revenue Code.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-7.1.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253.

 

IC 21-12-3-13Prohibition; assistance to confined inmates

     Sec. 13. The commission may not provide assistance under this chapter to a higher education award applicant or recipient who is:

(1) convicted of a felony;

(2) sentenced to a term of imprisonment for that felony; and

(3) confined for that felony at a penal facility (as defined in IC 35-31.5-2-232).

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-7.6.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Amended by P.L.229-2011, SEC.223; P.L.114-2012, SEC.43.

 

IC 21-12-3-14Certification of applicants

     Sec. 14. The commission shall certify to the auditor of state the name and address of every applicant to whom an award has been issued. An award is effective during the academic year immediately following its award, and records and accounts relating to it shall be kept accordingly.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-9.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253.

 

IC 21-12-3-15Enrollment

     Sec. 15. An applicant to whom the commission has issued an award may apply for enrollment as a student in any approved postsecondary educational institution. However, the institution is not required to accept the applicant for enrollment, and the institution may require compliance with its own admissions requirements. If the institution accepts the applicant, it shall give written notice to the commission. The institution is entitled to the payments of tuition and other necessary fees and charges provided by the award that are incurred by the applicant. It shall provide facilities and instruction to the applicant on the same terms as to other students.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-10(a).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253.

 

IC 21-12-3-16Effect of termination of student status

     Sec. 16. If during an academic period a student enrolled in an institution under an award under this chapter ceases for any reason to be a student in good standing, the institution shall promptly give written notice to the commission as to the change of status and the reason for it. If under its current standards a fee or charge that has been paid as part of an award under this chapter would otherwise be refunded by the institution to the student, it shall be remitted to the auditor of state.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-10(b).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253.

 

IC 21-12-3-17Second year awards

     Sec. 17. A student to whom a renewal award has been issued may either re-enroll in the approved postsecondary educational institution that the student attended during the preceding year or enroll in another approved postsecondary educational institution. In either event, the approved postsecondary educational institution accepting the student shall notify the commission. The approved postsecondary educational institution is entitled to payment and is contractually obligated as provided for first year awards.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-10(c).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253.

 

IC 21-12-3-18Award account and records

     Sec. 18. The commission shall administer the higher education award account and related records of each student who is attending an approved postsecondary educational institution under an award issued under this chapter. At each appropriate time, it shall certify to the auditor of state, in the manner prescribed by law, the current payment to be made to the institution under the award. This shall be done in accordance with an appropriate certificate of the approved postsecondary educational institution presented by the time the payment is due under the rules of the approved postsecondary educational institution applicable to students generally, after the tuition and necessary fees have become fixed.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-11.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253.

 

IC 21-12-3-19Higher education award fund

     Sec. 19. (a) The auditor of state shall create a separate and segregated higher education award fund distinct from the freedom of choice grant fund.

     (b) All money disbursed from the higher education award fund shall be in accordance with this chapter.

     (c) The expense of administering the fund may be paid from money in the fund.

     (d) Money remaining in the higher education award fund at the end of any fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund but remains available to be used for making higher education awards under this chapter, or it may be transferred to another fund under this article as directed by the commission under IC 21-12-1.2-2.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-11.5.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Amended by P.L.229-2011, SEC.224; P.L.234-2015, SEC.6; P.L.165-2016, SEC.8.

 

IC 21-12-3-20Unspent scholarship money; use

     Sec. 20. If at the end of a fiscal year part of the money appropriated for that year for the purposes of this chapter remains unspent, it may be spent for those purposes during the next fiscal year, or it may be transferred to another fund under this article as directed by the commission under IC 21-12-1.2-2.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-12.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Amended by P.L.234-2015, SEC.7.

 

IC 21-12-3-21Repealed

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-12.5.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Amended by P.L.229-2011, SEC.225. Repealed by P.L.234-2015, SEC.8.

 

IC 21-12-4Chapter 4. Freedom of Choice Grant
           21-12-4-1Freedom of choice program; establishment
           21-12-4-2Eligibility
           21-12-4-3Renewal of grant; conditions
           21-12-4-4Amount of grant
           21-12-4-5Freedom of choice grant fund
           21-12-4-6Repealed
           21-12-4-7Freedom of choice grant fund; conditions
           21-12-4-8Restrictions on reversion of money in fund
           21-12-4-9Repealed

 

IC 21-12-4-1Freedom of choice program; establishment

     Sec. 1. The freedom of choice grant program is established. The commission shall administer the freedom of choice grant program.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-15 part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253.

 

IC 21-12-4-2Eligibility

     Sec. 2. A person is eligible for a freedom of choice grant if:

(1) the person is qualified for a higher education award under the terms of IC 21-12-3-1, IC 21-12-3-2, and IC 21-12-3-3 or IC 21-12-3-4, even if lack of funds prevents the award or grant;

(2) for a freedom of choice grant awarded before September 1, 2014, the person has a financial need that exceeds the award, as determined in accordance with:

(A) this chapter, IC 21-18.5-4, IC 21-12-2, and IC 21-12-3; and

(B) the rules of the commission; and

(3) the person will attend an approved postsecondary educational institution that:

(A) either:

(i) operates in Indiana, provides an organized two (2) year or longer program of collegiate grade directly creditable toward a baccalaureate degree, is operated by a nonprofit entity, and is accredited by a recognized regional accrediting agency or the board for proprietary education under IC 21-18.5-6; or

(ii) is a hospital that operates a nursing diploma program that is accredited by the Indiana state board of nursing; and

(B) is operated privately and not administered or controlled by any state agency or entity.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-15 part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Amended by P.L.107-2012, SEC.19; P.L.281-2013, SEC.13.

 

IC 21-12-4-3Renewal of grant; conditions

     Sec. 3. Freedom of choice grant renewals are governed by the same conditions as are set forth in IC 21-12-3-9.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-16.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253.

 

IC 21-12-4-4Amount of grant

     Sec. 4. The freedom of choice grant is the amount published under IC 21-12-1.7 for recipients attending an institution described in section 2 of this chapter.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-17.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Amended by P.L.281-2013, SEC.14; P.L.85-2017, SEC.87.

 

IC 21-12-4-5Freedom of choice grant fund

     Sec. 5. (a) The auditor of the state shall create a separate and segregated freedom of choice grant fund distinct from the higher education award fund.

     (b) The expense of administering the fund may be paid from money in the fund.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-18 part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Amended by P.L.165-2016, SEC.9.

 

IC 21-12-4-6Repealed

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-18 part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Amended by P.L.229-2011, SEC.226. Repealed by P.L.234-2015, SEC.9.

 

IC 21-12-4-7Freedom of choice grant fund; conditions

     Sec. 7. All money disbursed from the freedom of choice grant fund shall be in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-18 part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253.

 

IC 21-12-4-8Restrictions on reversion of money in fund

     Sec. 8. Money remaining in the freedom of choice grant fund at the end of any fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund, but remains available to be used for making freedom of choice grants under this chapter, or it may be transferred to another fund under this article as directed by the commission under IC 21-12-1.2-2.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-18 part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Amended by P.L.234-2015, SEC.10.

 

IC 21-12-4-9Repealed

As added by P.L.229-2011, SEC.227. Amended by P.L.281-2013, SEC.15. Repealed by P.L.234-2015, SEC.11.

 

IC 21-12-5Chapter 5. Hoosier Scholar Award Program
           21-12-5-1Hoosier scholar award program; established
           21-12-5-2Eligibility
           21-12-5-3Renewal of award; conditions
           21-12-5-4Amount of award; determination
           21-12-5-5Amount of award; eligibility
           21-12-5-6Hoosier scholar award fund
           21-12-5-7Conditions on transfer of money in fund
           21-12-5-8Hoosier scholar award fund; conditions
           21-12-5-9Restrictions on reversion of money in fund

 

IC 21-12-5-1Hoosier scholar award program; established

     Sec. 1. There is established the Hoosier scholar award program, to be administered by the commission.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-20 part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253.

 

IC 21-12-5-2Eligibility

     Sec. 2. The commission shall make a Hoosier scholar award each year to the top ranking students, as certified by the school corporation, of each high school graduating class in Indiana who will be attending an eligible institution. The number of awards given shall be determined by the size of the graduating class as follows:

(1) 1-50 graduating students, one (1) award;

(2) 51-300 graduating students, two (2) awards; and

(3) Over 300 graduating students, three (3) awards.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-20 part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253.

 

IC 21-12-5-3Renewal of award; conditions

     Sec. 3. A Hoosier scholar award may be renewed under terms established by the commission.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-20 part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253.

 

IC 21-12-5-4Amount of award; determination

     Sec. 4. The amount of the Hoosier scholar award shall be determined by the commission.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-20 part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253.

 

IC 21-12-5-5Amount of award; eligibility

     Sec. 5. The amount of an award for which a student is eligible under a Frank O'Bannon grant may not be reduced because of the receipt by the student of a Hoosier scholar award under this section. A Hoosier scholar award may not be reduced because of the receipt of a Frank O'Bannon grant.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-20 part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253.

 

IC 21-12-5-6Hoosier scholar award fund

     Sec. 6. The auditor of state shall create a separate and segregated Hoosier scholar award fund.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-20.5 part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Amended by P.L.169-2011, SEC.5.

 

IC 21-12-5-7Conditions on transfer of money in fund

     Sec. 7. Money may not be exchanged or transferred between the Hoosier scholar award fund and the other funds.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-20.5 part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253.

 

IC 21-12-5-8Hoosier scholar award fund; conditions

     Sec. 8. All money disbursed from the Hoosier scholar award fund shall be in accordance with this chapter and IC 21-18.5-4.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-20.5 part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Amended by P.L.107-2012, SEC.20.

 

IC 21-12-5-9Restrictions on reversion of money in fund

     Sec. 9. Money remaining in the Hoosier scholar award fund at the end of any fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund, but remains available to be used for making Hoosier scholar awards under this chapter.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21-20.5 part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253.

 

IC 21-12-6Chapter 6. Twenty-First Century Scholars Program; Tuition Grants
           21-12-6-1Twenty-first century scholars program; established
           21-12-6-2Twenty-first century scholars fund; administration
           21-12-6-3Twenty-first century scholars program; conditions
           21-12-6-4Enrollment
           21-12-6-5Qualifications to participate in program
           21-12-6-6Twenty-first century scholars program scholarship; eligibility
           21-12-6-6.5One-time award for certain students
           21-12-6-7Scholarship renewal; applying credits; extenuating circumstances
           21-12-6-8Scholarship renewal; term
           21-12-6-9Scholarship disqualification
           21-12-6-10Amount of scholarship
           21-12-6-10.3Calculation of scholarship amounts
           21-12-6-11Repealed
           21-12-6-12Mentoring programs; development
           21-12-6-13Repealed
           21-12-6-14Foster care children; caseworker to provide information
           21-12-6-15Foster parents; caseworker to provide information

 

IC 21-12-6-1Twenty-first century scholars program; established

     Sec. 1. The twenty-first century scholars program is established to do the following:

(1) Reduce the number of students who withdraw from high school before graduation.

(2) Increase the number of students who are prepared to enter the workforce upon graduation.

(3) Increase the number of students entering postsecondary educational institutions in Indiana.

(4) Encourage eligible students to attend postsecondary educational institutions in Indiana by reducing the financial burden on the eligible students and their families.

(5) Decrease drug and alcohol abuse by encouraging higher educational pursuits.

(6) Increase individual economic vitality.

(7) Improve the overall quality of life for many Indiana residents.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-70-8.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253.

 

IC 21-12-6-2Twenty-first century scholars fund; administration

     Sec. 2. (a) The twenty-first century scholars fund is established to provide the financial resources necessary to award the scholarships authorized under the program.

     (b) The commission shall administer the fund.

     (c) The expenses of administering the fund shall be paid from money in the fund.

     (d) The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the fund not currently needed to meet the obligations of the fund in the same manner as other public funds may be invested.

     (e) Money in the fund at the end of a state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund but remains available to be used for providing money for twenty-first century scholarships under this chapter, or it may be transferred to another fund under this article as directed by the commission under IC 21-12-1.2-2.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-70-9.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Amended by P.L.234-2007, SEC.57; P.L.234-2015, SEC.12.

 

IC 21-12-6-3Twenty-first century scholars program; conditions

     Sec. 3. Money in the fund must be used to provide annual tuition scholarships to qualified scholarship applicants who enroll as full-time students at a postsecondary educational institution that qualifies for participation in the program under section 4 of this chapter, unless it is transferred to another fund under this article at the direction of the commission under IC 21-12-1.2-2.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-70-10(a) part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Amended by P.L.234-2015, SEC.13.

 

IC 21-12-6-4Enrollment

     Sec. 4. A scholarship recipient may apply a scholarship under this chapter to the educational costs of a postsecondary educational institution only if the postsecondary educational institution qualifies under this section. For a postsecondary educational institution to qualify under this section, the postsecondary educational institution must satisfy the following requirements:

(1) Be an approved postsecondary educational institution.

(2) Be accredited by an agency that is recognized by the Secretary of the United States Department of Education.

(3) Operate an organized program of postsecondary education leading to an associate or a baccalaureate degree on a campus located in Indiana.

(4) Be approved by the commission:

(A) under rules adopted under IC 4-22-2; and

(B) in consultation with the board for proprietary education established by IC 21-18.5-5-1, if appropriate.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-70-10(c).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Amended by P.L.107-2012, SEC.21.

 

IC 21-12-6-5Qualifications to participate in program

     Sec. 5. (a) Unless a student qualifies under subsection (b), to qualify to participate in the program, a student must meet the following requirements:

(1) Be a resident of Indiana.

(2) Be:

(A) enrolled in grade 7 or 8 at a:

(i) public school; or

(ii) nonpublic school that is accredited either by the state board of education or by a national or regional accrediting agency whose accreditation is accepted as a school improvement plan under IC 20-31-4-2; or

(B) otherwise qualified under the rules of the commission that are adopted under IC 21-18.5-4-9(2) to include students who are in grades other than grade 8 as eligible students.

(3) Be a member of a household with an annual income of not more than the amount required for the individual to qualify for free or reduced priced lunches under the national school lunch program, as determined for the immediately preceding taxable year for the household for which the student was claimed as a dependent.

(4) Agree, in writing, together with the student's custodial parents or guardian, that the student will:

(A) graduate from a secondary school located in Indiana that meets the admission criteria of an eligible institution;

(B) not illegally use controlled substances (as defined in IC 35-48-1-9);

(C) not commit a crime or an infraction described in IC 9-30-5;

(D) not commit any other crime or delinquent act (as described in IC 31-37-1-2 or IC 31-37-2-2 through IC 31-37-2-5 (or IC 31-6-4-1(a)(1) through IC 31-6-4-1(a)(5) before their repeal));

(E) timely apply, when the eligible student is a senior in high school:

(i) for admission to an eligible institution; and

(ii) for any federal and state student financial assistance available to the eligible student to attend an eligible institution;

(F) achieve a cumulative grade point average upon graduation of:

(i) at least 2.0, if the student graduates from high school before July 1, 2014; and

(ii) at least 2.5, if the student graduates from high school after June 30, 2014;

on a 4.0 grading scale (or its equivalent if another grading scale is used) for courses taken during grades 9, 10, 11, and 12; and

(G) complete an academic success program required under the rules adopted by the commission, if the student initially enrolls in high school after June 30, 2013.

     (b) A student qualifies to participate in the program if the student:

(1) before or during grade 7 or grade 8, is placed by or with the consent of the department of child services, by a court order, or by a child placing agency in:

(A) a foster family home;

(B) the home of a relative or other unlicensed caretaker;

(C) a child caring institution; or

(D) a group home;

(2) meets the requirements in subsection (a)(1) through (a)(2); and

(3) agrees in writing, together with the student's caseworker (as defined in IC 31-9-2-11) or legal guardian, to the conditions set forth in subsection (a)(4).

     (c) The commission may require that an applicant apply electronically to participate in the program using an online Internet application on the commission's web site.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-70-2.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Amended by P.L.168-2007, SEC.7; P.L.229-2007, SEC.16; P.L.3-2008, SEC.131; P.L.169-2011, SEC.6; P.L.107-2012, SEC.22; P.L.281-2013, SEC.16; P.L.165-2016, SEC.10.

 

IC 21-12-6-6Twenty-first century scholars program scholarship; eligibility

     Sec. 6. (a) A student may apply to the commission for a scholarship. To qualify for a scholarship, the student must meet the following requirements:

(1) Be an eligible student who qualified to participate in the program under section 5 of this chapter.

(2) Be a resident of Indiana.

(3) Be a graduate from a secondary school located in Indiana that meets the admission criteria of an eligible institution and have achieved a cumulative grade point average in high school of:

(A) at least 2.0 on a 4.0 grading scale, if the student is expected to graduate from high school before July 1, 2014; and

(B) at least 2.5 on a 4.0 grading scale, if the student is expected to graduate from high school after June 30, 2014.

(4) Have applied to attend and be accepted to attend as a full-time student an eligible institution.

(5) Certify in writing that before the student's graduation from high school the student:

(A) did not illegally use controlled substances (as defined in IC 35-48-1-9);

(B) did not illegally consume alcoholic beverages;

(C) did not commit any other crime or a delinquent act (as described in IC 31-37-1-2 or IC 31-37-2-2 through IC 31-37-2-5 (or IC 31-6-4-1(a)(1) through IC 31-6-4-1(a)(5) before their repeal));

(D) timely filed an application for other types of financial assistance available to the student from the state or federal government; and

(E) completed an academic success program required under the rules adopted by the commission.

(6) Submit to the commission all the information and evidence required by the commission to determine eligibility as a scholarship applicant.

(7) This subdivision applies only to applicants who initially enroll in the program under section 5 of this chapter or IC 21-12-6.5-2 after June 30, 2011. For purposes of this chapter, applicants who are enrolled in the program before July 1, 2011, will not have an income or financial resources test applied to them when they subsequently apply for a scholarship. Have a lack of financial resources reasonably available to the applicant, as defined by the commission, that, in the absence of an award under this chapter, would deter the scholarship applicant from completing the applicant's education at the approved postsecondary educational institution that the applicant has selected and that has accepted the applicant.

(8) Meet any other minimum criteria established by the commission.

     (b) This section applies to an individual who graduates from high school after December 31, 2011. To be eligible for a scholarship under this section, a student must initially attend an eligible institution described in subsection (a)(4) not later than the fall semester (or its equivalent, as determined by the commission) in the year immediately following the year in which the student graduates from high school.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citations: 20-12-70-11(a); 20-12-70-6.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Amended by P.L.169-2011, SEC.7; P.L.229-2011, SEC.228; P.L.6-2012, SEC.146; P.L.107-2012, SEC.23; P.L.234-2015, SEC.14; P.L.165-2016, SEC.11.

 

IC 21-12-6-6.5One-time award for certain students

     Sec. 6.5. (a) This section applies to a student who:

(1) initially enrolls in the program after June 30, 2011;

(2) has not previously received a scholarship under this chapter; and

(3) does not qualify for a scholarship under section 6 of this chapter solely because the student does not meet the requirements of section 6(a)(7) of this chapter.

     (b) The commission shall establish a program to award a one-time tuition scholarship to students who are ineligible for a scholarship under section 6 of this chapter solely because the student fails to meet the financial assistance requirements imposed by section 6(a)(7) of this chapter. The amount of the tuition scholarship shall be determined by the commission. The tuition scholarship may not exceed two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500). The total of all tuition scholarships awarded under this section in a state fiscal year may not exceed the amount available for distribution from the fund for scholarships under this chapter after awarding scholarships to all students who qualify under section 6 or 7 of this chapter for a scholarship.

     (c) A tuition scholarship under this section may be used under the terms prescribed by the commission only for the purposes for which a tuition scholarship granted under section 6 or 7 of this chapter may be used.

     (d) A student who meets the criteria described in subsection (a) in any year is not eligible for a scholarship under section 6 or 7 of this chapter in any subsequent year.

As added by P.L.169-2011, SEC.8.

 

IC 21-12-6-7Scholarship renewal; applying credits; extenuating circumstances

     Sec. 7. (a) Subject to IC 21-12-13-2, a scholarship awarded under section 6 of this chapter or this section may be renewed. To qualify for a scholarship renewal, a scholarship recipient must do the following:

(1) Submit to the commission a renewal application that contains all the information and evidence required by the commission to determine eligibility for the scholarship renewal.

(2) Continue to be enrolled as full-time student in good standing at an eligible institution.

(3) This subdivision applies only to applicants who initially enroll in the program under section 5 of this chapter or IC 21-12-6.5-2 after June 30, 2011. For purposes of this chapter, applicants who are enrolled in the program before July 1, 2011, will not have an income or financial resources test applied to them when they subsequently apply to renew a scholarship. Continue to have a lack of financial resources reasonably available to the applicant, as defined by the commission, that, in the absence of an award under this chapter, would deter the scholarship applicant from completing the applicant's education at the approved postsecondary educational institution that the applicant has selected and that has accepted the applicant.

(4) Maintain satisfactory academic progress, as determined by the eligible institution.

(5) If the student initially enrolls in an eligible institution for an academic year beginning after August 31, 2013, the student successfully completes:

(A) at least thirty (30) credit hours or the equivalent by the end of the student's first academic year;

(B) at least sixty (60) credit hours or the equivalent by the end of the student's second academic year; and

(C) at least ninety (90) credit hours or the equivalent by the end of the student's third academic year.

A student's academic years used to determine if the student meets the requirements of this subdivision are not required to be successive calendar years. A recipient who fails to meet the credit hour requirement for a particular academic year becomes ineligible for an award during the next academic year. The recipient may become eligible for an award in subsequent academic years if that recipient meets the aggregate credit hour requirements commensurate with the recipient's academic standing. In addition, the commission may allow a student who is otherwise ineligible under this subdivision for an award during the next academic year to maintain eligibility for an award if the student submits a petition to the commission and the commission makes a determination that extenuating circumstances (as determined by the commission) prevented the student from meeting the requirements of this subdivision. This subdivision expires June 30, 2017.

(6) Beginning in an academic year beginning after August 31, 2017, the student successfully completes:

(A) at least thirty (30) credit hours or the equivalent during the last academic year in which the student received state financial aid; or

(B) at least thirty (30) credit hours or the equivalent during the last academic year in which the student was enrolled in postsecondary education.

(7) Continue to meet any other minimum criteria established by the commission.

     (b) In determining eligibility under subsection (a)(6), the commission shall apply all the following types of credits regardless of whether the credits were completed during the last academic year described in subsection (a)(6)(A) or (a)(6)(B):

(1) Credits earned from dual credit, advanced placement, and international baccalaureate courses.

(2) College credits earned during high school.

(3) Credits earned exceeding thirty (30) credit hours during a previous academic year in which a student received state financial aid.

     (c) The commission may allow a student who is otherwise ineligible under subsection (a)(6) for an award during the next academic year to maintain eligibility for an award if the student submits a petition to the commission and the commission makes a determination that extenuating circumstances (as determined by the commission) prevented the student from meeting the requirements under subsection (a)(6).

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-70-11(b).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Amended by P.L.169-2011, SEC.9; P.L.229-2011, SEC.229; P.L.281-2013, SEC.17; P.L.165-2016, SEC.12.

 

IC 21-12-6-8Scholarship renewal; term

     Sec. 8. A scholarship may be renewed under this chapter for a total scholarship award that does not exceed the number of academic terms that constitutes four (4) undergraduate academic years.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-70-10(b) part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Amended by P.L.281-2013, SEC.18.

 

IC 21-12-6-9Scholarship disqualification

     Sec. 9. If an eligible student, a scholarship applicant, or a scholarship recipient violates an agreement entered into under this chapter, the eligible student, scholarship applicant, or scholarship recipient is disqualified from further consideration as a scholarship recipient under this chapter.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-70-12.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253.

 

IC 21-12-6-10Amount of scholarship

     Sec. 10. (a) This section applies to a student who qualifies for a scholarship under section 6 or 7 of this chapter, if the student initially enrolls in the program before July 1, 2011.

     (b) The amount of a scholarship is equal to the lowest of the following amounts:

(1) If the scholarship applicant attends an eligible institution that is a state educational institution and:

(A) receives no other financial assistance specifically designated for educational costs, a full tuition scholarship to the state educational institution; or

(B) receives other financial assistance specifically designated for educational costs, the balance required to attend the state educational institution, not to exceed the amount described in clause (A).

(2) If the scholarship applicant attends an eligible institution that is private and:

(A) receives no other financial assistance specifically designated for educational costs, an average of the full tuition scholarship amounts of all state educational institutions not including Ivy Tech Community College; or

(B) receives other financial assistance specifically designated for educational costs, the balance required to attend the college or university not to exceed the amount described in clause (A).

(3) If the scholarship applicant attends an eligible institution that is a postsecondary credit bearing proprietary educational institution and:

(A) receives no other financial assistance specifically designated for educational costs, the lesser of:

(i) the full tuition scholarship amounts of Ivy Tech Community College; or

(ii) the actual tuition and regularly assessed fees of the eligible institution; or

(B) receives other financial assistance specifically designated for educational costs, the balance required to attend the eligible institution, not to exceed the amount described in clause (A).

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-70-10(a) part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Amended by P.L.169-2011, SEC.10; P.L.107-2012, SEC.24.

 

IC 21-12-6-10.3Calculation of scholarship amounts

     Sec. 10.3. (a) This section applies to a student who qualifies for a scholarship under section 6 or 7 of this chapter, if the student initially enrolls in the program after June 30, 2011. Applicants who are enrolled in the program before July 1, 2011, will not have an income or financial resources test applied to them under this section when they subsequently apply for a scholarship or apply to renew a scholarship.

     (b) A scholarship applicant shall be awarded the following amount as adjusted under subsections (c) and (d):

(1) If the scholarship applicant attends an approved postsecondary educational institution that is a state educational institution, the full educational costs that the scholarship applicant would otherwise be required to pay at the eligible institution.

(2) If the scholarship applicant attends an approved postsecondary educational institution that is private, the lesser of the educational costs that the scholarship applicant would otherwise be required to pay at the private eligible institution, or the average of the educational costs of all state educational institutions, not including Ivy Tech Community College.

(3) If the scholarship applicant attends an approved postsecondary educational institution that is a postsecondary credit bearing proprietary educational institution, the lesser of the educational costs that the scholarship applicant would otherwise be required to pay at the postsecondary credit bearing proprietary educational institution or the educational costs of Ivy Tech Community College.

     (c) The amount of an award under subsection (b) shall be reduced by:

(1) for an amount awarded before September 1, 2014:

(A) the amount of the Frank O'Bannon grant awarded to the scholarship applicant; plus

(B) an additional amount based on the expected family contribution, if necessary, as determined by the commission, to provide scholarships within the available appropriation; or

(2) for an amount awarded after August 31, 2014, the amount based on the expected family contribution, if necessary, as determined by the commission, to provide scholarships within the available appropriation.

     (d) The total of all tuition scholarships awarded under this section in a state fiscal year may not exceed the amount available for distribution from the fund for scholarships under this chapter. If the total amount to be distributed from the fund in a state fiscal year exceeds the amount available for distribution, the amount to be distributed to each eligible applicant shall be proportionately reduced so that the total reductions equal the amount of the excess based on the relative financial need of each eligible applicant.

As added by P.L.169-2011, SEC.11. Amended by P.L.229-2011, SEC.230; P.L.107-2012, SEC.25; P.L.281-2013, SEC.19.

 

IC 21-12-6-11Repealed

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-70-13.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Amended by P.L.107-2012, SEC.26. Repealed by P.L.281-2013, SEC.20.

 

IC 21-12-6-12Mentoring programs; development

     Sec. 12. Each eligible institution shall develop specific mentoring programs for scholarship recipients to assist the scholarship recipients through particularized academic and social counseling.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-70-14.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253.

 

IC 21-12-6-13Repealed

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-70-16.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Repealed by P.L.281-2013, SEC.21.

 

IC 21-12-6-14Foster care children; caseworker to provide information

     Sec. 14. (a) This section applies to a student described in section 5(b) of this chapter.

     (b) A caseworker (as defined in IC 31-9-2-11) shall provide each student to whom the caseworker is assigned information concerning the program at the appropriate time for the student to receive the information, shall explain the program to the student, and shall provide the student with information concerning:

(1) Pell grants;

(2) Chafee grants;

(3) federal supplemental grants;

(4) the Free Application for Federal Student Aid;

(5) individual development accounts (as described under IC 4-4-28); and

(6) the commission for higher education's programs under IC 21-18.5-3-1.

     (c) A student who receives information under this section shall sign a written acknowledgment that the student received the information. The written acknowledgment must be placed in the student's case file.

As added by P.L.168-2007, SEC.8. Amended by P.L.100-2009, SEC.2; P.L.39-2010, SEC.1; P.L.107-2012, SEC.27.

 

IC 21-12-6-15Foster parents; caseworker to provide information

     Sec. 15. A caseworker (as defined in IC 31-9-2-11) shall provide each foster parent of a student described in section 5(b) of this chapter to whom the caseworker is assigned information concerning individual development accounts (as described under IC 4-4-28).

As added by P.L.39-2010, SEC.2.

 

IC 21-12-6.5Chapter 6.5. Eligibility for Twenty-First Century Scholars Program for Foster Care Youth
           21-12-6.5-1Applicability
           21-12-6.5-2Enrollment; eligibility
           21-12-6.5-3Determination of initial eligibility; written request; written determination; consideration
           21-12-6.5-4Appeal
           21-12-6.5-5Violation

 

IC 21-12-6.5-1Applicability

     Sec. 1. This chapter applies to an individual who:

(1) is receiving foster care;

(2) is in grades 9 through 12; and

(3) is a resident of Indiana as determined under IC 21-18.5-4-8;

at the time the individual applies for the twenty-first century scholars program under IC 21-12-6.

As added by P.L.100-2009, SEC.3. Amended by P.L.107-2012, SEC.28.

 

IC 21-12-6.5-2Enrollment; eligibility

     Sec. 2. An individual described in section 1 of this chapter may enroll in the twenty-first century scholars program under IC 21-12-6 and is eligible for higher education benefits under IC 21-12-3.

As added by P.L.100-2009, SEC.3. Amended by P.L.5-2015, SEC.50.

 

IC 21-12-6.5-3Determination of initial eligibility; written request; written determination; consideration

     Sec. 3. Determination of initial eligibility for higher education benefits authorized under this chapter is vested exclusively in the commission. Any individual described in section 1 of this chapter may make a written request for a determination by the commission of eligibility for benefits under this chapter. The commission shall make a written determination of eligibility in response to each request. In determining the amount of an eligible individual's benefit, the commission shall consider other higher education financial assistance in conformity with this chapter.

As added by P.L.100-2009, SEC.3.

 

IC 21-12-6.5-4Appeal

     Sec. 4. An appeal from an adverse determination under section 3 of this chapter must be made in writing to the commission not more than fifteen (15) working days after the applicant's receipt of the determination. A final order must be made not more than fifteen (15) days after receipt of the written appeal.

As added by P.L.100-2009, SEC.3.

 

IC 21-12-6.5-5Violation

     Sec. 5. A person who knowingly or intentionally submits a false or misleading application or other document under this chapter commits a Class A misdemeanor.

As added by P.L.100-2009, SEC.3.

 

IC 21-12-7Chapter 7. Twenty-First Century Scholars Program Support Fund; Grants for Textbooks, Equipment, and Other Material
           21-12-7-1Twenty-first century scholars program support fund; administration
           21-12-7-2Money in fund
           21-12-7-3Forms; certification; reimbursements
           21-12-7-4Repealed

 

IC 21-12-7-1Twenty-first century scholars program support fund; administration

     Sec. 1. (a) The twenty-first century scholars program support fund is established to provide reimbursements to scholarship recipients to offset educational support costs incurred by scholarship recipients.

     (b) The commission shall administer the fund.

     (c) The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the fund not currently needed to meet the obligations of the fund in the same manner as other public funds may be invested.

     (d) Money in the fund at the end of a state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund but remains available to be used for providing money for twenty-first century scholarships under this chapter.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-70.1-5 part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Amended by P.L.234-2007, SEC.58.

 

IC 21-12-7-2Money in fund

     Sec. 2. The fund consists of money donated to the fund by contributors. Financial assistance awarded under this chapter is subject to the availability of money in the fund.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-70.1-6.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253.

 

IC 21-12-7-3Forms; certification; reimbursements

     Sec. 3. (a) A scholarship recipient may apply to the commission, on forms provided by the commission, for financial assistance from the fund.

     (b) The scholarship recipient shall certify to the commission that the scholarship recipient has incurred educational support costs that were not included in the scholarship award received by the scholarship recipient under IC 21-12-6.

     (c) Upon verification by the commission of the information provided by the scholarship recipient and subject to the availability of money in the fund, the commission shall reimburse to the scholarship recipient the amount of money requested by the scholarship recipient.

     (d) The commission shall provide the reimbursements under this section in the order in which the applications are received.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-70.1-7.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253.

 

IC 21-12-7-4Repealed

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-70.1-8.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Repealed by P.L.181-2016, SEC.37.

 

IC 21-12-8Chapter 8. Adult Student Grant Program and Fund
           21-12-8-1Adult student grant fund; administration; adult student grant; high value workforce ready credit-bearing grant
           21-12-8-2Duties of commission
           21-12-8-3Eligibility for adult education grant
           21-12-8-4Repealed
           21-12-8-5Renewal of grant
           21-12-8-6Repealed
           21-12-8-7Repealed
           21-12-8-8Repealed
           21-12-8-9Eligibility for high value workforce ready credit-bearing grant
           21-12-8-10Amount of grant; high value workforce ready credit-bearing grant
           21-12-8-11Duration of grant; high value workforce ready credit-bearing grant
           21-12-8-12High value workforce ready noncredit-bearing grant program; establishment; report
           21-12-8-13High value workforce ready grant program implementation fund

 

IC 21-12-8-1Adult student grant fund; administration; adult student grant; high value workforce ready credit-bearing grant

     Sec. 1. (a) The adult student grant fund is established to make awards authorized under this chapter to applicants eligible for:

(1) an adult student grant under section 3 of this chapter; or

(2) a high value workforce ready credit-bearing grant under section 9 of this chapter.

     (b) The fund consists of the following:

(1) Appropriations made by the general assembly.

(2) Gifts, grants, devises, or bequests made to the state to achieve the purposes of the fund.

(3) Amounts transferred to the fund as directed by the commission under IC 21-12-1.2-2.

     (c) The fund shall be administered by the commission.

     (d) The expenses of administering the fund shall be paid from money in the fund.

     (e) The fund must be separate and distinct from other funds administered by the commission.

     (f) The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the fund not currently needed to meet the obligations of the fund in the same manner as other public funds are invested.

     (g) Money in the fund at the end of a state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund but remains available to be used for providing money for adult student grants under this chapter, or it may be transferred to another fund under this article as directed by the commission under IC 21-12-1.2-2.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-22.1-8.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Amended by P.L.234-2007, SEC.53; P.L.234-2015, SEC.15; P.L.165-2016, SEC.13; P.L.230-2017, SEC.26.

 

IC 21-12-8-2Duties of commission

     Sec. 2. The commission shall do the following:

(1) Prescribe the form and manner in which applications for adult student grants may be submitted.

(2) Determine the eligibility of applicants.

(3) Determine the amount of an adult student grant awarded to a recipient.

(4) In conjunction with the department of workforce development, determine which certificate programs are eligible for the high value workforce ready credit-bearing grant under section 9 of this chapter after considering at least the following for each certificate program:

(A) Workforce demand and needs.

(B) Wage level data and information.

(C) Program content and completion data.

(D) Job placement data.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-22.1-9.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Amended by P.L.46-2014, SEC.3; P.L.234-2015, SEC.16; P.L.230-2017, SEC.27.

 

IC 21-12-8-3Eligibility for adult education grant

     Sec. 3. (a) An applicant is eligible to receive an adult student grant if the following conditions are met:

(1) The applicant is domiciled in Indiana, as defined by the commission.

(2) The applicant:

(A) has received a diploma of graduation from an approved secondary school;

(B) has been granted a:

(i) high school equivalency certificate before July 1, 1995; or

(ii) state of Indiana general educational development (GED) diploma under IC 20-10.1-12.1 (before its repeal), IC 20-20-6 (before its repeal), or IC 22-4.1-18; or

(C) is a student in good standing who is completing a final year of study at an approved secondary school and will be eligible upon graduation to attend an approved institution of higher learning.

(3) The applicant declares, in writing, a specific educational objective or course of study and enrolls in:

(A) a course that applies toward the requirements for completion of that objective or course of study; or

(B) a course designed to help the applicant develop the basic skills the applicant needs to successfully achieve that objective or continue in that course of study.

(4) The applicant enrolls in at least six (6) credit hours in any academic term.

(5) The commission or an approved postsecondary educational institution acting as the commission's agent determines that the financial resources available to the applicant are such that in the absence of a grant under this chapter the applicant would be deterred from beginning or completing the applicant's declared educational objective or course of study.

(6) The applicant has not received any grant for the maximum number of academic terms specified for the grant in IC 21-12-13-1 or IC 21-12-13-2.

(7) The applicant is identified as financially independent from the applicant's parents as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

(8) Except as provided in subdivision (9), the applicant maintains satisfactory academic progress, as determined by the eligible institution.

(9) An applicant who does not maintain satisfactory academic progress, as determined by the eligible institution, is still eligible to receive an adult student grant if one (1) of the following conditions is met:

(A) The applicant has not attended the eligible institution for the previous two (2) academic years.

(B) The applicant:

(i) attended the eligible institution at any time during the previous two (2) academic years; and

(ii) maintained satisfactory academic progress during the period in which the applicant attended the eligible institution.

     (b) The commission may reduce an award offered under this section by the amount the applicant is eligible to receive in tuition reimbursement from an employer or another outside source.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-22.1-10.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Amended by P.L.7-2011, SEC.13; P.L.281-2013, SEC.22; P.L.234-2015, SEC.17; P.L.165-2016, SEC.14; P.L.230-2017, SEC.28.

 

IC 21-12-8-4Repealed

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-22.1-10.5.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Repealed by P.L.234-2015, SEC.18.

 

IC 21-12-8-5Renewal of grant

     Sec. 5. (a) Subject to this chapter, a student's adult student grant may be renewed if the student does the following:

(1) Successfully completes at least eighteen (18) credit hours or their equivalent toward a certificate, nursing diploma, associate degree, or baccalaureate degree in the previous academic year.

(2) Demonstrates continuing financial need.

     (b) An adult student grant may not be renewed more than the number of terms that equals eight (8) undergraduate academic years, as determined by the commission.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-22.1-11.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Amended by P.L.281-2013, SEC.23; P.L.234-2015, SEC.19; P.L.165-2016, SEC.15; P.L.230-2017, SEC.29.

 

IC 21-12-8-6Repealed

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-22.1-12.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Repealed by P.L.281-2013, SEC.24.

 

IC 21-12-8-7Repealed

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-22.1-13.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Repealed by P.L.125-2008, SEC.5.

 

IC 21-12-8-8Repealed

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-22.1-15.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.253. Repealed by P.L.234-2015, SEC.20.

 

IC 21-12-8-9Eligibility for high value workforce ready credit-bearing grant

     Sec. 9. (a) This section applies to an applicant who attends or has attended any of the following:

(1) An approved secondary school.

(2) An accredited nonpublic school.

(3) A nonaccredited nonpublic school.

     (b) An applicant is eligible to receive a high value workforce ready credit-bearing grant if the following conditions are met:

(1) The applicant is domiciled in Indiana, as defined by the commission.

(2) The applicant:

(A) has received a diploma of graduation from a school described in subsection (a);

(B) has been granted a:

(i) high school equivalency certificate before July 1, 1995; or

(ii) state of Indiana general educational development (GED) diploma under IC 20-10.1-12.1 (before its repeal), IC 20-20-6 (before its repeal), or IC 22-4.1-18; or

(C) is a student in good standing who is completing a final year of study at a school described in subsection (a) and will be eligible upon graduation to attend an approved institution of higher learning.

(3) The applicant is enrolled in an eligible certificate program, as determined under IC 21-12-8-2(4), at Ivy Tech Community College or Vincennes University.

(4) The applicant enrolls at least half-time for purposes of federal financial aid.

(5) The applicant has not received any grant for the maximum number of academic terms specified for the grant in IC 21-12-13-1 or IC 21-12-13-2.

(6) The applicant is not eligible for any state financial aid program described in IC 21-12-13-1(a) or IC 21-12-13-2(a).

(7) The applicant is identified as financially independent from the applicant's parents as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

(8) The applicant has correctly filed the FAFSA and, if eligible for aid, accepts all offered federal scholarships and grants.

(9) The applicant maintains satisfactory academic progress, as determined by the eligible institution.

(10) The applicant has not previously received a baccalaureate degree, an associate degree, or an eligible certificate.

(11) The applicant meets any other minimum criteria established by the commission.

As added by P.L.230-2017, SEC.30.

 

IC 21-12-8-10Amount of grant; high value workforce ready credit-bearing grant

     Sec. 10. (a) The amount of a high value workforce ready credit-bearing grant under section 9 of this chapter is equal to one (1) of the following:

(1) If the applicant does not receive financial assistance, excluding loans, the amount is equal to the educational costs (as defined in IC 21-7-13-14) of the institution that the applicant is attending.

(2) If the applicant receives financial assistance, excluding loans, the amount is equal to the educational costs (as defined in IC 21-7-13-14) of the institution that the applicant is attending minus the financial assistance received by the applicant.

     (b) An applicant may use the high value workforce ready credit-bearing grant only to pay the educational costs (as defined by IC 21-7-13-14) of courses required for the applicant's certificate program.

As added by P.L.230-2017, SEC.31.

 

IC 21-12-8-11Duration of grant; high value workforce ready credit-bearing grant

     Sec. 11. (a) The duration of a high value workforce ready credit-bearing grant under section 9 of this chapter may not exceed the lesser of:

(1) two (2) undergraduate academic years; or

(2) the number of credit hours required by the eligible certificate program in which the student is enrolled.

     (b) Subject to the conditions described in this chapter, a student's high value workforce ready credit-bearing grant may be renewed if the student:

(1) maintains satisfactory academic progress while receiving the grant; and

(2) is enrolled in an eligible certificate program that requires more than twelve (12) credit hours or its equivalent.

     (c) A recipient of the high value workforce ready credit-bearing grant may not receive aid under IC 21-12-3, IC 21-12-4, or IC 21-12-6 unless the recipient has:

(1) received a high-value certificate, as determined by the commission; or

(2) met the requirements of IC 21-12-1.7-3(c), IC 21-12-3-9(a)(6), or IC 21-12-6-7(a)(6).

As added by P.L.230-2017, SEC.32.

 

IC 21-12-8-12High value workforce ready noncredit-bearing grant program; establishment; report

     Sec. 12. (a) As used in this section, "department" refers to the department of workforce development established by IC 22-4.1-2-1.

     (b) As used in this section, "program" refers to the high value workforce ready noncredit-bearing grant program established by subsection (c).

     (c) The department shall establish a high value workforce ready noncredit-bearing grant program.

     (d) The department shall do at least the following to establish the program:

(1) Prescribe the form and manner in which applications for high value workforce ready noncredit-bearing grants may be submitted.

(2) Determine the eligibility of applicants. An applicant does not need to be enrolled as a student at a postsecondary educational institution in order to be eligible for a high value workforce ready noncredit-bearing grant.

(3) Determine the amount of a high value workforce ready noncredit-bearing grant awarded to a recipient.

(4) As the department considers appropriate, work with an employer to determine:

(A) whether one (1) or more of the employer's current or future employees may be eligible for a high value workforce ready noncredit-bearing grant; and

(B) what additional financial or other support for the employer's current or future employees the employer may provide, if one (1) or more of the employer's current or future employees may be eligible for a high value workforce ready noncredit-bearing grant.

(5) Work with interested units of local government and employer groups in a specific economic sector or region of the state to develop cost-sharing and other approaches to increase the scope of use and impact of the department's available funding for high value workforce ready noncredit-bearing grants.

(6) In conjunction with the commission, determine which noncredit-bearing credentials or similar programs are eligible for the high value workforce ready noncredit-bearing grant after considering at least the following for each credential or similar program:

(A) Workforce demand and needs.

(B) Wage level data and information.

(C) Program content and completion data.

(D) Program job placement data.

(7) Monitor, collect, analyze, and report to the governor, the legislative council, and the state workforce innovation council (established by IC 22-4.1-22-3) information and data concerning:

(A) the use, success, failure, and impact of the high value workforce ready noncredit-bearing grants;

(B) the results of each noncredit credential or similar program for which grants are sought; and

(C) the results of each noncredit credential or similar program for which grants are provided.

The department shall submit the report required by this subdivision on or before October 1 for the preceding state fiscal year. The report provided under this subdivision to the legislative council must be in an electronic format under IC 5-14-6.

As added by P.L.230-2017, SEC.33.

 

IC 21-12-8-13High value workforce ready grant program implementation fund

     Sec. 13. (a) The high value workforce ready grant program implementation fund is established to award high value workforce ready grants authorized under this chapter and to administer the grant program.

     (b) The fund consists of the following:

(1) Money appropriated by the general assembly.

(2) Money received from state or federal grants or programs.

(3) Donations, gifts, and money received from any other source, including transfers from other funds or accounts.

     (c) The fund shall be administered by the department of workforce development and the commission.

     (d) The expenses of administering the fund shall be paid from money in the fund.

     (e) The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the fund not currently needed to meet the obligations of the fund in the same manner as other public funds are invested.

     (f) Money in the fund at the end of a state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund but remains available to be used exclusively for the purposes of the fund.

As added by P.L.230-2017, SEC.34.

 

IC 21-12-9Chapter 9. Insurance Education Scholarship Fund
           21-12-9-1"Commission"
           21-12-9-2"Fund"
           21-12-9-3"Insurance student"
           21-12-9-4"State educational institution"
           21-12-9-5Establishment of fund
           21-12-9-6Administration of fund; nonreverting
           21-12-9-7Scholarships
           21-12-9-8Allocation of funds; awards of scholarships
           21-12-9-9Qualification for scholarship
           21-12-9-10Record keeping
           21-12-9-11Rulemaking

 

IC 21-12-9-1"Commission"

     Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "commission" refers to the commission for higher education established by IC 21-18-2-1.

As added by P.L.173-2007, SEC.4. Amended by P.L.107-2012, SEC.29.

 

IC 21-12-9-2"Fund"

     Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "fund" refers to the insurance education scholarship fund established by section 5 of this chapter.

As added by P.L.173-2007, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-12-9-3"Insurance student"

     Sec. 3. As used in this chapter, "insurance student" means a student who studies or intends to study:

(1) insurance; or

(2) business with an emphasis on insurance.

As added by P.L.173-2007, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-12-9-4"State educational institution"

     Sec. 4. As used in this chapter, "state educational institution" has the meaning set forth in IC 21-7-13-32.

As added by P.L.173-2007, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-12-9-5Establishment of fund

     Sec. 5. (a) The insurance education scholarship fund is established to encourage and promote qualified individuals to pursue a career in insurance in Indiana.

     (b) The fund consists of amounts deposited under IC 27-1-15.6-7.3.

As added by P.L.173-2007, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-12-9-6Administration of fund; nonreverting

     Sec. 6. (a) The commission shall administer the fund.

     (b) The expenses of administering the fund shall be paid from money in the fund.

     (c) The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the fund not currently needed to meet the obligations of the fund in the same manner as other public funds may be invested. Interest that accrues from the investments shall be deposited in the fund.

     (d) Money in the fund at the end of a state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund.

As added by P.L.173-2007, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-12-9-7Scholarships

     Sec. 7. (a) The money in the fund shall be used to provide annual scholarships to insurance students who qualify under section 9 of this chapter. The commission shall determine the amount of money to be allocated from the fund for scholarships under this chapter.

     (b) A scholarship awarded under this chapter may be used only for the payment of tuition or fees that are:

(1) approved by the state educational institution that awards the scholarship; and

(2) not otherwise payable under any other scholarship or form of financial assistance specifically designated for tuition or fees.

     (c) Subject to section 8(c) of this chapter, each scholarship awarded under this chapter is renewable under section 9 of this chapter for a total number of terms that does not exceed the number of terms that constitutes four (4) undergraduate academic years.

As added by P.L.173-2007, SEC.4. Amended by P.L.281-2013, SEC.25.

 

IC 21-12-9-8Allocation of funds; awards of scholarships

     Sec. 8. (a) The commission shall allocate the available money from the fund to each state educational institution that has:

(1) an insurance program; or

(2) a business program with an emphasis on insurance;

in proportion to the number of insurance students enrolled at each state educational institution.

     (b) Each state educational institution shall determine which of the state educational institution's insurance students who apply qualify under section 9 of this chapter. In addition, the state educational institution shall consider the need of the applicant when awarding scholarships under this chapter.

     (c) The state educational institution may not grant a scholarship renewal to an insurance student for an academic year that ends later than six (6) years after the date on which the insurance student received the insurance student's initial scholarship under this chapter.

     (d) Any funds that:

(1) are allocated to a state educational institution under subsection (a); and

(2) are not used for scholarships under this chapter;

shall be returned to the commission for reallocation by the commission to any other eligible state educational institution in need of additional funds.

As added by P.L.173-2007, SEC.4. Amended by P.L.107-2012, SEC.30.

 

IC 21-12-9-9Qualification for scholarship

     Sec. 9. To qualify for a scholarship or a scholarship renewal from the fund, an insurance student must:

(1) be admitted to an approved state educational institution as a full-time or part-time insurance student; and

(2) meet the qualifications established by the commission under section 11 of this chapter.

As added by P.L.173-2007, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-12-9-10Record keeping

     Sec. 10. (a) The commission shall maintain complete and accurate records in administering the fund, including records concerning the scholarships awarded under this chapter.

     (b) Each state educational institution shall provide the commission with information concerning the following:

(1) The awarding of scholarships under this chapter.

(2) The academic progress made by each recipient of a scholarship under this chapter.

(3) Other pertinent information requested by the commission.

As added by P.L.173-2007, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-12-9-11Rulemaking

     Sec. 11. (a) The commission shall adopt rules under subsection (b) to establish qualifications for recipients of scholarships and scholarship renewals under this chapter.

     (b) The commission shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 necessary to carry out this chapter.

As added by P.L.173-2007, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-12-10Chapter 10. Mitch Daniels Early Graduation Scholarship
           21-12-10-1"Publicly supported school"
           21-12-10-2Scholarship program established
           21-12-10-3Eligibility
           21-12-10-4Eligibility; graduation from program subject to waiver
           21-12-10-5Submission of names of eligible students; publicly supported school
           21-12-10-6Notice of admission; postsecondary institution
           21-12-10-7Amount of scholarship
           21-12-10-8Exclusion of scholarship from calculation of available financial resources
           21-12-10-9Effect of scholarship on admission standards of postsecondary institution
           21-12-10-10Offset of scholarships against state tuition support distributions

 

IC 21-12-10-1"Publicly supported school"

     Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "publicly supported school" means the following:

(1) A school corporation (as defined in IC 20-18-2-16(a)).

(2) A charter school (as defined in IC 20-24-1-4).

(3) A high school maintained by a state educational institution under IC 20-24.5 or another law.

As added by P.L.229-2011, SEC.231.

 

IC 21-12-10-2Scholarship program established

     Sec. 2. The Mitch Daniels early graduation scholarship program is established. The commission shall administer the Mitch Daniels early graduation scholarship program.

As added by P.L.229-2011, SEC.231.

 

IC 21-12-10-3Eligibility

     Sec. 3. An individual is eligible for a Mitch Daniels early graduation scholarship if the individual:

(1) is a resident of Indiana, as defined by the commission;

(2) attended a publicly supported school on a full-time equivalency basis for at least the last two (2) semesters before the individual graduated from high school;

(3) had legal settlement (as defined in IC 20-18-2-11) in Indiana for at least the last two (2) semesters before the individual graduated from high school;

(4) received a Core 40 high school diploma by the end of grade 11 (including any summer school courses completed before July 1 of a year) after December 31, 2010, from the publicly supported school that the individual last attended for course credits;

(5) was not enrolled in a publicly supported school for any part of grade 12;

(6) applies to the commission for a Mitch Daniels early graduation scholarship in the manner specified by the commission; and

(7) enrolls as a full-time student at an eligible institution not later than the fall semester (or its equivalent, as determined by the commission) in the academic year immediately following the year in which the student graduates from high school.

As added by P.L.229-2011, SEC.231. Amended by P.L.281-2013, SEC.26; P.L.233-2015, SEC.314; P.L.165-2016, SEC.16.

 

IC 21-12-10-4Eligibility; graduation from program subject to waiver

     Sec. 4. Graduation from a nonstandard course and curriculum program or a program for high ability students that has been granted a waiver by the Indiana state board of education shall be treated as meeting the minimum requirements set by the state board of education for granting a high school diploma.

As added by P.L.229-2011, SEC.231.

 

IC 21-12-10-5Submission of names of eligible students; publicly supported school

     Sec. 5. (a) A publicly supported school shall submit to the department of education the name of each individual described in section 3(1) through 3(4) of this chapter.

     (b) The department of education shall submit to the commission the information submitted under subsection (a) and any other supporting information requested by the commission on the schedule and in the form specified by the commission.

As added by P.L.229-2011, SEC.231.

 

IC 21-12-10-6Notice of admission; postsecondary institution

     Sec. 6. (a) If an applicant becomes a student in good standing at an approved postsecondary institution, the institution shall provide a written notice to the commission.

     (b) If the applicant has met the eligibility requirements prescribed in this chapter, the commission shall award the applicant a Mitch Daniels early graduation scholarship and make the payment directly to the institution. The institution may apply the payment to any outstanding tuition and fees and shall remit the balance of the scholarship to the student.

As added by P.L.229-2011, SEC.231.

 

IC 21-12-10-7Amount of scholarship

     Sec. 7. The amount of a Mitch Daniels early graduation scholarship is four thousand dollars ($4,000).

As added by P.L.229-2011, SEC.231.

 

IC 21-12-10-8Exclusion of scholarship from calculation of available financial resources

     Sec. 8. The amount of a Mitch Daniels early graduation scholarship awarded under this chapter shall not be considered as a financial resource in a determination of the amount of any grant or scholarship under this article or, except as required by federal law, the amount of any other grant or scholarship administered by the commission.

As added by P.L.229-2011, SEC.231.

 

IC 21-12-10-9Effect of scholarship on admission standards of postsecondary institution

     Sec. 9. An institution is not required to change its admission standards to accept an individual to whom the commission has issued a Mitch Daniels early graduation scholarship. The scholarship may not be used for remedial course work at the institution. The institution shall provide facilities and instruction to the applicant on the same terms as to other students.

As added by P.L.229-2011, SEC.231.

 

IC 21-12-10-10Offset of scholarships against state tuition support distributions

     Sec. 10. (a) The commission shall notify the department of the amount of Mitch Daniels early graduation scholarships granted for each state fiscal year. The department shall deduct the scholarship amount presented by the commission from the appropriation for tuition support for that state fiscal year and promptly transfer the amount to the commission.

     (b) In the department's biennial budget request, the department shall estimate the number of students that are expected to become eligible for a Mitch Daniels early graduation scholarship and the estimated total amount needed to provide the scholarships for each state fiscal year for which the department requests an appropriation for tuition support. The department shall include in its request for tuition support an amount sufficient to provide the scholarships. The requested amount may not exceed the amount that would have been included in the department's request for tuition support if the students had not graduated early.

As added by P.L.229-2011, SEC.231.

 

IC 21-12-12Chapter 12. Postsecondary Award and Scholarship Program Data
           21-12-12-1Postsecondary educational institution data reporting
           21-12-12-2Liability for breach of confidentiality

 

IC 21-12-12-1Postsecondary educational institution data reporting

     Sec. 1. (a) Before the commission distributes grants under this article to an approved postsecondary education institution for the academic year beginning July 1, 2012, and before each academic year thereafter, the approved postsecondary education institution shall timely provide to the commission the appropriate current and past student unit record data that is necessary to adequately administer and evaluate the effectiveness of the award and scholarship programs provided under this article. The commission shall use the data for its student information system.

     (b) Before the academic year beginning July 1, 2012, and before each academic year thereafter, the commission, in consultation with Independent Colleges of Indiana, shall collect other appropriate student data on all students attending public, private, and proprietary institutions to allow the commission to develop, update, and implement a long range plan for postsecondary education.

As added by P.L.169-2011, SEC.13. Amended by P.L.107-2012, SEC.31.

 

IC 21-12-12-2Liability for breach of confidentiality

     Sec. 2. This section applies to any student data that are confidential under any law, including the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. 1232(g)). An approved postsecondary educational institution or an association acting on behalf of an approved postsecondary educational institution that provides student data requested under this chapter is not liable for any breach of confidentiality of the information if the breach resulted from the action of the commission or the commission's staff and not from the transmission of the data before the data reached the commission.

As added by P.L.169-2011, SEC.13.

 

IC 21-12-13Chapter 13. Renewal of Scholarships
           21-12-13-1Renewal for one hundred twenty-four credit hours; exception
           21-12-13-2Renewal for four undergraduate academic years; exception
           21-12-13-3Use of grant or tuition or fee reduction for professional degree program or accelerated graduate degree program
           21-12-13-4Repealed

 

IC 21-12-13-1Renewal for one hundred twenty-four credit hours; exception

     Sec. 1. (a) This section applies to the following scholarships and tuition and fee remission statutes:

(1) IC 10-12-2-6.

(2) IC 10-12-2-11.

(3) IC 10-17-7.

(4) IC 21-14-4.

(5) IC 21-14-6.

(6) IC 21-14-6.5.

(7) IC 21-14-7.

(8) IC 21-14-10.

     (b) Except as provided in subsection (c), a grant or reduction in tuition or fees, including all renewals and extensions, under any of the laws listed in subsection (a) may not exceed one hundred twenty-four (124) undergraduate credit hours or its equivalent, as determined by the commission and must be used within eight (8) years after the date the individual first applies and becomes eligible for benefits under the applicable law.

     (c) The commission may, subject to availability of funds, extend eligibility under subsection (b) for a recipient who used a grant or reduction in tuition or fees under any of the statutes listed in subsection (a) at a postsecondary educational institution that has closed. The extension of eligibility may not exceed the number of credit hours used by the recipient at the postsecondary educational institution that closed.

As added by P.L.169-2011, SEC.14. Amended by P.L.281-2013, SEC.27; P.L.161-2017, SEC.1; P.L.191-2017, SEC.2.

 

IC 21-12-13-2Renewal for four undergraduate academic years; exception

     Sec. 2. (a) This section applies to the following scholarship, stipend, and fee remission statutes:

(1) IC 21-12-3.

(2) IC 21-12-4.

(3) IC 21-12-6.

(4) IC 21-12-9.

(5) IC 21-13-2.

(6) IC 21-13-7.

(7) IC 21-13-8.

(8) IC 21-13-4.

(9) IC 21-14-5.

(10) IC 21-12-16.

     (b) Except as provided in subsection (c), and except for a stipend granted under IC 21-13-8 to an individual described in IC 21-13-8-1(b)(2)(B), a grant or reduction in tuition or fees, including all renewals and extensions, under any of the laws listed in subsection (a) may not exceed the number of terms that constitutes four (4) undergraduate academic years, as determined by the commission, and must be used within eight (8) years after the date the individual first applies and becomes eligible for benefits under the applicable law.

     (c) The commission may, subject to the availability of funds, extend eligibility under subsection (b) for a recipient who used a grant or reduction in tuition or fees under any of the statutes listed in subsection (a) at a postsecondary educational institution that closed. The extension of eligibility may not exceed the number of terms used by the recipient at the postsecondary educational institution that closed.

As added by P.L.169-2011, SEC.14. Amended by P.L.205-2013, SEC.314; P.L.281-2013, SEC.28; P.L.2-2014, SEC.92; P.L.159-2016, SEC.1; P.L.191-2017, SEC.3.

 

IC 21-12-13-3Use of grant or tuition or fee reduction for professional degree program or accelerated graduate degree program

     Sec. 3. (a) This section applies to a grant or reduction in tuition or fees described in section 1 or 2 of this chapter.

     (b) As used in this section, "professional degree program or accelerated graduate degree program" refers to a four (4) or five (5) year postsecondary school course of study:

(1) to which an individual may be admitted without completing a baccalaureate degree;

(2) that requires an individual to enroll in graduate level or professional degree courses before completing a baccalaureate degree; and

(3) that leads to a degree that is not an undergraduate degree, as determined by the commission.

     (c) An individual who has previously received a grant or reduction in tuition or fees described in section 1 or 2 of this chapter may continue to use all renewals and extensions for a professional degree program or accelerated graduate degree program. The total grant or reduction in tuition or fees under a statute listed in section 1 or 2 of this chapter for all:

(1) undergraduate credit hours or semesters; and

(2) professional degree program or accelerated graduate degree program credit hours or semesters;

may not exceed the maximum credit hours or semesters permitted under section 1 or 2 of this chapter, as applicable and must be used within eight (8) years after the date the individual first applies and becomes eligible for benefits under the applicable law.

As added by P.L.169-2011, SEC.14. Amended by P.L.6-2012, SEC.147; P.L.191-2017, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-12-13-4Repealed

As added by P.L.169-2011, SEC.14. Repealed by P.L.281-2013, SEC.29.

 

IC 21-12-14Chapter 14. Degree Maps
           21-12-14-1Establishment of degree maps
           21-12-14-2Degree maps; contents
           21-12-14-3Degree maps; availability of courses

 

IC 21-12-14-1Establishment of degree maps

     Sec. 1. Not later than October 1, 2013, the commission shall develop guidelines in consultation with state educational institutions to provide a state educational institution guidance for establishing degree maps for each full-time student attending the state educational institution. The guidelines must include:

(1) procedures for establishing a degree map with a student, including requirements for adjusting a degree map in situations in which the student changes the student's field of study;

(2) requirements and guidance for a state educational institution to determine when the state educational institution must offer a course at no cost to a student under section 3 of this chapter; and

(3) any provision the commission determines is necessary to implement this chapter.

As added by P.L.281-2013, SEC.30.

 

IC 21-12-14-2Degree maps; contents

     Sec. 2. This section applies to a student who initially enrolls in a state educational institution after July 31, 2014. A state educational institution shall develop a degree map for each full-time student based on the student's specific educational objective or course of study. A full-time student's degree map must contain:

(1) an academic term by academic term sequence of course options that will allow the full-time student to complete either:

(A) a baccalaureate degree within four (4) academic years; or

(B) an associate degree within two (2) academic years;

in the student's intended field of study;

(2) the expected date that the student will earn a baccalaureate degree or an associate degree described in subdivision (1);

(3) the academic requirements that a student must complete each academic year to timely earn a degree described in subdivision (1); and

(4) any information the commission determines is appropriate under section 1 of this chapter.

As added by P.L.281-2013, SEC.30.

 

IC 21-12-14-3Degree maps; availability of courses

     Sec. 3. This section applies to a student who initially enrolls in a state educational institution after July 31, 2014. A state educational institution shall ensure that courses necessary for the student to comply with the student's degree map are available for the student during the academic term in which the student is required to complete the particular course. If a student who complies with the student's degree map is unable to take a course required under the student's degree map for the current academic term because:

(1) the state educational institution does not offer the course during that particular academic term; or

(2) the student is unable to enroll in the course:

(A) because the course times at which the course is offered conflict with other course requirements specified for the current academic term in the student's degree map; or

(B) because the course is full;

the state educational institution shall provide the particular course to the student at no cost during the next available academic term in which the course is offered unless the state educational institution provides the student with an alternate degree map that does not require the student to take the course that semester.

As added by P.L.281-2013, SEC.30.

 

IC 21-12-15Chapter 15. Information Concerning Education Loans
           21-12-15-1Applicability
           21-12-15-2"Education loan"
           21-12-15-3Student education loan information provided by educational institution

 

IC 21-12-15-1Applicability

     Sec. 1. This chapter applies to an eligible institution that enrolls students who receive state financial aid administered by the commission for higher education.

As added by P.L.15-2015, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-12-15-2"Education loan"

     Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "education loan" has the meaning set forth in IC 21-16-1-5.

As added by P.L.15-2015, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-12-15-3Student education loan information provided by educational institution

     Sec. 3. (a) An eligible institution that receives education loan information for a student enrolled in the eligible institution shall provide to that student the following information:

(1) An estimate of the total amount of education loans taken out by the student.

(2) An estimate of:

(A) the potential total payoff amount of the education loans incurred or a range of the total payoff amount; and

(B) monthly repayment amounts that a similarly situated borrower may incur, including principal and interest, for the amount of loans the student has taken out at the time the information is provided.

The information provided under this subdivision may include a statement that the estimates and ranges provided are general in nature and not meant as a guarantee or promise of the actual projected amount.

(3) The percentage of the borrowing limit the student has reached at the time the information is provided.

     (b) An eligible institution shall provide the information required under subsection (a) annually.

     (c) An eligible institution does not incur liability for any representations made under this section.

As added by P.L.15-2015, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-12-16Chapter 16. Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship Program and Fund
           21-12-16-1"Program"
           21-12-16-2Program established; authority to award scholarships
           21-12-16-3Next generation Hoosier educators scholarship fund
           21-12-16-4Commission for higher education duties
           21-12-16-5Scholarship qualifications
           21-12-16-6Consideration of applications; priority to recent high school graduates
           21-12-16-7Contract requirements
           21-12-16-8Amount of scholarship awards; limits; distribution
           21-12-16-9Standards to maintain eligibility; petition for exception; extenuating circumstances
           21-12-16-10Approval of accredited postsecondary educational institutions; standards for teacher education
           21-12-16-11Repayment of scholarship award; failure to complete teacher education
           21-12-16-12Repayment of scholarship award; failure to teach; petition for extension of time; waive repayment; agreement for collection of repayment
           21-12-16-13Same school not required for teaching requirement
           21-12-16-14Administered as financial aid award
           21-12-16-15Other scholarships or forms of financial aid; conditions
           21-12-16-16Scholarship subject to appropriation
           21-12-16-17Records; report
           21-12-16-18Adopt rules

 

IC 21-12-16-1"Program"

     Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "program" means the next generation Hoosier educators scholarship program established by section 2 of this chapter.

As added by P.L.105-2016, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-12-16-2Program established; authority to award scholarships

     Sec. 2. (a) The next generation Hoosier educators scholarship program is established.

     (b) The commission shall receive and consider applications for a next generation Hoosier educators scholarship under this chapter.

     (c) Beginning in an academic year beginning after June 30, 2017, the commission may award a next generation Hoosier educators scholarship to an eligible applicant under this chapter.

As added by P.L.105-2016, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-12-16-3Next generation Hoosier educators scholarship fund

     Sec. 3. (a) The next generation Hoosier educators scholarship fund is established for the purpose of providing scholarships to attract and retain eligible applicants to the teaching profession.

     (b) The fund consists of the following:

(1) Appropriations made by the general assembly.

(2) Gifts, grants, devises, or bequests made to the commission to achieve the purposes of the fund.

     (c) The commission shall administer the fund.

     (d) The expenses of administering the fund shall be paid from money in the fund.

     (e) The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the fund not currently needed to meet the obligations of the fund in the same manner as other public funds may be invested. Interest that accrues from these investments shall be deposited in the fund.

     (f) Money in the fund at the end of a state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund but remains available to be used for the purposes of this chapter.

As added by P.L.105-2016, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-12-16-4Commission for higher education duties

     Sec. 4. The commission shall do all the following:

(1) Develop a promotional program to inform and attract students to participate in the next generation Hoosier educators scholarship program.

(2) Establish protocols and procedures concerning the application process for the program.

(3) Develop protocols, in consultation with accredited postsecondary educational institutions approved by the commission under section 10 of this chapter, to ensure successful completion of the program and assist graduates in completing the requirements of the program.

(4) Establish, in coordination with the governor's office, a guide for the management of the program by commission personnel.

(5) Designate personnel to manage the program.

As added by P.L.105-2016, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-12-16-5Scholarship qualifications

     Sec. 5. (a) An applicant who is enrolled in an accredited postsecondary educational institution after June 30, 2017, may qualify for a scholarship under this chapter. To qualify for a scholarship, an applicant must:

(1) apply for a scholarship on a form supplied by the commission;

(2) except as provided in subsection (b), have graduated from an Indiana nonaccredited nonpublic or accredited high school and either:

(A) graduated in the highest twenty percent (20%) of students in the applicant's high school graduating class; or

(B) received a score in the top twentieth percentile on the SAT or ACT examination;

(3) have participated in school activities and community service activities during high school;

(4) have applied to and been accepted for enrollment in an accredited postsecondary educational institution approved by the commission under section 10 of this chapter;

(5) agree in writing to:

(A) obtain a license to teach under IC 20-28-5; and

(B) teach for at least five (5) consecutive years in a public school or an eligible school (as defined in IC 20-51-1-4.7) in Indiana after graduating with a baccalaureate degree from the accredited postsecondary educational institution described in subdivision (4); and

(6) meet any other criteria established by the commission.

     (b) A student who graduates from a nonaccredited nonpublic school must meet the requirement described in subsection (a)(2)(B) in order to meet the eligibility requirement described in subsection (a)(2).

As added by P.L.105-2016, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-12-16-6Consideration of applications; priority to recent high school graduates

     Sec. 6. The commission shall consider each application and determine the eligibility of the applicant for the scholarship. The commission shall give priority to recent high school graduates when selecting applicants.

As added by P.L.105-2016, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-12-16-7Contract requirements

     Sec. 7. Before receiving a scholarship under this chapter, the applicant must enter into a contract with the commission agreeing to:

(1) the terms and conditions described in section 5(a)(5) of this chapter; and

(2) any other terms and conditions established by the commission.

As added by P.L.105-2016, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-12-16-8Amount of scholarship awards; limits; distribution

     Sec. 8. (a) Subject to subsections (b) and (c), if an applicant meets the requirements under this chapter, the commission may award, for not more than four (4) academic years, a scholarship to the applicant in an amount of seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500) for each academic year that the applicant attends the accredited postsecondary educational institution approved by the commission under section 10 of this chapter.

     (b) The commission may not do the following:

(1) Award a scholarship under this chapter in an amount of more than a total of thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) to an individual applicant.

(2) Award scholarships under this chapter to more than two hundred (200) new applicants each academic year.

     (c) If the total amount to be distributed from the fund in a state fiscal year exceeds the amount available for distribution, the amount to be distributed to each eligible applicant shall be proportionately reduced so that the total reductions equal the amount of the excess.

As added by P.L.105-2016, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-12-16-9Standards to maintain eligibility; petition for exception; extenuating circumstances

     Sec. 9. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), the commission shall establish standards that a student must meet to remain eligible to receive a scholarship under this chapter. The standards must include the following:

(1) Maintaining a cumulative minimum grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

(2) Enrolling in and completing at least fifteen (15) credit hours each semester or its equivalent.

(3) Any other requirements the commission considers necessary.

     (b) The commission may allow a student who fails to meet the standards described in subsection (a) and is ineligible for an award during the next academic year to maintain eligibility if the student submits a petition to the commission in a manner prescribed by the commission so that the commission may make a determination that extenuating circumstances, as determined by the commission, prevented the student from meeting the standards described in subsection (a).

     (c) If the commission grants a waiver under subsection (b), the commission may:

(1) place the student on probationary status; and

(2) establish additional requirements for the student.

As added by P.L.105-2016, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-12-16-10Approval of accredited postsecondary educational institutions; standards for teacher education

     Sec. 10. (a) The commission may not award a scholarship under this chapter to an applicant unless the applicant has applied to and been accepted for enrollment in an accredited postsecondary educational institution approved by the commission under this section.

     (b) The commission shall establish standards for teacher education that an accredited postsecondary educational institution must meet to receive approval by the commission under this section, including the:

(1) information an accredited postsecondary educational institution is required to submit to the commission regarding the institution's teacher education program; and

(2) criteria and standards for approval.

As added by P.L.105-2016, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-12-16-11Repayment of scholarship award; failure to complete teacher education

     Sec. 11. An individual who:

(1) received a scholarship under this chapter;

(2) is no longer enrolled in an accredited postsecondary educational institution approved by the commission under section 10 of this chapter; and

(3) did not receive a baccalaureate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution approved by the commission under section 10 of this chapter;

shall repay the amount of the scholarship awarded to the individual under this chapter in a timely fashion, as determined by the commission.

As added by P.L.105-2016, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-12-16-12Repayment of scholarship award; failure to teach; petition for extension of time; waive repayment; agreement for collection of repayment

     Sec. 12. (a) Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c), if an individual:

(1) receives a scholarship under this chapter; and

(2) fails to teach in a public school or an eligible school (as defined in IC 20-51-1-4.7) in Indiana for at least five (5) consecutive years as described in section 5(a)(5) of this chapter;

the individual shall repay the total amount of the scholarship awarded to the individual under this chapter in a timely fashion. The total amount that an individual is required to repay shall be reduced by twenty percent (20%), as determined by the commission, for each consecutive year the individual teaches at a public school or eligible school (as defined in IC 20-51-1-4.7).

     (b) The commission may extend the length of time in which an individual must complete the requirements of an agreement described in section 5(a)(5) of this chapter if the individual submits a petition to the commission in a manner prescribed by the commission and the commission makes a determination that extenuating circumstances, as determined by the commission, prevented the individual from timely meeting the requirements described in section 5(a)(5) of this chapter.

     (c) The commission may waive repayment under subsection (a) if the individual has been declared to be totally and permanently disabled under 34 CFR 685.213.

     (d) The commission may enter into an agreement with the department of state revenue established by IC 6-8.1-2-1 or another third party vendor to assist in the enforcement of subsection (a) and section 11 of this chapter.

As added by P.L.105-2016, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-12-16-13Same school not required for teaching requirement

     Sec. 13. An individual who receives a scholarship under this chapter is not required to teach at the same public school or eligible school (as defined in IC 20-51-1-4.7) in Indiana for five (5) consecutive years.

As added by P.L.105-2016, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-12-16-14Administered as financial aid award

     Sec. 14. The commission shall administer the scholarship awarded under this chapter as a financial aid award.

As added by P.L.105-2016, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-12-16-15Other scholarships or forms of financial aid; conditions

     Sec. 15. (a) Subject to subsection (c), the amount of a scholarship awarded under this chapter may not be reduced because the student receives other scholarships or forms of financial aid.

     (b) Except as otherwise provided under law and subject to subsection (c), the amount of any other state financial aid received by a student may not be reduced because the student receives a scholarship under this chapter.

     (c) The total amount of scholarships or other financial aid a student receives may not exceed the total amount of expenses to attend the accredited postsecondary educational institution, including tuition, room, board, and other fees.

As added by P.L.105-2016, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-12-16-16Scholarship subject to appropriation

     Sec. 16. An applicant is eligible to receive a scholarship under this chapter only if an appropriation has been made to carry out the specific purposes of this chapter.

As added by P.L.105-2016, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-12-16-17Records; report

     Sec. 17. (a) The commission shall maintain complete and accurate records in implementing the next generation Hoosier educators scholarship fund established by section 3 of this chapter, including records of the following:

(1) The receipt, disbursement, and uses of money from the fund.

(2) The number of applications for the next generation Hoosier educators scholarship.

(3) The number and amount of next generation Hoosier educators scholarships that have been provided by the commission.

(4) Any other information collected concerning the fund or next generation Hoosier educators scholarships awarded under this chapter.

     (b) Not later than November 1, 2017, and each November 1 thereafter, the commission shall submit a report to the governor and, in an electronic format under IC 5-14-6, to the general assembly summarizing the records described in subsection (a).

As added by P.L.105-2016, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-12-16-18Adopt rules

     Sec. 18. The commission may adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 necessary to carry out this chapter.

As added by P.L.105-2016, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-12-17Chapter 17. Prior Learning Assessments
           21-12-17-1Use of funds from grants, scholarships, or remissions of fees for costs associated with prior learning assessments; conditions
           21-12-17-2Anticipated credit hours counted toward attendance requirements

 

IC 21-12-17-1Use of funds from grants, scholarships, or remissions of fees for costs associated with prior learning assessments; conditions

     Sec. 1. A recipient of a grant, scholarship, or remission of fees listed under IC 21-12-13-1 or IC 21-12-13-2 may use the funds from the grant, scholarship, or remission of fees to pay for costs associated with a prior learning assessment that the student attempts to earn during the academic year in which the student receives the grant, scholarship, or remission of fees if the prior learning assessment:

(1) has been approved by the commission; and

(2) costs not more than fifty percent (50%) of the full tuition and fees for an equivalent number of credits at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana.

As added by P.L.191-2017, SEC.5.

 

IC 21-12-17-2Anticipated credit hours counted toward attendance requirements

     Sec. 2. A recipient described in section 1 of this chapter who attempts to earn credits for a prior learning assessment may count the anticipated credit hours for that academic term, as determined by the commission, toward the full-time and part-time attendance requirements under:

(1) IC 21-12-3-1;

(2) IC 21-12-6-3;

(3) IC 21-12-8-3;

(4) IC 21-13-2-4; and

(5) IC 21-13-4.

As added by P.L.191-2017, SEC.5.

 

IC 21-13ARTICLE 13. OCCUPATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS
           Ch. 1.General Provisions; Definitions
           Ch. 2.Minority Teacher Scholarships
           Ch. 3.Repealed
           Ch. 4.National Guard Tuition Supplement Program
           Ch. 5.National Guard Scholarship Extension Program
           Ch. 6.Primary Care Physician Loan Forgiveness Program
           Ch. 6.5.Medical Residency Education Grants
           Ch. 7.Student Teaching Stipend for High-Need Fields
           Ch. 8.Student Teaching Stipend for Minorities
           Ch. 9.Primary Care Shortage Area Scholarship
           Ch. 10.Teacher Loan Repayment Program and Fund
           Ch. 11.Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Teacher Recruitment Fund

 

IC 21-13-1Chapter 1. General Provisions; Definitions
           21-13-1-1Definitions
           21-13-1-2"Commission"
           21-13-1-3"Eligible institution"
           21-13-1-4"Eligible student"
           21-13-1-5"Fund"
           21-13-1-6"Minority"
           21-13-1-7"Scholarship"
           21-13-1-8"Scholarship applicant"
           21-13-1-9"Scholarship extension applicant"

 

IC 21-13-1-1Definitions

     Sec. 1. Unless otherwise provided, the definitions in this chapter apply throughout this article.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.254.

 

IC 21-13-1-2"Commission"

     Sec. 2. "Commission" refers to the commission for higher education.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-74-1.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.254. Amended by P.L.107-2012, SEC.32.

 

IC 21-13-1-3"Eligible institution"

     Sec. 3. "Eligible institution" means a public or private college or university that offers a student the opportunity to acquire at least a baccalaureate degree in the field of education.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21.7-2.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.254.

 

IC 21-13-1-4"Eligible student"

     Sec. 4. "Eligible student", for purposes of section 8 of this chapter, means a person who:

(1) is a member of the Indiana National Guard:

(A) in active drilling status; and

(B) who has not been absent without leave within the twelve (12) months immediately preceding the date the person applies for a tuition scholarship under this chapter;

(2) does not possess a bachelor's degree from an approved postsecondary educational institution;

(3) possesses the requisite academic qualifications;

(4) meets the requirements of the state educational institution in which the person is enrolled or will enroll; and

(5) meets all other eligibility requirements as determined by the commission.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-74-2.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.254.

 

IC 21-13-1-5"Fund"

     Sec. 5. "Fund":

(1) for purposes of IC 21-13-2, refers to the William A. Crawford minority teacher scholarship fund established by IC 21-13-2-1;

(2) for purposes of IC 21-13-4, refers to the National Guard tuition supplement program fund established by IC 21-13-4-1;

(3) for purposes of IC 21-13-5, refers to the National Guard scholarship extension fund established by IC 21-13-5-1;

(4) for purposes of IC 21-13-6, refers to the primary care physician loan forgiveness fund established by IC 21-13-6-3; and

(5) for purposes of IC 21-13-6.5, refers to the medical residency education fund established by IC 21-13-6.5-1.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citations: New; 20-12-21.9-3; 20-12-21.7-3.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.254. Amended by P.L.144-2007, SEC.19; P.L.170-2009, SEC.3; P.L.205-2013, SEC.315; P.L.149-2016, SEC.50; P.L.148-2016, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-13-1-6"Minority"

     Sec. 6. "Minority" means an individual identified as black or Hispanic.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21.7-4.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.254.

 

IC 21-13-1-7"Scholarship"

     Sec. 7. "Scholarship", for purposes of IC 21-13-4, means financial assistance provided to a student to offset the educational costs incurred by the student in attending a state educational institution as determined by the commission.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-74-5.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.254.

 

IC 21-13-1-8"Scholarship applicant"

     Sec. 8. "Scholarship applicant", for purposes of IC 21-13-4, means a person who:

(1) is an eligible student;

(2) has been accepted to attend a state educational institution as a full-time or part-time student;

(3) has been certified to have met all National Guard requirements; and

(4) according to commission requirements, has timely filed an application for and, if applicable, used any federal and state financial assistance available to the person to attend a state educational institution.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-74-3.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.254. Amended by P.L.11-2015, SEC.1; P.L.217-2015, SEC.2.

 

IC 21-13-1-9"Scholarship extension applicant"

     Sec. 9. "Scholarship extension applicant", for purposes of IC 21-13-5, means a person who:

(1) is a former member of the Indiana National Guard who was called to active duty at least one (1) time while a member of the Indiana National Guard;

(2) was a scholarship applicant when the person was called to active duty;

(3) has been accepted to attend a state educational institution as a full-time or part-time student; and

(4) according to commission requirements, has timely filed an application for and, if applicable, used any federal and state financial assistance available to the person to attend a state educational institution.

As added by P.L.144-2007, SEC.20. Amended by P.L.11-2015, SEC.2; P.L.217-2015, SEC.3.

 

IC 21-13-2Chapter 2. Minority Teacher Scholarships
           21-13-2-0.5"Scholarship"
           21-13-2-1William A. Crawford minority teacher scholarship fund established
           21-13-2-2Administration of fund
           21-13-2-3Money in fund; use
           21-13-2-4Initial scholarship qualifications
           21-13-2-5Repealed
           21-13-2-6Renewal of scholarships; term
           21-13-2-7Renewal of scholarships; conditions
           21-13-2-8Amount of scholarship
           21-13-2-9Repealed
           21-13-2-10Repealed
           21-13-2-11Repealed
           21-13-2-12Repealed
           21-13-2-13Repealed
           21-13-2-14Repealed
           21-13-2-15Repealed
           21-13-2-16Repealed

 

IC 21-13-2-0.5"Scholarship"

     Sec. 0.5. As used in this chapter, "scholarship" refers to the William A. Crawford minority teacher scholarship provided to individuals who qualify for the scholarship under section 4 of this chapter.

As added by P.L.148-2016, SEC.2.

 

IC 21-13-2-1William A. Crawford minority teacher scholarship fund established

     Sec. 1. The William A. Crawford minority teacher scholarship fund is established:

(1) to encourage and promote qualified minority individuals to pursue a career in teaching in accredited schools in Indiana;

(2) to enhance the number of individuals who may serve as role models for the minority students in Indiana; and

(3) to rectify the shortage of minority teachers teaching in accredited schools in Indiana.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21.7-5.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.254. Amended by P.L.205-2013, SEC.316; P.L.148-2016, SEC.3.

 

IC 21-13-2-2Administration of fund

     Sec. 2. (a) The commission shall administer the fund.

     (b) The expenses of administering the fund shall be paid from money in the fund.

     (c) The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the fund not currently needed to meet the obligations of the fund in the same manner as other public funds may be invested.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21.7-6.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.254.

 

IC 21-13-2-3Money in fund; use

     Sec. 3. Money in the fund shall be used to provide annual scholarships to individuals who qualify for a scholarship under section 4 of this chapter.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21.7-7(a) part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.254. Amended by P.L.205-2013, SEC.317.

 

IC 21-13-2-4Initial scholarship qualifications

     Sec. 4. An individual qualifies for an initial scholarship from the fund if the individual:

(1) is a minority student;

(2) is admitted to an eligible institution as a full-time student or already attends an eligible institution as a full-time student;

(3) either:

(A) intends to pursue; or

(B) in the case of a student who is already attending an eligible institution, pursues;

a course of study that would enable the student, upon graduation, to teach in an accredited school in Indiana;

(4) agrees, in writing, to apply for a teaching position in an accredited school in Indiana following that student's certification as a teacher, and, if hired, to teach for at least three (3) years; and

(5) meets any other minimum criteria established by the commission.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21.7-9(a).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.254. Amended by P.L.205-2013, SEC.318.

 

IC 21-13-2-5Repealed

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21.7-9.1(a).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.254. Amended by P.L.197-2007, SEC.15. Repealed by P.L.205-2013, SEC.319.

 

IC 21-13-2-6Renewal of scholarships; term

     Sec. 6. A scholarship may be renewed under this chapter for a total scholarship award that does not exceed the number of academic terms that constitutes four (4) undergraduate academic years. However, an eligible institution may not grant a scholarship renewal to a student for an academic year that ends later than six (6) years after the date the student received the initial scholarship under this chapter.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citations: 20-12-21.7-7(b); 20-12-21.7-8(c) part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.254. Amended by P.L.205-2013, SEC.320; P.L.281-2013, SEC.31; P.L.2-2014, SEC.93; P.L.148-2016, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-13-2-7Renewal of scholarships; conditions

     Sec. 7. To qualify for a scholarship renewal from the fund, a minority student that qualified for the initial scholarship under section 4 of this chapter must:

(1) comply with the criteria in section 4 of this chapter; and

(2) maintain at least the cumulative grade point average:

(A) that is required by an eligible institution for admission to the eligible institution's school of education; or

(B) of 2.0 on a 4.0 grading scale or its equivalent as established by the eligible institution if the eligible institution's school of education does not require a certain minimum cumulative grade point average.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citations: 20-12-21.7-9.1(b); 20-12-21.7-9(b).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.254. Amended by P.L.205-2013, SEC.321.

 

IC 21-13-2-8Amount of scholarship

     Sec. 8. (a) Except as provided in this chapter, a scholarship is equal to the lesser of the following amounts:

(1) The balance of the student's total cost of attendance for the academic year.

(2) Four thousand dollars ($4,000).

     (b) If the total of all scholarships awarded under this chapter exceeds the amount available for distribution in a state fiscal year, the amount to be distributed to each applicant shall be proportionately reduced so that the total reduction equals the amount of the excess based on the financial need of each eligible applicant.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21.7-7(a) part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.254. Amended by P.L.148-2016, SEC.5.

 

IC 21-13-2-9Repealed

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21.7-7(c).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.254. Repealed by P.L.148-2016, SEC.6.

 

IC 21-13-2-10Repealed

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21.7-8(a).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.254. Amended by P.L.197-2007, SEC.16. Repealed by P.L.107-2012, SEC.33.

 

IC 21-13-2-11Repealed

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21.7-8(b).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.254. Amended by P.L.107-2012, SEC.34. Repealed by P.L.205-2013, SEC.322.

 

IC 21-13-2-12Repealed

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21.7-8(c).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.254. Amended by P.L.205-2013, SEC.323. Repealed by P.L.148-2016, SEC.7.

 

IC 21-13-2-13Repealed

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21.7-8(d).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.254. Repealed by P.L.205-2013, SEC.324.

 

IC 21-13-2-14Repealed

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21.7-10.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.254. Repealed by P.L.148-2016, SEC.8.

 

IC 21-13-2-15Repealed

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-21.7-11.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.254. Repealed by P.L.205-2013, SEC.325.

 

IC 21-13-2-16Repealed

As added by P.L.205-2013, SEC.326. Repealed by P.L.121-2016, SEC.29; P.L.148-2016, SEC.9.

 

IC 21-13-3Chapter 3. Repealed

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citations:

21-13-3-1              formerly 20-12-21.9-4

21-13-3-2              formerly 20-12-21.9-5

21-13-3-3              formerly 20-12-21.9-6(a)

21-13-3-4              formerly 20-12-21.9-6(b)

21-13-3-5              formerly 20-12-21.9-8(a)

21-13-3-6              formerly 20-12-21.9-8(b)

21-13-3-7              formerly 20-12-21.9-6(c)

21-13-3-8              formerly 20-12-21.9-7(d)

21-13-3-9              formerly 20-12-21.9-7(a)

21-13-3-10            formerly 20-12-21.9-7(b)

21-13-3-11            formerly 20-12-21.9-7(c)

21-13-3-12            formerly 20-12-21.9-7(e)

21-13-3-13            formerly 20-12-21.9-9(a)

21-13-3-14            formerly 20-12-21.9-9(b).]

Repealed by P.L.205-2013, SEC.327.

 

IC 21-13-4Chapter 4. National Guard Tuition Supplement Program
           21-13-4-0.2Application of certain amendments to prior law
           21-13-4-1National Guard tuition supplement program fund; administration
           21-13-4-1.5Repealed
           21-13-4-2Use of fund; amount of scholarships; term of eligibility
           21-13-4-3Renewal of scholarship

 

IC 21-13-4-0.2Application of certain amendments to prior law

     Sec. 0.2. IC 20-12-74-7 (as amended by P.L.52-2000, before its repeal, now codified at sections 2 and 3 of this chapter) applies to a student enrolled at a state educational institution after July 31, 2000.

As added by P.L.220-2011, SEC.345.

 

IC 21-13-4-1National Guard tuition supplement program fund; administration

     Sec. 1. (a) The National Guard tuition supplement program fund is established to provide the financial resources necessary to award the tuition scholarships authorized under the program.

     (b) The commission shall administer the fund.

     (c) The expenses of administering the fund shall be paid from money in the fund.

     (d) Money in the fund at the end of a state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund but remains available to be used for providing money for national guard tuition supplement scholarships under this chapter.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-74-6.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.254. Amended by P.L.234-2007, SEC.59.

 

IC 21-13-4-1.5Repealed

As added by P.L.11-2015, SEC.3. Repealed by P.L.217-2015, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-13-4-2Use of fund; amount of scholarships; term of eligibility

     Sec. 2. Money in the National Guard tuition supplement program fund shall be used to provide annual scholarships to scholarship applicants in an amount that is equal to one (1) of the following amounts:

(1) If the scholarship applicant does not receive other financial assistance specifically designated for educational costs, the amount equal to a full tuition scholarship to attend the state educational institution.

(2) If the scholarship applicant receives other financial assistance specifically designated for educational costs, the amount:

(A) equal to the balance required to attend the state educational institution; and

(B) not to exceed the amount described in subdivision (1).

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-74-7(a).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.254.

 

IC 21-13-4-3Renewal of scholarship

     Sec. 3. (a) Subject to subsection (b), each scholarship awarded under this chapter:

(1) may be renewed under this chapter for a total scholarship award that does not exceed the equivalent of the number of terms that constitutes four (4) undergraduate academic years; and

(2) is subject to other eligibility criteria as established by the commission.

     (b) A scholarship awarded under this chapter may not be renewed if the eligible individual fails to maintain at least a cumulative grade point average that the eligible institution determines is satisfactory academic progress.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-74-7(b).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.254. Amended by P.L.281-2013, SEC.32; P.L.217-2015, SEC.5.

 

IC 21-13-5Chapter 5. National Guard Scholarship Extension Program
           21-13-5-1Establishment of fund
           21-13-5-2Purpose of fund
           21-13-5-3Application
           21-13-5-4Eligibility
           21-13-5-5Authority to adopt rules

 

IC 21-13-5-1Establishment of fund

     Sec. 1. (a) The National Guard scholarship extension fund is established to provide the financial resources necessary to award tuition scholarships to scholarship extension applicants.

     (b) The commission shall administer the fund. The expenses of administering the fund shall be paid from money in the fund.

     (c) The fund consists of money transferred to the fund from the National Guard scholarship program reserves.

     (d) Money in the fund at the end of a state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund.

As added by P.L.144-2007, SEC.21.

 

IC 21-13-5-2Purpose of fund

     Sec. 2. Money in the National Guard scholarship extension fund shall be used to provide annual scholarships to scholarship extension applicants in an amount determined by the commission.

As added by P.L.144-2007, SEC.21.

 

IC 21-13-5-3Application

     Sec. 3. A scholarship extension applicant shall apply for a tuition scholarship under this chapter not later than one (1) year after the scholarship extension applicant ceases to be a member of the National Guard.

As added by P.L.144-2007, SEC.21.

 

IC 21-13-5-4Eligibility

     Sec. 4. A scholarship extension applicant is eligible for a tuition scholarship under this chapter for a period not to exceed the period the scholarship extension applicant served on active duty as a member of the National Guard.

As added by P.L.144-2007, SEC.21.

 

IC 21-13-5-5Authority to adopt rules

     Sec. 5. The commission shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to implement this chapter.

As added by P.L.144-2007, SEC.21.

 

IC 21-13-6Chapter 6. Primary Care Physician Loan Forgiveness Program
           21-13-6-1"Primary care physician"
           21-13-6-2Primary care physician loan forgiveness program
           21-13-6-3Primary care physician loan forgiveness fund
           21-13-6-4Administration of fund
           21-13-6-5Student loan forgiveness payments
           21-13-6-6Requirements for student loan forgiveness program
           21-13-6-7Medical education board reports
           21-13-6-8Allocation of funds
           21-13-6-9Applicant information requirements

 

IC 21-13-6-1"Primary care physician"

     Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "primary care physician" means a physician who practices in any of the following areas:

(1) Family practice.

(2) Pediatrics.

(3) Obstetrics and gynecology.

(4) Internal medicine.

As added by P.L.170-2009, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-13-6-2Primary care physician loan forgiveness program

     Sec. 2. (a) The primary care physician loan forgiveness program is established.

     (b) The commission shall administer the primary care physician loan forgiveness program.

As added by P.L.170-2009, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-13-6-3Primary care physician loan forgiveness fund

     Sec. 3. (a) The primary care physician loan forgiveness fund is established to encourage and promote qualified physicians to pursue a medical career in Indiana.

     (b) The fund consists of the following:

(1) Appropriations by the general assembly.

(2) Gifts to the fund.

As added by P.L.170-2009, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-13-6-4Administration of fund

     Sec. 4. (a) The commission shall administer the fund.

     (b) The expenses of administering the fund shall be paid from money in the fund.

     (c) The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the fund not currently needed to meet the obligations of the fund in the same manner as other public funds. Interest that accrues from those investments shall be deposited in the fund.

     (d) Money in the fund at the end of a fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund but remains available to be used to provide money for student loan forgiveness payments under this chapter.

As added by P.L.170-2009, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-13-6-5Student loan forgiveness payments

     Sec. 5. (a) The money in the fund must be used to provide annual student loan forgiveness payments to qualified primary care physicians who are residents of Indiana and practice medicine in Indiana.

     (b) Subject to section 8 of this chapter, a student loan forgiveness payment awarded in a particular year under this section is equal to the lesser of the following amounts:

(1) The balance of the physician's total amount of student loans.

(2) Five thousand dollars ($5,000).

     (c) A primary care physician is eligible for a student loan forgiveness payment under this section each year that the individual meets the qualifications under section 6 of this chapter.

As added by P.L.170-2009, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-13-6-6Requirements for student loan forgiveness program

     Sec. 6. To qualify for a student loan forgiveness payment from the fund, an individual must:

(1) be a resident of Indiana;

(2) be licensed as a physician under IC 25-22.5;

(3) practice as a primary care physician;

(4) conduct the majority of the individual's medical practice in Indiana;

(5) have an outstanding student loan balance at the beginning of the calendar year; and

(6) be approved by the commission.

As added by P.L.170-2009, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-13-6-7Medical education board reports

     Sec. 7. The medical education board shall annually make available to the commission the most recent information concerning the number of primary care physicians who are serving as medical residents in Indiana.

As added by P.L.170-2009, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-13-6-8Allocation of funds

     Sec. 8. The commission shall annually allocate the available money in the fund to each primary care physician approved under this chapter in proportion to the total number of primary care physicians approved under this chapter.

As added by P.L.170-2009, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-13-6-9Applicant information requirements

     Sec. 9. Each:

(1) primary care physician who applies under this chapter; and

(2) primary care physician approved under this chapter;

shall provide to the commission any information that the commission determines is necessary to administer this chapter.

As added by P.L.170-2009, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-13-6.5Chapter 6.5. Medical Residency Education Grants
           21-13-6.5-1Medical residency education fund
           21-13-6.5-2Purpose of the fund; use; matching funds requirement; application
           21-13-6.5-3Medical education board; information on the number of current residency program slots

 

IC 21-13-6.5-1Medical residency education fund

     Sec. 1. (a) The medical residency education fund is established to:

(1) expand medical education in Indiana; and

(2) encourage and promote qualified individuals to complete a residency program in Indiana.

     (b) The fund consists of the following:

(1) Appropriations by the general assembly.

(2) Gifts to the fund.

     (c) The commission shall administer the fund. The expenses of administering the fund shall be paid from money in the fund.

     (d) The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the fund not currently needed to meet the obligations of the fund in the same manner as other public funds may be invested. Interest that accrues from those investments shall be deposited in the fund.

     (e) Money in the fund at the end of a fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund but remains available to be used to provide money to fund residency program slots as described under this chapter.

As added by P.L.190-2015, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-13-6.5-2Purpose of the fund; use; matching funds requirement; application

     Sec. 2. (a) Subject to subsection (b), the money in the fund must be used to provide money to the following:

(1) A hospital licensed under IC 16-21 that is seeking to fund a new residency program slot for a qualified individual to complete a residency program in Indiana.

(2) A nonprofit organization that:

(A) is qualified as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; and

(B) has the purpose of increasing residency positions in Indiana by funding new residency program slots at hospitals licensed under IC 16-21.

     (b) A recipient of money from the fund must agree to provide matching funds equal to at least twenty-five percent (25%) of the money provided.

     (c) The commission shall establish an application process for a person seeking money from the fund.

     (d) A person receiving funding under this chapter shall provide any information requested by the commission that the commission determines is necessary to administer this chapter.

As added by P.L.190-2015, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-13-6.5-3Medical education board; information on the number of current residency program slots

     Sec. 3. The medical education board shall annually make available to the commission the most recent information concerning the number of current residency program slots in Indiana.

As added by P.L.190-2015, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-13-7Chapter 7. Student Teaching Stipend for High-Need Fields
           21-13-7-1Application requirements
           21-13-7-2Payment of stipends; maximum amount
           21-13-7-3Effect of other scholarships, stipends, or financial aid
           21-13-7-4Rules

 

IC 21-13-7-1Application requirements

     Sec. 1. An individual may apply for a stipend under this chapter if the individual:

(1) is a student who is enrolled in a course of study at an eligible institution that would enable the student, upon graduation, to teach in an accredited school in Indiana in:

(A) special education; or

(B) a high-need field;

(2) will participate in student teaching as part of the student's degree requirements;

(3) has earned a cumulative grade point average upon entering student teaching that:

(A) is required by an eligible institution for admission to the eligible institution's school of education; or

(B) is at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 grading scale or its equivalent as determined by the eligible institution, if the eligible institution's school of education does not require a certain minimum cumulative grade point average;

(4) agrees, in writing, to apply for a teaching position at an accredited school in Indiana following the student's certification as a teacher, and, if hired, to teach for at least three (3) years; and

(5) meets any other minimum criteria established by the commission.

As added by P.L.205-2013, SEC.328. Amended by P.L.148-2016, SEC.10.

 

IC 21-13-7-2Payment of stipends; maximum amount

     Sec. 2. (a) A student who has applied for the stipend under section 1 of this chapter and has been approved by the commission may request payment of the stipend after demonstrating that the student will engage in student teaching during the upcoming academic term.

     (b) The stipend may not exceed four thousand dollars ($4,000).

     (c) The commission shall pay the stipend directly to the student.

As added by P.L.205-2013, SEC.328. Amended by P.L.148-2016, SEC.11.

 

IC 21-13-7-3Effect of other scholarships, stipends, or financial aid

     Sec. 3. (a) The amount of a stipend awarded under this chapter may not be reduced because the student receives other scholarships or forms of financial aid.

     (b) Except as otherwise permitted by law, the amount of any other state financial aid received by a student may not be reduced because the student receives a stipend under this chapter.

     (c) A student may concurrently receive a stipend under this chapter and a stipend under IC 21-13-8.

As added by P.L.205-2013, SEC.328.

 

IC 21-13-7-4Rules

     Sec. 4. The commission may adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to administer this chapter.

As added by P.L.205-2013, SEC.328.

 

IC 21-13-8Chapter 8. Student Teaching Stipend for Minorities
           21-13-8-1Application requirements
           21-13-8-2Payment of stipends
           21-13-8-3Effect of other scholarships, stipends, or financial aid
           21-13-8-4Rules

 

IC 21-13-8-1Application requirements

     Sec. 1. (a) The Earline S. Rogers student teaching stipend for minority students is established.

     (b) An individual may apply for a stipend under this chapter if the individual:

(1) is a minority student enrolled in an eligible institution;

(2) will participate in:

(A) student teaching as part of the student's degree requirements; or

(B) a school administration internship as part of the student's graduate degree program;

(3) has earned a cumulative grade point average:

(A) upon entering student teaching that:

(i) is required by an eligible institution for admission to the eligible institution's school of education; or

(ii) is at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 grading scale or its equivalent as determined by the eligible institution, if the eligible institution's school of education does not require a certain minimum cumulative grade point average; or

(B) upon beginning a school administration internship that is at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent as determined by the eligible institution;

(4) agrees, in writing, in the case of an individual entering student teaching, to apply for a teaching position at an accredited school in Indiana following the student's certification as a teacher, and, if hired, to teach for at least three (3) years; and

(5) meets any other minimum criteria established by the commission.

As added by P.L.205-2013, SEC.329. Amended by P.L.148-2016, SEC.12; P.L.159-2016, SEC.2.

 

IC 21-13-8-2Payment of stipends

     Sec. 2. (a) A student who has applied for the stipend under section 1 of this chapter and has been approved by the commission may request payment of the stipend after demonstrating that the student will engage in student teaching or a school administration internship during the upcoming academic term. The commission shall give priority to student teaching applicants when selecting applicants.

     (b) The stipend may not exceed four thousand dollars ($4,000).

     (c) The commission shall pay the stipend directly to the student.

As added by P.L.205-2013, SEC.329. Amended by P.L.148-2016, SEC.13; P.L.159-2016, SEC.3.

 

IC 21-13-8-3Effect of other scholarships, stipends, or financial aid

     Sec. 3. (a) The amount of a stipend awarded under this chapter may not be reduced because the student receives other scholarships or forms of financial aid.

     (b) Except as otherwise permitted by law, the amount of any other state financial aid received by a student may not be reduced because the student receives a stipend under this chapter.

     (c) A student may concurrently receive a stipend under this chapter and a stipend under IC 21-13-7.

As added by P.L.205-2013, SEC.329.

 

IC 21-13-8-4Rules

     Sec. 4. The commission may adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to administer this chapter.

As added by P.L.205-2013, SEC.329.

 

IC 21-13-9Chapter 9. Primary Care Shortage Area Scholarship
           21-13-9-1"Licensed physician"
           21-13-9-2"Primary care"
           21-13-9-3Student scholarship program administered by Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine for residents in primary care
           21-13-9-4Scholarship criteria
           21-13-9-5Scholarship selection; maximum scholarship amount
           21-13-9-6Scholarship recipient primary care practice agreement
           21-13-9-7Distributions to Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

IC 21-13-9-1"Licensed physician"

     Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "licensed physician" means an individual:

(1) who holds an unlimited license to practice medicine in Indiana under IC 25-22.5, including an osteopathic physician; and

(2) who practices primary care.

As added by P.L.205-2013, SEC.219.

 

IC 21-13-9-2"Primary care"

     Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "primary care" means the practice of medicine in any of the following areas:

(1) Family practice.

(2) Pediatrics.

(3) Obstetrics and gynecology.

(4) Internal medicine.

(5) Psychiatric.

As added by P.L.205-2013, SEC.219.

 

IC 21-13-9-3Student scholarship program administered by Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine for residents in primary care

     Sec. 3. (a) The commission, in coordination with the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, shall administer a student scholarship program to increase the availability of primary care for residents of Indiana by providing incentives to medical students who agree to provide primary care in Indiana immediately after becoming a licensed physician.

     (b) A scholarship awarded under this chapter must be used to provide supplemental support to a medical student enrolled at the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine and may not be used to reduce any other financial aid, grant, or scholarship the student may otherwise receive.

As added by P.L.205-2013, SEC.219. Amended by P.L.191-2017, SEC.6; P.L.217-2017, SEC.143.

 

IC 21-13-9-4Scholarship criteria

     Sec. 4. Before providing a scholarship to a student, the commission, in coordination with the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, must find that the applicant satisfies all the following conditions:

(1) The applicant is and remains an Indiana resident or the applicant is a nonresident of Indiana who intends to remain in Indiana. The commission shall give a preference to Indiana residents when awarding a scholarship.

(2) The applicant is enrolled at the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in a program that will prepare the applicant to provide primary care as a licensed physician.

(3) If the applicant is receiving a scholarship for the second through fourth year of the program, the applicant successfully completed the academic work required for the previous school year.

(4) The applicant remains in good standing with the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine program.

(5) The applicant agrees to execute a written primary care practice agreement with the commission as required by section 6 of this chapter.

As added by P.L.205-2013, SEC.219. Amended by P.L.191-2017, SEC.7; P.L.217-2017, SEC.144.

 

IC 21-13-9-5Scholarship selection; maximum scholarship amount

     Sec. 5. (a) The commission, in coordination with the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, shall select from among the qualified students who will receive a scholarship under this chapter. The commission may not create or use a waiting list for scholarships under this chapter.

     (b) The amount of the scholarship that may be awarded to a qualified student for a particular school year shall be determined by the commission, in coordination with the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and may not exceed the following:

(1) If the scholarship is awarded in the first class year, a maximum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) per year for four (4) class years.

(2) If the scholarship is awarded in the second class year:

(A) a maximum of seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500) for the first class year; and

(B) a maximum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) per year for the second through fourth class years.

(3) If the scholarship is awarded in the third class year:

(A) a maximum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) for the first class year;

(B) a maximum of seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500) for the second class year; and

(C) a maximum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) per year for the third and fourth class years.

(4) If the scholarship is awarded in the fourth class year:

(A) a maximum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) for the first class year;

(B) a maximum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) for the second class year;

(C) a maximum of seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500) for the third class year; and

(D) a maximum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for the fourth class year.

     (c) A qualified student may not qualify for a scholarship for more than four (4) school years.

As added by P.L.205-2013, SEC.219. Amended by P.L.191-2017, SEC.8; P.L.217-2017, SEC.145.

 

IC 21-13-9-6Scholarship recipient primary care practice agreement

     Sec. 6. A scholarship recipient must execute a written primary care practice agreement with the commission, with the terms and conditions and in the form and manner required by the commission. The agreement must provide that the scholarship recipient shall do at least the following:

(1) Continually satisfy the requirements of section 4 of this chapter during the school year.

(2) Complete the requirements of the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine program by the end of the fourth year after receiving the first scholarship under this chapter.

(3) Will practice primary care in Indiana for four (4) years. This requirement includes the time spent in any residency program that is located in Indiana.

(4) Return the amount specified in the agreement, not to exceed the total of all scholarships received, to the commission if the scholarship recipient fails to comply with all the terms and conditions of the agreement. If the noncompliance is because the scholarship recipient did not comply with subdivision (3), the minimum amount that must be returned is the highest scholarship amount received for a school year multiplied by the number of years the scholarship recipient did not comply with subdivision (3).

As added by P.L.205-2013, SEC.219. Amended by P.L.191-2017, SEC.9; P.L.217-2017, SEC.146.

 

IC 21-13-9-7Distributions to Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine

     Sec. 7. (a) To receive a distribution under this chapter, the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine shall make a written request for the distribution to the commission specifying the amount of the distribution requested. The commission shall review the request and determine the amount of the request that should be approved for distribution.

     (b) The budget agency may not allot money appropriated for scholarship distributions under this chapter until after the distribution request by the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine is approved by the commission, after review by the budget committee.

As added by P.L.205-2013, SEC.219. Amended by P.L.2-2014, SEC.94; P.L.191-2017, SEC.10.

 

IC 21-13-10Chapter 10. Teacher Loan Repayment Program and Fund
           21-13-10-1"Critical shortage area"
           21-13-10-2"Fund"
           21-13-10-3Teacher loan repayment fund established; purpose; administration
           21-13-10-4Commission to consider applications
           21-13-10-5Teacher qualifications for loan repayment; requirements
           21-13-10-6Loan repayment application form
           21-13-10-7Requirement for contract; conditions
           21-13-10-8Eligibility for repayment only if appropriation has been made
           21-13-10-9Records
           21-13-10-10Rules

 

IC 21-13-10-1"Critical shortage area"

     Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "critical shortage area" means a geographic area determined annually by the department of education established by IC 20-19-3-1 to have, or projected within the next twelve (12) months to have, a shortage of licensed, full-time elementary or high school teachers.

As added by P.L.46-2014, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-13-10-2"Fund"

     Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "fund" refers to the teacher loan repayment fund established by section 3 of this chapter.

As added by P.L.46-2014, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-13-10-3Teacher loan repayment fund established; purpose; administration

     Sec. 3. (a) The teacher loan repayment fund is established.

     (b) The purpose of the fund is to attract qualified teachers who:

(1) graduated from an accredited Indiana high school after June 30, 2014, and either:

(A) were in the highest twenty percent (20%) of students in their high school graduating classes; or

(B) received scores in the top twentieth percentile on the SAT or ACT examination;

(2) graduated from a four (4) year postsecondary educational institution with at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent; and

(3) teach, for at least three (3) consecutive years in public schools in Indiana:

(A) science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or special education classes; or

(B) in a critical shortage area;

by granting loan repayment assistance authorized under this chapter to eligible applicants.

     (c) The fund consists of appropriations to the fund and gifts, grants, devises, or bequests made to the state to achieve the purposes of the fund.

     (d) The fund shall be administered by the commission. The expenses of administering the fund shall be paid from money in the fund.

     (e) Loan repayment assistance payments shall be made from the fund by the treasurer of state upon a warrant issued by the auditor of state in accordance with rules adopted by the commission.

As added by P.L.46-2014, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-13-10-4Commission to consider applications

     Sec. 4. The commission shall receive and consider all applications for loan repayment assistance received from qualified teachers with outstanding guaranteed student loans made, issued, or guaranteed under a program authorized by Title IV of the federal Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1070 et seq.).

As added by P.L.46-2014, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-13-10-5Teacher qualifications for loan repayment; requirements

     Sec. 5. (a) To qualify for loan repayment assistance for student loans under this chapter, an applicant must:

(1) hold a license to teach under IC 20-28-5;

(2) agree in writing to the employment requirements set forth in section 7 of this chapter; and

(3) meet any additional criteria established by the commission.

     (b) At the end of the third consecutive school year in which a teacher who qualifies under subsection (a) has taught, the commission shall pay directly to the financial institution that holds the qualified teacher's student loans an amount not to exceed the lesser of:

(1) the total principal and interest of the guaranteed student loans owed by the teacher at the end of the third year; or

(2) an amount determined by the commission based on the funds appropriated to the program;

which must be used to reduce the principal and interest on a guaranteed student loan owed by that qualified teacher.

     (c) The commission may pay a qualified teacher's student loans under subsection (b) only if the following requirements are met:

(1) The qualified teacher received the student loans for an undergraduate degree that was necessary for either the subject area in which the qualified teacher teaches or for the qualified teacher to receive a teaching license.

(2) The qualified teacher's repayment of the loans is current at the time the commission makes the payment under subsection (b).

The requirements under this subsection are in addition to the requirements set forth in section 7 of this chapter.

As added by P.L.46-2014, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-13-10-6Loan repayment application form

     Sec. 6. A qualified teacher must apply for a loan repayment on a form supplied by the commission. The commission shall consider each application and determine the eligibility of the applicant for the loan repayment assistance.

As added by P.L.46-2014, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-13-10-7Requirement for contract; conditions

     Sec. 7. (a) Before being granted loan repayment assistance under this chapter, a teacher must:

(1) apply for the loan repayment assistance not later than twenty-four (24) months after graduating from a postsecondary educational institution; and

(2) enter into a contract with the commission agreeing to the terms and conditions upon which the loan repayment assistance will be granted to the teacher.

     (b) As a condition of being granted loan repayment assistance under this chapter, a teacher must agree to employment for a period of at least three (3) consecutive years as a licensed teacher in a public school in Indiana in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or special education, or in a critical shortage area. The teacher is not required to teach at the same public school for three (3) consecutive years.

     (c) Service rendered by a teacher in a public school before the teacher becomes a participant in the program may not be considered to have fulfilled the employment commitment required by subsection (b).

As added by P.L.46-2014, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-13-10-8Eligibility for repayment only if appropriation has been made

     Sec. 8. A teacher is eligible to receive loan repayment assistance under this chapter only if an appropriation has been made to carry out the specific purposes of this chapter.

As added by P.L.46-2014, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-13-10-9Records

     Sec. 9. The commission shall maintain complete and accurate records in implementing the fund, including records of the following:

(1) The receipt, disbursement, and uses of money from the fund.

(2) The number of applications for loan repayment assistance.

(3) The number and amount of loans for which loan repayment assistance has been provided by the commission.

(4) Other pertinent information requested by the commission.

As added by P.L.46-2014, SEC.4. Amended by P.L.85-2017, SEC.88.

 

IC 21-13-10-10Rules

     Sec. 10. The commission may adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 necessary to carry out this chapter, including rules governing the enforcement of any employment requirements.

As added by P.L.46-2014, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-13-11Chapter 11. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Teacher Recruitment Fund
           21-13-11-1Validity of rights, duties, and obligations under prior law; money in fund under prior law
           21-13-11-2"Fund"
           21-13-11-3Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics teacher recruitment fund established
           21-13-11-4Funding sources
           21-13-11-5Fund expenses paid from fund
           21-13-11-6Investments
           21-13-11-7Fund does not revert
           21-13-11-8Fund used to provide grants to recruiting organizations
           21-13-11-9Grant programs
           21-13-11-10Grant applications
           21-13-11-11Grant criteria
           21-13-11-12Recipient compliance reports
           21-13-11-13Compliance reports considered in the evaluation of subsequent grant applications

 

IC 21-13-11-1Validity of rights, duties, and obligations under prior law; money in fund under prior law

     Sec. 1. (a) After June 30, 2016, all rights, duties, or obligations established under IC 20-27-14 before its repeal are considered rights, duties, or obligations under this chapter.

     (b) Any money in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics teacher recruitment fund under IC 20-27-14-3 (before its repeal) on June 30, 2016, is considered money of the fund established under section 3 of this chapter.

As added by P.L.118-2016, SEC.23.

 

IC 21-13-11-2"Fund"

     Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "fund" refers to the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics teacher recruitment fund established by section 3 of this chapter.

As added by P.L.118-2016, SEC.23.

 

IC 21-13-11-3Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics teacher recruitment fund established

     Sec. 3. The science, technology, engineering, and mathematics teacher recruitment fund is established. The commission shall administer the fund.

As added by P.L.118-2016, SEC.23.

 

IC 21-13-11-4Funding sources

     Sec. 4. The fund consists of:

(1) appropriations made to the fund by the general assembly; and

(2) grants, gifts, and donations intended for deposit in the fund.

As added by P.L.118-2016, SEC.23.

 

IC 21-13-11-5Fund expenses paid from fund

     Sec. 5. Expenses of administering the fund must be paid from money in the fund.

As added by P.L.118-2016, SEC.23.

 

IC 21-13-11-6Investments

     Sec. 6. The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the fund not currently needed to meet the obligations of the fund in the same manner as other public money may be invested. Interest that accrues from these investments must be deposited in the fund.

As added by P.L.118-2016, SEC.23.

 

IC 21-13-11-7Fund does not revert

     Sec. 7. Money in the fund at the end of a fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund.

As added by P.L.118-2016, SEC.23.

 

IC 21-13-11-8Fund used to provide grants to recruiting organizations

     Sec. 8. The commission may use money in the fund to provide grants to Indiana organizations that recruit science, technology, engineering, and mathematics teachers for employment by Indiana school corporations.

As added by P.L.118-2016, SEC.23.

 

IC 21-13-11-9Grant programs

     Sec. 9. The commission shall establish two (2) grant programs as follows:

(1) A grant program to encourage the growth of existing organizations that recruit science, technology, engineering, and mathematics teachers.

(2) A grant program to support the establishment of programs that increase the pool of high-quality science, technology, engineering, and mathematics teachers in Indiana.

As added by P.L.118-2016, SEC.23.

 

IC 21-13-11-10Grant applications

     Sec. 10. The commission shall develop an application process for grants under this chapter that identifies recruiting organizations and programs:

(1) that produce high student achievement and effective and highly effective teachers; and

(2) that match science, technology, engineering, and mathematics teachers with Indiana school corporations that would otherwise encounter a shortage of qualified teachers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

As added by P.L.118-2016, SEC.23.

 

IC 21-13-11-11Grant criteria

     Sec. 11. The commission shall develop standards for evaluating recipients of grants under this chapter.

As added by P.L.118-2016, SEC.23.

 

IC 21-13-11-12Recipient compliance reports

     Sec. 12. A recipient of a grant under this chapter shall submit to the commission a written report concerning the recipient's compliance with the evaluation standards developed under section 11 of this chapter on the following dates:

(1) December 1 of each year.

(2) July 1 of each year.

As added by P.L.118-2016, SEC.23.

 

IC 21-13-11-13Compliance reports considered in the evaluation of subsequent grant applications

     Sec. 13. The commission shall consider the information submitted under section 12 of this chapter when evaluating a subsequent application from a recruiting organization or program. An applicant may be denied a grant under this chapter based on the information submitted under section 12 of this chapter.

As added by P.L.118-2016, SEC.23.

 

IC 21-14ARTICLE 14. STATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS: TUITION AND FEES; OTHER CHARGES; ESTABLISHMENT, EXEMPTIONS, AND REDUCTIONS
           Ch. 1.General Provisions; Definitions
           Ch. 2.Tuition, Fees, and Charges
           Ch. 3.Tuition and Fee Exemptions and Reductions Outside This Article
           Ch. 4.Tuition and Fee Exemption for Children of Veterans
           Ch. 5.Tuition Exemption for Senior Citizens
           Ch. 6.Tuition and Fee Exemption for Children and Surviving Spouse of Public Safety Officer Killed in the Line of Duty
           Ch. 6.5.Tuition and Fee Exemption for Children and Spouse of 1977 Fund Member Who Sustains a Catastrophic Physical Personal Injury
           Ch. 7.Tuition and Fee Exemption for Children and Spouses of National Guard Members
           Ch. 8.Tuition Exemption for Double Up Students
           Ch. 9.Resident Tuition for Active Duty Military Personnel
           Ch. 10.Tuition and Fee Exemption for Purple Heart Recipients
           Ch. 11.Restrictions on Resident Tuition
           Ch. 12.Repealed
           Ch. 12.2.Resident Tuition for Veterans

 

IC 21-14-1Chapter 1. General Provisions; Definitions
           21-14-1-1Applicability
           21-14-1-2Definitions
           21-14-1-2.2"1977 fund"
           21-14-1-2.3"Active duty"
           21-14-1-2.7"Armed forces of the United States"
           21-14-1-3"Commission"
           21-14-1-4"Eligible applicant"
           21-14-1-5"Fund"
           21-14-1-6"Public safety officer"
           21-14-1-7"Senior citizen"

 

IC 21-14-1-1Applicability

     Sec. 1. This article applies to all state educational institutions.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255.

 

IC 21-14-1-2Definitions

     Sec. 2. The definitions in this chapter apply throughout this article.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255.

 

IC 21-14-1-2.2"1977 fund"

     Sec. 2.2. For purposes of IC 21-14-6.5, "1977 fund" refers to the 1977 police officers' and firefighters' pension and disability fund established by IC 36-8-8-4.

As added by P.L.161-2017, SEC.2.

 

IC 21-14-1-2.3"Active duty"

     Sec. 2.3. For purposes of IC 21-14-9, "active duty" means full-time service in the armed forces of the United States that exceeds thirty (30) days in a calendar year.

As added by P.L.144-2007, SEC.22.

 

IC 21-14-1-2.7"Armed forces of the United States"

     Sec. 2.7. For purposes of IC 21-14-9, "armed forces of the United States" means the following:

(1) The United States Air Force.

(2) The United States Army.

(3) The United States Coast Guard.

(4) The United States Marine Corps.

(5) The United States Navy.

As added by P.L.144-2007, SEC.23.

 

IC 21-14-1-3"Commission"

     Sec. 3. "Commission" refers to the commission for higher education established under IC 21-18-2-1.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255. Amended by P.L.107-2012, SEC.37.

 

IC 21-14-1-4"Eligible applicant"

     Sec. 4. "Eligible applicant":

(1) for purposes of IC 21-14-4, refers to a person who is eligible for an educational costs exemption for children of veterans under IC 21-14-4;

(2) for purposes of IC 21-14-6, refers to a person who is eligible for an educational costs exemption for the children or surviving spouse of a public safety officer under IC 21-14-6;

(3) for purposes of IC 21-14-6.5, refers to a person who is eligible under IC 21-14-6.5 for an educational costs exemption for the children or spouse of a member of the 1977 police officers' and firefighters' pension and disability fund who sustains a catastrophic physical personal injury in the line of duty;

(4) for purposes of IC 21-14-7, refers to a person who is eligible for an educational costs exemption for children and spouses of National Guard members under IC 21-14-7; and

(5) for purposes of IC 21-14-10, refers to a person who is eligible for an educational costs exemption for Purple Heart recipients under IC 21-14-10.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255. Amended by P.L.141-2008, SEC.1; P.L.161-2017, SEC.3.

 

IC 21-14-1-5"Fund"

     Sec. 5. "Fund" for the purposes of IC 21-14-5, refers to the senior citizens tuition fund established by IC 21-14-5-1.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255.

 

IC 21-14-1-6"Public safety officer"

     Sec. 6. "Public safety officer" means any of the following:

(1) A regular, paid law enforcement officer.

(2) A regular, paid firefighter.

(3) A volunteer firefighter (as defined in IC 36-8-12-2).

(4) A county police reserve officer.

(5) A city or town police reserve officer.

(6) A paramedic (as defined in IC 16-18-2-266).

(7) An emergency medical technician (as defined in IC 16-18-2-112).

(8) An advanced emergency medical technician (as defined in IC 16-18-2-6.5).

(9) A hazardous duty employee of the department of correction who:

(A) works within a prison or juvenile facility; or

(B) performs parole or emergency response operations and functions.

(10) A community corrections officer.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-19.5-1(c) part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255. Amended by P.L.77-2012, SEC.51; P.L.158-2013, SEC.251; P.L.180-2017, SEC.3.

 

IC 21-14-1-7"Senior citizen"

     Sec. 7. "Senior citizen" means an Indiana resident who:

(1) is at least sixty (60) years of age;

(2) has graduated from high school or has received a:

(A) general equivalency degree; or

(B) state of Indiana general educational development (GED) diploma under IC 20-10.1-12.1 (before its repeal), IC 20-20-6 (before its repeal), or IC 22-4.1-18;

(3) is retired; and

(4) is not employed on a full-time basis.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-19.3-3.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255. Amended by P.L.7-2011, SEC.14.

 

IC 21-14-2Chapter 2. Tuition, Fees, and Charges
           21-14-2-1Applicability
           21-14-2-2Charges and fees
           21-14-2-3Tuition
           21-14-2-4Schedule of fees
           21-14-2-5Charges and fees
           21-14-2-6Required minimum period to which tuition and fees rate change applies
           21-14-2-7Rate setting procedures
           21-14-2-8Public hearing; notice
           21-14-2-9Conditions on tuition and rate increases
           21-14-2-10Restrictions on tuition and rate increases
           21-14-2-11Collection of additional fees; attorney fees; court costs
           21-14-2-12Repealed
           21-14-2-12.5Tuition and mandatory fees; recommendation of targets by commission for higher education; review by state budget committee

 

IC 21-14-2-1Applicability

     Sec. 1. (a) This section applies to the board of trustees of the following state educational institutions:

(1) Ball State University.

(2) Indiana University.

(3) Indiana State University.

(4) Purdue University.

(5) University of Southern Indiana.

     (b) The board of trustees of a state educational institution may:

(1) set the fees, tuition, and charges necessary or convenient to further the purposes of the state educational institution; and

(2) collect the fees, tuition, and charges set by the board of trustees for the state educational institution.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-1-2(a)(5).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255.

 

IC 21-14-2-2Charges and fees

     Sec. 2. The board of trustees of Ball State University may fix laboratory, contingent, and other fees and charges.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-57.5-11(g).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255.

 

IC 21-14-2-3Tuition

     Sec. 3. The board of trustees of Indiana University may prescribe the price of tuition at Indiana University.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-23-2(c) part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255.

 

IC 21-14-2-4Schedule of fees

     Sec. 4. The board of trustees of Ivy Tech Community College may establish a schedule of fees or charges for students.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-61-13(a)(9).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255.

 

IC 21-14-2-5Charges and fees

     Sec. 5. The University of Southern Indiana may fix laboratory, contingent, and other fees and charges.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-64-5(6).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255.

 

IC 21-14-2-6Required minimum period to which tuition and fees rate change applies

     Sec. 6. Subject to section 12 of this chapter, a state educational institution shall set tuition and fee rates for a two (2) year period.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-1-12(d) part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255. Amended by P.L.234-2007, SEC.270.

 

IC 21-14-2-7Rate setting procedures

     Sec. 7. The rates must be set according to the procedure set forth in section 8 of this chapter not later than sixty (60) days after the state budget bill is enacted into law.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-1-12(d) part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255. Amended by P.L.234-2007, SEC.271; P.L.3-2008, SEC.132; P.L.229-2011, SEC.232.

 

IC 21-14-2-8Public hearing; notice

     Sec. 8. A state educational institution shall hold a public hearing before adopting a proposed tuition and fee rate increase. The state educational institution shall give public notice of the hearing at least ten (10) days before the hearing. The public notice must include the specific proposal for the tuition and fee rate increase and the expected uses of the revenue to be raised by the proposed increase. The hearing must be held not later than thirty (30) days after the commission has established the recommended tuition and mandatory fee increase targets for each state educational institution under section 12.5 of this chapter.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-1-12(e).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255. Amended by P.L.234-2007, SEC.272; P.L.229-2011, SEC.233; P.L.107-2012, SEC.38.

 

IC 21-14-2-9Conditions on tuition and rate increases

     Sec. 9. After a state educational institution's tuition and fee rates are set under sections 7 and 8 of this chapter, the state educational institutions may adjust the tuition and fee rates only if appropriations to the state educational institution in the state budget act are reduced or withheld.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-1-12(f).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255.

 

IC 21-14-2-10Restrictions on tuition and rate increases

     Sec. 10. If a state educational institution adjusts its tuition and fee rates under section 9 of this chapter, the total revenue generated by the tuition and fee rate adjustment must not exceed the amount by which appropriations to the state educational institution in the state budget act were reduced or withheld.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-1-12(g).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255.

 

IC 21-14-2-11Collection of additional fees; attorney fees; court costs

     Sec. 11. Notwithstanding any other law, a state educational institution, in collecting amounts owed it, may, in the event of default and referral to an attorney or collection agency, add to the amount collected the following:

(1) The amount of attorney's fees incurred in the collection of the debt.

(2) The amount of collection agency fees incurred in the collection of the debt.

(3) The amount of court costs incurred in the collection of the debt.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-1-7.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255.

 

IC 21-14-2-12Repealed

As added by P.L.234-2007, SEC.273. Repealed by P.L.224-2007, SEC.137.

 

IC 21-14-2-12.5Tuition and mandatory fees; recommendation of targets by commission for higher education; review by state budget committee

     Sec. 12.5. (a) This section applies to tuition and mandatory fees that a board of trustees of a state educational institution votes to increase under section 7 of this chapter.

     (b) Not later than thirty (30) days after the enactment of a state budget, the commission shall recommend nonbinding tuition and mandatory fee increase targets for each state educational institution.

     (c) The state educational institution shall submit a report to the state budget committee concerning the financial and budgetary factors considered by the board of trustees in determining the amount of the increase.

     (d) The state budget committee shall review the targets recommended under subsection (b) and reports received under subsection (c) and may request that a state educational institution appear at a public meeting of the state budget committee concerning the report.

As added by P.L.224-2007, SEC.136. Amended by P.L.229-2011, SEC.234; P.L.107-2012, SEC.39.

 

IC 21-14-3Chapter 3. Tuition and Fee Exemptions and Reductions Outside This Article
           21-14-3-1Intent of IC 21-14
           21-14-3-2Educational cost exemptions and reductions

 

IC 21-14-3-1Intent of IC 21-14

     Sec. 1. This article is not intended to be an exhaustive compilation of all sources of educational costs exemptions and reductions in the Indiana Code.

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255.

 

IC 21-14-3-2Educational cost exemptions and reductions

     Sec. 2. Provisions outside this article that provide for educational costs exemptions and reductions include the following:

(1) IC 10-12-2-6 (free tuition for children of an employee of the state police department who is killed in the line of duty).

(2) IC 10-12-2-11 (child or spouse of an employee of the state police department who sustains catastrophic personal injury in the line of duty).

[2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: New.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255.

 

IC 21-14-4Chapter 4. Tuition and Fee Exemption for Children of Veterans
           21-14-4-0.2Application of certain amendments to prior law
           21-14-4-1Applicability
           21-14-4-2Eligibility
           21-14-4-2.5Eligibility for certain students
           21-14-4-3Purpose
           21-14-4-4Payment of incidental expenses
           21-14-4-5Determination of eligibility; administration of benefits
           21-14-4-6Appeals
           21-14-4-7Violation
           21-14-4-8Amount of benefits
           21-14-4-9Tuition and fee exemption reimbursement fund

 

IC 21-14-4-0.2Application of certain amendments to prior law

     Sec. 0.2. (a) IC 20-12-19-1 (as added by P.L.52-2000, before its repeal, now codified at section 1 of this chapter) applies to a student enrolled at a state educational institution after July 31, 2000.

     (b) IC 20-12-19-2 (as added by P.L.52-2000, before its repeal, now codified at section 8 of this chapter) applies to a student enrolled at a state educational institution after July 31, 2000.

As added by P.L.220-2011, SEC.346.

 

IC 21-14-4-1Applicability

     Sec. 1. This chapter applies to the following persons:

(1) A person who:

(A) is a pupil at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's Home;

(B) was admitted to the Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's Home because the person was related to a member of the armed forces of the United States;

(C) is eligible to pay the resident tuition rate at the state educational institution the person will attend as determined by the institution; and

(D) possesses the requisite academic qualifications.

(2) A person:

(A) whose mother or father:

(i) served in the armed forces of the United States;

(ii) received the Purple Heart decoration or was wounded as a result of enemy action;

(iii) received a discharge or separation from the armed forces other than a dishonorable discharge; and

(iv) either designated Indiana as home of record at the time of enlistment in the armed forces of the United States or resided in Indiana at least five (5) years before the person first applies for benefits under this chapter;

(B) who is eligible to pay the resident tuition rate at the state educational institution the person will attend as determined by the institution;

(C) who possesses the requisite academic qualifications;

(D) who, if the person was adopted by the person's mother or father, was adopted before the person was eighteen (18) years of age; and

(E) who is not more than thirty-two (32) years of age when the person first applies and becomes eligible for benefits under this chapter.

(3) A person:

(A) whose mother or father:

(i) served in the armed forces of the United States during a war or performed duty equally hazardous that was recognized by the award of a service or campaign medal of the United States;

(ii) suffered a service connected death or disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs;

(iii) received any discharge or separation from the armed forces other than a dishonorable discharge; and

(iv) either listed Indiana as home of record at the time of enlistment in the armed forces of the United States or resided in Indiana at least five (5) years before the person first applies for benefits under this chapter;

(B) who is eligible to pay the resident tuition rate at the state educational institution the person will attend, as determined by the institution;

(C) who possesses the requisite academic qualifications;

(D) who, if the person was adopted by the person's mother or father, was adopted before the person was eighteen (18) years of age; and

(E) who is not more than thirty-two (32) years of age when the person first applies and becomes eligible for benefits under this chapter.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-19-1(b).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255. Amended by P.L.169-2011, SEC.15; P.L.6-2012, SEC.148.

 

IC 21-14-4-2Eligibility

     Sec. 2. (a) Subject to this section and section 2.5 of this chapter, an eligible applicant is entitled to enter, remain, and receive instruction in a state educational institution upon the same conditions, qualifications, and regulations prescribed for other applicants for admission to or scholars in the state educational institutions, without the payment of any educational costs for one hundred twenty-four (124) semester credit hours in the state educational institution.

     (b) The maximum amount that an eligible applicant is exempt from paying for a semester hour is an amount equal to the cost of an undergraduate semester credit hour at the state educational institution in which the eligible applicant enrolls.

     (c) This subsection applies only to an individual who qualifies for a benefit under this chapter because of a father or mother (or in the case of section 1(1) of this chapter, a related member) who enlisted or otherwise initially served in the armed forces of the United States after June 30, 2011. This subsection applies to a student who initially enrolls in an eligible institution for a semester (or its equivalent) beginning after June 30, 2012. Subject to subsection (d), any benefits awarded under this chapter may not be renewed, subject to subsections (a) and (b), if the eligible individual fails to maintain at least a cumulative grade point average that the eligible institution determines is satisfactory academic progress.

     (d) After the first semester or its equivalent at the eligible institution that a person does not achieve the requisite cumulative grade point average specified in subsection (c), the person is considered to be on probation and must achieve the requisite cumulative grade point average by the next semester or its equivalent at the eligible institution in order to continue to receive benefits under this chapter.

     (e) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter or another law, a change in the criteria for or the amount of a benefit awarded under this chapter enacted in the 2011 session of the general assembly applies only to an individual who qualifies for a benefit under this chapter because of a father or mother (or in the case of section 1(1) of this chapter, a related member) who enlisted or otherwise initially served in the armed forces of the United States after June 30, 2011.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-19-1(c) part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255. Amended by P.L.141-2008, SEC.2; P.L.169-2011, SEC.16; P.L.217-2015, SEC.6.

 

IC 21-14-4-2.5Eligibility for certain students

     Revisor's Note: P.L.169-2011, SECTION 17 added a new section IC 20-14-4-2.5 to the Indiana Code. This citation contained a typographical error. The citation of the added section should have been IC 21-14-4-2.5 and is placed at this location of the Indiana Code.

     Sec. 2.5. (a) This section applies to an individual who qualifies as an eligible applicant under section 1(3) of this chapter because the individual's father or mother:

(1) enlisted or otherwise initially served in the armed forces of the United States after June 30, 2011; and

(2) suffered a disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

     (b) This subsection does not apply to an individual who:

(1) is an eligible applicant under section 1(3) of this chapter; and

(2) qualifies as an eligible applicant under section 1(1) or 1(2) of this chapter.

     (c) Subject to subsection (d) and section 2(b) of this chapter, the eligible applicant is entitled to a reduction in the educational costs that would otherwise apply as follows:

(1) If the individual's father or mother suffered a disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs with a rating of eighty percent (80%) or more, the individual is entitled to a one hundred percent (100%) reduction in education costs.

(2) If the individual's father or mother suffered a disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs with a rating of less than eighty percent (80%), the individual is entitled to a reduction in education costs equal to the sum of:

(A) twenty percent (20%); plus

(B) the disability rating of the individual's father or mother.

     (d) The latest disability rating determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs for an individual's father or mother shall be used to compute the percentage by which education costs are reduced under this section. If the disability rating of the individual's father or mother changes after the beginning of an academic semester, quarter, or other period for which educational costs have been reduced under this section, the change in disability rating shall be applied beginning with the immediately following academic semester, quarter, or other period.

As added by P.L.169-2011, SEC.17.

 

IC 21-14-4-3Purpose

     Sec. 3. For purposes of this chapter, the commission shall define mandatory fees that qualify as educational costs.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-19-1(c) part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255. Amended by P.L.107-2012, SEC.40.

 

IC 21-14-4-4Payment of incidental expenses

     Sec. 4. If an eligible applicant:

(1) is permitted to matriculate in the state educational institution;

(2) qualifies under this chapter; and

(3) has earned or has been awarded a cash scholarship that is paid or payable to a state educational institution, from any source;

the amount paid shall be applied to the credit of the eligible applicant in the payment of incidental expenses of the eligible applicant's attendance at the state educational institution. The balance, if the terms of the scholarship permit, must be returned to the eligible applicant.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-19-1(d).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255.

 

IC 21-14-4-5Determination of eligibility; administration of benefits

     Sec. 5. (a) Determination of eligibility for higher education benefits authorized under this chapter is vested exclusively in the Indiana department of veterans' affairs. Any applicant for benefits under this chapter may make a written request for a determination of eligibility by the Indiana department of veterans' affairs. The director or deputy director of the Indiana department of veterans' affairs shall make a written determination of eligibility in response to each request. In determining the amount of an applicant's benefit, the commission shall consider other higher education financial assistance in conformity with this chapter.

     (b) The commission shall administer the benefits and ensure compliance with this chapter.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-19-1(e).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255. Amended by P.L.169-2011, SEC.18.

 

IC 21-14-4-6Appeals

     Sec. 6. An appeal from an adverse determination under section 5(a) of this chapter must be made in writing to the veterans' affairs commission not more than fifteen (15) working days following the applicant's receipt of the determination. A final order must be made by a simple majority of the veterans' affairs commission not more than fifteen (15) days following receipt of the written appeal.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-19-1(f).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255. Amended by P.L.169-2011, SEC.19.

 

IC 21-14-4-7Violation

     Sec. 7. A person who knowingly or intentionally submits a false or misleading application or other document under this chapter commits a Class A misdemeanor.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-19-1(g).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255.

 

IC 21-14-4-8Amount of benefits

     Sec. 8. The amount of the benefits under this chapter is equal to one (1) of the following amounts:

(1) If the applicant does not receive financial assistance specifically designated for educational costs, the amount determined under sections 2 through 6 of this chapter.

(2) If the applicant receives any financial assistance, including federal assistance, specifically designated for educational costs:

(A) the amount determined under sections 2 through 6 of this chapter; minus

(B) the financial assistance specifically designated for educational costs.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-19-2.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255. Amended by P.L.169-2011, SEC.20.

 

IC 21-14-4-9Tuition and fee exemption reimbursement fund

     Sec. 9. (a) The tuition and fee exemption reimbursement fund is established to provide reimbursement to state educational institutions for tuition and fee remissions listed in IC 21-12-13-1 that were provided to eligible applicants.

     (b) The fund consists of the following:

(1) Appropriations made by the general assembly.

(2) Gifts, grants, devises, or bequests made to the state to achieve the purposes of the fund.

     (c) The fund shall be administered by the commission.

     (d) The expenses of administering the fund shall be paid from money in the fund.

     (e) The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the fund not currently needed to meet the obligations of the fund in the same manner as other public funds are invested.

     (f) Money in the fund at the end of a state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund but remains available to be used for providing reimbursement for tuition and fee remissions as provided under subsection (a).

As added by P.L.191-2017, SEC.11.

 

IC 21-14-5Chapter 5. Tuition Exemption for Senior Citizens
           21-14-5-1Senior citizens tuition fund; establishment
           21-14-5-2Duties of state educational institutions
           21-14-5-3Amount of tuition
           21-14-5-4Requirements of state educational institutions
           21-14-5-5Additional duties of state educational institutions
           21-14-5-6Comprehensive report
           21-14-5-7Additional educational opportunities

 

IC 21-14-5-1Senior citizens tuition fund; establishment

     Sec. 1. (a) The senior citizens tuition fund is established to provide full or partial reimbursements to state educational institutions for the amount of tuition waived under this chapter.

     (b) The fund shall be administered by the commission.

     (c) The expenses of administering the fund shall be paid from money in the fund.

     (d) The treasurer of state shall invest the money not currently needed to meet the obligations of the fund in the same manner as other public funds may be invested.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-19.3-5.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255.

 

IC 21-14-5-2Duties of state educational institutions

     Sec. 2. Except as provided in section 4 of this chapter, a state educational institution shall:

(1) admit a senior citizen to a scheduled course where there is space available; and

(2) grant a waiver of the tuition assessed for the course as provided in section 3 of this chapter.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-19.3-4(a).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255.

 

IC 21-14-5-3Amount of tuition

     Sec. 3. The amount of the tuition waived under section 2 of this chapter must equal fifty percent (50%) of the in-state tuition assessed for the course by the state educational institution.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-19.3-4(b).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255.

 

IC 21-14-5-4Requirements of state educational institutions

     Sec. 4. A state educational institution is not required to do the following:

(1) Allow a senior citizen to enroll in a degree granting program, unless the senior citizen meets the admission standards of the institution.

(2) Permit the full-time equivalent enrollment of senior citizens for whom tuition has been waived to exceed two percent (2%) of the institution's undergraduate full-time equivalent enrollment.

(3) Waive a senior citizen's tuition for more than the equivalent of nine (9) semester hours per semester.

(4) Waive fees for self-supporting programs, applications, registration, or laboratory work.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-19.3-4(c).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255.

 

IC 21-14-5-5Additional duties of state educational institutions

     Sec. 5. (a) A state educational institution may receive a reimbursement from the fund for an amount equal to:

(1) the amount of total tuition waived under this chapter; or

(2) if the amount in the fund is insufficient to cover the tuition waivers for all of the institutions, a pro rata reduction of the amount of total tuition waivers based upon the number of senior citizens for which the institution provides tuition waivers compared to the total number of senior citizens who participate under this chapter statewide.

     (b) To receive a reimbursement under subsection (a), the state educational institution must apply to the commission, on forms provided by the commission, for the reimbursement.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-19.3-6.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255.

 

IC 21-14-5-6Comprehensive report

     Sec. 6. (a) In addition, not later than thirty (30) days after the end of each semester (or its equivalent if the state educational institution does not conduct its academic year on a semester basis), each state educational institution shall provide the commission with a comprehensive report detailing the extent to which the institution participated in the senior citizen tuition exemption under this chapter.

     (b) The report must include the following information:

(1) The number of senior citizens who qualified for a tuition exemption.

(2) The courses in which the senior citizens enrolled.

(3) The number of semester hours (or its equivalent) taken by senior citizens under this chapter.

(4) Any other pertinent information required by the commission.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-19.3-7.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255. Amended by P.L.107-2012, SEC.41.

 

IC 21-14-5-7Additional educational opportunities

     Sec. 7. This chapter does not prohibit a state educational institution from offering other educational opportunities that are not covered by this chapter to senior citizens at no charge or at a reduced charge.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-19.3-8.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255.

 

IC 21-14-6Chapter 6. Tuition and Fee Exemption for Children and Surviving Spouse of Public Safety Officer Killed in the Line of Duty
           21-14-6-0.2Application of certain amendments to prior law
           21-14-6-1Applicability
           21-14-6-2Eligibility; children of slain public safety officers
           21-14-6-3Eligibility; surviving spouse of public safety officers
           21-14-6-4Amount of benefits

 

IC 21-14-6-0.2Application of certain amendments to prior law

     Sec. 0.2. (a) IC 20-12-19.5-1 (as amended by P.L.52-2000, before its repeal, now codified at sections 1, 2, and 3 of this chapter) applies to a student enrolled at a state educational institution after July 31, 2000.

     (b) IC 20-12-19.5-2 (as added by P.L.52-2000, before its repeal, now codified at section 4 of this chapter) applies to a student enrolled at a state educational institution after July 31, 2000.

As added by P.L.220-2011, SEC.347.

 

IC 21-14-6-1Applicability

     Sec. 1. This chapter applies to the children and surviving spouse of a public safety officer if the public safety officer was a resident of Indiana when killed in the line of duty.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-19.5-1(c) part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255.

 

IC 21-14-6-2Eligibility; children of slain public safety officers

     Sec. 2. (a) This section applies to a public safety officer's child who is less than twenty-four (24) years of age on the date of the public safety officer's death. The children of a public safety officer who has been killed in the line of duty are exempt from the payment of tuition and regularly assessed fees for the number of terms that constitutes four (4) undergraduate academic years in which the children enroll at a state educational institution or state supported technical school. The children must be full-time students pursuing a prescribed course of study.

     (b) The maximum amount that an eligible applicant is exempt from paying for a semester hour is an amount equal to the cost of an undergraduate semester credit hour at the state educational institution in which the eligible applicant enrolls.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-19.5-1(a).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255. Amended by P.L.51-2009, SEC.1; P.L.281-2013, SEC.33.

 

IC 21-14-6-3Eligibility; surviving spouse of public safety officers

     Sec. 3. The surviving spouse of a public safety officer who has been killed in the line of duty is not required to pay educational costs at a state educational institution or state supported technical school, as long as the surviving spouse is pursuing a prescribed course of study at the institution towards an undergraduate degree.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-19.5-1(b).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255.

 

IC 21-14-6-4Amount of benefits

     Sec. 4. The amount of the benefits under this chapter is equal to one (1) of the following amounts:

(1) If an eligible applicant does not receive financial assistance specifically designated for educational costs, the amount determined under section 2 or 3 of this chapter that is applicable to the eligible applicant.

(2) If an eligible applicant receives financial assistance specifically designated for educational costs:

(A) the amount determined under section 2 or 3 of this chapter that is applicable to the eligible applicant; minus

(B) the financial assistance specifically designated for educational costs.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-19.5-2.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255.

 

IC 21-14-6.5Chapter 6.5. Tuition and Fee Exemption for Children and Spouse of 1977 Fund Member Who Sustains a Catastrophic Physical Personal Injury
           21-14-6.5-1Applicability
           21-14-6.5-2Eligibility; children of 1977 fund member sustaining catastrophic physical personal injury
           21-14-6.5-3Eligibility; spouse of 1977 fund member sustaining catastrophic physical personal injury
           21-14-6.5-4Benefit amounts

 

IC 21-14-6.5-1Applicability

     Sec. 1. This chapter applies to the children and spouse of a member of the 1977 fund who:

(1) sustains a catastrophic physical personal injury in the line of duty; and

(2) qualifies for benefits under IC 36-8-8-13.3(f) or IC 36-8-8-13.5(m).

As added by P.L.161-2017, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-14-6.5-2Eligibility; children of 1977 fund member sustaining catastrophic physical personal injury

     Sec. 2. (a) A child of a 1977 fund member who sustains a catastrophic physical personal injury in the line of duty is exempt from the payment of tuition and regularly assessed fees for the number of terms that constitutes four (4) undergraduate academic years in which the child enrolls at a state educational institution or state supported technical school if the child is:

(1) less than twenty-three (23) years of age; and

(2) a full-time student pursuing a prescribed course of study.

     (b) The maximum amount that an eligible applicant is exempt from paying for a semester hour is an amount equal to the cost of an undergraduate semester credit hour at the state educational institution or state supported technical school in which the eligible applicant enrolls.

As added by P.L.161-2017, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-14-6.5-3Eligibility; spouse of 1977 fund member sustaining catastrophic physical personal injury

     Sec. 3. The spouse of a 1977 fund member who sustains a catastrophic physical personal injury in the line of duty is not required to pay educational costs at a state educational institution or a state supported technical school as long as the spouse is pursuing a prescribed course of study at the institution toward an undergraduate degree.

As added by P.L.161-2017, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-14-6.5-4Benefit amounts

     Sec. 4. The benefit amount under this chapter is equal to one (1) of the following:

(1) If an eligible applicant does not receive financial assistance specifically designated for educational costs, the amount determined under section 2 or 3 of this chapter that is applicable to the eligible applicant.

(2) If an eligible applicant receives financial assistance specifically designated for educational costs:

(A) the amount determined under section 2 or 3 of this chapter that is applicable to the eligible applicant; minus

(B) the financial assistance specifically designated for educational costs.

As added by P.L.161-2017, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-14-7Chapter 7. Tuition and Fee Exemption for Children and Spouses of National Guard Members
           21-14-7-0.2Application of certain amendments to prior law
           21-14-7-1Applicability
           21-14-7-2Exemption from costs
           21-14-7-3Term of exemption
           21-14-7-4Conditions of educational opportunities
           21-14-7-5Mandatory fees
           21-14-7-6Deduction of financial assistance
           21-14-7-7Credit of cash scholarships
           21-14-7-8Determination of eligibility
           21-14-7-9Written request for determination of eligibility
           21-14-7-10Duties of adjutant general
           21-14-7-11Appeals procedure
           21-14-7-12Violation

 

IC 21-14-7-0.2Application of certain amendments to prior law

     Sec. 0.2. The addition of IC 20-12-19.7 (before its repeal, now codified in this chapter) by P.L.157-2005 applies to all individuals whose father, mother, or spouse:

(1) was a member of the Indiana National Guard; and

(2) suffered a service connected death while serving on state active duty (as described in IC 10-16-7-7);

whether the father's, mother's, or spouse's service connected death occurred before, on, or after July 1, 2005.

As added by P.L.220-2011, SEC.348.

 

IC 21-14-7-1Applicability

     Sec. 1. This chapter applies to an individual:

(1) whose father, mother, or spouse:

(A) was a member of the Indiana National Guard; and

(B) suffered a service connected death while serving on state active duty (as described in IC 10-16-7-7);

(2) who is eligible to pay the resident tuition rate (as determined by the state educational institution) at the state educational institution in which the individual is enrolled or will enroll; and

(3) who possesses the requisite academic qualifications.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-19.7-2(a) part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255.

 

IC 21-14-7-2Exemption from costs

     Sec. 2. (a) Subject to subsection (b), an eligible applicant is exempt from the payment of educational costs for instruction at the state educational institution in which the eligible applicant is enrolled or will enroll.

     (b) The maximum amount that an eligible applicant is exempt from paying for a semester hour is an amount equal to the cost of an undergraduate semester credit hour at the state educational institution in which the eligible applicant enrolls.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-19.7-2(a) part.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255. Amended by P.L.141-2008, SEC.3.

 

IC 21-14-7-3Term of exemption

     Sec. 3. An eligible applicant may receive the tuition exemption under this chapter for all semester credit hours in which the eligible applicant enrolls up to a maximum of one hundred twenty-four (124) semester credit hours.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-19.7-2(b).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255.

 

IC 21-14-7-4Conditions of educational opportunities

     Sec. 4. An eligible applicant qualifying for or receiving the tuition exemption under this chapter is entitled to enter, remain, and receive instruction at a state educational institution under the same conditions, qualifications, and regulations that apply to:

(1) applicants for admission to; or

(2) students enrolled in;

the state educational institution who do not qualify for or receive the educational costs exemption.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-19.7-2(c).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255.

 

IC 21-14-7-5Mandatory fees

     Sec. 5. The commission shall define the mandatory fees that are exempt educational costs.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-19.7-2(d).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255. Amended by P.L.107-2012, SEC.42.

 

IC 21-14-7-6Deduction of financial assistance

     Sec. 6. If an eligible applicant:

(1) qualifies for or is receiving the educational costs exemption under this chapter; and

(2) receives other financial assistance specifically designated for educational costs at the state educational institution in which the individual is enrolled or will enroll;

the state educational institution shall deduct the amount of the financial assistance specifically designated for educational costs from the amount of the educational costs exemption under this chapter.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-19.7-3.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255.

 

IC 21-14-7-7Credit of cash scholarships

     Sec. 7. If an eligible applicant:

(1) qualifies for or is receiving the educational costs exemption under this chapter; and

(2) earns or is awarded a cash scholarship from any source that is paid or payable to the state educational institution in which the eligible applicant is enrolled or will enroll;

the state educational institution shall credit the amount of the cash scholarship to the eligible applicant for the payment of incidental expenses incurred by the eligible applicant in attending the state educational institution, with the balance, if any, of the award, if the terms of the scholarship permit, paid to the eligible applicant.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-19.7-4.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255.

 

IC 21-14-7-8Determination of eligibility

     Sec. 8. The determination as to whether an individual is eligible for the educational costs exemption authorized by this chapter is vested exclusively with the military department established by IC 10-16-2-1.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-19.7-5(a).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255.

 

IC 21-14-7-9Written request for determination of eligibility

     Sec. 9. An eligible applicant for the educational costs exemption must make a written request to the adjutant general for a determination of the individual's eligibility.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-19.7-5(b).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255.

 

IC 21-14-7-10Duties of adjutant general

     Sec. 10. In response to each request under this chapter for an educational costs exemption, the adjutant general shall make a written determination of the applicant's eligibility.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-19.7-5(c).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255.

 

IC 21-14-7-11Appeals procedure

     Sec. 11. (a) An applicant for an educational costs exemption under this chapter may appeal an adverse determination in writing to the military department not more than fifteen (15) business days after the date the applicant receives the determination under this chapter.

     (b) The military department shall issue a final order not more than fifteen (15) business days after the department receives a written appeal under subsection (a).

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citations: 20-12-19.7-5(d); 20-12-19.7-5(e).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255.

 

IC 21-14-7-12Violation

     Sec. 12. A person who knowingly or intentionally:

(1) submits a false or misleading application or another document; or

(2) makes a false or misleading statement;

to obtain a benefit under this chapter commits a Class A misdemeanor.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-12-19.7-6.]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255.

 

IC 21-14-8Chapter 8. Tuition Exemption for Double Up Students
           21-14-8-1Eligibility; certification of eligibility

 

IC 21-14-8-1Eligibility; certification of eligibility

     Sec. 1. (a) A state educational institution shall waive tuition for a student who is:

(1) eligible for free or reduced lunch in high school;

(2) accepted into a postsecondary enrollment opportunity under IC 21-43-4; and

(3) accepted for admission to the state educational institution.

     (b) The high school a student attends shall certify the student's income to a state educational institution to determine the student's eligibility for a tuition and fee waiver under this section.

     (c) A high school may certify a student's eligibility for a tuition and fee waiver under this section based upon any of the following types of information:

(1) A free or reduced lunch application form.

(2) A state or federal income tax return.

(3) A certification from the office of the secretary of family and social services.

(4) Any state agency certification based upon income records.

[Pre-2007 Higher Education Recodification Citation: 20-30-11.5-6(c).]

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.255. Amended by P.L.140-2008, SEC.9; P.L.125-2013, SEC.3.

 

IC 21-14-9Chapter 9. Resident Tuition for Active Duty Military Personnel
           21-14-9-0.5"Qualified course"
           21-14-9-1Eligibility; active duty military personnel
           21-14-9-2Eligibility; dependents
           21-14-9-3Eligibility; serving in the Indiana National Guard

 

IC 21-14-9-0.5"Qualified course"

     Sec. 0.5. As used in this chapter, "qualified course" includes a course prescribed by a state educational institution to obtain a graduate degree.

As added by P.L.11-2015, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-14-9-1Eligibility; active duty military personnel

     Sec. 1. Notwithstanding any other statute, a person who:

(1) is a nonresident of Indiana;

(2) serves on active duty;

(3) is stationed in Indiana; and

(4) attends a state educational institution;

is eligible to pay the resident tuition rate determined by the state educational institution for qualified courses taken by the person while the person continues to satisfy the criteria set forth in subdivisions (2) and (3).

As added by P.L.144-2007, SEC.24. Amended by P.L.11-2015, SEC.5.

 

IC 21-14-9-2Eligibility; dependents

     Sec. 2. A dependent of a person described in section 1 of this chapter is eligible to pay the resident tuition rate determined by the state educational institution for courses taken by the dependent for the duration of the dependent's enrollment at the state educational institution.

As added by P.L.144-2007, SEC.24.

 

IC 21-14-9-3Eligibility; serving in the Indiana National Guard

     Sec. 3. Notwithstanding any other statute, a person who:

(1) is a nonresident of Indiana;

(2) is currently serving in the Indiana National Guard; and

(3) attends a state educational institution;

is eligible to pay the resident tuition rate determined by the state educational institution for qualified courses taken by a person while the person continues to satisfy criteria set forth in subdivision (2).

As added by P.L.11-2015, SEC.6.

 

IC 21-14-10Chapter 10. Tuition and Fee Exemption for Purple Heart Recipients
           21-14-10-1Applicability
           21-14-10-2Eligibility
           21-14-10-3Mandatory fees
           21-14-10-4Payment of incidental expenses
           21-14-10-5Determination of eligibility
           21-14-10-6Appeals
           21-14-10-7Violation
           21-14-10-8Amount of benefits

 

IC 21-14-10-1Applicability

     Sec. 1. This chapter applies to a person who:

(1) enters active duty service from a permanent home address in Indiana;

(2) receives an honorable discharge;

(3) receives the Purple Heart decoration for service described in subdivision (1);

(4) is eligible to pay the resident tuition rate at the state educational institution the person will attend as determined by the institution; and

(5) possesses the requisite academic qualifications.

As added by P.L.141-2008, SEC.4. Amended by P.L.102-2009, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-14-10-2Eligibility

     Sec. 2. (a) Subject to subsection (b), an eligible applicant is entitled to enter, remain, and receive instruction in a state educational institution upon the same conditions, qualifications, and regulations prescribed for other applicants for admission to or scholars in the state educational institution, without the payment of any educational costs for one hundred twenty-four (124) semester credit hours in the state educational institution.

     (b) The maximum amount that an eligible applicant is exempt from paying for a semester hour is an amount equal to the cost of an undergraduate semester credit hour at the state educational institution in which the eligible applicant enrolls.

As added by P.L.141-2008, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-14-10-3Mandatory fees

     Sec. 3. For purposes of this chapter, the commission shall define mandatory fees that qualify as educational costs.

As added by P.L.141-2008, SEC.4. Amended by P.L.107-2012, SEC.43.

 

IC 21-14-10-4Payment of incidental expenses

     Sec. 4. If an eligible applicant:

(1) is permitted to matriculate in a state educational institution;

(2) qualifies under this chapter; and

(3) has earned or has been awarded a cash scholarship that is paid or payable to the state educational institution, from any source;

the amount paid shall be applied to the credit of the eligible applicant in the payment of incidental expenses of the eligible applicant's attendance at the state educational institution. The balance, if the terms of the scholarship permit, must be returned to the eligible applicant.

As added by P.L.141-2008, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-14-10-5Determination of eligibility

     Sec. 5. Determination of eligibility for higher education benefits authorized under this chapter is vested exclusively in the Indiana department of veterans' affairs. Any applicant for benefits under this chapter may make a written request for a determination of eligibility by the Indiana department of veterans' affairs. The director or deputy director of the Indiana department of veterans' affairs shall make a written determination of eligibility in response to each request. In determining the amount of an eligible applicant's benefit, the commission shall consider other higher education financial assistance in conformity with this chapter.

As added by P.L.141-2008, SEC.4. Amended by P.L.107-2012, SEC.44.

 

IC 21-14-10-6Appeals

     Sec. 6. An appeal from an adverse determination under section 5 of this chapter must be made in writing to the veterans' affairs commission not more than fifteen (15) working days following the applicant's receipt of the determination. A final order must be made by a simple majority of the veterans' affairs commission not more than fifteen (15) days following receipt of the written appeal.

As added by P.L.141-2008, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-14-10-7Violation

     Sec. 7. A person who knowingly or intentionally submits a false or misleading application or other document under this chapter commits a Class A misdemeanor.

As added by P.L.141-2008, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-14-10-8Amount of benefits

     Sec. 8. The amount of the benefits under this chapter is equal to one (1) of the following:

(1) If the eligible applicant does not receive financial assistance specifically designated for educational costs, the amount determined under sections 2 through 6 of this chapter.

(2) If the eligible applicant receives financial assistance specifically designated for educational costs:

(A) the amount determined under sections 2 through 6 of this chapter; minus

(B) the financial assistance specifically designated for educational costs.

As added by P.L.141-2008, SEC.4.

 

IC 21-14-11Chapter 11. Restrictions on Resident Tuition
           21-14-11-1Lawful presence required for resident tuition rate; exception

 

IC 21-14-11-1Lawful presence required for resident tuition rate; exception

     Sec. 1. (a) This section does not apply to an individual who was enrolled in a state educational institution on or before July 1, 2011.

     (b) An individual who is not lawfully present in the United States is not eligible to pay the resident tuition rate that is determined by the state educational institution.

As added by P.L.209-2011, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.180-2013, SEC.2.

 

IC 21-14-12Chapter 12. Repealed

Repealed by P.L.205-2013, SEC.330; P.L.205-2013, SEC.360.

 

IC 21-14-12.2Chapter 12.2. Resident Tuition for Veterans
           21-14-12.2-1"Qualified course"
           21-14-12.2-2"Qualified veteran"
           21-14-12.2-3Veteran resident tuition
           21-14-12.2-4Veteran residency
           21-14-12.2-5Enrollment date limitations
           21-14-12.2-6Repealed

 

IC 21-14-12.2-1"Qualified course"

     Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "qualified course" means a course prescribed by a state educational institution to obtain an undergraduate degree or graduate degree.

As added by P.L.137-2013, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.11-2015, SEC.7.

 

IC 21-14-12.2-2"Qualified veteran"

     Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "qualified veteran" means an individual who:

(1) served in the armed forces of the United States or the Indiana National Guard; and

(2) received an honorable discharge.

As added by P.L.137-2013, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.11-2015, SEC.8.

 

IC 21-14-12.2-3Veteran resident tuition

     Sec. 3. A qualified veteran who enrolls in a state educational institution not later than twelve (12) months after the date of the qualified veteran's discharge or separation from the armed forces of the United States or the Indiana National Guard is eligible to pay the resident tuition rate determined by the state educational institution for a qualified course taken by the qualified veteran while attending the state educational institution.

As added by P.L.137-2013, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-14-12.2-4Veteran residency

     Sec. 4. (a) Subject to subsection (b), a qualified veteran is eligible to pay a resident tuition rate for a qualified course:

(1) regardless of whether the qualified veteran has resided in Indiana long enough after receiving a discharge or separation from the armed forces of the United States or the Indiana National Guard to establish Indiana residency under the otherwise applicable policies of the state educational institution; and

(2) regardless of whether the qualified veteran has returned to Indiana for the primary purpose of attending the state educational institution.

     (b) A qualified veteran must provide to the state educational institution, not later than twelve (12) months after the date the qualified veteran enrolls in the state educational institution:

(1) proof that the qualified veteran has registered to vote in Indiana;

(2) proof that the qualified veteran has:

(A) obtained an Indiana driver's license or a state identification card under IC 9-24; or

(B) registered the qualified veteran's motor vehicle in Indiana; or

(3) any other proof of residency as approved by the commission.

If a qualified veteran fails to comply with this subsection, the qualified veteran is subject to the tuition policies determined by the state educational institution. The state educational institution may charge the qualified veteran an amount that equals the difference between the nonresident tuition rate and the tuition charged to the qualified veteran for qualified courses in which the qualified veteran enrolled during the first twelve (12) months of enrollment at the state educational institution.

As added by P.L.137-2013, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-14-12.2-5Enrollment date limitations

     Sec. 5. A qualified veteran who enrolls in a state educational institution later than twelve (12) months after the date of the qualified veteran's discharge or separation from the armed forces of the United States or the Indiana National Guard is subject to the tuition policies determined by the state educational institution.

As added by P.L.137-2013, SEC.1.

 

IC 21-14-12.2-6Repealed

As added by P.L.137-2013, SEC.1. Repealed by P.L.11-2015, SEC.9.

 

IC 21-15ARTICLE 15. STATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS: SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS
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