Enrolled House Bill (H)

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Higher education matters. Amends, applying in an academic year beginning after August 31, 2017, the definition of "accelerated progress" for purposes of additional awards for state financial aid for higher education. Removes a provision that provides that the commission for higher education may offer certain performance incentive awards only to students who initially enroll in an eligible institution for an academic year beginning after August 31, 2013. Amends, beginning in an academic year beginning after August 31, 2017, eligibility requirements for: (1) larger award amounts under the Frank O'Bannon grant; (2) renewal of Frank O'Bannon grant awards; and (3) renewal Higher education matters. Amends, applying in an academic year beginning after August 31, 2017, the definition of "accelerated progress" for purposes of additional awards for state financial aid for higher education. Removes a provision that provides that the commission for higher education may offer certain performance incentive awards only to students who initially enroll in an eligible institution for an academic year beginning after August 31, 2013. Amends, beginning in an academic year beginning after August 31, 2017, eligibility requirements for: (1) larger award amounts under the Frank O'Bannon grant; (2) renewal of Frank O'Bannon grant awards; and (3) renewal of scholarships under the twenty-first century scholars program. Removes a provision that allows the commission for higher education to increase, but not decrease, amounts of Frank O'Bannon grant awards. Amends an eligibility requirement for the Frank O'Bannon grant. Provides that a student who participates in a technical certificate or associate degree program at Vincennes University is eligible to receive a Frank O'Bannon grant. Restates and amends the eligibility requirements for the twenty-first century scholars program and scholarship. Requires that the expense of administering the adult student grant fund be paid from money in the fund. Amends eligibility requirements for the Mitch Daniels early graduation scholarship. Amends the definition of "eligible student" for purposes of the EARN Indiana program. Amends provisions regarding satisfactory academic progress requirements for higher education awards, the twenty-first century scholars program, and the adult student grant program. Provides that, for purposes of the higher education award fund and the freedom of choice grant fund, the expense of administering each fund may be paid from money in each fund. Adds buildings used for academic instruction and student dormitories and other residence facilities to types of buildings and equipment that may be developed and managed through an agreement between a state educational institution and a private entity. ... View more