Includes whereas clauses.
Establishes the NC Hope Tuition Waiver Program (Program) to waive the cost of tuition for up to two years for students who (1) graduate from a cooperative innovate high school, (2) earn at least an associate degree prior to graduation from the high school, and (3) meet enrollment requirements and attend Elizabeth City State University, the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, or Western Carolina University. Requires the State to "buy down" the amount of any financial obligation resulting from the waiver of tuition that may be incurred by those universities. Sets out student eligibility requirements.
Makes conforming changes to GS 116-143.11.
Effective July 1, 2019, and applies beginning with the 2019-20 school year.
Bill S 602 (2019-2020)Summary date: Apr 5 2019 - View summary