Amends GS 115C-499.1 (college scholarships, definitions) by adding new subdivision (2a) defining Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP) as a higher education program for students with intellectual disabilities approved by the U.S. Department of Education pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, 20 U.S.C. sections 1140f-1140i.
Amends GS 115C-499.2 (eligibility requirements for a scholarship) by expanding eligibility to students seeking a course of study rather than a degree, diploma, or certificate, and adds reference to students enrolled in a CTP.
Amends GS 116-25.1 by changing the title to remove the semester limitation on eligibility for the University of North Carolina's (UNC) need-based financial aid grants and adding new subsection (c) creating eligibility for students enrolled in a CTP at an eligible postsecondary institution to receive a UNC need-based financial aid grant.
Effective July 1, 2019, and applies beginning with the 2020-21 academic year.
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AN ACT TO EXPAND ELIGIBILITY FOR THE NORTH CAROLINA EDUCATION LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP AND THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA NEED-BASED GRANT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS TO STUDENTS ENROLLED IN COMPREHENSIVE TRANSITION PROGRAMS.Intro. by Ballard.
Status: Re-ref to Education/Higher Education. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate action) (Apr 9 2019)
Wed, 3 Apr 2019 Senate: Filed
Thu, 4 Apr 2019 Senate: Passed 1st Reading
Thu, 4 Apr 2019 Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate
Tue, 9 Apr 2019 Senate: Withdrawn From Com
Bill S 611 (2019-2020)Summary date: Apr 8 2019 - More information