Bill Summary for H 129 (2015-2016)

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Mar 17 2015

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 129 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 3, 2015
AN ACT TO CREATE THE HIGH ACHIEVING TUITION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR SCHOLARSHIPS FOR TOP PERFORMING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ATTENDING NORTH CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGES.
Intro. by Elmore, Dobson, Holloway, McNeill.

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House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

Deletes from the purposes of the the High Achieving Tuition Scholarship Program (scholarship award) decreasing the strain on the state's universities from serving an increasing number of students, and decreasing the drop of enrollment of students in their sophomore year.

Provides that an eligible student must graduate with at least a 3.5 unweighted grade point average in the academic semester prior to enrolling in a community college (was, required graduation with unweighted an 3.5 grade point average within seven months prior to applying for the scholarship).

Clarifies that the State Education Assistance Authority (SEAA) must reduce the amount of the scholarship award by the amount of grants or scholarships the student receives from other state or federal sources.

Deletes requirement that the State Board of Community Colleges must adopt rules to ensure that scholarship award recipients are provided counseling and assistance in selecting coursework; instead places the responsibility with the community colleges to ensure that such measures are in place.

Requires the SEAA to annually report on or before September 1, beginning in 2017 (was, on or before March 1, beginning in 2017) to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee on the implementation of the scholarship program.

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