Bill Summary for H 443 (2019-2020)
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AN ACT TO MAKE NONRESIDENT DEPENDENTS OF ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS AND VETERANS ELIGIBLE FOR NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE EDUCATION ASSISTANCE AUTHORITY TO SUPPORT THOSE SCHOLARSHIPS.Intro. by Sauls.
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Amends GS 116-281, expanding the eligibility requirements for need-based scholarships for students attending private institutions of higher education to now include students meeting the existing qualifications that are: (1) dependent relatives of a veteran who is abiding in the State while sharing an abode with the veteran and provide the eligible postsecondary institution a letter of intent of the dependent relative to establish North Carolina residency or (2) dependent relatives of an active duty member of the Armed Forces who is abiding in the State incident to active military duty while sharing an abode with the active duty member. Applies beginning with the award of scholarships for the 2020-21 academic year.
Appropriates $1.5 million for 2020-21 from the General Fund to the UNC Board of Governors to be allocated to the State Education Assistance Authority to support need-based scholarships for dependents of active duty service members and veterans attending private institutions of higher education.
Effective July 1, 2019.