AN ACT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE NORTH CAROLINA TEACHING FELLOWS PROGRAM.
Amends GS 116-209.62, regarding the NC Teaching Fellows Program (Program). Expands the Program to include eight higher education institutions with approved educator preparation programs (EPPs) that represent a diverse selection by the Teaching Fellows Commission of both postsecondary constituent institutions of the UNC System and private postsecondary institutions operating in the State (previously, limited selection to five institutions and did not require the selections to represent a diverse pool). Makes technical and conforming changes. Effective July 1, 2019, and applies to the award of forgivable loans beginning with the 2020-21 academic year.
Further amends GS 116-209.62 to provide for forgivable loans under the Program to students matriculating at institutions of higher education who are changing to an approved program of study at (was, enrollment in) a selected EPP. Effective July 1, 2019, and applies to the award of forgivable loans beginning with the 2019-20 academic year.
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