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.
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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