AN ACT TO EXPAND TUITION GRANTS TO ATTEND A CONSTITUENT INSTITUTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA TO INCLUDE GRADUATES FROM COOPERATIVE AND INNOVATIVE HIGH SCHOOLS.
Amends Part 6 of Article 23 of GS Chapter 116 as follows. Changes the name of the Part to Tuition Grant for High School Graduate of Eligible Public Schools. Amends GS 116-209.90 to expand the eligibility for tuition grants to attend a UNC constituent institution to include an eligible graduate of a cooperative and innovative high school in addition to graduates of the NC School of Science and Mathematics and the UNC School of the Arts. Makes conforming and clarifying changes.
Appropriates $11.5 million in recurring funds for 2022-23 from the General Fund to the UNC Board of Governors to expand tuition grants to attend UNC constituent institutions to include cooperative and innovative high school graduates.
States the NCGA's intent to appropriate the specified amounts in 2023-24, 2024-25, and 2025-26 to award tuition grants for future graduates from cooperative and innovative high schools.
Effective July 1, 2022.