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House Bill No. 5511

Public Act No. 08-55

AN ACT CONCERNING CHARTER OAK STATE COLLEGE IN THE CONNECTICUT AID TO PUBLIC COLLEGE STUDENTS GRANT PROGRAM.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (c) of section 10a-164a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2008):

(c) The Board of Governors of Higher Education shall request an appropriation to the Department of Higher Education for each year of the biennium equal to the amount set aside by Charter Oak State College for fee waivers in the [previous] fiscal year [for fee waivers] two years prior to the fiscal year in which such appropriation will apply. Such amount shall not exceed fifteen per cent of the tuition and fees paid in the previous fiscal year. The Department of Higher Education shall allocate any such appropriation to Charter Oak State College to be used to provide grants for educational expenses to residents of the state who demonstrate substantial financial need and who are matriculated in a degree program at Charter Oak State College. Individual awards shall not exceed a student's calculated financial need as determined by a needs analysis system approved by the United States Department of Education.

Approved May 12, 2008