OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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SB-398

AN ACT ASSISTING STUDENTS ACCEPTED INTO THE DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS PROGRAM WITH THE COST OF COLLEGE.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 16 $

FY 17 $

Constituent Units of Higher Education

Tuition Fund - See Below

See Below

See Below

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill results in the reallocation of institutional financial aid at the constituent units of higher education as it extends, to certain individuals who lack legal immigration status, eligibility for state financial assistance to attend an in-state public higher education institution. The reallocation is due to the increased number of students eligible for such aid. The aid is not deemed an entitlement. The constituent units provided approximately $140 million in institutional financial aid in FY 14.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to the number of students eligible for financial aid.