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General Assembly

Amendment

 

February Session, 2018

LCO No. 4221

   
 

*SB0000404221HRO*

Offered by:

 

REP. CANDELORA, 86th Dist.

 

To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 4

File No. 206

Cal. No. 405

"AN ACT ASSISTING STUDENTS WITHOUT LEGAL IMMIGRATION STATUS WITH THE COST OF COLLEGE."

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. Subsection (f) of section 10a-77 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2018):

(f) Said board shall set aside from its anticipated regional community-technical college tuition revenue, an amount not less than that required by said board's tuition policy. Such funds shall be used to provide tuition waivers, tuition remissions, grants for educational expenses and student employment for residents enrolled in regional community-technical colleges as full or part-time matriculated students in a degree-granting program, or enrolled in a precollege remedial program, who demonstrate substantial financial need. Said board may also set aside from its anticipated tuition revenue an additional amount equal to one per cent of said tuition revenue for financial assistance for students who would not otherwise be eligible for financial assistance but who do have a financial need as determined by the college in accordance with this subsection. In determining such financial need, the college shall exclude the value of equity in the principal residence of the student's parents or legal guardians, or in the student's principal residence if the student is not considered to be a dependent of his parents or legal guardians and shall assess the earnings of a dependent student at the rate of thirty per cent. Said board shall determine the eligibility of any student for the funds set aside pursuant to this subsection based on such student's eligibility for financial aid through completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Sec. 502. Subsection (f) of section 10a-99 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2018):

(f) Said board shall set aside from its anticipated tuition revenue, an amount not less than that required by the board of governors' tuition policy established under subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of section 10a-6. Such funds shall be used to provide tuition waivers, tuition remissions, grants for educational expenses and student employment for any undergraduate or graduate student who is enrolled as a full or part-time matriculated student in a degree-granting program, or enrolled in a precollege remedial program, and who demonstrates substantial financial need. Said board may also set aside from its anticipated tuition revenue an additional amount equal to one per cent of said tuition revenue for financial assistance for students who would not otherwise be eligible for financial assistance but who do have a financial need as determined by the university in accordance with this subsection. In determining such financial need, the university shall exclude the value of equity in the principal residence of the student's parents or legal guardians, or in the student's principal residence if the student is not considered to be a dependent of his parents or legal guardians and shall assess the earnings of a dependent student at the rate of thirty per cent. Said board shall determine the eligibility of any student for the funds set aside pursuant to this subsection based on such student's eligibility for financial aid through completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Sec. 503. Subsection (g) of section 10a-105 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2018):

(g) Said board of trustees shall set aside from its anticipated tuition revenue, an amount not less than that required by the board of governors' tuition policy established under subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of section 10a-6. Such funds shall be used to provide tuition waivers, tuition remissions, grants for educational expenses and student employment for any undergraduate, graduate or professional student who is enrolled as a full or part-time matriculated student in a degree-granting program, or enrolled in a precollege remedial program, and who demonstrates substantial financial need. Said board may also set aside from its anticipated tuition revenue an additional amount equal to one per cent of said tuition revenue for financial assistance for students who would not otherwise be eligible for financial assistance but who do have a financial need as determined by the university in accordance with this subsection. In determining such financial need, the university shall exclude the value of equity in the principal residence of the student's parents or legal guardians, or in the student's principal residence if the student is not considered to be a dependent of his parents or legal guardians and shall assess the earnings of a dependent student at the rate of thirty per cent. Said board shall determine the eligibility of any student for the funds set aside pursuant to this subsection based on such student's eligibility for financial aid through completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid."

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Sec. 501

July 1, 2018

10a-77(f)

Sec. 502

July 1, 2018

10a-99(f)

Sec. 503

July 1, 2018

10a-105(g)