senate Bill S4903

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the meaning of the terms "matriculated" and "approved program" for purposes of higher education awards and loans

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Apr 30, 2013 referred to higher education

S4903 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง661, Ed L

S4903 - Summary

Relates to the meaning of the terms "matriculated" and "approved program" for purposes of higher education awards and loans.

S4903 - Sponsor Memo

S4903 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  4903

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 30, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ADAMS  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  the  meaning  of  the
  terms  "matriculated"  and  "approved  program" for purposes of higher
  education awards and loans

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Paragraph a of subdivision 4 of section 661 of the educa-
tion law, as amended by section 1 of part Z of chapter 58 of the laws of
2011, is amended and a new paragraph a-1 is added to read as follows:
  a. Must be matriculated in an approved program,  as  defined  by  [the
commissioner  pursuant  to  article  thirteen]  PARAGRAPH  A-ONE of this
[chapter] SUBDIVISION, or pursuant to paragraph b of  this  subdivision,
in  an  institution  situated  in the state, which has been approved and
operating in this state for at least one year, and has been approved for
participation in federal student financial aid  programs  authorized  by
Title  IV  of  the  Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. Nothing in
this subdivision shall preclude payment of an award to a  recipient  who
receives  instruction  outside the state, which instruction is conducted
by an institution situated in the state, and is part  of  the  student's
program of study at such institution; provided, however, that nothing in
this  subdivision  shall  preclude  the  receipt  of  a loan pursuant to
section six hundred eighty of  this  article;  provided,  further,  that
students not attending institutions eligible for participating in feder-
al Title IV financial aid programs on or before July first, two thousand
seven:  (i) who received their first award under this article before the
two thousand six--two thousand seven academic year shall be eligible for
payments until the end  of  the  two  thousand  nine--two  thousand  ten
academic year; or (ii) who received their first award under this article
for  the  two thousand six--two thousand seven academic year through and
including the two thousand nine--two thousand ten academic year shall be

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10310-01-3

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