senate Bill S7793

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes the free reimbursement for excellence in education for community colleges (FREE CC) program

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Jun 12, 2014 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 11, 2014 ordered to third reading cal.1362
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 09, 2014 referred to higher education

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S7793 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง679-g, Ed L

S7793 - Summary

Establishes the free reimbursement for excellence in education for community colleges (FREE CC) program.

S7793 - Sponsor Memo

S7793 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  7793

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 9, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. LAVALLE -- 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 establishing the  free
  reimbursement for excellence in education community colleges program

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section  679-g
to read as follows:
  S  679-G. FREE REIMBURSEMENT FOR EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION FOR COMMUNITY
COLLEGES (FREE CC) PROGRAM. 1. THE NEW YORK STATE  FREE  CC  PROGRAM  IS
HEREBY  ESTABLISHED  TO  BE  ADMINISTERED  BY  THE  CORPORATION  FOR THE
PURPOSES OF REIMBURSING STUDENTS' STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (SUNY) OR
CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (CUNY) COMMUNITY COLLEGE TUITION COSTS.
  2. TO BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THIS PROGRAM AN APPLICANT MUST HAVE (A)
GRADUATED FROM  NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL OR COMPLETED A NEW YORK STATE
GENERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM AND RECEIVED A GED; (B) MUST APPLY FOR  ADMIS-
SION  AT A SUNY OR CUNY COMMUNITY COLLEGE WITHIN ONE YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL
GRADUATION OR RECEIPT OF SUCH GED; (C) MUST ENROLL IN  A  SUNY  OR  CUNY
COMMUNITY COLLEGE BEGINNING IN THE FALL OF TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN OR THER-
EAFTER;  (D)  MUST HAVE FILED THE FEDERAL APPLICATION FOR STUDENT FINAN-
CIAL AID (FASFA); (E) MUST ATTEND SUCH COMMUNITY COLLEGE ON A  FULL-TIME
BASIS;  (F) MUST GRADUATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE WITH A 2.5 GRADE POINT AVER-
AGE OR ABOVE; (G) MUST GRADUATE WITHIN THREE YEARS FROM THE  FIRST  YEAR
OF  ENROLLMENT; AND (H) MUST FILE AN APPLICATION WITH THE NEW YORK STATE
HIGHER EDUCATION SERVICES CORPORATION WITHIN ONE YEAR OF GRADUATING FROM
SUCH COMMUNITY COLLEGE.
  3. THE CORPORATION SHALL GRANT AWARDS TO STUDENTS WHO MEET THE  ELIGI-
BILITY REQUIREMENTS IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION IN AN AMOUNT THAT
REIMBURSES THE STUDENT FOR THE TOTAL OUT-OF-POCKET TUITION COSTS PAID BY
SUCH  STUDENT  FOR ATTENDANCE AT A SUNY OR CUNY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, MINUS
ANY OTHER AWARDS OR SCHOLARSHIPS RECEIVED  BY  SUCH  STUDENT  THAT  WERE
APPLIED TO TUITION COSTS. OTHER AWARDS THAT SHALL BE SUBTRACTED FROM THE
FREE  CC  PROGRAM  AWARD  SHALL  INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, TUITION
ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AWARDS OR FEDERAL PELL AWARDS.

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

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