|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 12, 2014||referred to higher education|
delivered to assembly
|Jun 11, 2014||ordered to third reading cal.1362|
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Jun 09, 2014||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S7793
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7793 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Education Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §679-g, Ed L
S7793 - Summary
Establishes the free reimbursement for excellence in education for community colleges (FREE CC) program.
S7793 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7793 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to estab- lishing the free reimbursement for excellence in education community colleges program PURPOSE: To guarantee access to a free community college education in New York State for students that meet specific criteria SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one adds a new section 679-g in the education law to establish the program. The Higher Education Services Corporation would be required to reimburse students for the cost of attending a community college who: - graduate from a NYS high school or receive a GED - apply for admission at a SUNY or CUNY community college within one year of graduation or receipt of the GED -enroll in a SUNY or CUNY community college beginning in the fall of 2015 or thereafter - file a FAFSA
S7793 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 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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