senate Bill S5821

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Expands eligibility for the New York state excelsior scholarship award to certain applicants enrolled on a part-time basis or in a BOCES or other approved vocational program

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to higher education
May 15, 2019 referred to higher education

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S5821 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7486
Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §669-h, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S4091, A601

S5821 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Expands eligibility for the New York state excelsior scholarship award to certain applicants enrolled on a part-time basis or in a BOCES or other approved vocational program; provides criteria for eligibility, and limits on amounts and durations for any such awards.

S5821 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5821 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5821

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. METZGER -- 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  eligibility  for  the
  New York state excelsior scholarship for certain part-time applicants

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 1, 2 and 3 of section 669-h of  the  education
law,  subdivisions  1 and 2 as amended by section 1 of part T of chapter
56 of the laws of 2018 and subdivision 3 as added by section 1  of  part
HHH of chapter 59 of the laws of 2017, are amended and a new subdivision
2-a is added to read as follows:
  1.  Eligibility.  An  excelsior  scholarship award shall be made to an
applicant who: (a) is matriculated in an approved program leading to  an
undergraduate  degree  at  a New York state public institution of higher
education, WHICH FOR THE PURPOSES OF  THIS  SECTION  SHALL  INCLUDE  ALL
TWO-YEAR  AND FOUR-YEAR COLLEGES OPERATED BY THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW
YORK OR THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK; (b) if enrolled in (i) a public
institution of higher education prior to application, has  completed  at
least  [thirty]  TWENTY-FOUR  combined credits per year IF ENROLLED ON A
FULL-TIME BASIS OR AT LEAST TWELVE COMBINED CREDITS PER YEAR IF ENROLLED
ON A PART-TIME BASIS following the student's start date, or  its  equiv-
alent,  applicable to his or her program or programs of study or (ii) an
institution of higher education prior to application, has  completed  at
least  [thirty]  TWENTY-FOUR  combined credits per year IF ENROLLED ON A
FULL-TIME BASIS OR AT LEAST TWELVE COMBINED CREDITS PER YEAR IF ENROLLED
ON A PART-TIME BASIS following the student's start date, or  its  equiv-
alent,  applicable  to his or her program or programs of study and which
were accepted upon transfer to a public institution of higher education;
(c) enrolls in at least twelve credits per  semester  and  completes  at
least  [thirty]  TWENTY-FOUR  combined credits per year IF ENROLLED ON A
FULL-TIME BASIS OR AT LEAST SIX CREDITS IF ENROLLED ON A PART-TIME BASIS

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

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