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SECTION 6455
Collegiate science and technology entry program
Education (EDN) CHAPTER 16, TITLE 7, ARTICLE 130
§ 6455. Collegiate science and technology entry program. 1. General
requirements. The commissioner shall award grants to degree-granting
institutions in New York or to consortia of such institutions to be used
for the purpose of increasing access by minority or disadvantaged
students to academic programs that have been registered by the
commissioner and that prepare students either for licensure in the
professions or for employment in scientific and technical fields.

2. Undergraduate programs. (a) (i) Undergraduate science and
technology entry program moneys may be used for tutoring, counseling,
remedial and special summer courses, supplemental financial assistance,
program administration, and other activities which the commissioner may
deem appropriate. To be eligible for undergraduate collegiate science
and technology entry program support, a student must be a resident of
New York, or meet the requirements of subparagraph (ii) of this
paragraph, and must be either economically disadvantaged or from a
minority group historically under represented in the scientific,
technical, health and health-related professions, and must demonstrate
interest in and a potential for a professional career if provided
special services. Eligible students must be in good academic standing,
enrolled full time in an approved, undergraduate level program of study,
as defined by the regents.

(ii) An applicant who is not a legal resident of New York state, but
who is a United States citizen, a permanent lawful resident, an
individual who is granted U or T non-immigrant status pursuant to the
Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000, a person
granted temporary protected status pursuant to the Federal Immigration
Act of 1990, an individual of a class of refugees paroled by the
attorney general of the United States under his or her parole authority
pertaining to the admission of aliens to the United States, or an
applicant without lawful immigration status, shall be eligible for an
award at the undergraduate level of study provided that the student:

(1) attended a registered New York state high school for two or more
years, graduated from a registered New York state high school and
applied for attendance at the institution of higher education for the
undergraduate study for which an award is sought within five years of
receiving a New York state high school diploma; or

(2) attended an approved New York state program for a state high
school equivalency diploma, received a state high school equivalency
diploma and applied for attendance at the institution of higher
education for the undergraduate study for which an award is sought
within five years of receiving a state high school equivalency diploma;
or

(3) is otherwise eligible for the payment of tuition and fees at a
rate no greater than that imposed for resident students of the state
university of New York, the city university of New York or community
colleges as prescribed in subparagraph eight of paragraph h of
subdivision two of section three hundred fifty-five or paragraph (a) of
subdivision seven of section sixty-two hundred six of this chapter.

Provided, further, that a student without lawful immigration status
shall also be required to file an affidavit with such institution of
higher education stating that the student has filed an application to
legalize his or her immigration status, or will file such an application
as soon as he or she is eligible to do so.

(b) Applications for funding shall be submitted by eligible
institutions to the department in accordance with requirements
established by the commissioner. Priority consideration shall be given
to institutions which coordinate their efforts to increase minority
access with similar activities for programs at the secondary level in
accordance with this section. Grants shall be awarded based on criteria
established by the commissioner.

3. Graduate programs. (a) (i) Graduate science and technology entry
program moneys may be used for recruitment, academic enrichment, career
planning, supplemental financial assistance, review for licensing
examinations, program administration, and other activities which the
commissioner may deem appropriate. To be eligible for graduate
collegiate science and technology entry program support, a student must
be a resident of New York, or meet the requirements of subparagraph (ii)
of this paragraph, and must be either economically disadvantaged or from
a minority group historically underrepresented in the scientific,
technical and health-related professions. Eligible students must be in
good academic standing, enrolled full time in an approved graduate level
program, as defined by the regents.

(ii) An applicant who is not a legal resident of New York state, but
either is a United States citizen, a permanent lawful resident, an
individual who is granted U or T non-immigrant status pursuant to the
Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000, a person
granted temporary protected status pursuant to the Federal Immigration
Act of 1990, an individual of a class of refugees paroled by the
attorney general of the United States under his or her parole authority
pertaining to the admission of aliens to the United States, or an
applicant without lawful immigration status shall be eligible for an
award at the graduate level of study provided that the student:

(1) attended a registered approved New York state high school for two
or more years, graduated from a registered New York state high school
and applied for attendance at the institution of higher education for
the graduate study for which an award is sought within ten years of
receiving a New York state high school diploma; or

(2) attended an approved New York state program for a state high
school equivalency diploma, received a state high school equivalency
diploma and applied for attendance at the institution of higher
education for the graduate study for which an award is sought within ten
years of receiving a state high school equivalency diploma; or

(3) is otherwise eligible for the payment of tuition and fees at a
rate no greater than that imposed for resident students of the state
university of New York, the city university of New York or community
colleges as prescribed in subparagraph eight of paragraph h of
subdivision two of section three hundred fifty-five or paragraph (a) of
subdivision seven of section sixty-two hundred six of this chapter.

Provided, further, that a student without lawful immigration status
shall also be required to file an affidavit with such institution of
higher education stating that the student has filed an application to
legalize his or her immigration status, or will file such an application
as soon as he or she is eligible to do so.

(b) Applications for funding shall be made by eligible institutions in
accordance with requirements established by the commissioner. Grants
shall be awarded based on criteria established by the commissioner.
Priority consideration shall be given to institutions which coordinate
their efforts to increase minority access with similar activities at the
undergraduate level.

4. Reporting requirements. Institutions participating in the science
and technology entry program shall submit to the commissioner such
reports or other information as he shall require. The commissioner shall
prepare for the board of regents an annual report of the activities of
institutions which receive state funds pursuant to this section
concerning, but not limited to, the effectiveness of the programs, the
numbers of students served, and future plans.