A10345 Summary:

COSPNSRLupardo, Otis, Lupinacci, Seawright, Gottfried, Crespo, Jaffee, Cahill, Ra, Blake, Walker
MLTSPNSRCook, Englebright, Hooper, Sepulveda
Add §669-h, Ed L
Relates to the creation of the adult student grant program.
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A10345 Actions:

05/23/2016referred to higher education
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A10345 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      May 23, 2016
        Introduced  by M. of A. SIMON -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Higher Education
        AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation  to  creating  the  adult
          student grant program
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section  669-h
     2  to read as follows:
     3    §  669-h.  The  adult  student  grant  program.  1. Purpose. The adult
     4  student grant program is hereby created to provide financial aid  grants
     5  to adults returning to college or seeking career education and training.
     6    2.  Definitions.  a. "Good academic standing" for the purposes of this
     7  section means retaining a minimum grade point  average  of  2.5  or  the
     8  equivalent.
     9    b.  "Participating institution" for the purposes of this section means
    10  any institution of higher education that is included in  the  University
    11  of  the  State of New York as enumerated in section two hundred fourteen
    12  of this title.
    13    c. "Cost of attendance" shall mean tuition, required fees,  laboratory
    14  and  other  instruction  related to expenses, books, transportation, and
    15  room and board.
    16    3. Eligibility. The adult student grant program shall be available  to
    17  those persons:
    18    a.  who  are  (i)  a  citizen  of  the United States, or (ii) an alien
    19  lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States, or (iii)
    20  an individual of a class of refugees paroled by the attorney general  of
    21  the  United  States  under his or her parole authority pertaining to the
    22  admission of aliens to the United States;
    23    b. who remain in good academic standing;
    24    c. who attend a participating institution for at least three  semester
    25  hours;
    26    d.  who  are not eligible for awards under sections six hundred sixty-
    27  six, six hundred sixty-seven, or six hundred sixty-seven-c of this part;
    28  and
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1    e. who have been either a legal resident of the state for at least one
     2  year immediately preceding the beginning of  the  semester,  quarter  or
     3  term  of  attendance  for  which application for the adult student grant
     4  program is made. Notwithstanding any other provision of this article  to
     5  the  contrary,  the New York state residency eligibility requirement for
     6  this program is waived for a member, or the spouse  or  dependent  of  a
     7  member,  of  the  armed  forces of the United States on full-time active
     8  duty and stationed in this state.
     9    4. Grants. The annual adult student grants shall be for an  amount  up
    10  to  one  thousand five hundred dollars or the cost of tuition, whichever
    11  is less. In no event shall the amount of the  annual  grant  exceed  the
    12  recipient's  cost  of attendance at the institution attended. The corpo-
    13  ration shall provide such grants within  the  amounts  appropriated  for
    14  such  purpose  and based on the availability of funds. A recipient shall
    15  receive no more than six thousand dollars in adult student grants.
    16    5. Priority. Priority will be given  to  applicants  that  demonstrate
    17  financial need as determined by the corporation.
    18    6.  Rules. The corporation is authorized to promulgate rules and regu-
    19  lations, and may promulgate emergency  regulations,  for  the  necessary
    20  implementation of the provisions of this section.
    21    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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