S08052 Summary:

Add §667-c-2, Ed L
Authorizes tuition assistance program awards for students enrolled in short-term credential programs offered by certain public institutions.
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S08052 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 21, 2022
        Introduced  by  Sen. REICHLIN-MELNICK -- 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  authorizing  tuition
          assistance  program awards for students enrolled in short-term creden-
          tial programs offered by certain public institutions

          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
     2  667-c-2 to read as follows:
     3    § 667-c-2. Short-term credential tuition assistance program awards. 1.
     4  Notwithstanding any  law,  rule or regulation to the contrary, the pres-
     5  ident of the higher education services corporation is authorized to make
     6  tuition assistance program awards to  students  enrolled  in  short-term
     7  credential  programs offered by the state university of New York (SUNY),
     8  a community college established  pursuant to article one  hundred  twen-
     9  ty-six  of  this  chapter, the city university of  New York (CUNY), or a
    10  board of cooperative educational services established pursuant to  arti-
    11  cle forty of this chapter, who meet all requirements for tuition assist-
    12  ance program awards.
    13    2.  For  purposes  of this section, a short-term credential program is
    14  one that:
    15    a. provides not less than one hundred fifty, and  not  more  than  six
    16  hundred,  clock  hours  of  instructional time over a period of not less
    17  than eight weeks and not more than fifteen weeks;
    18     b. provides training aligned with  the  requirements  of  high-skill,
    19  high-wage, or in-demand industry sectors or occupations in the state, as
    20  determined  by  the commissioner, in consultation with the department of
    21  labor; and
    22    c. provides a student, upon completion of the program, with  a  recog-
    23  nized  postsecondary  credential  that is recognized by employers in the
    24  relevant industry,  including  credentials  recognized  by  industry  or
    25  sector partnerships in the relevant industry in the state;
    26    3.  a.  For  students  enrolled  in a short-term credential program as
    27  defined in this section, the award shall be calculated  as  provided  in
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  section  six  hundred  sixty-seven  of  this  article and shall be in an
     2  amount equal to the enrollment factor percent of the award  the  student
     3  would have been eligible for if the student were enrolled full-time at a
     4  degree-granting institution or registered not-for-profit business school
     5  qualified  for  tax  exemption under section 501(c)(3)   of the internal
     6  revenue code for federal income  tax  purposes.  The  enrollment  factor
     7  percent  is  the percentage obtained by dividing the number of hours the
     8  student is enrolled in, as certified by the school,  by  the  number  of
     9  hours  required for full-time study, at a degree-granting institution or
    10  registered not-for-profit  business school qualified for  tax  exemption
    11  under  section  501(c)(3)    of    the internal revenue code for federal
    12  income tax purposes, for a semester, quarter, or term, as defined by the
    13  commissioner.
    14    b. Any award a student receives pursuant  to  this  section  shall  be
    15  counted  as the enrollment factor percent of a semester, quarter or term
    16  toward the maximum term of eligibility  for  tuition  assistance  awards
    17  pursuant  to  section six hundred sixty-seven of this article. The total
    18  period of study for which payment may  be  made  shall  not  exceed  the
    19  equivalent of the maximum period authorized for that award.
    20    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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