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  • NJ A4688
  • Allows students to use certain grant awards during summer session.
Introduced
(3/16/2017)
In Committee
(3/16/2017)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill provides that a student may elect to use a portion of a tuition aid grant (TAG) award, or an opportunity grant funded through the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF), during the summer session following the academic year for courses that fulfill graduation requirements or award credits in the student's academic major. The student would be responsible for notifying the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA), in the case of TAG, or the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education, in the case of EOF, of the intent to use a portion of the award during the summer. HESAA or the secretary, as appropriate, would adjust the amount of the student's award that will be disbursed during the academic year, and notify the student that using a portion of the grant during the summer session will reduce the amount of the award that will be disbursed during the academic year. HESAA or the secretary, as appropriate, would also be required to annually report the number of students who did and did not use a portion of a grant award to enroll in courses during the summer, and the number and percent of these students who graduated within 100 percent and 150 percent of normal completion time. This bill implements a recommendation of the College Affordability Study Commission which released its final report in September 2016.
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Introduced, Referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee  (on 3/16/2017)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
3/16/2017 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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