PA 12-94—SB 43

Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee

AN ACT REQUIRING THE SUBMISSION OF INFORMATION CONCERNING STUDENTS RECEIVING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE CONNECTICUT INDEPENDENT STUDENT GRANT PROGRAM, CONNECTICUT AID TO PUBLIC COLLEGE STUDENTS GRANT PROGRAM AND CAPITOL SCHOLARSHIP GRANT PROGRAM

SUMMARY: This act requires higher education institutions, by October 1, 2012 and annually thereafter, to submit to the Office of Financial and Academic Affairs for Higher Education (OFAAHE) information on students receiving assistance through the Connecticut Independent College Student Grant (CICSG) program, Connecticut Aid to Public College Students (CAPCS) program, or Capitol Scholarship grant program. It prohibits institutions that do not submit the information in any year from participating in the programs in the following fiscal year.

The information the institution must submit each year is for assistance students received in the academic year ending on or before the previous June 30. It must be in a form prescribed by OFAAHE and include each recipient's (1) year of birth; (2) home town; (3) cumulative grade point average; (4) expected graduation date; and (5) expected family contribution towards educational costs, as determined by a needs analysis system approved by the U. S. Department of Education. It must also include a detailed breakdown of financial assistance that each student received from all sources.

Lastly, the act requires OFAAHE to submit reports on the information it collects to the Appropriations and Higher Education committees as needed or requested (presumably by the committees).

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2012

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