HB 2426 Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program; changes student eligibility, renewal, amount of grants.
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Summary as introduced:
Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program; eligibility; renewal; amount of grants. Changes the student eligibility criteria for Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program grants by removing the requirement that the recipient be a dependent and by requiring the recipient to be enrolled full time. The bill places the following condition of renewal of Program grants: (i) no recipient shall receive a subsequent grant until he has satisfied the requirements to advance to the next class level; (ii) no recipient shall receive more than one year of support per class level for a maximum total of two years of support at an associate-degree-granting public institution of higher education or more than one year of support per class level for a maximum total of four years of support at a baccalaureate public institution of higher education; and (iii) no recipient shall receive more than a combined lifetime total of four years of support. The bill permits public institutions of higher education to use Program funds to provide larger awards to students in a higher class level or to students who enroll in 15 or more credit hours per semester. The provisions of the bill become effective beginning with the first-time entering freshman class of the fall 2018 academic year.

Full text:
01/19/17  House: Presented and ordered printed 17101499D  pdf | impact statement

Status:
01/19/17  House: Presented and ordered printed 17101499D
01/19/17  House: Referred to Committee on Education
01/25/17  House: Referred from Education by voice vote
01/25/17  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/25/17  House: Assigned App. sub: Higher Education
01/30/17  House: Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB2427-Cox) by voice vote
02/01/17  House: Incorporated by Appropriations (HB2427-Cox) by voice vote