Medical education review committee.
There is created a medical education review committee consisting of 9 members as follows. Seven members shall be appointed by the governor for staggered 5-year terms, and shall be selected from citizens with broad knowledge of medical education who are currently not associated with either of the medical schools of this state. The remaining members of the committee shall be the president of the university of Wisconsin system or a designee, and the president of the medical college of Wisconsin, inc. or a designee.
The medical education review committee shall:
Stimulate the development of cooperative programs by the medical college of Wisconsin, inc. and the university of Wisconsin-Madison medical school, and advise the governor and legislature on the viability of such cooperative arrangements.
Develop basic information on the potential resources for medical education in this state. Each school shall provide such information and data as the committee requires.
After studying the resources available and needs for hospital affiliations throughout the state, prepare a statewide plan for such affiliations in consultation with the 2 medical schools and various hospitals, and review and approve or disapprove all proposed affiliations on the basis of the plan. Costs incurred directly and indirectly in support of nonapproved affiliations implemented after approval of a statewide affiliation plan cannot be included under any state program receiving state funding in whole or in part.
Encourage the development of continuing education programs for practicing physicians in this state, including communication links with outlying regions of the state that would allow practitioners to have access to their medical schools.
Encourage and review the development of training programs in relation to the state's health work force needs.
Encourage the development of joint or cooperative programs for training of allied health personnel and the development of accelerated bachelor of science and doctor of medicine training programs.
Encourage the development of systems for cross registration of students for specialized courses.
Stimulate the development of joint research and patient care programs that would most effectively apply the resources of both schools and avoid duplication of expensive equipment and personnel, and help attract resources for such developments and projects.
Draw upon existing executive, legislative and agency personnel for the provision of staff services to the committee. Any necessary and reasonable expenses incurred by the committee shall be paid from the appropriation under s. 20.435 (1) (a)
Provide upon request of the governor, the joint committee on finance, or on its own initiative analyses and recommendations on policy issues in the broad field of medical education in the state.
HIGHER EDUCATIONAL AIDS
In this subchapter, "department" means the department of education.
History: 1995 a. 27
Powers and duties. 39.28(1)(1)
The department shall administer the programs under this subchapter and may promulgate such rules as are necessary to carry out its functions. The department may accept and use any funds which it receives from participating institutions, lenders or agencies. The department may enter into such contracts as are necessary to carry out its functions under this subchapter.
The department shall establish plans to be administered by the department for participation by this state under any federal acts relating to higher education and submit them to the U.S. commissioner of education for the commissioner's approval. The department may utilize such criteria for determination of priorities, participation or purpose as are delineated in the federal acts.
The department may assign, sell, convey or repurchase student loans made under s. 39.32
subject to prior approval by the joint committee on finance.
Education commission review of proposed formulae. 39.285(1)(1)
By May 1, 1996, and annually thereafter, the education commission shall approve, modify or disapprove any proposed formula for the awarding of grants for the upcoming academic year submitted under sub. (2)
or s. 36.11 (6) (c)
or 38.04 (7m)
By April 10, 1996, and annually thereafter, the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities shall develop and submit to the education commission for its review under sub. (1)
a proposed formula for the awarding of grants under s. 39.30
for the upcoming academic year to students enrolled at private institutions of higher education.
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In this section:
An "accredited" institution is an institution accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or by the board of nursing pursuant to s. 441.01 (4)
, or, if not so accredited, is a nonprofit institution of higher education whose credits are accepted on transfer by not less than 3 institutions which are so accredited, on the same basis as if transferred from an institution so accredited.
"Resident student" shall be determined under s. 36.27
, so far as applicable.
A resident student enrolled at least half-time and registered as a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior in an accredited, nonprofit, post high school, educational institution in this state shall be eligible for grants under this section for each semester of attendance, but:
No student shall be eligible for grants in more than the equivalent of 10 semesters of undergraduate education.
A student shall be and shall remain eligible for grants provided the student meets acceptable academic standards prescribed by the student's institution.
No grant shall be awarded to members of religious orders who are pursuing a course of study leading to a degree in theology, divinity or religious education.
The department may not make a grant to a student if the department receives a certification under s. 49.855 (7)
that the student is delinquent in child support or maintenance payments or owes past support, medical expenses or birth expenses.
No grants may be awarded under this section unless the applicable formula submitted under s. 39.285 (2)
is approved or modified by the education commission under s. 39.285 (1)
(3) Basis of grants.
The grant to be paid to a resident student enrolled at least half-time and registered as a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior after August 1, 1979, shall be determined under pars. (a)
From the total tuition charged the student by the institution, subtract the amount of the resident academic fee charged at the Madison campus of the university of Wisconsin system.
Divide the amount determined in par. (a)
by the student's total cost of attending the postsecondary institution.
Multiply the percentage calculated in par. (b)
times the student's expected family contribution which has been determined using the same analysis as that used to determine the expected family contribution of students applying for Wisconsin higher education grants under s. 39.435
Subtract the amount determined in par. (c)
from the amount determined in par. (a)
to arrive at the amount of the grant. No grant may exceed $1,086 per semester or a prorated amount in the case of a quarter or trimester institution, or $2,172 per academic year. Grants under this section may not be less than $250 during any one academic year.
The department shall establish criteria for the treatment of financially independent students which are consistent with procedures in pars. (a)
The department may not make initial awards of grants under this section for an academic year in an amount that exceeds 122% of the amount appropriated under s. 20.235 (1) (b)
for the fiscal year in which the grant may be paid.
The department shall prescribe, furnish and make available, at locations in the state convenient to the public, application forms for grants under this section. Upon request, the department shall advise and assist applicants in making out such forms.
Students who attend VTAE institutions are eligible for tuition grants under this section. 66 Atty. Gen. 182.
Determination of student costs.
In determining a student's total cost of attending a postsecondary institution for the purpose of calculating the amount of a grant under s. 39.30
the department shall include the following:
The cost of tuition, fees, books and educational supplies.
Miscellaneous expenses, as determined by the department.
The cost of child care, as determined by the department.
History: 1987 a. 27
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Student loans. 39.32(1)(a)
"Institution of higher education" means an educational institution meeting the requirements of P.L. 89-329
for institutions covered therein and of P.L. 89-287
for business, trade, technical or vocational schools and full-time post-high school technical colleges in this state.
"Resident student" shall be determined under s. 36.27
, so far as applicable.
Make and authorize loans to be made to resident students who have satisfactory academic records, who need financial assistance and who are desirous of attending institutions of higher education, when such loans are to assist them in meeting expenses of post-high school education in accordance with this section.
Establish standards and methods for determining the amount of loans, rates of interest, financial need and other administrative procedures consistent with P.L. 89-329
and P.L. 89-287
The department may make and authorize loans to be made to students if:
The student is enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an institution of higher education.
The student's eligibility for a loan is certified to the department by the institution of higher education in which the student is enrolled or has been accepted for enrollment.
The student has a satisfactory academic record.
The student needs financial assistance.
The student is not in default on any previous loan or the department has determined that the student has made satisfactory arrangements to repay the defaulted loan.
Loans may be made to minors and minority shall not be a defense to the collection of the debt.
The department may collect any loans made or authorized to be made by the department pursuant to this section or made prior to July 1, 1966, under s. 49.42
, 1963 stats.
The department shall satisfy the loan of any student who obtained a loan under this section or s. 39.023
, 1965 stats., between July 1, 1966, and December 15, 1968, where such student died or dies after July 1, 1966, and before completing repayment thereof, and shall write off the balance of principal and interest owing on the loan on the date it received confirmation of such student's death. Obligation to repay such a loan shall terminate on the date of the student's death and any payments made thereon to the department after such date shall be refunded to the payor or the payor's heirs, executor or administrator from the appropriation in s. 20.235 (2) (ba)
upon receipt by the department of an application for refund.
The department may write off defaulted student loans made pursuant to this section or made prior to July 1, 1966, under s. 49.42
, 1963 stats., from moneys other than advances from the investment board originally appropriated for student loans, and from moneys other than moneys resulting from assignment, sale or conveyance of student loans.
The department may use up to $150,000 annually of student revenue bond proceeds for the purpose of consolidating loans for needy students who have a state direct loan and one or more federally guaranteed student loans from one or more private lenders.
The department may enter into contractual agreements with lenders in this state and lenders in other states which grant loans to residents of this state, and with institutions and agencies wherein the department may provide and furnish to such lenders, institutions and agencies administrative services related to the operation of any programs involving the granting of loans to students including but not limited to any and all services and functions related to the granting, administering and collecting of any loans made to students.
The department shall have all powers as are reasonably appropriate to the provision of such services and the performance of such contracts and may include charges or fees to be paid by the lenders, institutions and agencies to the department for the provision of such administrative services or any services or activities related to the collection of any student loans for which the department may become responsible by operation of law or by contractual agreements under this paragraph, but such charges or fees, before being instituted by the department, shall be approved by the secretary of administration.
In lieu of the procedure under ch. 812
, the department, on behalf of the corporation under s. 39.33
, or the corporation, on its own behalf, may certify the department of administration to deduct money from a state employe's earnings. The department shall specify an amount, not to exceed 25% of the employe's disposable earnings, as defined in s. 812.30 (6)
, to be deducted on a continuing basis until the amount certified by the department or corporation has been paid. The department of administration shall remit moneys deducted to the department or the corporation.
The procedure in this section may be used only if the amount owed to the department or corporation is reduced to a judgment. At least 30 days prior to certification, the department or corporation shall notify the debtor under s. 879.05 (2)
of the intent to certify the debt to the department of administration and of the debtor's right to a contested case hearing before the department under s. 227.42
. If the debtor requests a hearing within 20 days after receiving notice, the department shall notify the department of administration which shall not make deductions under par. (a)
until a decision is reached under s. 227.47
or the case is otherwise concluded.
The department of administration shall prescribe the manner and form for certification of debts by the department or corporation under this subsection.
See note to Art. X, sec. 8, citing 65 Atty. Gen. 28.
Wisconsin health education loan program. 39.325(1)(1)
There is established, to be administered by the department, a Wisconsin health education loan program under P.L. 94-484
, on July 29, 1979, in order to provide financial aid to medical and dentistry students enrolled in the university of Wisconsin medical school, the medical college of Wisconsin or Marquette university school of dentistry.
The department shall lend to students who qualify under sub. (1)
any moneys appropriated or authorized through the issuance of revenue obligations. The department shall require a student borrowing moneys under this section to pay interest while in medical or dental school and during his or her residency training at the rate of at least 3% per year on the sum of the principal amount of the student's obligation and the accumulated interest, unless federal law provides otherwise as a condition of guaranteeing the loan. Principal and interest payable on maturing revenue obligations shall, when necessary, be paid from funded reserves, authorized under subch. II of ch. 18
, or from moneys made available under chapter 20, laws of 1981, section 2022 (1)
The department shall promulgate rules and establish standards and methods of determining the amounts of loans, rates of interest and other administrative procedures consistent with P.L. 94-484
, on July 29, 1979. The rates of interest shall be set as low as possible, but shall remain sufficient to cover all costs of the program under this section.
Guaranteed student loan program. 39.33(1)
The department may organize and maintain a nonstock corporation under ch. 181
to provide for a guaranteed student loan program in this state under P.L. 89-287
and P.L. 89-329
as may from time to time be amended. The department may make use of and pay for the use of the facilities and services of such corporation.
The department may provide administrative services for the nonstock corporation with which the department has entered into a contractual agreement for purposes of providing for a guaranteed student loan program in this state. Services provided under this section shall be in accordance with the decision of the department as to the type and scope of services requested and the civil service range of any employe assigned to them.
The department or the legislature or any person delegated by the legislature may inspect and examine or cause an inspection and examination of all records relating to all programs that are, or are to be, administered under contractual agreement between the department and the corporation.
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