The bill allows an individual to receive annual grants for no more than five
consecutive years in amounts equal to 10 percent of the difference between the total
amount of nonresident tuition the educational institution charged the individual

and the total amount of resident tuition the educational institution would have
charged the individual if the individual had been a resident. If an individual who
receives a grant ceases to reside or be employed in Wisconsin, or has an annual gross
income of less than $40,000, the bill provides that the individual is not eligible for
any additional grants.
The bill requires HEAB to promulgate rules establishing requirements and
procedures for applying for and making the grants. The bill includes a sunset date
that provides that HEAB may not award a grant ten years after the program begins.
No later than eight years after the program begins, the bill requires HEAB to submit
a report to the legislature evaluating the success of the program. The bill allows
HEAB to obtain nonresident tuition amounts for graduates specified by HEAB from
technical colleges and UW institutions.
Finally, the bill imposes duties on DWD. DWD must develop a logo for
businesses to publicize on their websites that they have employed individuals who
are eligible for grants under the program established under the bill. DWD must also
establish requirements for allowing businesses to display the logo on their websites.
In addition, DWD must publicize and maintain on its job center website information
about the program and job openings submitted by businesses that are available for
individuals who are eligible for grants under the program.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB174,1 1Section 1. 20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert
2the following amounts for the purposes indicated: - See PDF for table PDF - See PDF for table PDF
AB174,2 3Section 2. 20.235 (1) (fr) of the statutes is created to read:
AB174,3,24 20.235 (1) (fr) Tuition repayment incentive program. The amounts in the
5schedule for administering and making grants under the program established under
6s. 39.52 (2) (a). No moneys may be expended from the appropriation under this

1paragraph after the first day of the 120th month beginning after the effective date
2of this paragraph .... [LRB inserts date], except moneys encumbered before that date.
AB174,3 3Section 3. 39.52 of the statutes is created to read:
AB174,3,4 439.52 Tuition repayment incentive program. (1) In this section:
AB174,3,55 (a) “Complete an educational program” means one of the following:
AB174,3,96 1. For an individual who attended a technical college, to obtain an associate
7degree or technical diploma from the technical college or successfully complete all the
8requirements of an apprenticeship program, as defined in s. 106.001 (4), that
9includes related instruction provided by the technical college.
AB174,3,1110 2. For an individual who attended a University of Wisconsin institution, to
11obtain an associate or bachelor's degree at the institution.
AB174,3,1312 (b) “Eligible institution” means a University of Wisconsin institution or a
13technical college within the technical college system.
AB174,3,1514 (c) “Federal system” means the National Student Loan Data System
15administered by the U.S. Department of Education or its successor.
AB174,3,1716 (d) “Graduate” means an individual who has completed an educational
17program.
AB174,3,1918 (e) “University of Wisconsin institution” means a college campus, as defined in
19s. 36.05 (6m), or a university, as defined in s. 36.05 (13).
AB174,3,23 20(2) (a) The board shall establish a program for making annual grants in
21amounts specified in sub. (3) to an individual who was charged nonresident tuition
22by an eligible institution and completed an educational program at the institution
23after July 1, 2019, if he or she satisfies all of the following:
AB174,3,2524 1. The individual has continuously resided and been employed in this state for
25a period of at least 2 years after completion of the educational program.
AB174,4,1
12. The individual has a gross monthly income of at least $3,333.
AB174,4,32 3. All federal loans to the individual that are included in the federal system are
3shown by the federal system to be in good standing.
AB174,4,84 (b) An individual is eligible for an annual grant under the program established
5under par. (a) for not more than 5 consecutive years. If an individual who receives
6an annual grant under the program ceases to reside or be employed in this state, or
7has a gross annual income of less than $40,000, the individual is not eligible for any
8additional grant under the program.
AB174,4,149 (c) If the board submits to the department of revenue or the department of
10workforce development a request for data regarding an applicant for a grant under
11the program established under par. (a), the department to which the request is
12submitted shall provide the board with any information in the department's
13possession related to the applicant's employment, income, or residency that may
14assist the board in determining the applicant's eligibility for the program.
AB174,4,20 15(3) The amount of an annual grant to an individual under the program
16established under sub. (2) (a) is equal to 10 percent of the difference between the total
17amount of nonresident tuition an eligible institution charged the individual in
18connection with the individual completing an educational program and the total
19amount of resident tuition the eligible institution would have charged the individual
20if the individual had been a resident.
AB174,4,23 21(4) The board shall promulgate rules establishing requirements and
22procedures for applying for and making grants under the program established under
23sub. (2) (a).
AB174,5,3
1(5) Upon request by the board, for graduates specified by the board, an eligible
2institution shall report to the board the total nonresident tuition paid in excess of the
3resident tuition rate.
AB174,5,8 4(6) No later than the first day of the 96th month beginning after the effective
5date of this subsection .... [LRB inserts date], the board shall submit to the standing
6committees of the legislature with jurisdiction over higher education and workforce
7development matters a report under s. 13.172 (3) that evaluates the success of the
8program established under sub. (2) (a).
AB174,5,11 9(7) The board may not award a grant under sub. (2) (a) after the first day of the
10120th month beginning after the effective date of this subsection .... [LRB inserts
11date].
AB174,4 12Section 4. 103.005 (22) of the statutes is created to read:
AB174,5,1713 103.005 (22) The department shall develop a logo for businesses to publicize
14on their websites that they have employed individuals who are eligible for grants
15under the tuition repayment incentive program established by the higher
16educational aids board under s. 39.52 (2) (a). The department shall establish
17requirements for allowing businesses to display the logo on their websites.
AB174,5 18Section 5. 106.14 (3) of the statutes is created to read:
AB174,5,2019 106.14 (3) The department shall publicize and maintain on its job center
20website all of the following:
AB174,5,2221 (a) Information about the tuition repayment incentive program established by
22the higher educational aids board under s. 39.52 (2).
AB174,5,2423 (b) Job openings submitted by businesses that are available for individuals who
24are eligible for grants under the program specified under par. (a).
AB174,6 25Section 6. Nonstatutory provisions.
AB174,6,4
1(1) Position authorization. The authorized FTE positions for the higher
2educational aids board are increased by 1.0 GPR position on the effective date of this
3subsection, to be funded from the appropriation under s. 20.235 (1) (fr), for the
4purpose of administering the program established under s. 39.52 (2) (a).
AB174,7 5Section 7. Effective date.
AB174,6,76 (1) This act takes effect on July 1, 2019, or on the 2nd day after publication of
7the 2019-21 biennial budget act, whichever is later.
AB174,6,88 (End)
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