39.415(3)(c)3. 3. Designate not more than 10 seniors nominated under par. (b) as scholars.
39.415(3)(c)4. 4. For each public, private, or tribal high school with an enrollment of at least 80 pupils, notify the school board of the school district operating the public high school or the governing body of the private or tribal high school of the number of scholars to be designated under par. (a).
39.415(3)(c)5. 5. For each public, private, or tribal high school with an enrollment of fewer than 80 pupils, notify the school board of the school district operating the public high school or the governing body of the private or tribal high school that the school board or governing body may nominate a senior under par. (b) who may be designated as a scholar by the executive secretary.
39.415(3)(d) (d) By February 25 of each school year, if 2 or more seniors from the same high school of at least 80 pupils have the same level of proficiency in technical education subjects and, except for the limitation on the number of designated scholars, are otherwise eligible for designation under par. (a), the faculty of the high school shall select the applicable number of seniors for designation under par. (a) as scholars and shall select, in order of priority, any remaining seniors with the same level of proficiency as alternates for the scholars or, if there is no remaining senior with the same level of proficiency, any remaining seniors with the next highest level of proficiency as alternates for the scholars. If a senior from that high school who is designated as a scholar under par. (a) does not qualify for a higher education scholarship under sub. (4) (a), an alternate for the scholar with the same level of proficiency as any senior from that high school designated as a scholar under par. (a) shall be eligible for a higher education scholarship under sub. (4) (a) until the scholarship may be awarded by the board. If an alternate with the same level of proficiency as a scholar under par. (a) does not qualify for a higher education scholarship under sub. (4) (a), an alternate with the next highest level of proficiency shall be eligible for a higher education scholarship under sub. (4) (a) until the scholarship may be awarded by the board.
39.415(3)(e) (e) If 2 or more seniors from the same high school of fewer than 80 pupils have the same level of proficiency in technical education subjects and, except for the limitation of one nominated senior, are otherwise eligible for nomination under par. (b), the faculty of the high school shall select the senior who may be nominated by the school board of the school district operating the public high school or the governing body of the private or tribal high school for designation under par. (b) as a scholar by the executive secretary. If that senior is designated as a scholar by the executive secretary, but does not qualify for a higher education scholarship under sub. (4) (a), the faculty of the high school shall select, in order of priority, one or more of the remaining seniors with the same level of proficiency for nomination as a scholar or, if there is no remaining senior with the same level of proficiency, one or more of the remaining seniors with the next highest level of proficiency for nomination as a scholar, and the school board of the school district operating the high school or the governing body of the private or tribal high school shall nominate under par. (b) one or more of these seniors as eligible for a higher education scholarship under sub. (4) (a) until the scholarship may be awarded by the board.
39.415(3)(f) (f) If 2 or more seniors from the school operated by the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired have the same level of proficiency in technical education subjects and, except for the limitation of one designated senior, are otherwise eligible for designation under par. (c) 1., the executive secretary shall make the designation under par. (c) 1. of the senior who may be eligible for a higher education scholarship under sub. (4) (a). If that senior does not qualify for a higher education scholarship under sub. (4) (a), the executive secretary shall designate, in order of priority, one or more of the remaining seniors with the same level of proficiency, or, if there is no remaining senior with the same level of proficiency, one or more of the remaining seniors with the next highest level of proficiency as eligible for a higher education scholarship under sub. (4) (a) until the scholarship may be awarded by the board.
39.415(3)(g) (g) If 2 or more seniors from the school operated by the Wisconsin Educational Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing have the same level of proficiency in technical education subjects and, except for the limitation of one designated senior, are otherwise eligible for designation under par. (c) 2., the executive secretary shall make the designation under par. (c) 2. of the senior who may be eligible for a higher education scholarship under sub. (4) (a). If that senior does not qualify for a higher education scholarship under sub. (4) (a), the executive secretary shall designate, in order of priority, one or more of the remaining seniors with the same level of proficiency, or, if there is no remaining senior with the same level of proficiency, one or more of the remaining seniors with the next highest level of proficiency as eligible for a higher education scholarship under sub. (4) (a) until the scholarship may be awarded by the board.
39.415(3)(h) (h) Notwithstanding par. (a), if a high school of at least 80 pupils closes or merges, the school board of the school district operating the high school or the governing body of the private or tribal high school shall, subject to par. (d), for each of the 2 school years following the closure or merger, designate the same number of scholars from among the pupils enrolled in the high school at the time of closure or merger as the number of scholars designated for that high school in the school year the high school closed or merged. Any seniors designated under this paragraph shall be eligible for an original scholarship under this section.
39.415(4) (4)Technical college scholarships.
39.415(4)(a)(a) If a designated scholar under sub. (3) is admitted to and enrolls, on a full-time basis, by September 30 of the academic year immediately following the school year in which the senior was designated a scholar, in a technical college district school that is participating in the program under this section, the scholar shall receive a higher education scholarship in an amount not to exceed $2,250 per academic year.
39.415(4)(b) (b) For each academic year that a scholar who receives a scholarship under par. (a) is enrolled full time, maintains at least a 3.000 grade point average or the equivalent as determined by the district school, and makes satisfactory progress toward an associate degree, a bachelor's degree, or a vocational diploma, the student is eligible to receive a higher education scholarship as determined under par. (a) in the subsequent year or, if the scholar does not enroll in a participating district school in the subsequent year, in the 2nd year following the year in which the scholar received the scholarship. No scholar is eligible for a higher education scholarship for more than 3 years at a district school.
39.415(4)(c) (c) Subject to sub. (5), for each year the student receives a higher education scholarship under par. (a) or (b), the board shall pay the district school, on behalf of the student, an amount not to exceed $1,125 per academic year.
39.415(5) (5)Payments; match required.
39.415(5)(a)(a) The board shall make the payments under sub. (4) (c) only if the district school matches the amount of the payment from institutional funds, gifts, or grants.
39.415(5)(b) (b) The board shall make the payments under sub. (4) (c) from the appropriation under s. 20.235 (1) (fw).
39.415(6) (6)Notifications; approval; withdrawal.
39.415(6)(a)1.1. Each technical college district school that wishes to participate in the scholarship program under this section shall notify the board of its wish to participate in the program by October 1 prior to the academic year in which the school wishes to begin participation. The board shall approve for participation in the program a district school that provides notice under this subdivision of its wish to participate in the program. An approval under this subdivision remains valid until suspended or revoked by the board or until withdrawn by the school as provided under subd. 2.
39.415(6)(a)2. 2. If a district school that is approved under subd. 1. for participation in the scholarship program under this section subsequently wishes to no longer participate in the program, the school shall notify the board of this fact in writing by October 1 prior to the academic year in which the institution will no longer participate.
39.415(6)(b) (b) Each designated scholar who is eligible for an original higher education scholarship under sub. (4) (a) shall notify the board as soon as practicable of the district school he or she will be attending in the next academic year. Each designated scholar who is eligible for a subsequent higher education scholarship under sub. (4) (a) shall notify the board as soon as practicable whether he or she will be enrolling in a participating district school in the academic year immediately following the academic year in which he or she received an original or subsequent scholarship under sub. (4) (a), or in the 2nd academic year following that academic year, and of the district school in which he or she will be enrolling.
39.415(6)(c) (c) Annually, the board shall notify each scholar who will be attending a participating technical college district school in the next academic year of the amount of his or her higher education scholarship.
39.415(7) (7)Scholarships not to supplant other grant; exception.
39.415(7)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), a scholarship under this section shall not be used to supplant any other grant for which a student is eligible.
39.415(7)(b) (b) A student who receives a scholarship under this section is not eligible to receive a scholarship under s. 39.41.
39.415(8) (8)Annual report. By August 1, 2016, and annually thereafter, the board shall submit a report to the joint committee on finance evaluating the success of the program under this section. The report shall specify the number and amount of the scholarships awarded in the current fiscal year and the technical college district schools chosen by the scholarship recipients.
39.415(9) (9)Rules. The board shall promulgate rules to implement this section.
39.415 History History: 2013 a. 60.
39.42 39.42 Interstate agreements. The board, with the approval of the joint committee on finance, or the governing boards of any publicly supported institution of post-high school education, with the approval of the board and the joint committee on finance, may enter into agreements or understandings which include remission of nonresident tuition for designated categories of students at state institutions of higher education with appropriate state agencies and institutions of higher education in other states to facilitate use of public higher education institutions of this state and other states. Such agreements and understandings shall have as their purpose the mutual improvement of educational advantages for residents of this state and such other states or institutions of other states with which agreements are made.
39.435 39.435 Wisconsin grants and talent incentive grants.
39.435(1)(1) There is established, to be administered by the board, a grant program for postsecondary resident students enrolled at least half-time and registered as freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors in accredited institutions of higher education or in tribally controlled colleges in this state. Except as authorized under sub. (5), such grants shall be made only to students enrolled in nonprofit public institutions or tribally controlled colleges in this state.
39.435(2) (2) The board shall award talent incentive grants to uniquely needy students enrolled at least half-time as first-time freshmen at public and private nonprofit institutions of higher education located in this state and to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who received such grants as freshmen. No grant under this subsection may exceed $1,800 for any academic year. The board may award a grant under this subsection to the same student for up to 10 semesters or their equivalent, but may not award such a grant to the same student more than 6 years after the initial grant is awarded to that student. A student need not maintain continuous enrollment at an institution of higher education to remain eligible for a grant under this subsection. The board shall promulgate rules establishing eligibility criteria for grants under this subsection.
39.435(3) (3) Grants under sub. (1) shall not be less than $250 during any one academic year, unless the joint committee on finance approves an adjustment in the amount of the minimum grant. Grants under sub. (1) shall not exceed $3,000 during any one academic year, except that beginning in academic year 2009-10, grants under sub. (1) shall not exceed $3,150 during any one academic year. The board shall, by rule, establish a reporting system to periodically provide student economic data and shall promulgate other rules the board deems necessary to assure uniform administration of the program.
39.435(4) (4)
39.435(4)(a)(a) The board shall award grants under this section based on a formula that accounts for expected parental and student contributions and is consistent with generally accepted definitions and nationally approved needs analysis methodology.
39.435(4)(d) (d) The awarding of grants under this section is subject to any formula approved or modified by the board under s. 39.285 (1).
39.435(5) (5) The board shall ensure that grants under this section are made available to students attending private or public institutions in this state who are deaf or hard of hearing or visually handicapped and who demonstrate need. Grants may also be made available to such handicapped students attending private or public institutions in other states under criteria established by the board. In determining the financial need of these students special consideration shall be given to their unique and unusual costs.
39.435(6) (6) The board may not make a grant under this section to a person whose name appears on the statewide support lien docket under s. 49.854 (2) (b), unless the person provides to the board a payment agreement that has been approved by the county child support agency under s. 59.53 (5) and that is consistent with rules promulgated under s. 49.858 (2) (a).
39.435(7) (7)
39.435(7)(a)(a) In this subsection:
39.435(7)(a)1. 1. For purposes of calculating the amount to be appropriated under s. 20.235 (1) (fe) for fiscal year 2015-16, “base amount" means the amount shown in the schedule under s. 20.005 for that appropriation for fiscal year 2014-15.
39.435(7)(a)2. 2. For purposes of calculating the amount to be appropriated under s. 20.235 (1) (fe) for each fiscal year after fiscal year 2015-16, “base amount" means the appropriation amount calculated under par. (b) for the previous fiscal year.
39.435(7)(b) (b) Biennially, beginning on February 1, 2015, the board shall calculate the amounts to be appropriated under s. 20.235 (1) (fe) for the next biennium as follows:
39.435(7)(b)1. 1. The board shall determine the percentage by which the undergraduate academic fees that will be charged for the next academic year at each institution within the University of Wisconsin System, as estimated by the board, will increase or decrease from the undergraduate academic fees charged for the current academic year.
39.435(7)(b)1m. 1m. The board shall determine the percentage by which the undergraduate academic fees that will be charged for the academic year after the next academic year at each institution within the University of Wisconsin System, as estimated by the board, will increase or decrease from the estimated undergraduate academic fees that will be charged for the next academic year.
39.435(7)(b)2. 2. The appropriation for the first fiscal year of the next biennium shall be the result obtained by increasing, to the nearest $100, the base amount by the average of the percentage increases determined under subd. 1., except that, if the undergraduate academic fees for the next academic year are estimated to decrease or not change from the undergraduate academic fees charged for the current academic year at each institution specified in subd. 1., the appropriation shall be the base amount.
39.435(7)(b)2m. 2m. The appropriation for the 2nd fiscal year of the next biennium shall be the result obtained by increasing, to the nearest $100, the base amount by the average of the percentage increases determined under subd. 1m., except that, if the undergraduate academic fees for the academic year after the next academic year are estimated to decrease or not change from the estimated undergraduate academic fees charged for the next academic year at each institution specified in subd. 1m., the appropriation shall be the base amount.
39.435(8) (8) The board shall award grants under this section to University of Wisconsin System students from the appropriation under s. 20.235 (1) (fe).
39.435 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. HEA 5, Wis. adm. code.
39.437 39.437 Wisconsin covenant scholars grants.
39.437(1)(1)Establishment of grant program. There is established, to be administered by the board, a Wisconsin Covenant Scholars Program to provide grants to students who meet the eligibility criteria specified in sub. (2).
39.437(2) (2)Eligibility.
39.437(2)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), a student is eligible for a grant under this section if the student meets all of the following criteria:
39.437(2)(a)1. 1. The student is a resident of this state and is enrolled at least half time and registered as a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior in a public or private, nonprofit, accredited institution of higher education or in a tribally controlled college in this state.
39.437(2)(a)2. 2. The student has been designated as a Wisconsin covenant scholar by the board.
39.437(2)(b)1.1. The board may not make a grant under this section to a person whose name appears on the statewide support lien docket under s. 49.854 (2) (b), unless the person provides to the board a payment agreement that has been approved by the county child support agency under s. 59.53 (5) and that is consistent with rules promulgated under s. 49.858 (2) (a).
39.437(2)(b)2. 2. No student shall be eligible for a grant under this section in more than the equivalent of 10 semesters of undergraduate education.
39.437(2)(b)3. 3. No student who fails to meet acceptable academic standards prescribed by the student's institution of higher education or tribally controlled college shall be or shall remain eligible for a grant under this section.
39.437(3) (3)Amount of grant.
39.437(3)(a)(a) In this subsection, “expected family contribution" means the amount that a student and the student's family are expected to contribute in an academic year to the cost of the student's postsecondary education, as determined by use of the most recent federal Free Application for Federal Student Aid, as described in 20 USC 1090 (a).
39.437(3)(b) (b) The amount of a grant shall be paid from the appropriation account under s. 20.235 (1) (fm) and, except as provided in pars. (c) and (d), shall be determined by the board by rule.
39.437(3)(c) (c) Subject to par. (e), for a student enrolled full time after the student's 2nd year of postsecondary education, the amount of a grant is as follows:
39.437(3)(c)1. 1. One thousand dollars per academic year, if the student's expected family contribution is $0.
39.437(3)(c)2. 2. One thousand five hundred dollars per academic year, if the student's expected family contribution is greater than $0, but less than $3,500.
39.437(3)(c)3. 3. One thousand dollars per academic year, if the student's expected family contribution is $3,500 or more, but less than $12,000.
39.437(3)(c)4. 4. Two hundred fifty dollars per academic year, if the student's expected family contribution is $12,000 or more.
39.437(3)(d) (d) Subject to par. (e), for a student enrolled half time after the student's 2nd year of postsecondary education, the amount of a grant is as follows:
39.437(3)(d)1. 1. Seven hundred fifty dollars per academic year, if the student's expected family contribution is less than $3,500.
39.437(3)(d)2. 2. Five hundred dollars per academic year, if the student's expected family contribution is $3,500 or more, but less than $12,000.
39.437(3)(d)3. 3. One hundred twenty-five dollars per academic year, if the student's expected family contribution is $12,000 or more.
39.437(3)(e) (e) If awarding the full amount of a grant under par. (c) 1., 2., 3., or 4. or (d) 1., 2., or 3. would result in an overaward of financial assistance in violation of federal law or regulation, the board may reduce the amount of the grant in order to comply with that law or regulation.
39.437(4) (4)Administration of grant program.
39.437(4)(a)(a) By February 1 of each year, the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System shall provide to the board information relating to the resident undergraduate academic fees charged to attend each of the institutions within that system for the current academic year, the technical college system board shall provide to the board information relating to the fees under s. 38.24 (1m) (a) to (c) charged to attend each of the technical colleges within that system for the current academic year, each tribally controlled college in this state shall provide to the board information relating to the tuition and fees charged to attend the tribal college for the current academic year, and the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities or a successor organization shall provide to the board information relating to tuition and fees charged to attend each of the private, nonprofit, accredited institutions of higher education in this state for the current academic year.
39.437(4)(b) (b) By April 1 of each year, the board shall determine the average of the resident undergraduate academic fees charged for the current academic year among the institutions within the University of Wisconsin System, the average of the fees under s. 38.24 (1m) (a) to (c) charged for the current academic year among the technical colleges in this state, the average of the tuition and fees charged for the current academic year among the tribally controlled colleges in this state, and the average of the tuition and fees charged for the current academic year among the private, nonprofit, accredited institutions of higher education in this state.
39.437(4)(c) (c) To the extent permitted under 20 USC 1232g and 34 CFR part 99, the department of public instruction shall provide pupil information to the board as necessary for that office to fulfill its role in the administration of the grant program under this section.
39.437(5) (5)Rules. The board shall promulgate rules to implement this section, including all of the following:
39.437(5)(a) (a) Rules establishing a reporting system to periodically provide student economic data.
39.437(5)(b) (b) Rules establishing eligibility criteria for designation as a Wisconsin covenant scholar under sub. (2) (a) 2.
39.437(5)(c) (c) Any other rules the board considers necessary to assure the uniform administration of this section.
39.437(6) (6)Sunset. No student may enroll in the Wisconsin Covenant Scholars Program after September 30, 2011. After that date, the board may designate a student as a Wisconsin covenant scholar under sub. (2) (a) 2. only if the student enrolled in the Wisconsin Covenant Scholars Program by that date.
39.437 History History: 2007 a. 20; 2009 a. 28; 2011 a. 32; 2013 a. 20.
39.437 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. HEA 15, Wis. adm. code.
39.44 39.44 Minority undergraduate grants.
39.44(1) (1)
39.44(1)(a)(a) In this section “minority undergraduate" means an undergraduate student who:
39.44(1)(a)1. 1. Is a Black American.
39.44(1)(a)2. 2. Is an American Indian.
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2015-16 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2017 Wis. Act 2 and all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders effective on or before March 27, 2017. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after March 27, 2017 are designated by NOTES. (Published 3-27-17)