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 An approval under this subdivision remains valid until suspended or revoked by the board or until withdrawn by the school as provided under subd. 2.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(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.
39.44(1)(a)3. 3. Is a Hispanic, as defined in s. 16.287 (1) (d).
39.44(1)(a)4. 4. Is a person who is admitted to the United States after December 31, 1975, and who either is a former citizen of Laos, Vietnam or Cambodia or whose ancestor was or is a citizen of Laos, Vietnam or Cambodia.
39.44(1)(b) (b) There is established, to be administered by the board, the minority undergraduate retention grant program for minority undergraduates enrolled in private, nonprofit higher educational institutions in this state or in technical colleges in this state.
39.44(2) (2) Funds for the grants under this section shall be distributed from the appropriation under s. 20.235 (1) (fg), with 50 percent distributed to the eligible private institutions and 50 percent distributed to the eligible technical colleges. The board shall audit the enrollment statistics annually.
39.44(3) (3) An institution or school receiving funds under sub. (2) shall:
39.44(3)(a) (a) Award grants to eligible students on the basis of financial need.
39.44(3)(b) (b) Demonstrate to the satisfaction of the board that such funds do not replace institutional grants to the recipients.
39.44(3)(c) (c) Annually report to the board the number of awards made, the amount of each award, the minority status of each recipient, other financial aid awards made to each recipient and the total amount of financial aid made available to the eligible students.
39.44(4) (4) The board shall notify an institution or school receiving funds under sub. (2) if a student's name appears on the statewide support lien docket under s. 49.854 (2) (b). An institution or school may not award a grant under this section to a student if it receives a notification under this subsection concerning that student, unless the student provides to the institution or school 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).
39.44(5) (5) By November 1, 2001, and annually thereafter, the board shall report to the department of administration on the effectiveness of the program under this section.
39.44 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. HEA 12, Wis. adm. code.
39.45 39.45 Independent student grants.
39.45(1) (1) In this section:
39.45(1)(a) (a) “Institution of higher education" means a public or private nonprofit educational institution meeting the requirements of s. 39.30 or 39.435 for the purpose of awarding grants under those sections.
39.45(1)(b) (b) “Resident student" has the meaning specified in s. 39.30 (1) (e).
39.45(2) (2) There is established, to be determined by the board, a grant program for resident students who are current recipients of aid to families with dependent children under s. 49.19.
39.45(3) (3) Grants under this section shall be awarded on the basis of financial need, as determined by the board, to resident students enrolled for at least 6 academic credits in the 2nd or 3rd year in programs leading to an associate degree or the 3rd, 4th or 5th year in programs leading to a bachelor's degree. Except as provided in sub. (5), no grant may exceed $4,000 per academic year. Students may apply for grants, upon a form prepared and furnished by the board, on or after February 1 of any year for the fall semester or session of the upcoming academic year. No student is eligible to receive a grant under this section for more than 3 academic years.
39.45(4) (4) The board shall give preference, as much as practicable, in awarding grants under this section to students enrolled in courses likely to increase the immediate employment opportunities of such students. The board shall publish a list of such courses and shall include courses that have an occupational or vocational objective in areas with existing labor needs.
39.45(5) (5) The board may award supplemental grants of between $500 and $1,000 per child per semester or session to students for the cost of child care for preschool children of the students. The student shall demonstrate, as determined by the board, financial need for the supplemental grant. In awarding grants under this subsection, the board may not exceed 20 percent of the appropriation for a given fiscal year for the grant program.
39.45(6) (6) From the appropriation under s. 20.235 (1) (fc), the board shall use available funds to make grant awards under this section, but no award may be made before March 1 for the fall semester or session of the upcoming academic year.
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2015-16 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2017 Wis. Act 64 and all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders effective on or before November 20, 2017. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after November 20, 2017 are designated by NOTES. (Published 11-20-17)