2005 - 2006 LEGISLATURE
December 29, 2005 - Introduced by Representatives Ballweg, Kreibich, Boyle,
Freese, Grigsby, Gronemus, Hines, Krawczyk, Loeffelholz, Molepske,
Nischke, Pettis, Seidel, Sheridan, Shilling, Towns and Townsend,
cosponsored by Senators Harsdorf, Darling, Coggs, Hansen, Miller, Risser,
Roessler and Taylor. Referred to Committee on Colleges and Universities.
1An Act to amend
39.435 (3) of the statutes; relating to: the maximum amount
2of a Wisconsin higher education grant.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the Higher Educational Aids Board awards Wisconsin
higher education grants (WHEG grants) to undergraduates enrolled at least half
time at nonprofit public institutions of higher education or tribally controlled
colleges in this state. Currently, a WHEG grant may not exceed $2,500 for any
academic year. This bill increases that maximum grant amount to $3,000 for any
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB895, s. 1
39.435 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
Grants under sub. (1) shall not be less than $250 during any one 5
academic year, unless the joint committee on finance approves an adjustment in the 6
amount of the minimum grant. Grants under sub. (1) shall not exceed
during any one academic year. The board shall, by rule, establish a reporting system 2
to periodically provide student economic data and shall promulgate other rules the 3
board deems necessary to assure uniform administration of the program.
(1) Wisconsin higher education grants.
The treatment of section 39.435 (3) 6
of the statutes first applies to Wisconsin higher education grants awarded by the 7
Higher Educational Aids Board for the 2006-07 academic year.