2013 - 2014 LEGISLATURE
July 2, 2013 - Introduced by Representatives Ballweg,
Berceau, Brooks, Czaja,
Hebl, Jacque, Kahl, T. Larson, Milroy, Nass, A. Ott, Schraa, Sinicki, Stone
and C. Taylor, cosponsored by Senators Risser,
Olsen, Erpenbach, Lassa and
Lehman. Referred to Committee on Colleges and Universities.
1An Act to amend
39.435 (2) of the statutes; relating to: enrollment
2requirements for recipients of talent incentive grants.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the Higher Educational Aids Board (HEAB) awards talent
incentive grants to uniquely needy students enrolled at public and private nonprofit
institutions of higher education in this state. Currently, HEAB may not award a
talent incentive grant to the same student for more than ten consecutive semesters.
In addition, under administrative rules promulgated by HEAB, a student must
maintain continuous enrollment to remain eligible for a talent incentive grant.
This bill provides that a student need not maintain continuous enrollment to
remain eligible for a talent incentive grant. Under the bill, HEAB may award a
talent incentive grant to the same student for up to ten semesters, whether or not
consecutive, but may not award a talent incentive grant to the same student more
than six years after the initial grant is awarded to that student.
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:
39.435 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
The board shall award talent incentive grants to uniquely needy 2
students enrolled at least half-time as first-time freshmen at public and private 3
nonprofit institutions of higher education
located in this state and to sophomores, 4
and seniors who received such grants as freshmen. No grant under this 5
subsection may exceed $1,800 for any academic year. The board may
award a 6
grant under this subsection
to the same student for
more than 10 consecutive up to
semesters or their equivalent, but may not award such a grant to the same student
8more than 6 years after the initial grant is awarded to that student. A student need
9not maintain continuous enrollment at an institution of higher education to remain
10eligible for a grant under this subsection
. The board shall promulgate rules 11
establishing eligibility criteria for grants under this subsection.