2000 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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VCCS Tuition Grants for Foster Children

Item 228 #1s

Item 228 #1s

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Education: Higher Education
Virginia Community College System FY2001 $50,000 FY2002 $100,000 GF

Page 188, line 6, strike "$9,703,869" and insert "$9,753,869".
Page 188, line 6, strike "$9,703,869" and insert "$9,803,869".
Page 188, after line 9 insert:
"Out of this appropriation $50,000 the first year and $100,000 the second year to provide grants to cover the costs of tuition, fees, and books in an amount not to exceed $1,000 per student per year for any person who is receiving adoption assistance or who was in the custody of the Department of Social Services and resided in foster care at the time that person graduated from high school or successfully completed a general educational development examination, or its equivalent, and is attending a Virginia community college.  Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree or certificate program of at least one year, and may not have been enrolled full-time for more than 5 years or the equivalent.  Students must have completed an application for federal student financial aid.  The grants will be awarded to students who have remaining unmet need after all financial resources are considered."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)