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2018 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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Financial Aid Flexibility (language only)

Item 205 #1h

Item 205 #1h

Education: Higher Education
Virginia Commonwealth University

Language

Page 184, line 35, before "The appropriation", insert "A."

Page 184, after line 39, insert:

"B. Up to 15 percent of the funding in this item may be used to support Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program eligible students for (1) priority funding who are enrolled in Data Science and Technology, Science and Engineering, Healthcare and Education programs and (2) as a grant for students in innovative internship programs provided that the institutions has at least one private sector partner and the grant is matched equally by the partner with non-state funding and / or the institution from private funds."



Explanation

(This amendment allows the use of financial aid funds to support eligible students either enrolled in Data Science and Technology, Science and Engineering, Healthcare, and Education programs or in the new internship program.)