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State Grants & Scholarship Legislative Update

State Grants & Scholarship Legislative Update

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  1. Florida Department of Education State Grants & Scholarship Legislative Update Office of Student Financial Assistance April 2011

  2. Important Dates • Legislative Session • Start Date: March 8, 2011 • Last Date: May 6, 2011 • If Legislative work is not complete, session may be extended • Budget • After the session ends, the budget is submitted to the Governor for review and signature • After the budget is signed, OSFA is notified of the 2011-2012 Appropriation amounts • Information disseminated to postsecondary partners in May 2011 • OSFA website is updated in July 2011

  3. Legislative Tracking • As of March 16, OSFA was tracking 45 bills that may affect state scholarship and grant programs or postsecondary institutions • List will increase as bills are added

  4. House Appropriations Bill Senate version coming soon! • Released on Friday, March 25, 2011 • View online at: • www.myfloridahouse.gov/filestores/Adhoc/Appropriations/GAA/2011-House/pcb/PCB%20APC%2011-01.pdf • Award decrease proposed for Florida Bright Futures Scholarships • Award decrease proposed for Access to Better Learning and Education Grant • Award increase proposed for Florida Student Assistance Grant • Loan volume reporting requirement is still included!

  5. House Conforming Bill 5021 • Released on Friday, March 25, 2011 • View online at: • http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.aspx?BillId=46765 • Test score changes proposed for Florida Bright Futures Scholarships • FAFSA requirement proposed for the following programs: • Florida Bright Futures Scholarships • Access to Better Learning and Education Grant • Florida Resident Access Grant

  6. Get Involved! • Track Legislation • Florida House of Representatives • http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/MyHouse/login.aspx • The Florida Senate • http://www.flsenate.gov/login/ • Online Sunshine • www.leg.state.fl.us/Welcome/ • Contact your Legislator • Florida House of Representatives • http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/sections/representatives/representatives.aspx • The Florida Senate • http://www.flsenate.gov/Senators/Find

  7. Questions? Contact Us! • Outreach Team • http://www.navigatingyourfinancialfuture.org/ContactUs/School_Rep.aspx • State Grants and Scholarship Unit • 1-888-827-2004 • osfa@fldoe.org