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State Update:. Is there a four-leaf clover in Missouri’s future?. Today’s Agenda. Missouri legislative and budget news for higher education State aid programs College Access Challenge Grant FFELP parent PLUS auction and LLR for PLUS MDHE: Improving access to higher education in Missouri

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state update

State Update:

Is there a four-leaf clover in Missouri’s future?

today s agenda
Today’s Agenda
  • Missouri legislative and budget news for higher education
  • State aid programs
  • College Access Challenge Grant
  • FFELP parent PLUS auction and LLR for PLUS
  • MDHE: Improving access to higher education in Missouri
  • MDHE survey
budget update
Budget Update
  • HB 3
  • Possible transfer of SFA programs to the MDHE
  • Federal stimulus
big issues
Big Issues
  • Access Missouri award adjustments
    • HB 792 and SB 390
  • Missouri Promise
    • HB 903 and SB 558
  • Immigration
    • HB 390
other bills to watch
Other Bills to Watch
  • Bills adjusting the term “combat veteran” in the Missouri Returning Heroes’ Education Act of 2008
    • HB 627 (Rep. Schaaf, R-St. Joseph) extends eligibility to combat veterans serving prior to September 11, 2001
      • Hasn’t been heard by committee
    • HB 738 (Rep. Schaaf, R-St. Joseph) extends eligibility to veterans who meet institutional requirements for Missouri residency
      • Hasn’t been heard by committee
  • HB 666 (Rep. Witte, D-Vandalia)
    • Would give military dependents eligibility for in-state tuition at Missouri’s public postsecondary institutions
      • Hasn’t been heard by committee
missouri bills to watch
Missouri Bills to Watch
  • HB 631 (Rep. Jones, R-Eureka)
    • Would adjust the Missouri Teaching Fellows Program to allow people who have just received their teaching certificates to sign up for the program
      • Currently students must sign up for the program their senior year of high school
    • Would allow students to start receiving up to $5,000 in annual stipend payments as early as 2011
        • Has been voted out of committee
don t miss legislative news
Don’t Miss Legislative News!
  • Subscribe to the MDHE’s weekly Legislative News
    • Email he.legislativeupdate@dhe.mo.gov
state aid programs fy 09 status
State Aid Programs FY 09 Status
  • Bright Flight
    • $16.3 M appropriated/$15.7 M available for awards
    • 8,245 students funded
    • $15.6 M dollars awarded
    • AY 2009-2010 approval letters mailed this week
  • Access Missouri
    • $95.8 M appropriated/$92.7 M available for awards
    • 42,693 students funded
    • $89.2 M dollars awarded
state aid program data
State Aid Program Data
  • Bright Flight
    • FY 2008 – 2,513 initial; 6,316 renewal
    • FY 2009 – 1,786 initial; 6,459 renewal
    • FY 2010 – 8,000 projected (6% initial growth)
  • Access Missouri (FY 2009)
    • 60% Pell eligible
    • $4,063 average EFC/$41,234 average AGI
    • 40% first generation college students
famous
FAMOUS
  • School Interface Conversion
    • Planning and development complete
    • Testing phase in process
    • Projected implementation – Summer 2009
    • Training
      • Updated user manual
      • Planning for Webinar-based training
      • Fall workshops
state aid rule changes
State Aid Rule Changes
  • Survivor grants and Ross-Barnett
    • Public comment begins April 1
    • Projected effective date – 8/30/2009
  • Residency rule still in process
  • Previous rule changes
    • All programs
      • Added disability language (full-time)
      • Unified institutional eligibility rule
      • General reorganization/language revision
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State Aid Rule Changes
  • Previous Rule Changes (cont.)
    • Bright Flight
      • Award amount adjustments
      • Clarify qualifying score language
    • Other revisions
      • Disability status (PSO & VV)
      • Semester-based awards (PSO, VV, & MRB)
      • Clarified renewal GPA (MRB)
      • Added age/death limitations (VV)
    • Additions/deletions
state aid changes
State Aid Changes
  • Bright Flight 2011 Tiered Eligibility
    • Implemented – Fall 2010
    • Displayed in FAMOUS – January 2010
    • Minimum Scores Announced – August 2009
  • Kid’s Chance Implementation
    • FAFSA by April 30
    • Apply to Kid’s Chance of Missouri by April 30
    • Applications available from–
      • www.kidschance.org
      • High school counselor
college access challenge grant
College Access Challenge Grant
  • High school financial literacy materials
    • Currently under development
    • Broad-based, multi-use
  • “Sub-grant” program
    • 15 completed proposals
    • Review team of secondary & postsecondary reps.
    • Review complete by mid-April
    • Awards in May
  • Website enhancements
competitive loan auction pilot program
Competitive Loan Auction Pilot Program
  • Federal Registers published March 2 and March 3
    • Parent PLUS Lender of Last Resort (LLR) for new parent borrowers beginning July 1, 2009
      • MDHE would NOT administer but would guarantee these loans
  • See: the March issue of the Digest
president obama s budget proposal
President Obama’s Budget Proposal
  • Released February 26 for FY2010
    • Would establish $5,550 as the new base appropriation for Pell and the maximum award for 2010-2011
    • Eliminate FFELP
    • Permanently establish the $2,500 American Opportunity Tax Credit
    • Modernize the Perkins Loan program
      • Would no longer be “campus-based”
      • Funding would be increased
  • See: the March issue of the Digest
mdhe outreach activities

MDHE Outreach Activities

For 2007-08 and 2008-09

the mdhe s mission
The MDHE’s Mission

To deliver an affordable, quality, coordinated postsecondary education system and increase successful participation [in higher education], benefitting all Missourians.

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MDHE Outreach Activities
  • In accordance with its mission, the MDHE has focused heavily on outreach in recent years
  • Outreach services include:
    • College fairs
    • Financial aid workshops for high school students and their parents
    • High school counselor workshops
    • Presentations to community groups
    • Sponsorship of College Goal Sunday

These activities are funded by the MDHE’s role as a FFELP guarantor

increased activities this year
Increased Activities This Year

2007-08

2008-09 (YTD)

Total speaking requests = 85

Increase of 66.7% over last year

Workshops actually conducted = 76 (89.4%)

Increase of 111.1%

Total audiences reached = 3,158 (YTD through 3/04/2009)

Increase of 81.8%

  • Total speaking requests = 51
  • Workshops actually conducted = 36 (70.6%)
  • Total audiences reached = 1,737
publication updates
Publication Updates
  • Materials distributed
    • Just under 200,000 pieces distributed 2007-08
    • YTD 2008-09, distributed 320,045 pieces through 2/24/2009
      • Increase of approximately 60% over last year (so far)
  • 2009-2010 publications all receiving a facelift
    • 9 new student models from 5 different Missouri institutions
fao survey underway
FAO Survey Underway
  • Surveys mailed before the conference
    • Return completed surveys to the MDHE’s exhibit booth to receive a small thank-you surprise
    • Post conference, completed surveys may be:
      • Returned to your MDHE client service representative

OR

      • Faxed to 573-751-6635
  • Surveys are anonymous and will be used to guide future MDHE services
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Questions or comments?

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