Florida Senate - 2021                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 366
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                Floor: 2/AD/2R         .                                
             04/21/2021 01:26 PM       .                                

       Senator Hutson moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 352 and 353
    4  insert:
    5         Section 7. Subsection (2) of section 1009.52, Florida
    6  Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         1009.52 Florida Postsecondary Student Assistance Grant
    8  Program; eligibility for grants.—
    9         (2)(a) Florida postsecondary student assistance grants may
   10  be made only to full-time degree-seeking students who meet the
   11  general requirements for student eligibility as provided in s.
   12  1009.40, except as otherwise provided in this section. Such
   13  grants shall be awarded for the amount of demonstrated unmet
   14  need for tuition and fees and may not exceed the maximum annual
   15  award amount specified in the General Appropriations Act. A
   16  demonstrated unmet need of less than $200 shall render the
   17  applicant ineligible for a Florida postsecondary student
   18  assistance grant.
   19         (a)Awards may be made to full-time degree-seeking students
   20  who Recipients of such grants must have been accepted at a
   21  postsecondary institution that is located in this state and that
   22  is:
   23         1. A private nursing diploma school approved by the Florida
   24  Board of Nursing; or
   25         2. A college or university licensed by the Commission for
   26  Independent Education, excluding those institutions the students
   27  of which are eligible to receive a Florida private student
   28  assistance grant pursuant to s. 1009.51.
   29         (b)Awards may be made to full-time certificate-seeking
   30  students who have been accepted at an aviation maintenance
   31  school that is located in this state, certified by the Federal
   32  Aviation Administration, and licensed by the Commission for
   33  Independent Education. Such student’s eligibility for the
   34  renewal of an award shall be evaluated at the end of the
   35  completion of 900 clock hours and, as a condition of renewal,
   36  the student shall meet the requirements under s. 1009.40(1)(b).
   37         (c) If funds are available, a student who received an award
   38  in the fall or spring term may receive an award in the summer
   39  term. Priority in the distribution of summer awards shall be
   40  given to students who are within one semester, or equivalent, of
   41  completing a degree or certificate program. No student may
   42  receive an award for more than the equivalent of 9 semesters or
   43  14 quarters of full-time enrollment, except as otherwise
   44  provided in s. 1009.40(3). A student specified in paragraph (b)
   45  is eligible for an award of up to 110 percent of the number of
   46  clock hours required to complete the program in which the
   47  student is enrolled.
   48         (d)(b) A student applying for a Florida postsecondary
   49  student assistance grant shall be required to apply for the Pell
   50  Grant. The Pell Grant entitlement shall be considered when
   51  conducting an assessment of the financial resources available to
   52  each student.
   53         (e)(c) Priority in the distribution of grant moneys may be
   54  given to students who are within one semester, or equivalent, of
   55  completing a degree or certificate program. An institution may
   56  not make a grant from this program to a student whose expected
   57  family contribution exceeds one and one-half times the maximum
   58  Pell Grant-eligible family contribution. An institution may not
   59  impose additional criteria to determine a student’s eligibility
   60  to receive a grant award.
   61         (f)(d) Each participating institution shall report to the
   62  department by the established date the students eligible for the
   63  program for each academic term. Each institution shall also
   64  report to the department necessary demographic and eligibility
   65  data for such students.
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   68  And the title is amended as follows:
   69         Delete line 45
   70  and insert:
   71         Governors to adopt specified regulations; amending s.
   72         1009.52, F.S.; revising the eligibility requirements
   73         for Florida postsecondary student assistance grants;
   74         providing an