The "Mississippi Promise Scholarship Act Of 2019 - Mississippi House Bill 72

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MS HB72 | 2019 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 11 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-01-11 - Referred To Universities and Colleges;Appropriations
Pending: House Universities and Colleges Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

Summary

An Act To Establish The "mississippi Promise Scholarship Act Of 2019," For The Purpose Of Creating A Scholarship And Mentoring Program Focused On Increasing The Number Of Students That Attend College In The State Of Mississippi; To Provide Students With A Last-dollar Scholarship To Cover The Cost Of Tuition And Mandatory Fees Not Covered By Pell Grant Or Any Other State Scholarship Or State Student Assistance Funds; To Provide For The Use Of A Mississippi Promise Scholarship At Any Public Or Private Postsecondary Institution In The State Or Other Eligible Institution Offering An Associate's Degree Program; To Provide That The Mississippi Promise Scholarship Shall Be Administered By The Mississippi Community College Board; To Provide For The Funding And Creation Of The Mississippi Promise Scholarship; To Prescribe The Criteria To Be Used In Determining The Amount Of Assistance Eligible Students May Receive Under The Mississippi Promise Scholarship In Any Given Academic Year; To Provide For The Severability Of Conflicting Provisions Of This Act Which Shall Not Render The Entire Act Null And Void; To Amend Section 27-115-85, Mississippi Code Of 1972, In Conformity Thereto; And For Related Purposes.

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Title

"Mississippi Promise Scholarship Act of 2019"; establish to provide tuition assistance for tuition-free community and junior college attendance.

Sponsors


History

Date Chamber Action
2019-01-11 House Referred To Universities and Colleges;Appropriations

Mississippi State Sources


Bill Comments

https://legiscan.com/MS/bill/HB72/2019