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Prior to 2011 Legislation Pledge has 2.0 GPA in HS and no participation requirement Legislative Change Pledge must change to 2.5 HS GPA and participation requirement Date of Affect in Legislation Affects current rising 9th graders and younger 21st enrollees who must have 2.5 GPA in HS SSACI Implementation Timeframe Enrollment closes June 30, 2011, and when it reopens in July 2011, the new pledge will be in effect for Cohort Yr = 2015. Primarily online enrollment. Enrollment Yr 11 closes June 30, 2011, and when enrollment opens in July 2011 (Enr Yr 12), the new pledge will be in effect for Cohort Yr = 2015 and younger. After July 1, 2011 when new enrollment year (2012) opens
6th, 7th and 8th grade enrollment 21st Enrollment to be 7th, 8th grade (past 3 yrs); enrollment possible only; enrollment to be online by paper application or online Enrollment based on enrollment in Enrollment to be based on annualFRPL, annual income of 185% FPL ized income = 185% FPL(=FRPL) and or foster student status foster status 21st Scholar Representative, men- 21st Scholar must participate in toring required (IC21-12-6-12); not college in appropriate success proenforced uniformly gram Affirmation included GPA verifica- New affirmation will also require tion participation verification Two years post HS to start college, One year post HS to start college, 21st aid 21st aid Means test upon entering college; $2500 max one-time award to those above that year's FRPL, changes to 21st grant calculation
July 1, 2011
July 1, 2011
July 1, 2011
July 1, 2011 July 1, 2011
Fall 2012 Fall 2012 New pledge (Enr Yr 12) to include information for signature; restriction imposed on 21st aid when 2016 cohort and younger begin college, Fall 2016 for rising 8th graders.
No means testing upon entering college
Enrollment is limited to 7th and 8th graders only (6th graders can no longer enroll). Scholars will be informed that they must participate in an academic success program. Scholars entering high school during the fall of 2011 and later (class of 2015 and beyond) must graduate with a high school cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better. To enroll, a student must be a member of a household with an annual income of not more than the amount required for the student to qualify for [federal] free or reduced price lunches, as determined by the immediately preceding tax year for the household. Scholars must use the scholarship within one year instead of two.
Scholarship (post-HS) Changes
Scholars will have to participate in an academic success program while in college. There will be a one year grace period for implementing this part of the legislation. College freshmen will be required to meet "satisfactory academic progress" as defined by their college. Sophomores will be required to maintain at least a 2.25 GPA and college juniors and seniors must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA beginning Fall 2013
Those enrolling in the Scholars program during enrollment year 2012 and beyond who do not qualify for any state need-based aid (e.g., Frank O'Bannon Grant) when entering college will receive a one-time amount of $2,500 or less, as necessary for SSACI to meet the state's 21st Century Scholarship budget appropriation. If the Scholar is eligible for state need-based aid, the 21st Century Scholarship amount may be reduced from full public college tuition or the private or proprietary cap as necessary for SSACI to meet the state's 21st Century Scholarship budget appropriation.