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2018 Regular Session



Higher Education Degree and Job Certification Without Debt Act of 2018

Sponsored by:

Senator Pinsky


In the House - Conference Committee Appointed

Synopsis:Requiring the Governor to include $500,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $750,000 in each of fiscal years 2021 through 2024 in the State budget to the Higher Education Commission for near completer grants for certain recipients; requiring that grants are to be provided on a first-come, first-served basis and may be used only for tuition; establishing the Maryland Community College Promise Program to provide an opportunity for community college students to earn an associate degree or a certificate debt-free; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Senators Pinsky, Kasemeyer, Conway, Madaleno, Astle, Benson, Currie, Feldman, Ferguson, Guzzone, King, Klausmeier, Lee, Manno, Mathias, McFadden, Middleton, Muse, Nathan-Pulliam, Oaks, Peters, Ramirez, Robinson, Rosapepe, Smith, Young, and Zucker
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: HB0951
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): July 1, 2018
Bill imposes a mandated appropriation in the annual State Budget Bill
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs  View Committee Hearing
Budget and Taxation
Ways and Means  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Higher Education
Taxes - Income
Narrow Subject(s):Appropriations
Budgets -see also- Capital Budgets
Community Colleges
Corporations -see also- Municipal Corps; Public Corps & Inst
Higher Education -see also- Comm Colleges; Med Schools; etc.
Higher Education Commission
Income Tax
Loans -see also- Mortgages
Residency -see also- Immigrants and Citizenship
Rules and Regulations
Scholarships and Student Financial Aid
Statutes:Article - Education
(11-209, 16-317, 16-514, 16-701 through 16-707)

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March 26, 2018 12:05 P.M.