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HF 2859

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/28/2022 06:42pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to higher education; decreasing the assigned student responsibility for the
state grant program; increasing an existing appropriation; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2020, section 136A.121, subdivision 5; Laws 2021, First Special Session
chapter 2, article 1, section 2, subdivision 2.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 136A.121, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Grant stipends.

The grant stipend shall be based on a sharing of responsibility
for covering the recognized cost of attendance by the applicant, the applicant's family, and
the government. The amount of a financial stipend must not exceed a grant applicant's
recognized cost of attendance, as defined in subdivision 6, after deducting the following:

(1) the assigned student responsibility of at least deleted text begin50deleted text endnew text begin 46new text end percent of the cost of attending
the institution of the applicant's choosing;

(2) the assigned family responsibility as defined in section 136A.101; and

(3) the amount of a federal Pell grant award for which the grant applicant is eligible.

The minimum financial stipend is $100 per academic year.

Sec. 2.

Laws 2021, First Special Session chapter 2, article 1, section 2, subdivision 2, is
amended to read:


Subd. 2.

State Grants

210,037,000
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.......
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If the appropriation in this subdivision for
either year is insufficient, the appropriation
for the other year is available for it.