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13b.08.04.00.htm 13B.08.04.00. Title 13B MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION Subtitle 08 FINANCIAL AID Chapter 04 Senatorial Scholarship Program Authority: Education Article, §11-105(u) and 18-204(c) and Title 18, Subtitle 4, Annotated Code of Maryland
13b.08.04.01.htm 13B.08.04.01. 01 Purpose.. The purpose of the Senatorial Scholarship Program is for Senators in the Maryland General Assembly to provide financial assistance to full-time and part-time students pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or professional education.
13b.08.04.02.htm 13B.08.04.02. 02 Eligibility.. A. To be eligible for a Senatorial Scholarship, a recipient shall be a Maryland resident in the Senator's legislative district at the time their application is made.B. A recipient shall be enrolled in:. 1) A regular undergraduate, graduate, or professional program at an eligible institution;. 2) An associate’s degree program; or. 3) A 2-year terminal certificate program in which the course work is acceptable for transfer credit in an accredited baccalau
13b.08.04.03.htm 13B.08.04.03. 03 Eligible Institutions.. A. The following are eligible institutions:. 1) A Maryland college or university;. 2) A private career school approved to operate in Maryland by the Maryland Higher Education Commission;3) An out-of-State institution that makes special provisions for a hearing-impaired student if comparable special provisions are not available to that student at a Maryland institution; and4) An out-of-State institution if:.
13b.08.04.04.htm 13B.08.04.04. 04 Award Amount.. A. Each Senator may award one or more scholarships up to the State’s annual maximum award.. B. The State’s annual maximum award shall be equivalent to the annual tuition and fees of an undergraduate program at the 4-year public institution of higher education within the University System of Maryland with the highest annual expenses for a full-time resident undergraduate student, other than the University of Maryland University College and University of Maryland,
13b.08.04.05.htm 13B.08.04.05. 05 Application Procedures.. A. An applicant shall:. 1) Complete and timely submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (students are encouraged to apply by the March 1 deadline so that they may be considered for all State scholarships; however all applications received by the federal processor by May 15 of each year may be considered for Senatorial Scholarships)2) Except as provided in §B of this regulation, take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American
13b.08.04.06.htm 13B.08.04.06. 06 Selection Procedures.. A. Each Maryland State Senator shall establish a selection process for the award of the Senator’s scholarships.B. A Senator shall consider the financial need of each applicant, of which the Senator shall be the final judge.C. The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) shall provide to each Senator an application information sheet for each applicant, student labels, and an applicant roster.D. OSFA shall forward information received from th
13b.08.04.07.htm 13B.08.04.07. 07 Award Procedures.. A. Each Senator shall select award recipients.. B. Each Senator shall provide the following information to the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) for each award:1) The student’s full name;. 2) The student’s address;. 3) The student’s Social Security number;. 4) The dollar amount of the award;. 5) The name of the institution that the student will attend; and. 6) Whether the award is a one-time award or is automatically renewed..
13b.08.04.08.htm 13B.08.04.08. 08 Payment.. A. At the beginning of each school term, institutions shall be asked to review billing rosters provided by the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) and certify that the Senatorial Scholarship recipient is a Maryland resident and enrolled for the number of credits for which the award was made.B. Upon receipt of the institution's certification, OSFA shall disburse the respective funds directly to the institution to be credited to the student’s account.
13b.08.04.09.htm 13B.08.04.09. 09 Renewal and Continuation.. A. A Senatorial Scholarship award designated as renewable shall be automatically renewed on an annual basis for up to 4 years of full-time study or 8 years of part-time study if the recipient:1) Remains enrolled on at least a part-time basis in an eligible institution; and. 2) Continues to meet all other eligibility requirements.. B. A Senatorial Scholarship award designated as a one-time only award shall not be automatically ren
13b.08.04.10.htm 13B.08.04.10. 10 Extension Procedures.. A. A recipient may hold a scholarship for a fifth undergraduate year or for a semester subsequent to the end of a fourth undergraduate academic year if the recipient submits a request and:1) Is a full-time student;. 2) Continues to be a resident of the State;. 3) Continues to be a student at the institution and takes courses leading to a degree; and. 4) Has received the award for the maximum time frame available as provided in Regulation .09C..
13b.08.04.11.htm 13B.08.04.11. 11 Revocation of Award.. An award shall be revoked if:. A. The criteria in Regulations .08 and .09 of this chapter are not met;. B. The recipient makes a change to their name, address, state of residence, institution of attendance, or enrollment status and fails promptly to inform the Office of Student Financial Assistance in writing; orC. Funds are no longer available..
13b.08.04.12.htm 13B.08.04.12. 12 Budget for the Senatorial Scholarship Program.. A. Each Senator shall have an annual budget to fund renewals and new awards.. B. A Senator shall award all funds by September 1 of each year.. C. A Senator may re-award scholarships awarded by September 1 that are later canceled.. D. Any scholarship funds remaining from cancellations at the end of a fiscal year shall be carried forward into the next fiscal year for the Senator to award.E. Any scholarship funds
13b.08.04.9999.htm 13B.08.04.9999. Administrative History Effective date: August 28, 2017 (44:17 Md. R. 836).
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