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13b.08.06.00.htm 13B.08.06.00. Title 13B MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION Subtitle 08 FINANCIAL AID Chapter 06 Jack F. Tolbert Memorial Student Grant Program Authority: Education Article, §11-105(u) 18-204(c) and 18-1201―18-1207, Annotated Code of Maryland
13b.08.06.01.htm 13B.08.06.01. 01 Purpose.. The purpose of the Jack F. Tolbert Memorial Student Grant Program (Tolbert Grant Program) is to provide financial assistance to full-time students attending an approved private career school in Maryland.
13b.08.06.02.htm 13B.08.06.02. 02 Institutional Eligibility.. A. Definitions.. 1) In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. 2) Terms Defined.. a) “Commission” means the Maryland Higher Education Commission.. b) “Private career school” has the meaning stated in Education Article, §10-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.B. To be eligible to participate in the Tolbert Grant Program, a private career school:. 1) Shall be approved by the Commission for a minimum of 2 years to operate
13b.08.06.03.htm 13B.08.06.03. 03 Student Eligibility.. To be eligible to participate in the Tolbert Grant Program, a student shall:. A. Be enrolled in a private career school;. B. Be enrolled full-time (a minimum of 18 clock hours of instruction per week) in an approved program which is at least 100 clock hours in length;C. Be a resident of the State of Maryland;. D. Demonstrate financial need and meet any other financial requirement of this program..
13b.08.06.04.htm 13B.08.06.04. 04 Award Amount.. A. A Tolbert Grant award shall be $500 per student per fiscal year.. B. A Tolbert Grant award shall be used for tuition only.. C. A recipient of a Tolbert Grant shall also be eligible to receive a Senatorial or Delegate Scholarship.
13b.08.06.05.htm 13B.08.06.05. 05 Institutional Allocation and Notification.. A. At the beginning of each fiscal year, each eligible school shall be notified of the number of grant awards that may be awarded to students attending the school during the fiscal year.B. Each eligible school shall be allocated a minimum of six grant awards for the fiscal year, subject to the availability of funding.C. Any remaining grant awards shall be allocated proportionately based on student enrollment as follows:
13b.08.06.06.htm 13B.08.06.06. 06 Application for Student to Participate.. A student shall apply by submitting the following documents to the private career school the student attends:A. An application on a form provided by the Commission; and. B. A Student Aid Report from a processed Free Application for Federal Student Aid..
13b.08.06.07.htm 13B.08.06.07. 07 Qualification and Selection of Recipients.. A. A private career school shall rank all applicants according to the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the applicant’s Student Aid Report (SAR)B. Each eligible applicant shall be ranked from lowest to highest based on the applicant’s reported EFC.C. Awards shall be given to applicants beginning with the applicant with the lowest EFC (e.g. $0) and proceeding through the rankings until all awardsD. To be eligible for the
13b.08.06.08.htm 13B.08.06.08. 08 Disbursement and Reallocation of Funds.. A. The Commission shall accept award candidates from each eligible school three times per year by the assigned deadline date provided by the Commission for each semester during summer, fall, and spring.B. The Commission shall transmit funds to a school in the amount of the grant awards following verification by the Commission that the candidates have been reviewed and selected by the school on the basis of the requirements
13b.08.06.09.htm 13B.08.06.09. 09 Continuation and Renewal.. A Tolbert Grant is renewable for a total of 2 years provided the recipient:. A. Continues to meet all requirements for eligibility identified in Regulation .03 of this chapter; andB. Is making satisfactory progress towards a certificate of completion according to the approved academic and attendance standards of the private career school.
13b.08.06.10.htm 13B.08.06.10. 10 Record Keeping and Audits.. A. All financial books, records, and documents pertaining to this program shall be opened to inspection, review, and audit at all reasonable times by the Commission, the State auditor, or their authorized representatives.B. A private career school shall retain all financial books, records, and documents relating to an award for 5 years after the close of the fiscal year in which the award was made.C. A private career school shall include this prog
13b.08.06.9999.htm 13B.08.06.9999. Administrative History Effective date: July 18, 2016 (43:14 Md R. 779).
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