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April 6, 2009

House File 2080/Senate File 1293: Minnesota Promise for Higher Education Established

H.F. 2080 Sponsors:
Representatives Carlson and Slocum

S.F. 1293 Sponsors:
Senators Pappas, Sheran, Tomassoni, Cohen and Lynch

Summary:
House File 2080 and Senate File 1293 provide that students who have an income that is less than 185 percent of the federal poverty guidelines, adjusted for family size, may receive a grant to pay the tuition and required fees at a public two-year community college or consolidated community and technical college. Homeschool graduates are eligible for this grant.

H.F. 2080 Status:

3/24/2009(House) Introduction and first reading
3/24/2009(House) Referred to Finance Committee
3/25/2009(House) Author added: Representative Slocum

S.F. 1293 Status:

3/9/2009(Senate) Introduction and first reading
3/9/2009(Senate) Referred to Finance Committee

HSLDA’s Position:
Neutral.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

 Other Resources

H.F. 2080 Bill Text

S.F. 1293 Bill Text

H.F. 2080 Bill Status

S.F. 1293 Bill Status