HB 568 from Delegate Kirk Cox makes a different set of changes than SB 440. Instead of directly focusing on the number of credits a student enrolls in each term or year, the bill would require that a student receiving a VGAP advance to the next academic level before receiving a subseque... [More]
Last week's blog post focused only on 15 to Finish and the Pell grant as proposed. I should have also mentioned SB440 (Saslaw) that is working its way through the General Assembly.
SB440 makes a number of critical changes to the Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program (VGAP) for student... [More]
It’s not about the data.
The two VLDS bills are making their way through the General Assembly. SB636 (Sturtevant) was reported out of the higher education subcommittee and Education & Health committee without comment. HB1036 (Murphy) was recommended to reported out of the higher ed... [More]
I want to focus on one policy story this week. This is President Obama's push on Pell. Two components include return of summer Pell eligibility and a $300 bonus for enrolling in 15 credits or more. Summer Pell makes year-round enrollment possible for many students who need it to stay o... [More]
The Governor's office has drafted a bill, HB 1036, carried in the House by Delegate Murphy to place the Virginia Longitudinal Data System under SCHEV as one of its general duties. The Governor's proposed budget also includes funding for SCHEV to administer VLDS.
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Thanks to each of our institutional colleagues in getting the fall headcount, fall cohort, and financial aid files in ad locked. We are resolving a couple of small problems now, so we won't have all the updated reports published until sometime Monday. In the Weekend Update, you will see link... [More]