STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 8110 2017-2018 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY May 30, 2017 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. SIMON -- read once and referred to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to eligibility for tuition assistance program awards for certain undergraduates who must transfer to another institution as a result of a permanent college closure The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 667 of the education law, as 2 amended by section 1 of part J of chapter 58 of the laws of 2011, is 3 amended to read as follows: 4 2. Duration. No undergraduate shall be eligible for more than four 5 academic years of study, or five academic years if the program of study 6 normally requires five years. Students enrolled in a program of remedial 7 study, approved by the commissioner in an institution of higher educa- 8 tion and intended to culminate in a degree in undergraduate study shall, 9 for purposes of this section, be considered as enrolled in a program of 10 study normally requiring five years. An undergraduate student enrolled 11 in an eligible two year program of study approved by the commissioner 12 shall be eligible for no more than three academic years of study. An 13 undergraduate student enrolled in an approved two or four-year program 14 of study approved by the commissioner who must transfer to another 15 institution as a result of permanent college closure shall be eligible 16 for two additional semesters, or their equivalent, as determined by the 17 commissioner, in order to complete his or her program. Any semester, 18 quarter, or term of attendance during which a student receives any award 19 under this article, after the effective date of the former scholar 20 incentive program and prior to academic year nineteen hundred eighty- 21 nine--nineteen hundred ninety, shall be counted toward the maximum term 22 of eligibility for tuition assistance under this section, except that 23 any semester, quarter or term of attendance during which a student EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07461-01-7A. 8110 2 1 received an award pursuant to section six hundred sixty-six of this 2 subpart shall be counted as one-half of a semester, quarter or term, as 3 the case may be, toward the maximum term of eligibility under this 4 section. Any semester, quarter or term of attendance during which a 5 student received an award pursuant to section six hundred sixty-seven-a 6 of this subpart shall not be counted toward the maximum term of eligi- 7 bility under this section. 8 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.