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Higher Education Committee

Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

(18 members)

2003 § 25 Study higher education student affordability, including all forms of financial assistance available for students enrolled at institutions of higher education in the state. The study must include a review of available scholarships, student loan programs, waivers, grants, and any other forms of student financial assistance available for students enrolled at institutions of higher education in the state. The study must also include a review of the eligibility requirements and other criteria relating to each program, and their impact on the financial cost and utilization of each program.

2003 § 27 Study the higher education funding formula, including instructional program classification factors.

2140 § 3 Study the professional student exchange program. The study must include the number of program participants enrolled in each discipline, the tuition support provided for students enrolled in each discipline, the rate at which students participating in the program return to the state, the procedures necessary to implement a payback provision and their associated costs, an appropriate grace period to allow program participants to return to the state, and the educational disciplines to which the payback provision should be applied.

Receive a report from the State Board of Higher Education by September 1 of each even-numbered year regarding the skilled workforce student loan repayment program. (NDCC § 15-10-38.1)

Receive a report from the State Board of Higher Education by September 1 of each even-numbered year regarding the skilled workforce scholarship program. (NDCC § 15-10-38.2)

Receive an annual report from the State Board of Higher Education regarding the number of North Dakota academic scholarships and career and technical education scholarships provided and demographic information pertaining to the recipients. (NDCC § 15-10-59)

Receive biennial report and recommendations from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences Advisory Council regarding the strategic plan, programs, and facilities of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. (NDCC § 15-52-04)

Receive report from any tribally controlled community college receiving a grant under NDCC Chapter 15-70 detailing the expenditures of the grant funds, a copy of the institution's latest audit report, and documentation of the enrollment status of students. (NDCC § 15-70-05)

The State Board of Higher Education shall report biennially to the Legislative Management and to the Appropriations Committees of the Legislative Assembly on the use of funding in the university system capital building fund, the source of matching funds, and each institution's 5-year plan for capital construction spending. (2021 Senate Bill No. 2003 §§ 1 and 14)

Notwithstanding Section 54-16-04, the Office of Management and Budget shall transfer appropriation authority from the operations to the capital assets line items within subdivisions 2 through 14 of Section 1 of Senate Bill No. 2003 as requested by the State Board of Higher Education for the biennium beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2023. The board shall report any transfer of funds under this section to the Legislative Management. (2021 Senate Bill No. 2003 § 22)

 

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