Legislative Trackers

State of Florida Legislative Tracker

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Legislation We’re Watching:

Senate Bill 86 (The Florida Senate): Requiring that eligibility for state financial aid awards and tuition assistance grants be reevaluated each term and identify students’ program of study; revising the formula for calculating how Florida Public Student Assistance Grant Program funds are distributed; authorizing a Bright Futures Scholarship recipient to apply the unused portion of a Florida Academic Scholars award or Florida Medallion Scholars award toward graduate study for a specified academic year; establishing the Florida Bright Opportunities Grant Program; establishing the Florida Endeavor Scholarship Program, etc.

House Bill 1261 (Florida House of Representatives): Requires state university to waive tuition & fees for certain courses in which certain resident students are enrolled; provides specified criteria for such waiver; provides applicability; prohibits reporting of tuition & fees waived for state funding purposes; requires state university to report certain information regarding such waiver to BOG annually; provides state university is ineligible for specified performance-based incentive for failure to comply; requires BOG to adopt regulations.

Senate Bill 202 (The Florida Senate): Standard High School Diploma Award Requirements, which in part “require[s] certain students to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid in order to be awarded a standard high school diploma”.

Senate Bill 300 (The Florida Senate): Student Eligibility Requirements for State Financial Aid Awards and Tuition Assistance Grants, which “amend[s] s. 1009.40, F.S. [by] providing that, for purposes of receiving state financial aid awards, a student may not be denied classification as a resident based on his or her immigration status if certain criteria are met”.

House Bill 1273 (Florida House of Representatives): Out-of-state Fee Waiver for Nonresident Students

Requires state university to waive out-of-state fee for nonresident student who meets certain requirements; provides applicability; requires each state university to report specified information regarding such out-of-state fee waiver to BOG annually; requires that student who is granted such waiver be excluded from limitation on systemwide total enrollment of nonresident students; requires BOG to adopt regulations.

Senate Bill 1956 (The Florida Senate): Postsecondary Out-of-State Fee Waivers

Postsecondary Out-of-state Fee Waivers; Deleting a provision requiring a state university, a Florida College System institution, a career center operated by a school district, or a charter technical career center to waive out-of-state fees for students, including undocumented students, who meet specified conditions; deleting a provision requiring such students to be considered nonresident students for purposes of calculating the systemwide total enrollment of nonresident students as limited by regulation of the Board of Governors, etc.

 

Read a summary of additional 2021 bills from the Florida College Access Network's (FCAN) Legislative Session Preview.


NASFAA’s Federal Legislative Tracker

This tracker provides FAAs with a comprehensive look at Federal legislation; broken down by issue area to allow members the ability to find legislation on topics or federal programs most important to them and their institution.

Review NASFAA’s State Advocacy Toolkit which provides resources and materials to support state-level advocacy for regions, states, institutions, and individuals interested in becoming more engaged in state-level student aid policy. The toolkit features detailed steps, materials, and tips to assist NASFAA members in developing and implementing an advocacy strategy and communicating with their state legislators.