2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
ASSEMBLY AMENDMENT 3,
TO ASSEMBLY BILL 777
January 31, 2018 - Offered by Representative Ballweg.
21. Page 1, line 3
: delete “remissions for" and substitute “foster care remissions, 3
private institution foster care grants,".
(fx) Foster care remissions and grants.
Biennially, the amounts in 7
the schedule to reimburse the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin 8
System, technical college district boards, and private institutions under s. 39.51 for 9
fee remissions and grants.”.
“(2m) Private institutions.
(a) In this subsection:
1. “Eligible individual” has the meaning given in s. 36.27 (3g) (a) 1.
2. “Federal assistance” has the meaning given in s. 36.27 (3g) (a) 2.
3. “Private institution” means a private and nonprofit postsecondary 2
institution that is a member of the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges 3
(b) A private institution that provides grants to eligible individuals for a 5
semester or session may obtain reimbursement for the grants under par. (c) if all of 6
the following are satisfied:
1. The individuals complete the federal Free Application for Federal Student 8
Aid, as described in 20 USC 1090
(a), for that semester or session.
2. The individuals are enrolled in associate or bachelor's degree programs for 10
that semester or session.
3. The amount of a grant to each individual is equal to the lesser of the 12
a. The amount of tuition the private institution charges the individual for that 14
semester or session less the amount of any federal assistance awarded for the 15
individual for that semester or session.
b. The amount of in-state tuition charged by the University of 17
Wisconsin-Madison during that semester or session for a program that is 18
comparable to the associate or bachelor's degree program in which the individual is 19
4. The grants are not made to an individual after the private institution awards 21
him or her a bachelor's degree or he or she attains the age of 25, whichever occurs 22
5. The grants are made to an individual for no more than a total of 12 semesters. 24
For purposes of this subdivision, a session is counted as a semester.
6. The institution makes an additional grant to each individual from its own 2
institutional funds, gifts, or grants that matches the amount under subd. 3.
(c) At the end of each semester, a private institution may certify to the board 4
the number of students enrolled in the private institution to whom the private 5
institution has made grants in compliance with par. (b) and the total amount of the 6
grants after deducting the total amount of additional grants made under par. (b) 6. 7
Subject to sub. (3), if the board approves the information certified under this 8
paragraph, the board, from the appropriation account under s. 20.235 (1) (fx), shall 9
reimburse the private institution for the full amount of the grants.”.
“(3) Prorated reimbursement.
In June of each fiscal year, the board shall 12
determine the total amount of fees remitted by the Board of Regents that are eligible 13
for reimbursement under sub. (1), the total amount of fees remitted by the district 14
boards that are eligible for reimbursement under sub. (2), and the total amount of 15
grants by private institutions that are eligible for reimbursement under sub. (2m). 16
If the moneys appropriated under s. 20.235 (1) (fx) are not sufficient to reimburse the 17
Board of Regents for the full amount of those fees, each district board for the full 18
amount of those fees, and each private institution for the full amount of those grants, 19
the board shall prorate the reimbursement paid under subs. (1), (2), and (2m) in the 20
proportion that the moneys available bears to the total amount eligible for 21
reimbursement under subs. (1), (2), and (2m).”.
16. Page 6, line 22
: delete “or Technical College System" and substitute “, the 2
Technical College System, or a private institution, as defined in section 39.51 (2m) 3
(a) 3. of the statutes, as created by this act".