An Act To Increase the Number of Recipients under the Tuition Waiver Program for Participants in Foster Care
Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA §12573, sub-§3, as amended by PL 2003, c. 187, §1, is further amended to read:
This bill increases from 30 to 60 the number of tuition waivers for postsecondary education allowed to be granted each academic year to persons who, at the time of their graduation from high school or their successful completion of a general educational development examination, were in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services and resided in foster care or subsidized adoptive care or were minor wards of a subsidized permanency guardian. This bill also removes the requirements that the tuition waivers be apportioned to postsecondary institutions based upon the order in which the waivers are made available.