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(a) Distribution of funds for student grants shall be administered by the commission in accordance with the following:
(i) Distributions shall be made from funds available in the Wyoming works student grant account. Distributions for students grants shall not exceed two million dollars ($2,000,000.00) in appropriated state funds in any academic year;
(ii) Student grants shall be limited to students enrolled in an approved credential program;
(iii) Colleges shall apply to the commission for grant funds to be expended by the college on eligible students for approved credential programs. The commission shall provide student grant funding to each college based upon the actual or projected enrollment in the approved program and the commission's prioritization of program funding in accordance with this article and rule of the commission;
(iv) Students shall apply for grants under this article with the community college at the time of applying for admission or prior to the beginning of the academic term for the applicable credential program at the college. The application shall contain information required by rule of the commission;
(v) For students transferring from a community college to another community college and making application for continuance of a grant, the college from which the student is transferring shall at the student's request provide a list of all academic terms of attendance in which a Wyoming works grant was received by the student;
(vi) Each community college receiving an application from a student applying for a Wyoming works grant shall determine the student's eligibility for the grant. Each community college shall certify to the commission not later than thirty (30) days after the academic term or program commences, a list of students enrolled at the college who qualify for a grant under this article, including the maximum amount of each grant. The executive director of the community college commission shall verify within ten (10) days after receiving a list from a community college whether there is any duplication of students on the community college list with previously submitted student grant lists and shall certify to the commission the maximum amount a college would be eligible to receive for student grants under this article for an approved program;
(vii) For students attending more than one (1) community college the commission may distribute any student grant funds provided on a proportionate basis as determined by rule of the commission;
(viii) Following each spring semester, each college shall refund to the commission the difference, if any, between the amounts distributed to colleges for student grants under this section for the spring term and the previous fall and summer terms and the amount actually expended by colleges on those student grants. Colleges shall refund the difference not later than August 1. The commission shall deposit all payments under this paragraph to the Wyoming works student grant account.
(b) The commission, in consultation with each community college, shall by rule designate a date or dates for each academic year upon which each college shall make the final computation for unmet need for students eligible to receive a grant under this section, consistent with each college's schedule for determining actual cost of attendance for students at that college.
(c) The commission shall, in consultation with community college admissions officers and financial aid officers, promulgate rules and regulations necessary to implement student grant provisions under this article, including:
(i) A means for informing potential students of the availability of the grants under this article;
(ii) Applications, forms, financial and program audit procedures, eligibility and other matters related to efficient operation;
(iii) Any other rules and regulations necessary for the implementation and administration of student grants under this article.
(d) The commission may conduct an audit of any college participating in the student grant program under this article to determine compliance with any student grant provision of this article.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Wyoming Statutes Title 21. Education § 21-18-405. Administration; rules and regulations - last updated December 01, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/wy/title-21-education/wy-st-sect-21-18-405.html
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