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Chapter 15 - Structure of the Executive Branch

Subchapter I - General Provisions

15.01 Definitions. [excerpt] In this chapter:

    15.01(1r) "Board" means a part-time body functioning as the policy-making unit for a department or independent agency or a part-time body with policy-making or quasi-judicial powers.

    15.01(9) "Independent agency" means an administrative agency within the executive branch created under subch. III.

15.04 Heads of departments and independent agencies; powers and duties.

    15.04(1) Duties. Each head of a department or independent agency shall:

      15.04(1)(a) Supervision. Except as provided in s. 15.03, plan, direct, coordinate and execute the functions vested in the department or independent agency.

      15.04(1)(b) Budget. Biennially compile a comprehensive program budget which reflects all fiscal matters related to the operation of the department or independent agency and each program, subprogram and activity therein.

      15.04(1)(c) In addition to any councils specifically created by law, create and appoint such councils or committees as the operation of the department or independent agency requires. Members of councils and committees created under this general authority shall serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties and, if such reimbursement is made, such reimbursement in the case of an officer or employee of this state who represents an agency as a member of such a council or committee shall be paid by the agency which pays the officer's or employee's salary.

      15.04(1)(d) Biennial Report. On or before October 15 of each odd-numbered year, submit to the governor and the chief clerk of each house of the legislature, for distribution to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2), a report on the performance and operations of the department or independent agency during the preceding biennium, and projecting the goals and objectives of the department or independent agency as developed for the program budget report. The secretary of administration may prescribe the format of the report and may require such other information deemed appropriate. Each department or independent agency shall provide a copy of its biennial report to legislators upon request. Any department or independent agency may issue such additional reports on its findings and recommendations as its operations require. A department or independent agency may, on or before October 15, submit an annual report prepared by it, in place of the biennial report required under this paragraph, if the submission of the annual reports is approved by the secretary of administration.

      15.04(1)(e) Seal. Have authority to adopt a seal for the department or independent agency.

      15.04(1)(f) Bonds. Have authority to require that any officer or employee of the department or independent agency give an official bond under ch. 19, if the secretary of administration agrees that the position held by such officer or employee requires bonding.

      15.04(1)(g) Discrimination Review. In order to determine whether there is any arbitrary discrimination on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, marital status or sexual orientation as defined in s. 111.32 (13m), examine and assess the statutes under which the head has powers or regulatory responsibilities, the procedures by which those statutes are administered and the rules promulgated under those statutes. If the department or agency head finds any such discrimination, he or she shall take remedial action, including making recommendations to the appropriate executive, legislative or administrative authority.

      15.04(1)(i) Records and Forms Management Program. Establish and maintain a records and forms management program.

      15.04(1)(j) Records and Forms Officer. Appoint a records and forms officer, who shall be responsible for compliance by the department or independent agency with all records and forms management laws and rules and who may prevent any form from being put into use.

      15.04(1)(k) Establish a numbering and filing system for forms.

      15.04(1)(m) See that each form used by the department or independent agency to seek information from municipalities, counties or the public contains on the first page of the form, or in the instructions for completing the form, a conspicuous notice of the authorization for the form, whether or not completing the form is voluntary, if it is not voluntary, the penalty for failure to respond and whether or not any personally identifiable information, as defined under s. 19.62 (5), requested in the form is likely to be used for purposes other than for which it is originally being collected. This paragraph does not apply to state tax forms.

    15.04(2) Each secretary of a department or head of an independent agency under s. 230.08 (2) (L) may appoint a deputy who shall serve at the pleasure of the secretary or agency head outside the classified service. The deputy shall exercise the powers, duties and functions of the secretary or head in the absence of the secretary or head, and shall perform such other duties as the secretary or head prescribes. The adjutant general may appoint 3 deputies as described in s. 321.10 (1) (b), (c), and cm. In this subsection "secretary" includes the attorney general and the state superintendent of public instruction.

    15.04(3) Positions for which appointment is made under sub. (2) may be authorized only under s. 16.505.

    15.04 - ANNOT. History: 1971 c. 125; 1975 c. 94; 1977 c. 196, 273, 418, 447; 1979 c. 221; 1981 c. 112, 350; 1981 c. 391 s. 210; 1983 a. 27, 524; 1985 a. 29; 1985 a. 180 ss. 2 to 4, 30m; 1985 a. 332; 1987 a. 147 s. 25; 1987 a. 186; 1989 a. 248; 1991 a. 39, 189; 1995 a. 27; 1997 a. 73; 2007 a. 200; 2013 a. 98.

15.07 Boards. [excerpt]

    15.07(1) Selection of Members.

      15.07(1)(a) If a department or independent agency is under the direction and supervision of a board, the members of the board, other than the members serving on the board because of holding another office or position, shall be nominated by the governor, and with the advice and consent of the senate appointed, to serve for terms prescribed by law, except:

        15.07(1)(a)1. Members of the higher educational aids board shall be appointed by the governor without senate confirmation.

Subchapter III - Independent Agencies

15.67 Higher Educational Aids Board; Creation.

    15.67(1) There is created a higher educational aids board consisting of the state superintendent of public instruction and the following members appointed for 3-year terms, except that the members specified under pars. (a) 5. and 6. and (b) 3. shall be appointed for 2-year terms:

      15.67(1)(a) To represent public institutions of higher education, all of the following:

        15.67(1)(a)1.One member of the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System.

        15.67(1)(a)2. One member of the Technical College System Board.

        15.67(1)(a)3. One financial aids administrator within the University of Wisconsin System.

        15.67(1)(a)4. One financial aids administrator within the Technical College System.

        15.67(1)(a)5. One undergraduate student enrolled at least half-time and in good academic standing at an institution within the University of Wisconsin System who is at least 18 years old and a resident of this state.

        15.67(1)(a)6. One student enrolled at least half-time and in good academic standing at a technical college who is at least 18 years old and a resident of this state.

      15.67(1)(b) To represent private, nonprofit institutions of higher education, all of the following:

        15.67(1)(b)1. One member of a board of trustees of an independent college or university in this state.

        15.67(1)(b)2. One financial aids administrator of a private nonprofit institution of higher education located in this state.

        15.67(1)(b)3. One undergraduate student enrolled at least half-time and in good academic standing at a private, nonprofit institution of higher education located in this state who is at least 18 years old and a resident of this state.

      15.67(1)(c) One member to represent the general public.

    15.67(2) If a student member under sub. (1) loses the status upon which the appointment was based, he or she shall cease to be a member of the higher educational aids board upon appointment to the higher educational aids board of a qualified successor.

    15.67 - ANNOT. History: 1997 a. 27, 237.


Chapter 16 - Department of Administration

Subchapter III - Finance

16.64 College Tuition and Expenses Program. [excerpt]

    16.64(11m) The value of tuition units shall not be included in the calculation of a beneficiary's eligibility for state financial aid for higher education if the beneficiary notifies the higher educational aids board and the institution of higher education that the beneficiary is planning to attend that he or she is a beneficiary of a contract under this section and the contract owner agrees to release to the higher educational aids board and the institution of higher education information necessary for the calculation under this subsection.

16.641 College Savings Program. [excerpt]

    16.641(8) Financial Aid Calculations. The balance of a college savings account shall not be included in the calculation of a beneficiary's eligibility for state financial aid for higher education if the beneficiary notifies the higher educational aids board and the eligible educational institution that the beneficiary is planning to attend that he or she is a beneficiary of a college savings account and if the account owner agrees to release to the higher educational aids board and the eligible educational institution information necessary for the calculation under this subsection.

Chapter 20 - Appropriations and Budget Management

Subchapter III - EDUCATION

20.235 Higher Educational Aids Board. There is appropriated to the higher educational aids board for the following programs:

    20.235(1) Student Support Activities.

      20.235(1)(b) Wisconsin grants; private, nonprofit college students. Biennially, the amounts in the schedule for the purposes of s. 39.30.

      20.235(1)(c) Dual enrollment credential grants. The amounts in the schedule for grants under s. 39.51 (2).

      20.235(1)(cg) Nursing Student Loans. The amounts in the schedule for nursing student loans under s. 39.39.

      20.235(1)(cm) Nursing student loan program. The amounts in the schedule for the nursing student loan program under s. 39.393.

      20.235(1)(co) Nurse educators. As a continuing appropriation, the amounts in the schedule to fund the costs of the program established under s. 39.395.

      20.235(1)(cr) Minority teacher loans. The amounts in the schedule for the minority teacher loan program under s. 39.40.

      20.235(1)(ct) Teacher loan program. The amounts in the schedule for the teacher loan program under s. 39.399.

      20.235(1)(cu) School leadership loan program. As a continuing appropriation, the amounts in the schedule for the loan program under s. 39.397.

      20.235(1)(cx) Loan program for teachers and orientation and mobility instructors of visually impaired pupils. The amounts in the schedule for the teachers and orientation and mobility instructors of visually impaired pupils loan program under s. 39.398.

      20.235(1)(d) Dental education contract. The amounts in the schedule for support of those Wisconsin residents enrolled as full-time students in the pursuit of a doctor of dental surgery (D.D.S.) degree. An amount of $8,753 in each fiscal year shall be disbursed under s. 39.46 for each Wisconsin resident enrolled as a full-time student. The maximum number of Wisconsin residents to be funded under this appropriation is 200 in the 2013-14 fiscal year and thereafter.

      20.235(1)(dg) Scholarship program; scholarships. The amounts in schedule for scholarships under the program established under s. 39.465 (2).

      20.235(1)(e) Minnesota-Wisconsin student reciprocity agreement. A sum sufficient for the purposes of s. 39.47.

      20.235(1)(fc) Independent student grants program. Biennially, the amounts in the schedule for the independent student grants program under s. 39.45.

      20.235(1)(fd) Talent incentive grants. Biennially, the amounts in the schedule for talent incentive grants under s. 39.435 (2).

      20.235(1)(fe) Wisconsin grants; University of Wisconsin System students. Biennially, the amounts in the schedule for the Wisconsin grant program under s. 39.435 for University of Wisconsin System students, except for grants awarded under s. 39.435 (2) or (5).

      20.235(1)(ff) Wisconsin grants; technical college students. Biennially, the amounts in the schedule for the Wisconsin grant program under s. 39.435 for technical college students, except for grants awarded under s. 39.435 (2) or (5).

      20.235(1)(fg) Minority undergraduate retention grants program. Biennially, the amounts in the schedule for the minority undergraduate retention grant program under s. 39.44.

      20.235(1)(fj) Impaired student grants. Biennially, the amounts in the schedule for impaired student grants under s. 39.435 (5).

      20.235(1)(fm) Wisconsin covenant scholars grants. A sum sufficient for Wisconsin covenant scholars grants under s. 39.437.

      20.235(1)(fp) Primary care and psychiatry shortage grant program. As a continuing appropriation, the amounts in the schedule for the primary care and psychiatry shortage grant program under s. 39.385.

      20.235(1)(fw) Technical excellence higher education scholarships. A sum sufficient for payment to technical college district schools under s. 39.415.

      20.235(1)(fy) Academic excellence higher education scholarships. A sum sufficient for payments to institutions of higher education under s. 39.41.

      20.235(1)(fz) Remission of fees and reimbursement for veterans and dependents. Biennially, the amounts in the schedule to reimburse the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System and technical college district boards under s. 39.50 for fee remissions made under ss. 36.27 (3n)(b) or (3p)(b) and 38.24 (7)(b) or (8)(b) and to reimburse veterans and dependents as provided in ss. 36.27 (3n)(bm) or (3p)(bm) and 38.24 (7)(bm) or (8)(bm).

      20.235(1)(g) Student loans. The amounts in the schedule for additional loans under s. 39.32, for repurchase of loans assigned, sold or conveyed and for repayment of advances by the investment board. All moneys received from the principal repaid on student loans made under s. 49.42, 1963 stats., and s. 39.32 other than principal repaid on loans assigned, sold or conveyed, and all moneys received as an advance from the investment board, under s. 25.17 (3) (bf), 1977 stats., shall be credited to this appropriation. Moneys credited to the higher educational aids board as a result of investments shall be considered under this appropriation as repayments. The amount of advances to the higher educational aids board charged against the authorization under s. 25.17 (3) (bf), 1977 stats., shall be decreased by the amount of any repayments to the investment board under this appropriation. Advances repaid to the investment board shall be reappropriated to the higher educational aids board for the purpose of providing additional loans subject to s. 25.17 (3) (bf) 2., 1977 stats. Principal repayments on loans assigned, sold or conveyed shall be repaid under this appropriation. The state auditor may annually audit the portfolio of student loans and notes thereon in the possession of the higher educational aids board and report his or her determination of the current condition of the student notes receivable portfolio to the investment board, the joint committee on finance, the higher educational aids board and the department of administration.

      20.235(1)(gg) Nursing student loan repayments. All moneys received from the repayment of loans made under s. 39.39, to be used for loans under s. 39.39.

      20.235(1)(gm) Indian student assistance; contributions. All moneys received from contributions under s. 39.38 (2), to be used for grants under s. 39.38.

      20.235(1)(i) Gifts and grants. All moneys received from gifts and grants for the purposes for which made.

      20.235(1)(k) Indian student assistance. Biennially, the amounts in the schedule to carry out the purposes of s. 39.38. All moneys transferred from the appropriation account under s. 20.505 (8) (hm) 4i. shall be credited to this appropriation account. Notwithstanding s. 20.001 (3) (b), the unencumbered balance on June 30 of each odd-numbered year shall revert to the appropriation account under s. 20.505 (8) (hm).

      20.235(1)(kc) Tribal college payments. The amounts in the schedule for payments to tribal colleges under s. 39.382. All moneys transferred from the appropriation account under s. 20.505 (8) (hm) 13r. shall be credited to this appropriation account. Notwithstanding s. 20.001 (3) (a), the unencumbered balance on June 30 of each year shall revert to the appropriation account under s. 20.505 (8) (hm).

      20.235(1)(km) Wisconsin grants; tribal college students. Biennially, the amounts in the schedule for the Wisconsin grant program under s. 39.435 for tribal college students, except for grants awarded under s. 39.435 (2) or (5). All moneys transferred from the appropriation account under s. 20.505 (8) (hm) 10. shall be credited to this appropriation account. Notwithstanding s. 20.001 (3) (b), the unencumbered balance on June 30 of each odd-numbered year shall revert to the appropriation account under s. 20.505 (8) (hm).

      20.235(1)(no) Federal aid; aids to individuals and organizations. All moneys received from federal funds under s. 16.54 as authorized by the governor to carry out the purpose for which made.

      20.235(1)(s) State direct revenue obligation loans. As a continuing appropriation, all proceeds from revenue obligations issued under s. 39.37 and deposited in the fund created under s. 18.57 (1), for the costs of issuance and management of the obligations, to provide related reserve funds and for the purpose of s. 39.32. Estimated disbursements under this paragraph shall not be included in the schedule under s. 20.005.

    20.235(2) Administration.

      20.235(2)(aa) General program operations. The amounts in the schedule for general program operations.

      20.235(2)(bb) Student loan interest, loans sold or conveyed. A sum sufficient for interest on loans assigned, sold or conveyed, if the amount under par. (gb) is insufficient to provide interest due on the payment date at the interest rate stated on the loan notes assigned, sold or conveyed, interest to be computed on the unpaid principal balance of the loans, computed as of January 1 and July 1 of each year and payable within 90 days thereafter.

      20.235(2)(bc) Write-off of uncollectible student loans. The amounts in the schedule for write-off of uncollectible student loans made under s. 49.42, 1963 stats., and s. 39.32.

      20.235(2)(bd) Purchase of defective student loans. A sum sufficient for the repurchase of student loans made under s. 39.32 that have been sold by the higher educational aids board or the building commission and subsequently found to be defective.

      20.235(2)(ga) Student interest payments. All moneys received as interest on loans made under s. 49.42, 1963 stats., and s. 39.32 except for moneys received as interest on loans assigned, sold or conveyed, for the payment of interest under s. 25.17 (3) (bf), 1977 stats.

      20.235(2)(gb) Student interest payments, loans sold or conveyed. All moneys received as interest on loans made under s. 39.32 which have been assigned, sold or conveyed, for the payment of interest on loans assigned, sold or conveyed.

      20.235(2)(ia) Student loans; collection and administration. All moneys received from the nonstock corporation under s. 39.33 for or related to the collection or administration of student loans.

      20.235(2)(ja) Write-off of defaulted student loans. The amounts in the schedule for write-off of defaulted student loans made under s. 49.42, 1963 stats., and s. 39.32. All moneys originally appropriated for student loans other than moneys advanced from the investment board, and other than moneys resulting from assignment, sale or conveyance of student loans shall be credited to this appropriation.

      20.235(2)(n) Federal aid; state operations. All moneys received from the federal government as authorized by the governor under s. 16.54 to carry out the purpose for which made. The executive secretary of the board may transfer not more than $150,000 from this appropriation for purposes of carrying out the functions under s. 39.33.

      20.235(2)(qa) Student loan revenue obligation repayment. All moneys received by the student loan repayment fund for the purposes of retirement of revenue obligations, providing for reserves and program operations under s. 39.37. All moneys received are irrevocably appropriated in accordance with subch. II of ch. 18 and further established in resolutions authorizing the issuance of the revenue obligations and setting forth the distribution of funds received thereafter.

    20.235(3) Distance Learning Authorization Board.

      20.235(3)(g) General operations. All moneys received from fees collected under s. 39.86 (5) for the operations and administration of the distance learning authorization board.

      20.235 - ANNOT. History: 1971 c. 44; 1971 c. 125 ss. 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 522 (1); 1971 c. 211; 1973 c. 90, 243, 333; 1975 c. 39, 118, 189, 199, 224; 1977 c. 29, 418; 1979 c. 34 ss. 136 to 155, 2102 (22) (a); 1979 c. 175, 221; 1981 c. 20 ss. 156 to 162p, 2202 (22) (a); 1983 a. 27; 1985 a. 29, 120; 1987 a. 27, 399; 1987 a. 403 s. 256; 1989 a. 31, 336; 1991 a. 39, 269; 1993 a. 16, 399; 1995 a. 27 ss. 558 to 563, 9127 (1); 1997 a. 27 s. 236 to 242, 253, 267, 268; 1999 a. 9, 144; 2001 a. 16, 109; 2003 a. 33; 2005 a. 25; 2007 a. 20; 2009 a. 28; 2011 a. 32; 2013 a. 20, 60, 128, 330; 2015 a. 55, 208; 2017 a. 59, 206; 2019 a. 9, 149; 2021 a. 58, 217.

    20.250 Medical College of Wisconsin. [excerpt] There is appropriated to the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc., for the following program:

      20.250(1) Training of Health Personnel.

        20.250(1)(a) Medical student tuition assistance. The amounts in the schedule for medical education, teaching, and research under s. 39.155.

        20.250(1)(b) Family medicine education. The amounts in the schedule for the development and operation of programs to support the recruitment and training of medical students and residents in family and community medicine.


    Chapter 36 - University of Wisconsin System

    36.11 Powers and Duties of the Board of Regents. [excerpt]

      36.11(6) Financial Aids.

        36.11(6)(c) By April 10, 1998, and annually thereafter, the board shall develop and submit to the Higher Educational Aids Board for its review under s. 39.285 (1) a proposed formula for the awarding of grants under s. 39.435, except for grants awarded under s. 39.435 (2) or (5), for the upcoming academic year to students enrolled in the system.

    36.27 Tuition. [excerpt]

      36.27(2) Nonresident Tuition Exceptions.

        36.27(2)(a) Students qualifying under any of the following categories, while they continue to be residents of this state, are entitled to exemption from nonresident tuition but not from incidental or other fees:

          36.27(2)(a)1. Any adult student who has been a bona fide resident of the state for 12 months next preceding the beginning of any semester or session for which such student registers at an institution.

          36.27(2)(a)2. Any minor student, if one or both of the student's parents have been bona fide residents of this state for at least 12 months next preceding the beginning of any semester or session for which the student registers at an institution.

          36.27(2)(a)3. Any adult student who is a dependent of his or her parents under 26 USC 152 (a), if one or both of the student's parents have been bona fide residents of this state for at least 12 months next preceding the beginning of any semester or session for which the student registers at an institution.

          36.27(2)(a)4. Any minor student who has resided substantially in this state during the years of minority and at least 12 months next preceding the beginning of any semester or session for which such student registers at an institution.

          36.27(2)(a)5. Any minor student under guardianship in this state whose legal guardian has been a bona fide resident of this state for at least 12 months next preceding the beginning of any semester or session for which such student registers at an institution.

          36.27(2)(a)6. Any adult student who has been employed as a migrant worker for at least 2 months each year for 3 of the 5 years next preceding the beginning of any semester or session for which the student registers at an institution, or for at least 3 months each year for 2 of the 5 years next preceding the beginning of any semester or session for which the student registers at an institution, any adult student whose parent or legal guardian has been so employed while the student was a minor and any minor student whose parent or legal guardian has been so employed. In this subdivision, "migrant worker" has the meaning specified in s. 103.90 (5).

        36.27(2)(am) Any person who is a refugee, as defined under 8 USC 1101 (a) (42), who moved to this state immediately upon arrival in the United States and who has resided in this state continuously since then is entitled to the exemption under par. (a) if he or she demonstrates an intent to establish and maintain a permanent home in Wisconsin according to the criteria under par. (e).

        36.27(2)(b)

          36.27(2)(b)1. Nonresident members of the armed forces and persons engaged in alternative service who are stationed in this state on active duty and their spouses and children are entitled to the exemption under par. (a) during the period that such persons are stationed in this state.

          36.27(2)(b)2. Members of the armed forces who reside in this state and are stationed at a federal military installation located within 90 miles of the borders of this state, and their spouses and children, are entitled to the exemption under par. (a).

          36.27(2)(b)3. Nonresident persons who served in active duty in the U.S. armed forces for at least 10 years, who were honorably discharged from such service within 4 years before applying at an institution, and who filed state income tax returns for at least 8 of the last 10 years of active duty in the U.S. armed forces, and their spouses and children are entitled to the exemption under par. (a).

          36.27(2)(b)4. A person who was a resident of this state at the time of entry into active duty, who is a resident of and living in this state at the time of registering at an institution, and who is a veteran, as defined in s. 45.01 (12) is entitled to the exemption under par. (a).

        36.27(2)(c) Any student who is a graduate of a Wisconsin high school and whose parents are bona fide residents of this state for 12 months next preceding the beginning of any semester or session for which the student registers at an institution or whose last surviving parent was a bona fide resident of this state for the 12 months preceding death is entitled to the exemption under par. (a).

        36.27(2)(cm) Any person continuously employed full time in this state, who was relocated to this state by his or her current employer or who moved to this state for employment purposes and accepted his or her current employment before applying for admission to an institution and before moving, and the spouse and dependents of any such person, are entitled to the exemption under par. (a) if the student demonstrates an intent to establish and maintain a permanent home in Wisconsin according to the criteria under par. (e). In this paragraph, "dependents" has the meaning given in 26 USC 152 (a).

        36.27(2)(d) Any person who has not been a bona fide resident of the state for 12 months next preceding the beginning of any semester or session for which such person registers at an institution, except as provided in this subsection, is not exempt from the payment of the nonresident tuition.

        36.27(2)(e) In determining bona fide residence at the time of the beginning of any semester or session and for the preceding 12 months the intent of the person to establish and maintain a permanent home in Wisconsin is determinative. In addition to representations by the student, intent may be demonstrated or disproved by factors including, but not limited to, timely filing of a Wisconsin income tax return of a type that only full-year Wisconsin residents may file, voter registration in Wisconsin, motor vehicle registration in Wisconsin, possession of a Wisconsin operator's license, place of employment, self-support, involvement in community activities in Wisconsin, physical presence in Wisconsin for at least 12 months preceding the beginning of the semester or session for which the student registers, and, if the student is not a U.S. citizen, possession of a visa that permits indefinite residence in the United States. Notwithstanding par. (a), a student who enters and remains in this state principally to obtain an education is presumed to continue to reside outside this state and such presumption continues in effect until rebutted by clear and convincing evidence of bona fide residence.

      36.27(3n) Fee Remission for Spouse, Surviving Spouse, and Children of Certain Veterans.

        36.27(3n)(b) Except as provided in par. (bg), the board shall grant full remission of academic fees and segregated fees for 128 credits or 8 semesters, whichever is longer, less the number of credits or semesters for which the person received remission of fees under s. 38.24 (7) and less the amount of any academic fees or segregated fees paid under 38 USC 3319, to any resident student who maintains a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 and is also any of the following:

          36.27(3n)(b)1. A spouse of an eligible veteran.

          36.27(3n)(b)2. An unremarried surviving spouse of an eligible veteran.

          36.27(3n)(b)3. A child of an eligible veteran, if the child is at least 17 but not yet 26 years of age.

        36.27(3n)(bg) Before the Board of Regents may grant a remission of academic fees and segregated fees under par. (b), the Board of Regents shall require the resident student to apply to the payment of those fees all educational assistance to which the resident student is entitled under 38 USC 3319. If that educational assistance covers 100 percent of those fees for a credit or semester, that credit or semester shall not count against the 128 credit or 8 semester limit provided in par. (b). If that educational assistance covers less than 100 percent of those fees for a credit or semester and the remission under par. (b) covers the remainder of those fees, the credit or semester shall count against that limit in the proportion that the remission bears to the total academic fees and segregated fees charged for that credit or semester. This requirement applies notwithstanding the fact that the resident student may be entitled to educational assistance under 10 USC 16132a, 10 USC 16163a, or 38 USC 3500 to 3566 as well as under 38 USC 3319, unless the resident student has 12 months or less of eligibility remaining for educational assistance under 10 USC 16132a, 10 USC 16163a, or 38 USC 3500 to 3566.

        36.27(3n)(bm)

          36.27(3n)(bm)1. For a resident student who is entitled to educational assistance under 10 USC 16132a, 10 USC 16163a, or 38 USC 3500 to 3566 and under 38 USC 3319, if the amount of educational assistance, not including educational assistance for tuition, to which the resident student is entitled under 10 USC 16132a, 10 USC 16163a, or 38 USC 3500 to 3566 is greater than the amount of educational assistance, not including educational assistance for tuition, that the resident student received under 38 USC 3319, as determined by the higher educational aids board, in the academic year the higher educational aids board shall reimburse the resident student for the difference in those amounts of educational assistance, as calculated by the higher educational aids board, from the appropriation account under s. 20.235 (1) (fz). The higher educational aids board shall make that determination and calculation in consultation with the Board of Regents.

          36.27(3n)(bm)2. If in any fiscal year there are insufficient moneys available in the appropriation account under s. 20.235 (1) (fz) to provide full reimbursement under subd. 1. to all resident students who are eligible for that reimbursement, the higher educational aids board and the Board of Regents shall reimburse those resident students as provided in s. 39.50 (4).

        36.27(3n)(c) The higher educational aids board shall reimburse the board of regents for all academic fees and segregated fees remitted under par. (b) as provided in s. 39.50 (1) and (3m).

      36.27(3p) Fee Remission for Veterans.

        36.27(3p)(b) Except as provided in par. (bg), the board shall grant full remission of nonresident tuition, academic fees, and segregated fees charged for 128 credits or 8 semesters, whichever is longer, less the number of credits or semesters for which the person received remission of fees under s. 38.24 (8) and less the amount of any academic fees or segregated fees paid under 10 USC 2107 (c), 38 USC 3104 (a) (7) (A), or 38 USC 3313, to any student who is a veteran and maintains a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

        36.27(3p)(bg) Before the Board of Regents may grant a remission of nonresident tuition, academic fees, and segregated fees under par. (b), the board shall require the student to apply to the payment of that tuition and those fees all educational assistance to which the student is entitled under 38 USC 3313. If that educational assistance covers 100 percent of that tuition and those fees for a credit or semester, that credit or semester shall not count against the 128 credit or 8 semester limit provided in par. (b). If that educational assistance covers less than 100 percent of that tuition and those fees for a credit or semester and the remission under par. (b) covers the remainder of that tuition and those fees, the credit or semester shall count against that limit in the proportion that the remission bears to the total nonresident tuition, academic fees, and segregated fees charged for that credit or semester. This requirement applies notwithstanding the fact that the student may be entitled to educational assistance under 10 USC 16131 to 16137, 10 USC 16161 to 16166, or 38 USC 3001 to 3036 as well as under 38 USC 3313, unless the student has 12 months or less of eligibility remaining for educational assistance under 10 USC 16131 to 16137, 10 USC 16161 to 16166, or 38 USC 3001 to 3036.

        36.27(3p)(bm)

          36.27(3p)(bm)1. For a student who is entitled to educational assistance under 10 USC 16131 to 16137, 10 USC 16161 to 16166, or 38 USC 3001 to 3036 and under 38 USC 3313, if the amount of educational assistance, not including educational assistance for tuition, to which the student is entitled under 10 USC 16131 to 16137, 10 USC 16161 to 16166, or 38 USC 3001 to 3036 is greater than the amount of educational assistance, not including educational assistance for tuition, that the student received under 38 USC 3313, as determined by the higher educational aids board, in the academic year the higher educational aids board shall reimburse the student for the difference in those amounts of educational assistance, as calculated by the higher educational aids board, from the appropriation account under s. 20.235 (1) (fz). The higher educational aids board shall make that determination and calculation in consultation with the Board of Regents.

          36.27(3p)(bm)2. If in any fiscal year there are insufficient moneys available in the appropriation account under s. 20.235 (1) (fz) to provide full reimbursement under subd. 1. to all students who are eligible for that reimbursement, the higher educational aids board and the Board of Regents shall reimburse those students as provided in s. 39.50 (4).

        36.27(3p)(c) The higher educational aids board shall reimburse the board of regents for all nonresident tuition, academic fees, and segregated fees remitted under par. (b) as provided in s. 39.50 (1) and (3m).


    Chapter 38 - Technical College System

    38.04 Technical college system board; powers and duties. [excerpt]

      38.04(7m) Financial Aids. By April 10, 1998, and annually thereafter, the board shall develop and submit to the Higher Educational Aids Board for its review under s. 39.285 (1) a proposed formula for the awarding of grants under s. 39.435, except for grants awarded under s. 39.435 (2) or (5), for the upcoming academic year to students enrolled in the technical colleges.

    38.24 Fees and Tuition. [excerpt]

      38.24(7) Fee Remission for Spouse, Surviving Spouse, and Children of Certain Veterans.

        38.24(7)(b)) Except as provided in par. (bg), the district board shall grant full remission of fees for 128 credits or 8 semesters, whichever is longer, less the number of credits or semesters for which the person received remission of fees from any other district board under this subsection and from the Board of Regents under s. 36.27 (3n) (b) and less the amount of any fees paid under 38 USC 3319, to any resident student who maintains a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 and is also any of the following:

          38.24(7)(b)1. A spouse of an eligible veteran.

          38.24(7)(b)2. An unremarried surviving spouse of an eligible veteran.

          38.24(7)(b)3. A child of an eligible veteran, if the child is at least 17 but not yet 26 years of age.

        38.24(7)(bg) Before the district board may grant a remission of fees under par. (b), the district board shall require the resident student to apply to the payment of those fees all educational assistance to which the resident student is entitled under 38 USC 3319. If that educational assistance covers 100 percent of those fees for a credit or semester, that credit or semester shall not count against the 128 credit or 8 semester limit provided in par. (b). If that educational assistance covers less than 100 percent of those fees for a credit or semester and the remission under par. (b) covers the remainder of those fees, the credit or semester shall count against that limit in the proportion that the remission bears to the total fees charged for that credit or semester. This requirement applies notwithstanding the fact that the resident student may be entitled to educational assistance under 10 USC 16132a, 10 USC 16163a, or 38 USC 3500 to 3566 as well as under 38 USC 3319, unless the resident student has 12 months or less of eligibility remaining for educational assistance under 10 USC 16132a, 10 USC 16163a, or 38 USC 3500 to 3566.

        38.24(7)(bm)

          36.27(7)(bm)1. For a resident student who is entitled to educational assistance under 10 USC 16132a, 10 USC 16163a, or 38 USC 3500 to 3566 and under 38 USC 3319, if the amount of educational assistance, other than educational assistance for tuition, to which the resident student is entitled under 10 USC 16132a, 10 USC 16163a, or 38 USC 3500 to 3566 is greater than the amount of educational assistance, other than educational assistance for tuition, that the resident student received under 38 USC 3319, as determined by the higher educational aids board, in the academic year the higher educational aids board shall reimburse the resident student for the difference in those amounts of educational assistance, as calculated by the higher educational aids board, from the appropriation account under s. 20.235 (1) (fz). The higher educational aids board shall make that determination and calculation in consultation with the board and district board.

          36.27(7)(bm)2. If in any fiscal year there are insufficient moneys available in the appropriation account under s. 20.235 (1) (fz) to provide full reimbursement under subd. 1. to all resident students who are eligible for that reimbursement, the higher educational aids board and the district board shall reimburse those resident students as provided in s. 39.50 (4).

        38.24(7)(c) The higher educational aids board shall reimburse the district board for all fees remitted under par. (b) as provided in s. 39.50 (2) and (3m).

      38.24(8) Fee Remission for Veterans.

        38.24(8)(b) Except as provided in par. (bg), the district board shall grant full remission of the fees charged for 128 credits or 8 semesters, whichever is longer, less the number of credits or semesters for which the person received remission of fees from any other district board under this subsection and from the Board of Regents under s. 36.27 (3p) and less the amount of any fees paid under 10 USC 2107 (c), 38 USC 3104 (a) (7) (A), or 38 USC 3313, to any student who is a veteran and maintains a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

        38.24(8)(bg) Before the district board may grant a remission of fees under par. (b), the district board shall require the student to apply to the payment of those fees all educational assistance to which the student is entitled under 38 USC 3313. If that educational assistance covers 100 percent of those fees for a credit or semester, that credit or semester shall not count against the 128 credit or 8 semester limit provided in par. (b). If that educational assistance covers less than 100 percent of those fees for a credit or semester and the remission under par. (b) covers the remainder of those fees, the credit or semester shall count against that limit in the proportion that the remission bears to the total fees charged for that credit or semester. This requirement applies notwithstanding the fact that the student may be entitled to educational assistance under 10 USC 16131 to 16137, 10 USC 16161 to 16166, or 38 USC 3001 to 3036 as well as under 38 USC 3313, unless the student has 12 months or less of eligibility remaining for educational assistance under 10 USC 16131 to 16137, 10 USC 16161 to 16166, or 38 USC 3001 to 3036.

        38.24(8)(bm)

          38.24(8)(bm)1. For a student who is entitled to educational assistance under 10 USC 16131 to 16137, 10 USC 16161 to 16166, or 38 USC 3001 to 3036 and under 38 USC 3313, if the amount of educational assistance, other than educational assistance for tuition, to which the student is entitled under 10 USC 16131 to 161310 USC 16161 to 16166, or 38 USC 3001 to 3036 is greater than the amount of educational assistance, other than educational assistance for tuition, that the student received under 38 USC 3313, as determined by the higher educational aids board, in the academic year the higher educational aids board shall reimburse the student for the difference in those amounts of educational assistance, as calculated by the higher educational aids board, from the appropriation account under s. 20.235 (1) (fz). The higher educational aids board shall make that determination and calculation in consultation with the board and district board.

          38.24(8)(bm)2. If in any fiscal year there are insufficient moneys available in the appropriation account under s. 20.235 (1) (fz) to provide full reimbursement under subd. 1. to all students who are eligible for that reimbursement, the higher educational aids board and the district board shall reimburse those students as provided in s. 39.50 (4).

        38.24(8)(c) The higher educational aids board shall reimburse the district board for all fees remitted under par. (b) as provided in s. 39.50 (2) and (3m).



    Chapter 39 - Higher Educational Agencies and Education Compacts

    Subchapter II - Medical Education

    39.155 Medical College of Wisconsin; state aid policies.

      39.155(1) All funds appropriated to the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc., under s. 20.250 (1) (a) shall be based on a per capita formula for an amount for each Wisconsin resident enrolled at the college who is paying full tuition. A student's qualification as a resident of this state shall be determined by the higher educational aids board in accordance with s. 36.27, so far as applicable.

      39.155(2) On or before January 15 and September 15 of each year, the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc., shall submit to the higher educational aids board for its approval a list of the Wisconsin residents enrolled at the college who are paying full tuition. The state shall make semiannual payments to the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc., from the appropriation under s. 20.250 (1) (a), upon approval of the list. No more than 8 such payments may be made to the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc., from the appropriation under s. 20.250 (1) (a), for any individual student.

      39.155 - ANNOT. History: 1973 c. 333; 1975 c. 39; 1975 c. 41 s. 52; 1975 c. 198, 224; 1977 c. 29; 1979 c. 34; 1981 c. 20; 1983 a. 27; 1985 a. 29; 1989 a. 56; 1991 a. 269; 1995 a. 27; 1997 a. 27; 2001 a. 103; 2003 a. 33.

    Subchapter III - Higher Educational Aids Board

    39.26 Definition. In this Subchapter, "board" means the Higher Educational Aids Board.

      39.26 - ANNOT. History: 1995 a. 27; 1997 a. 27.

    39.28 Powers and Duties.

      39.28(1) The board shall administer the programs under this Subchapter and may promulgate such rules as are necessary to carry out its functions. The board may accept and use any funds which it receives from participating institutions, lenders or agencies. The board may enter into such contracts as are necessary to carry out its functions under this Subchapter.

      39.28(2) The board shall establish plans to be administered by the board for participation by this state under any federal acts relating to higher education and submit them to the U.S. secretary of education for the secretary's approval. The board may utilize such criteria for determination of priorities, participation or purpose as are delineated in the federal acts.

      39.28(3)

        39.28(3)(a) In its biennial report under s. 15.04 (1) (d), the board also shall include recommendations for improvement of the state's student financial aid programs.

        39.28(3)(b) On January 1 and July 1, the board shall report to the joint committee on finance and the joint legislative audit committee on the board's loan collection activities and efforts to develop collection policies to improve program performance through changes in data processing and program review.

      39.28(4) The board may assign, sell, convey or repurchase student loans made under s. 39.32 subject to prior approval by the Joint Committee on Finance.

      39.28(6) The board may not provide any state financial assistance under this Subchapter to any person during the period that the person is required to register with the selective service system under 50 USC, Appendix, sections 451 to 473 if the person has not so registered.

      39.28 - ANNOT. History: 1971 c. 125, 211; 1973 c. 90; 1975 c. 198, 224; 1977 c. 29; 1977 c. 196 s. 131; 1977 c. 418; 1981 c. 20; 1983 a. 27; 1985 a. 332 s. 251 (3); 1989 a. 31, 56; 1991 a. 316; 1995 a. 27; 1997 a. 27; 2001 a. 16.

    39.285 Board review of proposed formulae.

      39.285(1)

        39.285(1)(a) By March 1 of each year, the board shall approve, modify, or disapprove any proposed formula for the awarding of grants for the next fiscal year submitted under sub. or (2) or (3) or s. 36.11 (6) (c) or 38.04 (7m).

        39.285(1)(b) If the board determines during a fiscal year that any formula approved under par. (a) during the prior fiscal year needs to be modified during the fiscal year in order to expend the entire amount appropriated for grants to students under s. 39.30 or 39.435, except s. 39.435 (2) or (5), in that fiscal year, the board shall submit the modified formula to the joint committee on finance. If the cochairpersons of the committee do not notify the board that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the modified formula within 14 working days after the date of the submittal, the modified formula may be implemented as proposed by the board. If, within 14 working days after the date of the submittal, the cochairpersons of the committee notify the board that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the modified formula, the modified formula may be implemented only upon approval of the committee.

      39.285(2) By April 10, 1998, and annually thereafter, the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities shall develop and submit to the board for its review under sub. (1) a proposed formula for the awarding of grants under s. 39.30 for the upcoming academic year to students enrolled at private institutions of higher education.

      39.285(3) By April 10, 1998, and annually thereafter, each tribally controlled college in this state is requested to develop and submit to the board for its review under sub. (1) a proposed formula for the awarding of grants under s. 39.435, except for grants awarded under 39.435 (2) or (5), for the upcoming academic year to students enrolled at that tribally controlled college.

      39.285 - ANNOT. History: 1995 a. 27; 1997 a. 27; 1999 a. 9; 2017 a. 59.

    39.29 Executive Secretary. An executive secretary shall be appointed by the governor to serve at his or her pleasure.

      39.29 - ANNOT. History: 1997 a. 27.

    39.30 Wisconsin grants; private, nonprofit college students.

      39.30(1) Definitions. In this section:

        39.30(1)(d) An "accredited" institution is an institution accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or by the board of nursing pursuant to s. 441.01 (4), or, if not so accredited, is a nonprofit institution of higher education whose credits are accepted on transfer by not less than 3 institutions which are so accredited, on the same basis as if transferred from an institution so accredited.

        39.30(1)(e) "Resident student" shall be determined under s. 36.27, so far as applicable.

      39.30(2) A resident student enrolled at least half-time and registered as a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior in an accredited, nonprofit, post-high school, educational institution in this state shall be eligible for grants under this section for each semester of attendance, but:

        39.30(2)(a) No student shall be eligible for grants in more than the equivalent of 10 semesters of undergraduate education.

        39.30(2)(b) A student shall be and shall remain eligible for grants provided the student meets acceptable academic standards prescribed by the student's institution.

        39.30(2)(d) No grant shall be awarded to members of religious orders who are pursuing a course of study leading to a degree in theology, divinity or religious education.

        39.30(2)(e) The board may not make a grant to a student whose name appears on the statewide support lien docket under 49.854 (2) (b) unless the student provides to the board a payment agreement that has been approved by the county child support agency under s. 59.53 (5) and that is consistent with rules promulgated under s. 49.858 (2) (a).

        39.30(2)(f) No grants may be awarded under this section unless the formula submitted under s. 39.285 (2) is approved or modified by the board under s. 39.285 (1).

      39.30(3) Basis of Grants. The grant to be paid to a resident student enrolled at least half-time and registered as a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior after August 1, 1979, shall be determined as follows:

        39.30(3)(a) From the total tuition charged the student by the institution, subtract the amount of the resident academic fee charged at the Madison campus of the University of Wisconsin System.

        39.30(3)(b) Divide the amount determined in par. (a) by the student's total cost of attending the postsecondary institution.

        39.30(3)(c) Multiply the percentage calculated in par. (b) times the student's expected family contribution which has been determined using the same analysis as that used to determine the expected family contribution of students applying for Wisconsin grants under s. 39.435.

        39.30(3)(d) Subtract the amount determined in par. (c) from the amount determined in par. (a) to arrive at the amount of the grant.

        39.30(3)(e) The board shall establish criteria for the treatment of financially independent students which are consistent with procedures in pars. (a) to (d).

      39.30(3m) Grant Awards.

        39.30(3m)(a) The board shall establish the maximum amount of a grant awarded under this subsection. The board may not establish a maximum amount that exceeds the maximum amount in the previous academic year unless the board determines, to the best of its ability, that in doing so the board will award grants under this paragraph in the current academic year to at least as many students as the board awarded grants to under this paragraph in the previous academic year. Grants under this section may not be less than $250 during any one academic year.

        39.30(3m)(b) The board may not make initial awards of grants under this section for an academic year in an amount that exceeds 122% of the amount appropriated under s. 20.235 (1) (b) for the fiscal year in which the grant may be paid.

      39.30(4) Forms. The board shall prescribe, furnish and make available, at locations in the state convenient to the public, application forms for grants under this section. Upon request, the board shall advise and assist applicants in making out such forms.

      39.30 - ANNOT. History: 1971 c. 125; 1973 c. 90; 1973 c. 335 s. 13; 1975 c. 224; 1979 c. 34; 1981 c. 20; 1985 a. 29; 1987 a. 27; 1991 a. 316; 1993 a. 437; 1995 a. 27, 404; 1997 a. 27, 222; 1999 a. 9; 2001 a. 16; 2013 a. 330.

      39.30 - ANNOT. Cross Reference: See also ch. HEA 4, Wis. adm. code.

      Students who attend VTAE (technical college) institutions are eligible for tuition grants under this section. 66 Atty. Gen. 182.

    39.31 Determination of Student Costs. In determining a student's total cost of attending a postsecondary institution for the purpose of calculating the amount of a grant under s. 39.30, 39.38, 39.435 or 39.44, the board shall include the following:

      39.31(1) The cost of tuition, fees, books and educational supplies.

      39.31(2) Miscellaneous expenses, as determined by the board.

      39.31(3) The cost of child care, as determined by the board.

      39.31 - ANNOT. History: 1987 a. 27; 1995 a. 27; 1997 a. 27.

    39.32 Student Loans.

      39.32(1) In this section:

        39.32(1)(a) "Institution of higher education" means an educational institution meeting the requirements of P.L. 89-329 for institutions covered therein and of P.L. 89-287 for business, trade, technical or vocational schools and full-time post-high school technical colleges in this state.

        39.32(1)(b) "Resident student" shall be determined under s. 36.27, so far as applicable.

      39.32(2) The board shall:

        39.32(2)(a) Make and authorize loans to be made to resident students who have satisfactory academic records, who need financial assistance and who are desirous of attending institutions of higher education, when such loans are to assist them in meeting expenses of post-high school education in accordance with this section.

        39.32(2)(b) Establish standards and methods for determining the amount of loans, rates of interest, financial need and other administrative procedures consistent with P.L. 89-329 and P.L. 89-287.

      39.32(3) The board may make and authorize loans to be made to students if:

        39.32(3)(a) The student is enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an institution of higher education.

        39.32(3)(b) The student's eligibility for a loan is certified to the board by the institution of higher education in which the student is enrolled or has been accepted for enrollment.

        39.32(3)(c) The student has a satisfactory academic record.

        39.32(3)(d) The student is a resident student.

        39.32(3)(e) The student needs financial assistance.

        39.32(3)(g) The student is not in default on any previous loan or the board has determined that the student has made satisfactory arrangements to repay the defaulted loan.

      39.32(4) Loans may be made to minors and minority shall not be a defense to the collection of the debt.

      39.32(5) The board may collect any loans made or authorized to be made by the board pursuant to this section or made prior to July 1, 1966, under s. 49.42, 1963 stats.

      39.32(6) The board shall satisfy the loan of any student who obtained a loan under this section or s. 39.023, 1965 stats., between July 1, 1966, and December 15, 1968, if the student dies after July 1, 1966, and before completing repayment of the loan, and shall write off the balance of principal and interest owing on the loan on the date theat the board received confirmation of the student's death. Obligation to repay such a loan shall terminate on the date of the student's death and any payments made on the loan to the board after the date of the student's death shall be refunded to the payor or the payor's heirs, or personal representative upon receipt by the board of an application for refund.

      39.32(7) The board may write off defaulted student loans made pursuant to this section or made prior to July 1, 1966, under s. 49.42, 1963 stats., from moneys other than advances from the Investment Board originally appropriated for student loans, and from moneys other than moneys resulting from assignment, sale or conveyance of student loans.

      39.32(8) The board may use up to $150,000 annually of student revenue bond proceeds for the purpose of consolidating loans for needy students who have a state direct loan and one or more federally guaranteed student loans from one or more private lenders.

      39.32(10)

        39.32(10)(a) The board shall have all powers that are reasonably appropriate to the provision of such services and the performance of such contracts and may include charges or fees to be paid by the lenders, institutions and agencies to the board for the provision of such administrative services or any services or activities related to the collection of any student loans for which the board may become responsible by operation of law or by contractual agreements under this paragraph, but such charges or fees, before being instituted by the board, shall be approved by the secretary of administration.

        39.32(10)(b) The board shall have all powers that are reasonably appropriate to the provision of such services and the performance of such contracts and may include charges or fees to be paid by the lenders, institutions and agencies to the board for the provision of such administrative services or any services or activities related to the collection of any student loans for which the board may become responsible by operation of law or by contractual agreements under this paragraph, but such charges or fees, before being instituted by the board, shall be approved by the secretary of administration.

      39.32(11)

        39.32(11)(a) In lieu of the procedure under ch. 812, the board, on behalf of the corporation under s. 39.33, or the corporation, on its own behalf, may certify the department of administration to deduct money from a state employee's earnings. The board shall specify an amount, not to exceed 25% of the employee's disposable earnings, as defined in s. 812.30 (6), to be deducted on a continuing basis until the amount certified by the board or corporation has been paid. The department of administration shall remit moneys deducted to the board or the corporation.

        39.32(11)(b)The procedure in this section may be used only if the amount owed to the board or corporation is reduced to a judgment. At least 30 days prior to certification, the board or corporation shall notify the debtor under s. 879.05 (2) or (3) of the intent to certify the debt to the Department of Administration and of the debtor's right to a contested case hearing before the board under s. 227.42. If the debtor requests a hearing within 20 days after receiving notice, the board shall notify the Department of Administration which shall not make deductions under par. (a) until a decision is reached under s. 227.47 or the case is otherwise concluded.

        39.32(11)(c) The Department of Administration shall prescribe the manner and form for certification of debts by the board or corporation under this subsection.

      39.32 - ANNOT. History: 1971 c. 85; 1971 c. 211 s. 126; 1973 c. 90; 1973 c. 335 s. 13; 1975 c. 189, 224; 1977 c. 29; 1979 c. 34 ss. 813m to 813r, 2102 (22) (a); 1979 c. 176, 221; 1981 c. 20, 314; 1983 a. 27; 1985 a. 182 s. 57; 1989 a. 31; 1991 a. 316; 1993 a. 80, 399; 1995 a. 27; 1997 a. 27; 2001 a. 102.

    39.325 Wisconsin Health Education Loan Program.

      39.325(1) There is established, to be administered by the board, a Wisconsin health education loan program under P.L. 94-484, on July 29, 1979, in order to provide financial aid to medical and dentistry students enrolled in the University of Wisconsin Medical School, the Medical College of Wisconsin or Marquette University School of Dentistry.

      39.325(2) The board shall lend to students who qualify under sub. (1) any moneys appropriated or authorized through the issuance of revenue obligations. The board shall require a student borrowing moneys under this section to pay interest while in medical or dental school and during his or her residency training at the rate of at least 3% per year on the sum of the principal amount of the student's obligation and the accumulated interest, unless federal law provides otherwise as a condition of guaranteeing the loan. Principal and interest payable on maturing revenue obligations shall, when necessary, be paid from funded reserves, authorized under subch. II of ch. 18, or from moneys made available under chapter 20, laws of 1981, section 2022 (1).

      39.325(3) he board shall promulgate rules and establish standards and methods of determining the amounts of loans, rates of interest and other administrative procedures consistent with P.L. 94-484, on July 29, 1979. The rates of interest shall be set as low as possible, but shall remain sufficient to cover all costs of the program under this section.

      39.325 - ANNOT. History: 1979 c. 34; 1981 c. 20; 1983 a. 27; 1995 a. 27; 1997 a. 27.

    39.33 Guaranteed student loan program.

      39.33(1) The board may organize and maintain a nonstock corporation under ch. 181 to provide for a guaranteed student loan program in this state under P.L. 89-287 and P.L. 89-329 as may from time to time be amended. The board may make use of and pay for the use of the facilities and services of such corporation.

      39.33(2) The board may provide administrative services for the nonstock corporation with which the board has entered into a contractual agreement for purposes of providing for a guaranteed student loan program in this state. Services provided under this section shall be in accordance with the decision of the board as to the type and scope of services requested and the civil service range of any employee assigned to them.

      39.33(3) The board or the legislature or any person delegated by the legislature may inspect and examine or cause an inspection and examination of all records relating to all programs that are, or are to be, administered under contractual agreement between the board and the corporation.

      39.33 - ANNOT. History: 1995 a. 27; 1997 a. 27.

    39.34 Medical Student Loan Program. Notwithstanding s. 39.34, 1991 stats., the board shall terminate on August 12, 1993, any obligation to repay a loan awarded under this section.

      39.34 - ANNOT. History: 1975 c. 118, 224; 1993 a. 16; 1995 a. 27; 1997 a. 27.

    39.35 Repayment of Scholarships for Teachers in Educationally Disadvantaged Areas. Notwithstanding s. 39.35, 1969 stats., and s. 39.35, 1991 stats., the board shall terminate on August 12, 1993, any obligation to repay a student aid award made under this section.

      39.35 - ANNOT. History: 1975 c. 189, 422; 1985 a. 29; 1993 a. 16; 1995 a. 27; 1997 a. 27.

    39.36 Repayment of Stipends for Teachers of the Impaired. Notwithstanding s. 39.36, 1969 stats., s. 39.37 (3) (b), 1969 stats., and s. 39.36, 1991 stats., the board shall terminate on August 12, 1993, any obligation to repay a stipend awarded under this section.

      39.36 - ANNOT. History: 1975 c. 189, 422; 1985 a. 29; 1993 a. 16; 1995 a. 27; 1997 a. 27; 2019 a. 9

    39.37 Student Loan Funding.

      39.37(1) Student loans made or authorized to be made under s. 39.32 may be funded from the proceeds of revenue obligations issued subject to and in accordance with subch. II of ch. 18.

      39.37(2) There is created a separate nonlapsible trust fund designated the student loan repayment fund consisting of all revenues received in repayment of student loans funded under this section, and any other revenues dedicated to it by the board. The board may pledge revenues received or to be received by the fund to secure revenue obligations issued under this section, and shall have all other powers necessary and convenient to distribute the proceeds of the revenue obligations and loan repayments in accordance with subch. II of ch. 18.

      39.37(3) All student loans funded with revenue obligations issued under this section shall be fully guaranteed as to repayment of principal and interest from among a nonstock corporation organized under s. 39.33 (1), the United States, its agencies or instrumentalities. The board may enter into agreements necessary to affect this guaranty.

      39.37(4) Revenue obligations issued under this section shall not exceed $295,000,000 in principal amount, excluding obligations issued to refund outstanding revenue-obligation notes.

      39.37(5) Except as may otherwise be expressly provided in resolutions authorizing the issuance of revenue obligations, each issue of revenue obligations shall be on a parity with every other revenue obligation issued under this section, payable in accordance with subch. II of ch. 18, subject only to any agreements with the holders of particular revenue obligations pledging any particular receipts or revenues.

      39.37 - ANNOT. History: 1977 c. 29; 1979 c. 34, 221; 1981 c. 20; 1983 a. 27; 1985 a. 29; 1987 a. 69; 1995 a. 27; 1997 a. 27.

    39.374 Wisconsin Health Education Loan Program Funding.

      39.374(1) Loans made or authorized to be made under s. 39.325 may be funded from the proceeds of revenue obligations issued subject to and in accordance with subch. II of ch. 18.

      39.374(2) All revenues received in repayment of loans funded under this section or loans financed from moneys made available under chapter 20, laws of 1981, section 2022 (1) shall be deposited in the general fund.

      39.374(3) All loans funded with revenue obligations issued under this section shall be fully guaranteed as to repayment of principal and interest by the United States, its agencies or instrumentalities. The board may enter into agreements necessary to effect this guaranty.

      39.374(4) Revenue obligations issued under this section shall not exceed $92,000,000 in principal amount, excluding obligations issued to refund outstanding revenue-obligation bonds and notes.

      39.374(5) Except as may otherwise be expressly provided in resolutions authorizing the issuance of revenue obligations, each issue of revenue obligations shall be on a parity with every other revenue obligation issued under this section, payable in accordance with subch. II of ch. 18, subject only to any agreements with the holders of particular revenue obligations pledging any particular receipts or revenues.

      39.374 - ANNOT. History: 1979 c. 34; 1981 c. 20, 317; 1983 a. 27, 383; 1991 a. 269; 1995 a. 27; 1997 a. 27; 2005 a. 25.

    39.38 Indian Student Assistance.

      39.38(1) There is established, to be administered by the board, a grant program to assist those Indian students who are residents of this state to receive a higher education.

      39.38(2) Grants under this section shall be based on financial need, as determined by the board. The maximum grant shall not exceed $2,200 per year, of which not more than $1,100 may be from the appropriation under s. 20.235 (1) (k). State aid from this appropriation may be matched by a contribution from a federally recognized American Indian tribe or band that is deposited in the general fund and credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.235 (1) (gm). Grants shall be awarded to students for full-time or part-time attendance at any accredited institution of higher education in this state. The board may not make a grant under this section to a student whose name appears on the statewide support lein docket under 49.854 (2) (b), unless the student provides to the board a payment agreement that has been approved by the county child support agency under s. 59.53 (5) and that is consistent with rules promulgated under s 49.858 (2) (a). Grants shall be renewable for up to 5 years if a recipient remains in good academic standing at the institution that he or she is attending.

      39.38 - ANNOT. History: 1971 c. 125; 1979 c. 34; 1981 c. 20; 1987 a. 27; 1991 a. 39; 1995 a. 27, 404; 1997 a. 27; 1999 a. 9.

      39.38 - ANNOT. Cross Reference: See also ch. HEA 6, Wis. adm. code.

    39.382 Tribal college payments.

      39.382(1) In this section:

        39.382(1)(a) “Bureau of Indian education" means the bureau of Indian education in the federal department of the interior.

        39.382(1)(b) “Indian student" has the meaning given in a 25 USC 1801 (a) (7).

        39.382(1)(c) “Indian student count" has the meaning given in 25 USC 1801 (a) (8).

        39.382(1)(d) “Tribal college" means an accredited college, operated or controlled by a federally recognized American Indian tribe or band in this state, that meets the requirements of 25 USC 1804.

      39.382(2) From the appropriation under s. 20.235 (1) (kc), the board shall make payments to the governing bodies of tribal colleges, as provided in subs. (4) and (5).

      39.382(3) Not later than October 15 of each year, the governing body of any tribal college that desires to receive payments under sub. (2) shall report to the board all of the following:

        39.382(3)(a) The number of full-time equivalent students enrolled at the tribal college for the previous academic year who reside in Wisconsin and for whom the tribal college will not receive funds from the bureau of Indian education.

        39.382(3)(b) The Indian student count for the previous academic year.

        39.382(3)(c) The per student funding amount that the tribal college has received or expects to receive from the bureau of Indian education based on the tribal college's reported Indian student count for the previous academic year.

      39.382(4) Not later than December 31 of each year, the board shall make a payment to each governing body of a tribal college that has timely submitted to the board a report under sub. (3). Subject to sub. (5), the amount of the annual payment to each tribal college shall be the result obtained by multiplying the number reported under sub. (3) (a) by the per student funding amount reported under sub. (3) (c).

      39.382(5) If the moneys appropriated under s. 20.235 (1) (kc) are not sufficient to make full payment to each tribal college under sub. (4), the board shall prorate the payments to tribal colleges under sub. (4) in the proportion that the moneys available bears to the total amount of payments that would be made if sufficient moneys had been appropriated under s. 20.235 (1) (kc).

      39.38 - ANNOT. History: 2015 a. 55.

    39.385 Primary care and psychiatry shortage grant program.

      39.385(1) Definitions. In this section:

        39.385(1)(a) "Graduate medical education training program" means any of the following:

          39.385(1)(a)1. A program of education in a medical specialty following the completion of medical school that prepares a physician for the independent practice of medicine in that specialty.

          39.385(1)(a)2. A program of education in a medical subspecialty following the completion of education in a medical specialty that prepares a physician for the independent practice of medicine in that subspecialty.

        39.385(1)(b) "Grant program" means the primary care and psychiatry shortage grant program under this section.

        39.385(1)(c) "Health professional shortage area" has the meaning given in s. 36.60 (1) (aj).

        39.385(1)(d) "Health service shortage area" means an area designated by the governor and certified by the federal secretary of health and human services under 42 USC 1395x as an area with a shortage of personal health services.

        39.385(1)(e) "Medically underserved area" has the meaning given in 42 CFR Part 51c, section 102 (e).

        39.385(1)(f) "Primary care medicine" means any of the following medical specialties:

          39.385(1)(f)1. Family practice.

          39.385(1)(f)2. Internal medicine.

          39.385(1)(f)3. Pediatrics.

          39.385(1)(f)4. General surgery.

        39.385(1)(g) "Psychiatry" includes child psychiatry.

        39.385(1)(h) "Underserved area" means a health professional shortage area, a health service shortage area, or a medically underserved area.

      39.385(2) Establishment of program. There is established, to be administered by the board, a primary care and psychiatry shortage grant program to encourage primary care physicians and psychiatrists who meet the eligibility requirements specified in sub. (3) to practice primary care medicine and psychiatry in underserved areas in this state by providing grants of financial assistance to those physicians and psychiatrists as provided in sub. (4).

      39.385(3) Eligibility. A physician or psychiatrist is eligible for financial assistance as provided under sub. (4) if the physician or psychiatrist meets all of the following requirements:

        39.385(3)(a) He or she practices primary care medicine or psychiatry in an underserved area in this state.

        39.385(3)(b) He or she graduated from a graduate medical education training program with an emphasis on primary care medicine or psychiatry.

        39.385(3)(c) He or she does not appear on the statewide support lien docket under s. 49.854 (2) (b), unless the physician provides to the board a payment agreement that has been approved by the county child support agency under s. 59.53 (5) and that is consistent with rules promulgated under s. 49.858 (2) (a).

      39.385(4) Financial assistance.

        39.385(4)(a)

          39.385(4)(a)1. From the appropriation account under s. 20.235 (1) (fp), the board shall grant financial assistance to physicians and psychiatrists who meet the eligibility requirements specified in sub. (3), who apply for participation in the grant program as provided in par. (b), and who submit claims for that financial assistance as provided in par. (c). From s. 20.235 (1) (fp), the board shall allocate not more than $750,000 for financial assistance under the grant program to physicians and not more than $750,000 for financial assistance under the grant program to psychiatrists.

          39.385(4)(a)2. The board may grant financial assistance under the grant program to no more than 12 physicians and no more than 12 psychiatrists in a fiscal year. If more than 12 physicians or more than 12 psychiatrists apply for participation in the grant program in a fiscal year, the board shall consider the order in which those applications are received and the health professional shortage area score, as determined by the health resources and services administration of the federal department of health and human services, of the underserved area in which the applicant is practicing primary care medicine or psychiatry in selecting participants in the grant program.

          39.385(4)(a)3. An individual physician or psychiatrist may receive financial assistance under the grant program in no more than 3 fiscal years.

        39.385(4)(b) A physician or psychiatrist may apply for participation in the grant program by submitting an application to the board in a form prescribed by the board. A physician or psychiatrist may submit that application while the physician or psychiatrist is participating in a graduate medical education training program described in sub. (3) (b). The application shall include such information as the board may require to establish that the physician or psychiatrist meets the eligibility requirements specified in sub. (3) for participation in the grant program and any other information the board may require by rule promulgated under sub. (5).

        39.385(4)(c) After each year in which a physician or psychiatrist who has been accepted for participation in the grant program practices primary care medicine or psychiatry in an underserved area in this state, the physician or psychiatrist may submit to the board a claim for financial assistance. The claim shall include the signature of the physician or psychiatrist and of a representative of the practice in which the physician or psychiatrist is employed or otherwise affiliated certifying that during the period for which financial assistance is claimed the physician or psychiatrist practiced primary care medicine or psychiatry in an underserved area in this state and such other information as the board may require by rule promulgated under sub. (5) to verify the physician's or psychiatrist's eligibility for financial assistance.

        39.385(4)(d) If the board determines that a physician or psychiatrist who submits a claim for financial assistance under par. (c) is eligible to receive that assistance, the board shall provide that assistance, subject to the amounts available in the appropriation account under s. 20.235 (1) (fp).

      39.385(5) Rules. The board shall promulgate rules to implement and administer this section. Those rules shall include rules specifying the information a physician or psychiatrist must include in an application for participation in the grant program under sub. (4) (b) and in a claim for financial assistance under sub. (4) (c).

      39.385 - ANNOT. History: 2013 a. 128; 2017 a. 59.

      Related Statutes:

      71.05 (6) (b) 51. of the statutes is created to read: 71.05 (6) (b) 51. For taxable years beginning after December 31, 2013, any amount received by a physician or psychiatrist, in the taxable year to which the subtraction relates, from the primary care and psychiatry shortage grant program under s. 39.385.

      Nonstatutory provisions. (1) Primary care and psychiatry shortage grant program. Notwithstanding section 16.42 (1) (e) of the statutes, in submitting information under section 16.42 of the statutes for purposes of the 2015-17 biennial budget bill, the higher educational aids board shall submit information concerning the appropriation under section s. 20.235 (1) (fp) of the statutes, as created by this act, as though that appropriation had not been made.

      Initial applicability. (1) Primary care and psychiatry shortage grant program. This act first applies to a physician or psychiatrist who graduates from a graduate medical education training program in this state with an emphasis on primary care medicine or psychiatry in 2014.

    39.39 Nursing Student Stipend Loans.

      39.39(1)

        39.39(1)(a) There is established, to be administered by the board, a stipend loan program for resident students, including registered nurses, who are:

          39.39(1)(a)1. Enrolled in the 2nd year in a program leading to an associate degree in nursing in a technical college.

          39.39(1)(a)2. Enrolled as juniors in a program leading to a bachelor's degree in nursing in this state.

          39.39(1)(a)3. Enrolled as 3rd year students in a program leading to a diploma in nursing in this state.

          39.39(1)(a)4. Enrolled as seniors in a program leading to a bachelor's degree in nursing in this state.

          39.39(1)(a)5. Enrolled in a program leading to a master's degree in nursing in this state and who intend to teach nursing at an institution of higher education located in this state.

      39.39(2) The board shall:

        39.39(2)(a) Make stipend loans from the appropriations under s. 20.235 (1) (cg) and (gg).

        39.39(2)(b) Promulgate rules to administer this section, including rules establishing loan amounts and the criteria and procedures for loan forgiveness and for selecting loan recipients. Loan recipients shall be selected on the basis of financial need, as determined by the board, using the needs analysis methodology used under s. 39.435.

      39.39(3) Beginning in the 1991-92 fiscal year, $15,000 annually shall be awarded under sub. (1) (a) 5. for stipend loans.

      39.39(4) The board may not make any original stipend loans under this section.

      39.39 - ANNOT. History: 1987 a. 399; 1989 a. 56; 1991 a. 39; 1993 a. 399; 1995 a. 27; 1997 a. 27.

      39.39 - ANNOT. Cross Reference: See also ch. HEA 8, Wis. adm. code.

    39.393 Nursing Student Loan Program.

      39.393(1) The board shall establish a loan program to defray the cost of tuition, fees, and expenses for persons enrolled in any of the following:

        39.393(1)(a) A program in this state that confers an associate degree in nursing.

        39.393(1)(b) A program in this state that confers a bachelor's degree in nursing.

        39.393(1)(c) A program in this state that confers a 2nd degree that will make the person eligible for licensure under s. 441.06 or 441.10.

        39.393(1)(d) A program in this state that confers a diploma in nursing.

        39.393(1)(e) A program in this state that confers a master's degree in nursing.

        39.393(1)(f) A program in this state that confers a doctoral degree in nursing.

      39.393(2) Beginning in the 2002-03 fiscal year, the board shall make loans under this section from the appropriation under s. 20.235 (1) (cm). The maximum amount of loan for a person during any fiscal year is $3,000. The maximum that a person may receive under this section is $15,000. The board shall ensure that the terms of the loan do not require a loan recipient to repay the loan while the recipient is enrolled in a program under sub. (1).

      39.393(3) After the recipient of a loan under sub. (1) has completed the program described in sub. (1), the board shall forgive 25% of the loan's principal and interest after the first full year and 25% of the loan's principal and interest after the 2nd full year that the recipient has been employed full time in this state as a nurse or nurse educator. The board may forgive loans on a prorated basis for persons who are employed less than full time.

      39.393(4) The board shall promulgate rules to implement and administer this section.

      39.393 - ANNOT. History: 2001 a. 16; 2005 a. 368; 2013 a. 114.

    39.395 Nurse educators.

      39.395(1) In this section, “institution of higher education” means an institution or college campus within the University of Wisconsin System, a technical college within the technical college system, or a private, nonprofit institution of higher education located in this state.

      39.395(2) Subject to sub. (3), the board shall establish a program that provides all of the following:

        39.395(2)(a) Fellowships for students who enroll in doctor of nursing practice, doctor of philosophy in nursing, or master of science in nursing degree programs in an institution of higher education.

        39.395(2)(b) Postdoctoral fellowships to recruit faculty for nursing programs in an institution of higher education.

        39.395(2)(c) Educational loan repayment assistance to recruit and retain faculty for nursing programs in an institution of higher education.

      39.395(3) The program established under sub. (2) shall require individuals who receive fellowships under sub. (2) (a) or (b) or assistance under sub. (2) (c) to make a commitment to teach for at least 3 consecutive years in a nursing program at an institution of higher education.

      39.395(4) Costs associated with the program established under sub. (2) shall be funded from the appropriation under s. 20.235 (1) (co).

      39.395 - - ANNOT. History: 2021 a. 58.

    39.397 School leadership loan program.

      39.397(1) The board shall establish a loan program for students selected by the board in a competitive application process who meet all of the following requirements:

        39.397(1)(a) Are enrolled in a school leadership program at an institution of the University of Wisconsin System that permits students to earn degrees in less time than a traditional school leadership program and that includes a required mentorship or apprenticeship component.

        39.397(1)(b) Are nominated by a superintendent of a school district.

      39.397(2)

        39.397(2)(a) Loans under sub. (1) shall be made from the appropriation under s. 20.235 (1) (cu). Except as provided in par. (b), loans under sub. (1) shall be repaid at an annual interest rate of 5 percent.

        39.397(2)(b) The board shall forgive 25 percent of the loan and 25 percent of the interest on the loan for each school year the recipient satisfies all of the following:

          39.399(2)(b)1. The recipient is employed in a school leadership position in an elementary or secondary school in this state.

          39.399(2)(b)2. The recipient receives a rating of proficient or distinguished on the educator effectiveness system or the equivalent in a school that does not use the educator effectiveness system.

        39.397(2)(c) The board shall deposit in the general fund as general purpose revenue-earned all repayments of loans made under sub. (1) and the interest on the loans.

      39.397 - ANNOT. History: 2017 a. 59.

    39.398 Teachers and Orientation and Mobility Instructors of Visually Impaired Pupils Loan Program.

      39.398(1)

        39.398(1)(a) The board shall establish a loan program to defray the cost of tuition, fees and expenses for residents of this state enrolled in a program that prepares persons to be licensed as teachers of visually impaired pupils or as orientation and mobility instructors, as defined by the board by rule, at an accredited institution of higher education in this state or in a physically adjacent state, as defined in s. 175.46 (1) (d). To the extent possible, the board shall give preference, to persons who are likely to return to this state to work with visually impaired persons.

        39.398(1)(b) The board shall make loans under this section from the appropriation under s. 20.235 (1) (cx). The maximum amount of a loan for a person during any fiscal year is $10,000. The maximum amount that a person may receive under this section is $40,000. The terms of the loan shall provide that a loan recipient is not required to repay the loan while the loan recipient is enrolled in the preparatory program described in par. (a).

      39.398(2)

        39.398(2)(a) After the recipient of a loan under sub. (1) has completed the preparatory program described in sub. (1), the board shall forgive 25% of the loan's principal and interest for the first fiscal year, 25% of the loan's principal and interest for the 2nd fiscal year and 50% of the loan's principal and interest for the 3rd fiscal year that the recipient is licensed and employed full-time in this state as a teacher of visually impaired pupils or as an orientation and mobility instructor by a school district, the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired or a cooperative educational service agency. The board may forgive loans on a prorated basis for persons employed less than full-time.

        39.398(2)(b) The board shall promulgate rules to administer this section.

      39.398 - ANNOT. History: 1999 a. 144.

      39.398 - ANNOT. Cross Reference: See also ch. HEA 14, Wis. adm. code.

    39.399 Teacher loan program.

      39.399(1g) In this section:

        39.399(1g)(a) "Rural county" means a county that satisfies all of the following:

          39.399(1g)(a)1. The county does not include any urbanized area.

          39.399(1g)(a)2. Less than 25 percent of persons residing in the county are employed in another county that includes an urbanized area.

          39.399(1g)(a)3. Less than 25 percent of persons employed in the county reside in another county that includes an urbanized area.

        39.399(1g)(b) "Urbanized area" has the meaning given in 23 USC 134 (b) (7).

      39.399(1m) The board shall establish a teacher loan program for students who meet all of the following requirements:

        39.399(1m)(a) Are residents of this state enrolled at least half-time as sophomores, juniors, or seniors in an institution of higher education, as defined in 20 USC 1001 (a) and (b), located in this state.

        39.399(1m)(b) Are enrolled in programs of study leading to a teacher's license in a discipline identified as a teacher shortage area for this state by the federal department of education.

        39.399(1m)(c) Have a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale or the equivalent.

      39.399(2) A student eligible for a loan under sub. (1m) may be awarded loans of up to $10,000 annually for not more than 3 years, with a maximum of $30,000 in loans to a student under this section.

      39.399(3)

        39.399(3)(a) Loans under sub. (1m) shall be made from the appropriation under s. 20.235 (1) (ct). Except as provided in par. (b), loans under sub. (1m) shall be repaid at an annual interest rate of 5 percent.

        39.399(3)(b) The board shall forgive 25 percent of the loan and 25 percent of the interest on the loan for each school year the recipient satisfies all of the following:

          39.399(3)(b)1. The recipient is employed, as a full-time teacher in a high-demand area related to the recipient's discipline under sub. (1m) (b), by a public or private elementary or secondary school in the city of Milwaukee or in a school district in a rural county.

          39.399(3)(b)2. The recipient receives a rating of proficient or distinguished on the educator effectiveness system or the equivalent in a school that does not use the educator effectiveness system.

      39.399(4) The board shall deposit in the general fund as general purpose revenue-earned all repayments of loans made under sub. (1m) and the interest on the loans.

    39.398 - ANNOT. History: 2015 a. 55, 359.

39.40 Minority Teacher Loan Program.

    39.40(1) In this section "minority student" means a student who is any of the following:

      39.40(1)(a) A Black American.

      39.40(1)(b) An American Indian.

      39.40(1)(c) A Hispanic, as defined in s. 16.287 (1) (d).

      39.40(1)(d) A person admitted to the United States after December 31, 1975, who is either a former citizen of Laos, Vietnam or Cambodia or whose ancestor was or is a citizen of Laos, Vietnam or Cambodia.

    39.40(2) The board shall establish a loan program for minority students who meet all of the following requirements:

      39.40(2)(am) Are residents of this state enrolled at least half-time as sophomores, juniors, or seniors in an institution of higher education, as defined in 20 USC 1001 (a) and (b), located in this state.

      39.40(2)(bm) Are enrolled in programs of study leading to a teacher's license in a discipline identified as a teacher shortage area for this state by the federal department of education.

      39.40(2)(dm) Have a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale or the equivalent.

    39.40(2m) A student eligible for a loan under sub. (2) may be awarded loans of up to $10,000 annually for not more than 3 years, with a maximum of $30,000 in loans to a student under this section.

    39.40(3)

      39.40(3)(a) Loans under sub. (2) shall be made from the appropriation under s. 20.235 (1) (cr). Except as provided in par. (b), loans under sub. (2) shall be repaid at an annual interest rate of 5 percent.

      39.40(3)(b) The board shall forgive 25% of the loan and 25% of the interest on the loan for each school year the recipient satisfies all of the following:

        39.41(3)(b)1. The recipient is employed by a public or private elementary or secondary school in the city of Milwaukee as a full-time teacher in a high-demand area related to the recipient's discipline under sub. (2) (bm).

        39.41(3)(b)2. The recipient receives a rating of proficient or distinguished on the educator effectiveness system or the equivalent in a school that does not use the educator effectiveness system.

    39.40(4) The board shall deposit in the general fund as general purpose revenue-earned all repayments of loans made under sub. (2) and the interest on the loans.

    39.40(5) The board shall administer the repayment and forgiveness of loans made under s. 36.25 (16), 1993 stats. The board shall treat such loans as if they had been made under sub. (2).

    39.40 - ANNOT. History: 1989 a. 31; 1995 a. 27; 1997 a. 27; 2011 a. 32.1989 a. 31; 1995 a. 27; 1997 a. 27; 2011 a. 32; 2015 a. 55.

    39.40 - ANNOT. Cross Reference: See also ch. HEA 11, Wis. adm. code.

39.41 Academic Excellence Higher Education Scholarships.

    39.41(1) In this section:

      39.41(1)(ae) "Executive secretary" means the executive secretary of the board.

      39.41(1)(ag) "Faculty of the high school" means the principal administrative unit of the faculty personnel of a high school designated under sub. (1m) (j).

      39.41(1)(av) "School board" has the meaning given in s. 115.001 (7).

      39.41(1)(b) "School district" has the meaning given in s. 115.01 (3).

      39.41(1)(bm) "Senior" means a pupil enrolled in the 12th grade in a public or private high school, a tribal school, the school operated by the Wisconsin Educational Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, or the school operated by the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

      39.41(1)(br) "Tribal school" has the meaning given in s. 115.001 (15m).

      39.41(1)(c) "Vocational diploma" means a diploma granted to a person who has completed a 2-year, full-time program in an area designated and approved by the technical college system board for which the course requirements are established by that board.

    39.41(1m)

      39.41(1m)(a) Subject to par. (d), by February 25 of each school year, the school board of each school district operating one or more high schools and the governing body of each private high school and of each tribal high school shall:

        39.41(1m)(a)1. For each high school with an enrollment of at least 80 pupils but less than 500 pupils, designate the senior with the highest grade point average in all subjects as a scholar.

        39.41(1m)(a)2. For each high school with an enrollment of at least 500 pupils but less than 1,000 pupils, designate the 2 seniors with the 2 highest grade point averages in all subjects as scholars.

        39.41(1m)(a)3. For each high school with an enrollment of at least 1,000 pupils but less than 1,500 pupils, designate the 3 seniors with the 3 highest grade point averages in all subjects as scholars.

        39.41(1m)(a)4. For each high school with an enrollment of at least 1,500 pupils but less than 2,000 pupils, designate the 4 seniors with the 4 highest grade point averages in all subjects as scholars.

        39.41(1m)(a)5. For each high school with an enrollment of 2,000 or more pupils, designate the 5 seniors with the 5 highest grade point averages in all subjects as scholars.

        39.41(1m)(a)6. For each high school with an enrollment of 2,500 or more pupils, designate the 6 seniors with the 6 highest grade point averages in all subjects as scholars.

      39.41(1m)(b) Subject to par. (e), by February 25 of each school year, the school board of each school district operating one or more high schools and the governing body of each private high school and of each tribal high school may, for each high school with an enrollment of less than 80 pupils, nominate the senior with the highest grade point average in all subjects who may be designated as a scholar by the executive secretary under par. (c) 3.

      39.41(1m)(c) The executive secretary shall:

        39.41(1m)(c)1. Subject to par. (f), for the school operated by the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, designate the senior with the highest grade point average in all subjects as a scholar.

        39.41(1m)(c)2. Subject to par. (fm), for the school operated by the Wisconsin Educational Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, designate the senior with the highest grade point average in all subjects as a scholar.

        39.41(1m)(c)3. Designate not more than 10 seniors nominated under par. (b) as scholars.

        39.41(1m)(c)4. For each public, private, or tribal high school with an enrollment of at least 80 pupils, notify the school board of the school district operating the public high school or the governing body of the private or tribal high school of the number of scholars to be designated under par. (a).

        39.41(1m)(c)5. For each public, private, or tribal high school with an enrollment of less than 80 pupils, notify the school board of the school district operating the public high school or the governing body of the private or tribal high school that the school board or governing body may nominate a senior under par. (b) who may be designated as a scholar by the executive secretary.

        39.41(1m)(c)(cm) The executive secretary may grant waivers under par. (m)

        39.41(1m)(d) By February 25 of each school year, if 2 or more seniors from the same high school of at least 80 pupils have the same grade point average and, except for the limitation on the number of designated scholars, are otherwise eligible for designation under par. (a), the faculty of the high school shall select the applicable number of seniors for designation under par. (a) as scholars and shall certify, in order of priority, any remaining seniors with the same grade point average as alternates for the scholars or, if there is no remaining senior with the same grade point average, any remaining seniors with the next highest grade point average, but not less than 3.800 or the equivalent, as alternates for the scholars. If a senior from that high school designated as a scholar under par. (a) does not qualify for a higher education scholarship under sub. (2) (a) or (3) (a), an alternate for the scholar with the same grade point average as any senior from that high school designated as a scholar under par. (a) shall be eligible for a higher education scholarship as a scholar under sub. (2) (a) or (3) (a) until the scholarship may be awarded by the board. If an alternate with the same grade point average as a scholar under par. (a) does not qualify for a higher education scholarship under sub. (2) (a) or (3) (a), an alternate with the next highest grade point average, but not less than 3.800 or the equivalent, shall be eligible for a higher education scholarship as a scholar under sub. (2) (a) or (3) (a) until the scholarship may be awarded by the board.

        39.41(1m)(e) If 2 or more seniors from the same high school of less than 80 pupils have the same grade point average and, except for the limitation of one nominated senior, are otherwise eligible for nomination under par. (b), the faculty of the high school shall select the senior who may be nominated by the school board of the school district operating the public high school or the governing body of the private or tribal high school for designation under par. (b) as a scholar by the executive secretary. If that senior is designated as a scholar by the executive secretary, but does not qualify for a higher education scholarship under sub. (2) (a) or (3) (a), the faculty of the high school shall select, in order of priority, one or more of the remaining seniors with the same grade point average for certification as a scholar or, if there is no remaining senior with the same grade point average, one or more of the remaining seniors with the next highest grade point average, but not less than 3.800 or the equivalent, for certification as a scholar, and the school board of the school district operating the high school or the governing body of the private or tribal high school shall certify to the board one or more of these seniors as eligible for a higher education scholarship as a scholar under sub. (2) (a) or (3) (a) until the scholarship may be awarded by the board.

        39.41(1m)(f) If 2 or more seniors from the school operated by the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired have the same grade point average and, except for the limitation of one designated senior, are otherwise eligible for designation under par. (c) 1., the executive secretary shall make the designation under par. (c) 1. of the senior who may be eligible for a higher education scholarship as a scholar. If that senior does not qualify for a higher education scholarship under sub. (2) (a) or (3) (a), the executive secretary shall designate, in order of priority, one or more of the remaining seniors with the same grade point average, or, if there is no remaining senior with the same grade point average, one or more of the remaining seniors with the next highest grade point average, but not less than 3.800 or the equivalent, as eligible for a higher education scholarship as a scholar under sub. (2) (a) or (3) (a) until the scholarship may be awarded by the board.

        39.41(1m)(fm) If 2 or more seniors from the school operated by the Wisconsin Educational Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, have the same grade point average and, except for the limitation of one designated senior, are otherwise eligible for designation under par. (c) 2., the executive secretary shall make the designation under par. (c) 2. of the senior who may be eligible for a higher education scholarship as a scholar and, if that senior does not qualify for a higher education scholarship under sub. (2) (a) or (3) (a), shall designate one or more of the remaining seniors with the same grade point average as eligible for a higher education scholarship as a scholar under sub. (2) (a) or (3) (a) until the scholarship may be awarded by the board.

        39.41(1m)(g) Notwithstanding par. (a), if a high school of at least 80 pupils closes or merges in the 1991-92 school year or in any school year thereafter, the school board of the school district operating the high school or the governing body of the private high school shall, subject to par. (d), for each of the 2 school years following the closure or merger, designate the same number of scholars from among the pupils enrolled in the high school at the time of closure or merger as the number of scholars designated for that high school in the school year the high school closed or merged. Any seniors designated under this paragraph shall be eligible for an original scholarship under this section.

        39.41(1m)(h) Notwithstanding par. (a), if a public high school of at least 80 pupils closed following the 1989-90 school year and a pupil from the closed high school was designated a scholar under this section for either of the 2 school years following the closure by the school board of a school district operating a high school that enrolled pupils from the closed high school, such school board shall designate the senior with the next highest grade point average for that school year as a scholar. Any scholar designated under this paragraph shall be eligible for a higher education scholarship under sub. (2) (b) or (3) (b) as determined under par. (a), notwithstanding that the scholar did not receive a higher education scholarship for the academic year immediately following the school year in which the pupil from the closed high school was designated a scholar under this section.

        39.41(1m)(i) Notwithstanding par. (d), if the school board of a school district operating a high school or the governing body of a private high school has complied with s. 39.41 (1m) (d), 1991 stats., for the 1993-94 school year and a senior from that high school designated as a scholar under s. 39.41 (1m) (a), 1991 stats., and s. 39.41 (1m) (d), 1991 stats., does not qualify for a higher education scholarship under sub. (2) (a) or (3) (a), the faculty of the high school shall select one or more of the remaining seniors with the same grade point average for certification as a scholar. The school board of the school district operating the high school or the governing body of the private high school shall certify to the board one or more of these seniors as eligible for a higher education scholarship as a scholar under sub. (2) (a) or (3) (a) until the scholarship may be awarded by the board.

        39.41(1m)(j) In the event that 2 or more seniors from the same high school of at least 80 pupils have the same grade point average and are otherwise eligible for designation under par. (a), the school board of the school district operating the high school or the governing body of the private high school shall make the designation of the faculty of the high school for purposes of par. (d) or (i).

        39.41(1m)(m) Notwithstanding pars. (a), (b) and (d), if a high school ranks its seniors on the basis of grades in academic subjects, the school board of the school district operating the high school or the governing body of the private high school or, for purposes of par. (d), the faculty of the high school may request a waiver from the executive secretary in order to fulfill its requirements under par. (a), (b) or (d) on the basis of grade point averages in academic subjects.

      39.41(2)

        39.41(2)(a) If a designated scholar under sub. (1m) is admitted to and enrolls, on a full-time basis, by September 30 of the academic year immediately following the school year in which the senior was designated a scholar, in an institution within the University of Wisconsin System or in a technical college district school that is participating in the program under this section, the scholar shall receive a higher education scholarship that exempts the scholar from all tuition and fees, including segregated fees, at the institution or district school for one year, except that the maximum scholarship for a scholar who receives an original scholarship for the 1996-97 academic year or for any academic year thereafter may not exceed $2,250 per academic year.

        39.41(2)(b) For each year that a scholar who receives a scholarship under par. (a) is enrolled full time, maintains at least a 3.000 grade point average, or the equivalent as determined by the institution or district school, and makes satisfactory progress toward an associate degree, a bachelor's degree, or a vocational diploma, the student shall be exempt from all tuition and fees, including segregated fees, in the subsequent year, except that the maximum scholarship for a scholar who receives an original scholarship for the 1996-97 academic year or for any academic year thereafter may not exceed $2,250 per academic year. No scholar is eligible for an exemption for more than 4 years in the University of Wisconsin System or more than 3 years at a district school.

        39.41(2)(c) Subject to sub. (4), for each year the student is exempt from tuition and fees under par. (a) or (b), the board shall pay the institution or district school, on behalf of the student, an amount equal to 50% of the student's tuition and fees, except that the maximum payment for a student who receives an original scholarship for the 1996-97 academic year or for any academic year thereafter may not exceed $1,125 per academic year.

      39.41(3)

        39.41(3)(a) If a designated scholar under sub. (1m) is admitted to and enrolls, on a full-time basis, by September 30 of the academic year immediately following the school year in which the senior was designated a scholar, in a private institution of higher education that is located in this state and participating in the program under this section, the board shall pay the institution, on behalf of the pupil, an amount equal to 50% of the tuition and fees charged a resident undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the same academic year, except that the maximum payment for a pupil who receives an original scholarship for the 1996-97 academic year or for any academic year thereafter may not exceed $1,125 per academic year.

        39.41(3)(b)For each year that a scholar who receives a scholarship under par. (a) is enrolled full time, maintains at least a 3.000 grade point average, or the equivalent as determined by the private institution, and makes satisfactory progress toward a bachelor's degree, the student is eligible for a higher education scholarship as determined under par. (a). No scholar is eligible for a higher education scholarship for more than 4 years at a private institution of higher education.

      39.41(4)

        39.41(4)(a) The board shall make the payments under subs. (2) (c) and (3) only if the institution, district school or private institution matches the amount of the payment from institutional funds, gifts or grants. Beginning in the 1992-93 school year, the matching requirement under this paragraph for the institutions within the University of Wisconsin System shall be satisfied by payments of an amount equal to the total payments from the institutions made under this paragraph in the 1991-92 school year and, if such payments are insufficient to satisfy the matching requirement, by the waiver of academic fees established under s. 36.27.

        39.41(4)(b) The board shall make the payments under subs. (2) (c) and (3) from the appropriation under s. 20.235 (1) (fy).

      39.41(5)

        39.41(5)(a)

          39.41(5)(a)1. Each institution within the University of Wisconsin System, technical college district school and private institution of higher education that wishes to participate in the scholarship program under this section in academic year 1999-2000 and thereafter shall notify the board by October 1, 1998, that the institution wishes to participate.

          39.41(5)(a)2. If an institution of higher education that has notified the board under subd. 1. subsequently wishes to no longer participate in the scholarship program under this section, the institution of higher education shall notify the board of this fact in writing by October 1 prior to the academic year in which the institution will no longer participate.

        39.41(5)(b) Each designated scholar who is eligible for a higher education scholarship under sub. (2) (a) or (3) (a) shall notify the board as soon as practicable of the institution of higher education he or she will be attending in the next academic year.

        39.41(5)(c) Annually, the board shall notify each scholar who will be attending a participating institution of higher education in the next academic year of the amount of his or her higher education scholarship.

      39.41(6) A scholarship under this section shall not be used to replace any other grant for which a student is eligible.

      39.41(7) By August 1, 1997, and annually thereafter, the board shall submit a report to the Joint Committee on Finance evaluating the success of the program under this section. The report shall specify the number and amount of the scholarships awarded in the current fiscal year and the institutions of higher education chosen by the scholarship recipients.

      39.41(8) The executive secretary shall promulgate rules establishing criteria for the designation of scholars under sub. (1m) (c) 3.

      39.41 - ANNOT. History: 1989 a. 31; 1991 a. 39, 269, 315; 1993 a. 16, 399, 457; 1995 a. 27; 1997 a. 27, 109, 237; 1999 a. 9; 2001 a. 57; 2005 a. 267.

      39.41 - ANNOT. Cross Reference: See also chs. HEA 9, Wis. adm. code.

    39.415 Technical excellence higher education scholarships.

      39.415(1) Definitions. In this section:

        39.415(1)(a) "Executive secretary" means the executive secretary of the board.

        39.415(1)(b) "Faculty of the high school" means the principal administrative unit of the faculty personnel of a high school.

        39.415(1)(c) "Level of proficiency in technical education subjects" means the level of proficiency of a senior in technical education subjects according to criteria developed and approved under sub. (2).

        39.415(1)(d) "School board" has the meaning given in s. 115.001 (7).

        39.415(1)(e) "School district" has the meaning given in s. 115.01 (3).

        39.415(1)(f) "Senior" means a pupil enrolled in the 12th grade in a public or private high school, a tribal school, the school operated by the Wisconsin Educational Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, or the school operated by the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

        39.415(1)(g) "Tribal school" has the meaning given in s. 115.001 (15m).

        39.415(1)(h) "Vocational diploma" means a diploma granted to a person who has completed a 2-year, full-time program in an area designated and approved by the technical college system board for which the course requirements are established by that board.

      39.415(2) Level of proficiency criteria.

        39.415(2)(a) Each school board of a school district operating one or more high schools and each governing body of a private high school or tribal high school shall develop criteria to determine the level of proficiency in technical education subjects of seniors enrolled in a high school operated by the school district or governed by the governing body and submit those criteria to the board for approval. If the board approves those criteria, the school board or governing body may use those criteria to designate seniors as scholars under sub. (3) (a) or to nominate seniors for designation as scholars under sub. (3) (b) and the faculty of the high school may use those criteria to select seniors for designation as scholars or to certify alternates under sub. (3) (d) or (e).

        39.415(2)(b) The executive secretary shall develop criteria to determine the level of proficiency in technical education subjects of seniors enrolled in the school operated by the Wisconsin Educational Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing or the school operated by the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired and of seniors nominated under sub. (3) (b) and submit those criteria to the board for approval. If the board approves those criteria, the executive secretary may use those criteria to designate seniors as scholars under sub. (3) (c) 1., 2., or 3., or to select alternates under sub. (3) (f) or (g).

      39.415(3) Designation of scholars.

        39.415(3)(a) Subject to par. (d), by February 25 of each school year, the school board of each school district operating one or more high schools and the governing body of each private high school and of each tribal high school shall:

          39.415(3)(a)1. For each high school with an enrollment of at least 80 pupils but fewer than 500 pupils, designate the senior with the highest level of proficiency in technical education subjects as a scholar.

          39.415(3)(a)2. For each high school with an enrollment of at least 500 pupils but fewer than 1,000 pupils, designate the 2 seniors with the 2 highest levels of proficiency in technical education subjects as scholars.

          39.415(3)(a)3. For each high school with an enrollment of at least 1,000 pupils but fewer than 1,500 pupils, designate the 3 seniors with the 3 highest levels of proficiency in technical education subjects as scholars.

          39.415(3)(a)4. For each high school with an enrollment of at least 1,500 pupils but fewer than 2,000 pupils, designate the 4 seniors with the 4 highest levels of proficiency in technical education subjects as scholars.

          39.415(3)(a)5. For each high school with an enrollment of at least 2,000 pupils but fewer than 2,500 pupils, designate the 5 seniors with the 5 highest levels of proficiency in technical education subjects as scholars.

          39.415(3)(a)6. For each high school with an enrollment of 2,500 or more pupils, designate the 6 seniors with the 6 highest levels of proficiency in technical education subjects as scholars.

        39.415(3)(b) Subject to par. (e), by February 25 of each school year, the school board of each school district operating one or more high schools and the governing body of each private high school and of each tribal high school may, for each high school with an enrollment of fewer than 80 pupils, nominate for designation as a scholar by the executive secretary under par. (c) 3. the senior with the highest level of proficiency in technical education subjects.

        39.415(3)(c) The executive secretary shall do all of the following:

          39.415(3)(c)1. Subject to par. (f), for the school operated by the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, designate the senior with the highest level of proficiency in technical education subjects as a scholar.

          39.415(3)(c)2. Subject to par. (g), for the school operated by the Wisconsin Educational Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, designate the senior with the highest level of proficiency in technical education subjects as a scholar.

          39.415(3)(c)3. Designate not more than 10 seniors nominated under par. (b) as scholars.

          39.415(3)(c)4. For each public, private, or tribal high school with an enrollment of at least 80 pupils, notify the school board of the school district operating the public high school or the governing body of the private or tribal high school of the number of scholars to be designated under par. (a).

          39.415(3)(c)5. For each public, private, or tribal high school with an enrollment of fewer than 80 pupils, notify the school board of the school district operating the public high school or the governing body of the private or tribal high school that the school board or governing body may nominate a senior under par. (b) who may be designated as a scholar by the executive secretary.

        39.415(3)(d) By February 25 of each school year, if 2 or more seniors from the same high school of at least 80 pupils have the same level of proficiency in technical education subjects and, except for the limitation on the number of designated scholars, are otherwise eligible for designation under par. (a), the faculty of the high school shall select the applicable number of seniors for designation under par. (a) as scholars and shall select, in order of priority, any remaining seniors with the same level of proficiency as alternates for the scholars or, if there is no remaining senior with the same level of proficiency, any remaining seniors with the next highest level of proficiency as alternates for the scholars. If a senior from that high school who is designated as a scholar under par. (a) does not qualify for a higher education scholarship under sub. (4) (a), an alternate for the scholar with the same level of proficiency as any senior from that high school designated as a scholar under par. (a) shall be eligible for a higher education scholarship under sub. (4) (a) until the scholarship may be awarded by the board. If an alternate with the same level of proficiency as a scholar under par. (a) does not qualify for a higher education scholarship under sub. (4) (a), an alternate with the next highest level of proficiency shall be eligible for a higher education scholarship under sub. (4) (a) until the scholarship may be awarded by the board.

      39.415(4) Technical college scholarships.

        39.415(4)(a) If a designated scholar under sub. (3) is admitted to and enrolls, for at least 6 credits, by September 30 of the academic year immediately following the school year in which the senior was designated a scholar, in a technical college district school that is participating in the program under this section, the scholar shall receive a higher education scholarship in an amount not to exceed $2,250 per academic year.

        39.415(4)(b)1. For each academic year that a scholar who receives a scholarship under par. (a) is enrolled for at least 6 credits, maintains at least a 3.000 grade point average or the equivalent as determined by the district school, and makes satisfactory academic progress toward an associate degree, a bachelor's degree, or a vocational diploma as certified by the district school, the student is eligible to receive a higher education scholarship as determined under par. (a) in the subsequent year or, if the scholar does not enroll in a participating district school in the subsequent year, in the semester immediately following the subsequent year.

        39.415(4)(bg) If a student who received a higher education scholarship under par. (a) is not eligible under par. (b) for the scholarship for a year because the scholar failed to maintain for a prior year at least a 3.000 grade point average or the equivalent determined by the district school, the student is eligible to receive a scholarship under par. (a) for the year immediately following a year for which all of the following criteria are satisfied:

          39.415(4)(bg) 1. The student enrolls for at least 6 credits.

          39.415(4)(bg) 2. The student enrolls for at least 6 credits.

          39.415(4)(bg) 3. The student enrolls for at least 6 credits.

        39.415(4)(br) No scholar is eligible for a higher education scholarship for more than 3 years at a district school.

        39.415(4)(c) Subject to sub. (5), for each year the student receives a higher education scholarship under par. (a) or (b), the board shall pay the district school, on behalf of the student, an amount not to exceed $1,125 per academic year.

      39.415(5) Payments; match required.

        39.415(5)(a) The board shall make the payments under sub. (4) (c) only if the district school matches the amount of the payment from institutional funds, gifts, or grants.

        39.415(5)(b) The board shall make the payments under sub. (4) (c) from the appropriation under s. 20.235 (1) (fw).

      39.415(6) Notifications; approval; withdrawal.

        39.415(6)(a)

          39.415(6)(a)1. Each technical college district school that wishes to participate in the scholarship program under this section shall notify the board of its wish to participate in the program by October 1 prior to the academic year in which the school wishes to begin participation. The board shall approve for participation in the program a district school that provides notice under this subdivision of its wish to participate in the program. An approval under this subdivision remains valid until suspended or revoked by the board or until withdrawn by the school as provided under subd. 2.

          39.415(6)(a)2. If a district school that is approved under subd. 1. for participation in the scholarship program under this section subsequently wishes to no longer participate in the program, the school shall notify the board of this fact in writing by October 1 prior to the academic year in which the institution will no longer participate.

        39.415(6)(b) Each designated scholar who is eligible for an original higher education scholarship under sub. (4) (a) shall notify the board as soon as practicable of the district school he or she will be attending in the next academic year. Each designated scholar who is eligible for a subsequent higher education scholarship under sub. (4) (a) shall notify the board as soon as practicable whether he or she will be enrolling in a participating district school in the academic year immediately following the academic year in which he or she received an original or subsequent scholarship under sub. (4), or in the semester immediately following that immediately following year, and of the district school in which he or she will be enrolling.

        39.415(6)(c) Annually, the board shall notify each scholar who will be attending a participating technical college district school in the next academic year of the amount of his or her higher education scholarship.

      39.415(7) Scholarships not to supplant other grant; exception.

        39.415(7)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), a scholarship under this section shall not be used to supplant any other grant for which a student is eligible.

        39.415(4)(b) A student who receives a scholarship under this section is not eligible to receive a scholarship under s. 39.41.

      39.415(8) Annual report. By August 1, 2016, and annually thereafter, the board shall submit a report to the joint committee on finance evaluating the success of the program under this section. The report shall specify the number and amount of the scholarships awarded in the current fiscal year and the technical college district schools chosen by the scholarship recipients.

      39.415(9) Rules. The board shall promulgate rules to implement this section.

      39.415 - ANNOT. History: 2013 a. 60; 2017 a. 91.

    39.42 Interstate Agreements. The board, with the approval of the joint committee on finance, or the governing boards of any publicly supported institution of post-high school education, with the approval of the board and the joint committee on finance, may enter into agreements or understandings which include remission of nonresident tuition for designated categories of students at state institutions of higher education with appropriate state agencies and institutions of higher education in other states to facilitate use of public higher education institutions of this state and other states. Such agreements and understandings shall have as their purpose the mutual improvement of educational advantages for residents of this state and such other states or institutions of other states with which agreements are made.

      39.42 - ANNOT. History: 1971 c. 100, 125; 1975 c. 39; 1977 c. 29; 1981 c. 20; 1995 a. 27; 1997 a. 27.

    39.435 Wisconsin Grants and Talent Incentive Grants.

      39.435(1) There is established, to be administered by the board, a grant program for postsecondary resident students enrolled at least half-time and registered as freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors in accredited institutions of higher education or in tribally controlled colleges in this state. Except as authorized under sub. (5), such grants shall be made only to students enrolled in nonprofit public institutions or tribally controlled colleges in this state.

      39.435(2) The board shall award talent incentive grants to uniquely needy students enrolled at least half-time as first-time freshmen at public and private nonprofit institutions of higher education located in this state and to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who received such grants as freshmen. No grant under this subsection may exceed $1,800 for any academic year. The board may award a grant under this subsection to the same student for up to 10 semesters or their equivalent, but may not award such a grant to the same student more than 6 years after the initial grant is awarded to that student. A student need not maintain continuous enrollment at an institution of higher education to remain eligible for a grant under this subsection. The board shall promulgate rules establishing eligibility criteria for grants under this subsection.

      39.435(3) Grants under sub. (1) shall not be less than $250 during any one academic year, unless the joint committee on finance approves an adjustment in the amount of the minimum grant. Grants under sub. (1) shall not exceed $3,000 during any one academic year, except that beginning in academic year 2009-10, grants under sub. (1) shall not exceed $3,150 during any one academic year. The board shall, by rule, establish a reporting system to periodically provide student economic data and shall promulgate other rules the board deems necessary to assure uniform administration of the program.

      39.435(4)

        39.435(4)(a) The board shall award grants under this section based on a formula that accounts for expected parental and student contributions and is consistent with generally accepted definitions and nationally approved needs analysis methodology.

        39.435(4)(d) The awarding of grants under this section is subject to any formula approved or modified by the board under s. 39.285 (1).

      39.435(5) The board shall ensure that grants under this section are made available to students attending private or public institutions in this state who are deaf or hard of hearing or visually impaired and who demonstrate need. Grants may also be made available to such students attending private or public institutions in other states under criteria established by the board. In determining the financial need of these students special consideration shall be given to their unique and unusual costs.

      39.435(6) The board may not make a grant under this section to a person whose name appears on the statewide support lien docket under s. 49.854 (2) (b), unless the person provides to the board a payment agreement that has been approved by the county child support agency under s. 59.53 (5) and that is consistent with rules promulgated under s. 49.858 (2) (a).

      39.435(8) The board shall award grants under this section to University of Wisconsin System students from the appropriation under s. 20.235 (1) (fe).

      39.435 - ANNOT. History: 1973 c. 90; 1973 c. 335 s. 13; 1975 c. 39, 189, 224; 1977 c. 26 s. 75; 1979 c. 34; 1983 a. 27 ss. 926d to 926t, 2202 (22); 1985 a. 332 s. 251 (1); 1987 a. 27; 1989 a. 31; 1993 a. 399; 1995 a. 27, 404; 1997 a. 27; 1999 a. 9, 185; 2001 a. 109; 2003 a. 33; 2005 a. 25, 367; 2007 a. 20; 2009 a. 28, 182; 2011 a. 32; 2013 a. 20, 329, 330; 2017 a. 59; 2019 a. 9.

      39.435 - ANNOT. Cross Reference: See also ch. HEA 5, Wis. adm. code.

    39.437 Wisconsin Covenant Scholars Grants.

      39.437(1) Establishment of Grant Program. There is established, to be administered by the board, a Wisconsin Covenant Scholars Program to provide grants to students who meet the eligibility criteria specified in sub. (2).

      39.437(2) Eligibility.

        39.437(2)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), a student is eligible for a grant under this section if the student meets all of the following criteria:

          39.437(2)(b)1. The student is a resident of this state and is enrolled at least half time and registered as a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior in a public or private, nonprofit, accredited institution of higher education or in a tribally controlled college in this state.

          39.437(2)(b)2. The student has been designated as a Wisconsin covenant scholar by the board.

        39.437(2)(b)

          39.437(2)(b)1. The board may not make a grant under this section to a person whose name appears on the statewide support lien docket under s. 49.854 (2) (b) unless the person provides to the board a payment agreement that has been approved by the county child support agency under s. 59.53 (5) and that is consistent with rules promulgated under s. 49.858 (2) (a).

          39.437(2)(b)2. No student shall be eligible for a grant under this section in more than the equivalent of 10 semesters of undergraduate education.

          39.437(2)(b)3. No student who fails to meet acceptable academic standards prescribed by the student's institution of higher education or tribally controlled college shall be or shall remain eligible for a grant under this section.

      39.437(3) Amount of Grant.

        39.437(3)(a) In this subsection, "expected family contribution" means the amount that a student and the student's family are expected to contribute in an academic year to the cost of the student's postsecondary education, as determined by use of the most recent federal Free Application for Federal Student Aid, as described in 20 USC 1090 (a).

        39.437(3)(b) The amount of a grant shall be paid from the appropriation account under s. 20.235 (1) (fm) and, except as provided in pars. (c) and (d), shall be determined by the board by rule.

        39.437(3)(c) Subject to par. (e), for a student enrolled full time after the student's 2nd year of postsecondary education, the amount of a grant is as follows:

          39.437(3)(c)1. One thousand dollars per academic year, if the student's expected family contribution is $0.

          39.437(3)(c)2. One thousand five hundred dollars per academic year, if the student's expected family contribution is greater than $0, but less than $3,500.

          39.437(3)(c)3. One thousand dollars per academic year, if the student's expected family contribution is $3,500 or more, but less than $12,000.

          39.437(3)(c)4. Two hundred fifty dollars per academic year, if the student's expected family contribution is $12,000 or more.

        39.437(3)(d) Subject to par. (e), for a student enrolled half time after the student's 2nd year of postsecondary education, the amount of a grant is as follows:

          39.437(3)(d)1. Seven hundred fifty dollars per academic year, if the student's expected family contribution is less than $3,500.

          39.437(3)(d)2. Five hundred dollars per academic year, if the student's expected family contribution is $3,500 or more, but less than $12,000.

          39.437(3)(d)3. One hundred twenty-five dollars per academic year, if the student's expected family contribution is $12,000 or more.

      39.437(4) Administration of Grant Program.

        39.437(4)(a) By February 1 of each year, the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System shall provide to the board information relating to the resident undergraduate academic fees charged to attend each of the institutions within that system for the current academic year, the technical college system board shall provide to the board information relating to the fees under s. 38.24 (1m) (a) to (c) charged to attend each of the technical colleges within that system for the current academic year, each tribally controlled college in this state shall provide to the board information relating to the tuition and fees charged to attend the tribal college for the current academic year, and the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities or a successor organization shall provide to the board information relating to tuition and fees charged to attend each of the private, nonprofit, accredited institutions of higher education in this state for the current academic year.

        39.437(4)(b) By April 1 of each year, the board shall determine the average of the resident undergraduate academic fees charged for the current academic year among the institutions within the University of Wisconsin System, the average of the fees under s. 38.24 (1m) (a) to (c) charged for the current academic year among the technical colleges in this state, the average of the tuition and fees charged for the current academic year among the tribally controlled colleges in this state, and the average of the tuition and fees charged for the current academic year among the private, nonprofit, accredited institutions of higher education in this state.

        39.437(4)(c) To the extent permitted under 20 USC 1232g and 34 CFR part 99, the department of public instruction shall provide pupil information to the board as necessary for that office to fulfill its role in the administration of the grant program under this section.

      39.437(5) Rules. The board shall promulgate rules to implement this section, including all of the following:

        39.437(5)(a) Rules establishing a reporting system to periodically provide student economic data.

        39.437(5)(b) Rules establishing eligibility criteria for designation as a Wisconsin covenant scholar under sub. (2) (a) 2.

        39.437(5)(c) Any other rules the board considers necessary to assure the uniform administration of this section.

      39.437(6) Sunset. No student may enroll in the Wisconsin Covenant Scholars Program after September 30, 2011. After that date, the board may designate a student as a Wisconsin covenant scholar under sub. (2) (a) 2. only if the student enrolled in the Wisconsin Covenant Scholars Program by that date.

      39.437 - ANNOT. History: 2007 a. 20; 2009 a. 28; 2011 a. 32; 2013 a. 20.

      39.437 - ANNOT. Cross Reference: See also ch. HEA 15, Wis. adm. code.

    39.44 Minority Undergraduate Grants.

      39.44(1)

        39.44(1)(a) In this section "minority undergraduate" means an undergraduate student who:

          39.44(1)(a)1. Is a Black American.

          39.44(1)(a)2. Is an American Indian.

          39.44(1)(a)3. Is a Hispanic, as defined in s. 16.287 (1) (d).

          39.44(1)(a)4. Is a person who is admitted to the United States after December 31, 1975, and who either is a former citizen of Laos, Vietnam or Cambodia or whose ancestor was or is a citizen of Laos, Vietnam or Cambodia.

        39.44(1)(b) T There is established, to be administered by the board, the minority undergraduate retention grant program for minority undergraduates enrolled in private, nonprofit higher educational institutions in this state or in technical colleges in this state.

      39.44(2) Funds for the grants under this section shall be distributed from the appropriation under s. 20.235 (1) (fg), with 50% distributed to the eligible private institutions and 50% distributed to the eligible technical colleges. The board shall audit the enrollment statistics annually.

      39.44(3) An institution or school receiving funds under sub. (2) shall:

        39.44(3)(a) Award grants to eligible students on the basis of financial need.

        39.44(3)(b) Demonstrate to the satisfaction of the board that such funds do not replace institutional grants to the recipients.

        39.44(3)(c) Annually report to the board the number of awards made, the amount of each award, the minority status of each recipient, other financial aid awards made to each recipient and the total amount of financial aid made available to the eligible students.

      39.44(4) The board shall notify an institution or school receiving funds under sub. (2) if a student's name appears on the statewide support lien docket under s. 49.854 (2) (b). An institution or school may not award a grant under this section to a student if it receives a notification under this subsection concerning that student, unless the student provides to the institution or school a payment agreement that has been approved by the county child support agency under s. 59.53 (5) and that is consistent with rules promulgated under s. 49.858 (2) (a).

      39.44(5) By November 1, 2001, and annually thereafter, the board shall report to the department of administration on the effectiveness of the program under this section.

      39.44 - ANNOT. History: 1985 a. 29; 1987 a. 27; 1993 a. 399; 1995 a. 27, 404; 1997 a. 27; 1999 a. 9; 2001 a. 16; 2011 a. 32.

      39.44 - ANNOT. Cross Reference: See also ch. HEA 12, Wis. adm. code.

    39.45 Independent Student Grants.

      39.45(1) In this section:

        39.45(1)(a) "Institution of higher education" means a public or private nonprofit educational institution meeting the requirements of s. 39.30 or 39.435 for the purpose of awarding grants under those sections.

        39.45(1)(b) "Resident student" has the meaning specified in s. 39.30 (1) (e).

      39.45(2) There is established, to be determined by the board, a grant program for resident students who are current recipients of aid to families with dependent children under s. 49.19.

      39.45(3) Grants under this section shall be awarded on the basis of financial need, as determined by the board, to resident students enrolled for at least 6 academic credits in the 2nd or 3rd year in programs leading to an associate degree or the 3rd, 4th or 5th year in programs leading to a bachelor's degree. Except as provided in sub. (5), no grant may exceed $4,000 per academic year. Students may apply for grants, upon a form prepared and furnished by the board, on or after February 1 of any year for the fall semester or session of the upcoming academic year. No student is eligible to receive a grant under this section for more than 3 academic years.

      39.45(4) The board shall give preference, as much as practicable, in awarding grants under this section to students enrolled in courses likely to increase the immediate employment opportunities of such students. The board shall publish a list of such courses and shall include courses that have an occupational or vocational objective in areas with existing labor needs.

      39.45(5) The board may award supplemental grants of between $500 and $1,000 per child per semester or session to students for the cost of child care for preschool children of the students. The student shall demonstrate, as determined by the board, financial need for the supplemental grant. In awarding grants under this subsection, the board may not exceed 20% of the appropriation for a given fiscal year for the grant program.

      39.45(6) From the appropriation under s. 20.235 (1) (fc), the board shall use available funds to make grant awards under this section, but no award may be made before March 1 for the fall semester or session of the upcoming academic year.

      39.45(7) The board shall promulgate rules to administer this section, including criteria and procedures for repayment of grants awarded under this section, including interest, by certain grant recipients who no longer reside in this state or do not successfully complete requirements for a degree. The board shall deposit in the general fund as general purpose revenue-earned all repayments of grants awarded under this section and the interest on the grants.

      39.45(8) No student is eligible for an original grant under this section after the 1996-97 academic year.

      39.45 - ANNOT. History: 1989 a. 336; 1995 a. 27; 1997 a. 27.

      39.45 - ANNOT. Cross Reference: See also ch. HEA 10, Wis. adm. code.

    39.46 Contract for Dental Education.

      39.46(1) On or before July 1 of each year, the board shall initiate, investigate, and formulate for procurement a contract for dental education services in accordance with this section. Thereafter, the board shall conduct a biennial analysis of the program and include a report on its findings and recommendations in its reports under s. 15.04 (1) (d). At the state auditor's discretion or as the joint legislative audit committee directs, the legislative audit bureau shall postaudit expenditures under this section. Section 16.75 (1) to (5) are waived with respect to such contract.

      39.46(2) The contract under this section shall be between this state and a private nonprofit institution of higher education in this state which operates a dental school that is accredited, as defined in s. 447.01 (1), and shall relate, in all provisions, exclusively to the providing of dental education in the dental school of such institution. The contract shall require:

        39.46(2)(a) That no courses of instruction in subject matters of a religious nature be included in any instructional program or curriculum administered in or by the dental school, and that no such courses be required for admission to or graduation from the dental school.

        39.46(2)(b) That applicants for admission to the dental school who are residents of this state be accorded preference over other applicants having substantially equal academic qualifications and credentials.

        39.46(2)(c) That for purposes of this section the nondiscrimination provisions of s. 16.765, expanded to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, be limited to apply only to the operation of the dental school and that no such prohibited discrimination be practiced with respect to admissions to the dental school.

        39.46(2)(d) That the dental school administer and operate its courses and programs in dentistry in conformity with academic and professional standards, rules and requirements and seek progressively to enrich and improve its courses of dental education, research and public service by full and efficient use of budgetary and other resources available to it. In monitoring compliance with this paragraph the board may rely on 3rd-party evaluations conducted by appropriate and recognized accrediting bodies.

        39.46(2)(e) That all sums to be received by the dental school under the contract be used exclusively in providing undergraduate education in dentistry.

        39.46(2)(f) That the dental school may not assess tuition for a Wisconsin resident enrolled at the school in an amount that exceeds the difference between the tuition assessed a nonresident student enrolled at the school and the amount specified to be disbursed under s. 20.235 (1) (d) for each Wisconsin resident enrolled at the school.

        39.46(2)(g) That the dental school make every effort to ensure that at least 5% of the total enrollment of the school consists of minority students.

      39.46(3)

        39.46(3)(a) In the contract under this section, the state shall agree, subject to availability of appropriations for such purpose, that it will pay to the dental school of the contracting institution, on account of its furnishing of such dental education, research and public service courses and programs, an amount for each resident of this state who is regularly enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student in dentistry in the school.

        39.46(3)(b) The state shall remit payments directly to the dental school of the contracting institution in monthly installments upon submission of installment bills or statements. The state shall audit these bills or statements semiannually.

      39.46(4) A student's qualification under this section as a resident of this state shall be determined in accordance with s. 36.27, so far as applicable. No amount may be computed based upon the enrollment of any student who is not a full-time dental student. The number of full-time resident students shall be determined 2 weeks following the late registration period each semester.

      39.46 - ANNOT. History: 1973 c. 90; 1973 c. 335 s. 13; 1975 c. 39; 1977 c. 29; 1977 c. 196 s. 131; 1985 a. 29; 1989 a. 31, 349; 1995 a. 27; 1997 a. 27; 2013 a. 8.

    39.47 Minnesota-Wisconsin Student Reciprocity Agreement.

      39.47(1) There is established, to be administered by the board, a Minnesota-Wisconsin student reciprocity agreement, the purpose of which shall be to ensure that neither state shall profit at the expense of the other and that the determination of any amounts owed by either state under the agreement shall be based on an equitable formula which reflects the educational costs incurred by the 2 states, reflects any differentials in usage by residents of either state of the public institutions of higher education located in the other state, and reflects any differentials in the resident tuition charged at comparable public institutions of higher education of the 2 states. The board, representing this state, shall enter into an agreement meeting the requirements of this section with the designated body representing the state of Minnesota.

      39.47(2) The agreement under this section shall provide for the waiver of nonresident tuition for a resident of either state who is enrolled in a public vocational school located in the other state. The agreement shall also establish a reciprocal fee structure for residents of either state who are enrolled in public institutions of higher education, other than vocational schools, located in the other state. The reciprocal fee may not exceed the higher of the resident tuition that would be charged the student at the public institution of higher education in which the student is enrolled or the resident tuition that would be charged the student at comparable public institutions of higher education located in his or her state of residence, as specified in the annual administrative memorandum under sub. (2g). The agreement shall take effect on July 1, 2007. The agreement is subject to the approval of the joint committee on finance under s. 39.42.

      39.47(2g) Prior to each academic year, the board and the designated body representing the state of Minnesota shall prepare an administrative memorandum that establishes policies and procedures for implementation of the agreement for the upcoming academic year, including a description of how the reciprocal fee structure shall be determined for purposes of sub. (2), and the board shall submit the administrative memorandum to the joint committee on finance. If the cochairpersons of the committee do not notify the board that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the administrative memorandum within 14 working days after the date of the submittal, the administrative memorandum may be implemented as proposed by the board. If, within 14 working days after the date of the submittal, the cochairpersons of the committee notify the board that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the administrative memorandum, the administrative memorandum may be implemented only upon approval of the committee.

      39.47(2m) No resident of this state whose name appears on the statewide support lien docket under 49.854 (2) (b) may receive a waiver of nonresident tuition under this section, unless the resident provides to the board a payment agreement that has been approved by the county child support agency under s. 59.53 (5) and that is consistent with rules promulgated under s. 49.858 (2) (a).

      39.47(3) At the end of each semester or academic term, each state shall determine the number of students for whom nonresident tuition has been waived under the agreement. Each state shall certify to the other state, in addition to the number of students so determined, the aggregate amount of its reimbursement obligation. The state with the larger reimbursement obligation shall pay as provided in the agreement an amount determined by subtracting the reimbursement obligation of the state with the smaller reimbursement obligation from the reimbursement obligation of the state with the larger reimbursement obligation. The agreement shall provide a reasonable date for payment of any such sums due and owing, after which date interest may be charged on the amount owed. The methodology for determination of the appropriate interest rate shall be included in the agreement. Any payments received by this state under this subsection shall be deposited in the general fund.

      39.47 - ANNOT. History: 1973 c. 90; 1977 c. 29; 1979 c. 221; 1983 a. 27; 1987 a. 27; 1989 a. 184; 1995 a. 27, 404; 1997 a. 27, 200; 1999 a. 9; 2007 a. 20.

    39.48 Armed Forces. If a student who is a member of a national guard or a member of a reserve unit of the U.S. armed forces withdraws from a private nonprofit college or university located in this state after September 11, 2001, because he or she is called into state active duty or into active service with the U.S. armed forces for at least 30 days, the college or university shall, at the student's request, do all of the following:

      39.48(1) Reenroll the student beginning in the semester in which he or she is discharged, demobilized, or deactivated from active duty or the next succeeding semester, whichever the student prefers, and give the student the same priority in registering for courses that the student would have had if he or she had registered for courses at the beginning of the registration period.

      Note: Sub. (1) is affected by 2005 Wis. Acts 324 and 470. The 2 treatments are mutually inconsistent. Sub. (1) is shown as affected by the last enacted act, 2005 Wis. Act 470. As affected by 2005 Wis. Act 324, it reads:

      (1) Reenroll the student beginning in the semester following his or her discharge from active duty or the next succeeding semester, whichever the student prefers.


      39.48(2) Grant the student an incomplete in all of the courses from which the student had to withdraw and permit the student to complete the courses, within 6 months after leaving state service or active service, without paying additional tuition or fees.

      39.48 - ANNOT. History: 2001 a. 22; 2003 a. 69; 2005 a. 324, 470.

    39.50 Remission of Fees for Veterans and Dependents.

      39.50(1) University of Wisconsin System. At the end of each semester, the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System shall certify to the board the number of students enrolled in the University of Wisconsin System to whom any fees or nonresident tuition has been remitted under s. 36.27 (3n) or (3p), the number of credits for which those fees or that nonresident tuition has been remitted, and the amount of fees and nonresident tuition remitted. Subject to sub. (3m), if the board approves the information certified under this subsection, the board, from the appropriation account under s. 20.235 (1) (fz), shall reimburse the board of regents for the full amount of fees and nonresident tuition remitted. The board of regents shall credit any amounts received under this subsection to the appropriation under s. 20.285 (1) (k) and shall expend those amounts received for degree credit instruction.

      39.50(2) Technical Colleges. At the end of each semester, each technical college district board shall certify to the board the number of students enrolled in the technical college governed by the district board to whom any fees have been remitted under s. 38.24 (7) or (8), the number of credits for which those fees have been remitted, and the amount of those fees remitted. Subject to sub. (3m), if the board approves the information certified under this subsection, the board, from the appropriation account under s. 20.235 (1) (fz), shall reimburse the district board for the full amount of fees remitted.

      39.50(3m) Prorated Reimbursement. In June of each fiscal year, the board shall determine the total amount of fees and nonresident tuition remitted by the board of regents that are eligible for reimbursement under sub. (1) and fees remitted by the district boards that are eligible for reimbursement under sub. (2). If the moneys appropriated under s. 20.235 (1) (fz) are not sufficient to reimburse the board of regents for the full amount of those fees and that nonresident tuition and each district board for the full amount of those fees, the board shall prorate the reimbursement paid under subs. (1) and (2) in the proportion that the moneys available bears to the total amount eligible for reimbursement under subs. (1) and (2).

      39.50 - ANNOT. History: 2007 a. 20; 2009 a. 28.

    39.51 Dual enrollment credential grants.

      39.51 (1) In this section:

        39.50(1)(a) "Dual enrollment programs" means programs or courses of study designed to provide high school students with the opportunity to gain credits in both high school and an institution of higher education, including transcripted credit programs or other educational services provided by contract between a school district and an institution of higher education.

        39.51(1)(b) "Institution of higher education" has the meaning given in s. 118.19 (1c) (a).

        39.51(1)(c) "Membership" has the meaning given in s. 121.004 (5).

        39.51(1)(d) "School year" has the meaning given in s. 115.001 (13).

      39.51 (2) Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, from the appropriation under s. 20.235 (1) (c), the board shall award grants to school districts, charter schools authorized under s. 118.40 (2r), and private schools participating in a program under s. 118.60 or 119.23 to support dual enrollment programs taught in high schools. These grants shall be awarded for the purpose of assisting high school teachers in covering tuition expenses for courses taken to meet the minimal qualifications necessary to teach dual enrollment courses.

      39.51 (3)In each school year, the board shall award at least one grant under sub. (2) to each of the following:

        39.50(3)(a) A school district the membership of which in the previous school year was fewer than 650 pupils.

        39.51(3)(b) A school district the membership of which in the previous school year was 650 to 1,600 pupils.

        39.51(3)(c) A school district the membership of which in the previous school year was more than 1,600 pupils.

        39.51(3)(d) A charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r).

        39.51(3)(e) A private school participating in the program under s. 118.60 or 119.23.

      39.51 (4)Following the school year in which a school district, charter school authorized under s. 118.40 (2r), or private school participating in a program under s. 118.60 or 119.23 receives a grant under sub. (2), the school district, charter school, or private school shall submit to the board a report that includes all of the following information:

        39.50(4)(a) The number of high school teachers who received financial assistance funded by the grant.

        39.51(3)(b) The total number of postsecondary credits completed by high school teachers that were funded by the grant.

        39.51(3)(c) The number of high school teachers described under par. (a) who are minimally qualified to teach dual enrollment courses.

      39.51 - ANNOT. History: 2017 a. 206; 2021 a. 217.


    Chapter 49 - Public Assistance

    Subchapter VI - General Provisions

    49.854 Liens against Property for Delinquent Support Payments. [excerpt]

      49.854(2) Creation of Lien; Satisfaction.

        49.854(2)(a) Creation. If a person obligated to pay support fails to pay any court-ordered amount of support, that amount becomes a lien in favor of the department upon all property of the person. The lien becomes effective when the information is entered in the statewide support lien docket under par. (b) and that docket is delivered to the register of deeds in the county where the property is located. A lien created under this paragraph is not effective against a good-faith purchaser of titled personal property, unless the lien is recorded on that title.

        49.854(2)(b) Statewide support lien docket. The department shall maintain a statewide support lien docket. The department shall provide a copy of the statewide support lien docket to the register of deeds and the county child support agency of each county in this state, and to each state agency that titles personal property. Each entry in the statewide support lien docket shall contain the name and the social security number of the obligor and the date that the lien is entered in the docket, as well as the amount of the lien as of the time that the entry is made.


    Chapter 71 - Income and Franchise Taxes for State and Local Revenues

    Subchapter I - Taxation of Individuals and Fiduciaries

    71.05 Income computation. [excerpt]

      71.05(6) Modifications and transitional adjustments.

        71.05(6)(b) 51. For taxable years beginning after December 31, 2013, any amount received by a physician or psychiatrist, in the taxable year to which the subtraction relates, from the primary care and psychiatry shortage grant program under s. 39.385.

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