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261.2 Duties of commission---federal cooperation.

The commission shall:

1. Prepare and administer a state plan for higher education facilities which shall be the state plan submitted to the secretary of education, in connection with the participation of this state in programs authorized by the federal "Higher Education Facilities Act of 1963" (Pub. L. No. 88-204), [77 Stat. L. 363; 20 U.S.C. 701] together with any amendments thereto.

2. Provide for administrative hearings to every applicant for funds authorized under the "Higher Education Facilities Act of 1963" (Pub. L. No. 88-204), [77 Stat. L. 363; 20 U.S.C. 701] together with any amendments thereto, in regard to the priority assigned to such application for funds by said commission or to any other determination of the state commission adversely affecting the applicant.

3. Apply for, receive, administer, expend, and account for such federal moneys necessary for its own administrative expenses as authorized by the federal "Higher Education Facilities Act of 1963" (Pub. L. No. 88-204), [77 Stat. L. 363; 20 U.S.C. 701] together with any amendments thereto.

4. Prepare and administer a state plan for a state supported and administered scholarship program. The state plan shall provide for scholarships to deserving students of Iowa, matriculating in Iowa universities, colleges, community colleges, or schools of professional nursing. Eligibility of a student for receipt of a scholarship shall be based upon academic achievement and completion of advanced level courses prescribed by the commission.

5. Receive, administer, and allot a tuition loan fund for the benefit of Iowa resident students enrolled in Iowa studying to be physicians or osteopathic physicians and surgeons and who agree to become general practitioners (family doctors) and practice in Iowa.

Said fund shall be allotted to students for not more than three years of study and shall be in the nature of a loan. Such loan shall have as one of its terms that fifty percent thereof shall be canceled at the end of five years of the general practice in Iowa with an additional ten percent to be canceled each year thereafter until the entire loan may be canceled. No interest shall be charged on any part of the loan thus canceled. Additional terms and conditions of said loan shall be established by the college student aid commission so as to facilitate the purpose of this section.

Chapter 8 shall apply to this subsection except that section 8.5 shall not apply.

6. Administer the tuition grant program under this chapter.

7. Prepare a state plan, complete with fiscal implications, for a state matching program to match federal funds paid under the GI Bill Improvement Act of 1977, Pub. L. No. 95-202, to a veteran who is an Iowa resident for the purpose of repaying any school loans received by such veteran from the United States veterans administration.

8. Prepare and administer the Iowa science and mathematics loan program under this chapter.

9. Administer the supplemental grant program under this chapter.

10. Review reports filed by accredited private institutions under section 261.9, subsection 1, to determine compliance.

11. Develop and implement, in cooperation with the state board of regents, an educational program and marketing strategies designed to inform parents about the options available for financing a college education and the need to accumulate the financial resources necessary to pay for a college education. The educational program shall include, but not be limited to, distribution of informational material to public and nonpublic elementary schools for distribution to parents and guardians of five-year and six- year old children.

12. Approve transfers from the scholarship and tuition grant reserve fund under section 261.20.

13. Develop and implement, in cooperation with the judicial district departments of correctional services and the department of corrections, a program to assist criminal offenders in applying for federal and state aid available for higher education.

14. Develop and implement, in cooperation with the department of human services and the judicial department, a program to assist juveniles who are sixteen years of age or older and who have a case permanency plan under chapter 232 or 237 or are otherwise under the jurisdiction of chapter 232 in applying for federal and state aid available for higher education.

Section History: Early form

[C66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 261.2]

Section History: Recent form

83 Acts, ch 101, § 60; 83 Acts, ch 184, § 5, 11, 15; 88 Acts, ch 1003, §1; 88 Acts, ch 1261, § 2; 88 Acts, ch 1284, § 20, 21; 89 Acts, ch 300, § 2; 90 Acts, ch 1253, § 122; 90 Acts, ch 1272, §45; 92 Acts, ch 1231, §42; 92 Acts, ch 1240, §17; 93 Acts, ch 179, § 20; 95 Acts, ch 70, § 1

Internal References

Referred to in § 232.2, 232.52, 237.15


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