H.R.186 - United States Virgin Islands College Access Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Plaskett, Stacey E. [D-VI-At Large] (Introduced 01/03/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||House - 01/03/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.186 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/03/2017)
United States Virgin Islands College Access Act of 2017
This bill directs the U.S. Virgin Islands to award grants to public four-year institutions of higher education (IHEs) located in a state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or Guam to cover the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees for students who have: (1) been domiciled in the Virgin Islands for at least the 12 months preceding their enrollment in the IHE; and (2) received on or after January 1, 2013, a secondary school diploma or its equivalent while domiciled there.
The Government Accountability Office must monitor the program's effectiveness in expanding educational opportunities for such students.