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					    State Update:

Is there a four-leaf clover in
     Missouri’s future?
               Today’s Agenda

• Missouri legislative and budget news for higher
  education
• State aid programs
• College Access Challenge Grant
• FFELP parent PLUS auction and LLR for PLUS
• MDHE: Improving access to higher education in
  Missouri
• MDHE survey
Missouri Legislative and
     Budget News
               Budget Update
• HB 3
• Possible transfer of SFA programs to the MDHE
• Federal stimulus
                     Big Issues

• Access Missouri award adjustments
  – HB 792 and SB 390


• Missouri Promise
  – HB 903 and SB 558


• Immigration
  – HB 390
                      Other Bills to Watch

• Bills adjusting the term “combat veteran” in the
  Missouri Returning Heroes’ Education Act of 2008
  – HB 627 (Rep. Schaaf, R-St. Joseph) extends eligibility to
    combat veterans serving prior to September 11, 2001
     •   Hasn’t been heard by committee

  – HB 738 (Rep. Schaaf, R-St. Joseph) extends eligibility to
    veterans who meet institutional requirements for Missouri
    residency
     •   Hasn’t been heard by committee



• HB 666 (Rep. Witte, D-Vandalia)
  – Would give military dependents eligibility for in-state tuition
    at Missouri’s public postsecondary institutions
     •   Hasn’t been heard by committee
              Missouri Bills to Watch

• HB 631 (Rep. Jones, R-Eureka)
  – Would adjust the Missouri Teaching Fellows Program to
    allow people who have just received their teaching
    certificates to sign up for the program
     • Currently students must sign up for the program their senior year of
       high school
  – Would allow students to start receiving up to $5,000 in
    annual stipend payments as early as 2011
         – Has been voted out of committee
        Don’t Miss Legislative News!

• Subscribe to the MDHE’s weekly Legislative News
  – Email he.legislativeupdate@dhe.mo.gov
State Aid News
      and
   Updates
      State Aid Programs FY 09 Status

• Bright Flight
  –   $16.3 M appropriated/$15.7 M available for awards
  –   8,245 students funded
  –   $15.6 M dollars awarded
  –   AY 2009-2010 approval letters mailed this week
• Access Missouri
  – $95.8 M appropriated/$92.7 M available for awards
  – 42,693 students funded
  – $89.2 M dollars awarded
           State Aid Program Data

• Bright Flight
  – FY 2008 – 2,513 initial; 6,316 renewal
  – FY 2009 – 1,786 initial; 6,459 renewal
  – FY 2010 – 8,000 projected (6% initial growth)
• Access Missouri (FY 2009)
  – 60% Pell eligible
  – $4,063 average EFC/$41,234 average AGI
  – 40% first generation college students
                   FAMOUS

• School Interface Conversion
  – Planning and development complete
  – Testing phase in process
  – Projected implementation – Summer 2009
  – Training
    • Updated user manual
    • Planning for Webinar-based training
    • Fall workshops
          State Aid Rule Changes

• Survivor grants and Ross-Barnett
  – Public comment begins April 1
  – Projected effective date – 8/30/2009
• Residency rule still in process
• Previous rule changes
  – All programs
     • Added disability language (full-time)
     • Unified institutional eligibility rule
     • General reorganization/language revision
            State Aid Rule Changes

• Previous Rule Changes (cont.)
  – Bright Flight
     • Award amount adjustments
     • Clarify qualifying score language
  – Other revisions
     •   Disability status (PSO & VV)
     •   Semester-based awards (PSO, VV, & MRB)
     •   Clarified renewal GPA (MRB)
     •   Added age/death limitations (VV)
  – Additions/deletions
               State Aid Changes

• Bright Flight 2011 Tiered Eligibility
  – Implemented – Fall 2010
  – Displayed in FAMOUS – January 2010
  – Minimum Scores Announced – August 2009
• Kid’s Chance Implementation
  – FAFSA by April 30
  – Apply to Kid’s Chance of Missouri by April 30
  – Applications available from–
     • www.kidschance.org
     • High school counselor
       College Access Challenge Grant

• High school financial literacy materials
  – Currently under development
  – Broad-based, multi-use
• “Sub-grant” program
  –   15 completed proposals
  –   Review team of secondary & postsecondary reps.
  –   Review complete by mid-April
  –   Awards in May
• Website enhancements
Federal and Industry News
  Impacting the MDHE
Competitive Loan Auction Pilot Program

• Federal Registers published March 2 and March 3
   – Parent PLUS Lender of Last Resort (LLR) for new parent
     borrowers beginning July 1, 2009
      • MDHE would NOT administer but would guarantee these loans


• See: the March issue of the Digest
    President Obama’s Budget Proposal

• Released February 26 for FY2010
   – Would establish $5,550 as the new base appropriation for
     Pell and the maximum award for 2010-2011
   – Eliminate FFELP
   – Permanently establish the $2,500 American Opportunity Tax
     Credit
   – Modernize the Perkins Loan program
      • Would no longer be “campus-based”
      • Funding would be increased


• See: the March issue of the Digest
MDHE Outreach Activities

   For 2007-08 and 2008-09
         The MDHE’s Mission

To deliver an affordable, quality, coordinated
postsecondary education system and increase
 successful participation [in higher education],
          benefitting all Missourians.
            MDHE Outreach Activities
• In accordance with its mission, the MDHE has
  focused heavily on outreach in recent years

• Outreach services include:
   – College fairs
   – Financial aid workshops for high school students and their
     parents
   – High school counselor workshops
   – Presentations to community groups
   – Sponsorship of College Goal Sunday
   These activities are funded by the MDHE’s role as a FFELP guarantor
         Increased Activities This Year

           2007-08                         2008-09 (YTD)
• Total speaking requests   • Total speaking requests = 85
  = 51                         – Increase of 66.7% over last year


• Workshops actually        • Workshops actually conducted = 76
  conducted = 36 (70.6%)      (89.4%)
                               – Increase of 111.1%

• Total audiences reached   • Total audiences reached = 3,158
  = 1,737                     (YTD through 3/04/2009)
                               – Increase of 81.8%
                              Audiences Reached
               through speakers bureau requests


                                                  2,045
2,500


2,000


1,500                          549
                                                                          564
 1,000                                    1,441


   500
                        186
                                                                                        SFY09 YTD
        0
                                                                 110

            FAOs or lenders                                                     SFY08
                                     Consumers

                                                          HS counselors
                 Publication Updates

• Materials distributed
   – Just under 200,000 pieces distributed 2007-08
   – YTD 2008-09, distributed 320,045 pieces through
     2/24/2009
      • Increase of approximately 60% over last year (so far)


• 2009-2010 publications all receiving a facelift
   – 9 new student models from 5 different Missouri institutions
              FAO Survey Underway

• Surveys mailed before the conference
  – Return completed surveys to the MDHE’s exhibit booth to
    receive a small thank-you surprise
  – Post conference, completed surveys may be:
     • Returned to your MDHE client service representative
         OR
     • Faxed to 573-751-6635


• Surveys are anonymous and will be used to guide
  future MDHE services
Questions or comments?
      3515 Amazonas Drive
    Jefferson City, MO 651O9
         (8OO) 473-6757
          (573) 751-3940
       Fax (573) 751-6635
        info@dhe.mo.gov
         www.dhe.mo.gov

				
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