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2 A+ Update Ozarks Technical Community College December 6, 2013

3 Agenda Program Growth Communications Administrative Rule Recap – Algebra I EOC Deferred Action for Childhood Admission Legislative Issues Award Reminders Questions

4 Program Growth Projections – FY 2014: 13,230 students paid $32.1 million – FY 2015; 14, ,000 students paid $36 million $11 million in additional funding requested Unknown effect of newly designated high schools Students from newly designated high schools – Eligible if 3-year attendance requirement met – Even if transferred prior to designation

5 Communications Questions about: – A+ Scholarship: MDHE (800) , option 4 – Core Data/Reporting Requirements: DESE Office of Data Management (573) – Stamp: DESE (573) – A+ Designation Requirements: No contact information available DESE listserv has been discontinued MDHE e-distribution list is the primary means of receiving A+ information – E-Subscribe to MDHE Electronic Communications page on MDHE website:

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7 Administrative Rule Recap All rule changes effective June 30, CSR available on Secretary of State’s website – 0-2.pdf, page pdf Summary of changes in December 5, 2012 board book, Tab E, Attachment A –

8 Algebra I EOC Remains effective for 2015 Seniors Allows for waiver when DESE has waived its testing requirement for a student Eligible if score proficient or advanced on higher-level math EOC (Algebra II, Geometry) New alternative replaces old: – Old: Complete 12 credit hours at student’s expense with minimum 2.5 GPA – New: Achieve minimum score on COMPASS exam or ACT math subtest

9 Algebra I EOC Status of Alternate Eligibility Process – Developing cut scores for ACT/COMPASS math exams Equivalent to mastery of high school Algebra I – Reviewing available information MDHE developmental ed. study Other data on math mastery/placement – Request input from A+ community – Proposal to CBHE in February

10 Deferred Action for Childhood Admission (DACA) Federal policy to delay deportation of children brought to US by undocumented parents – Prosecutorial discretion Not the “Dream Act” – Does not change legal status of child Not eligible for federal student aid – Can complete the FAFSA

11 Deferred Action for Childhood Admission (DACA) Primary state financial aid impact is A+ – Access and BF require citizenship or permanent residency Missouri law prohibits “public benefit” to individuals who are “unlawfully present” Currently under study – Final decision will be distributed through e-distribution list serve

12 Legislative Issues Academic preparation – End of course exam requirements Algebra I and English I EOC – Alternatives for eligibility Timely completion – Complete minimum number of hours per year – Focus on completion not enrollment Better targeting of programs – Bright Flight Boost

13 Award Reminders A+ award does not always equal two years of tuition and fees – The amount of tuition and general fees remaining after any federal sources of funding have been applied – Pell must always be applied to tuition and fees before A+ award is calculated – Additional fees (e.g., program specific) are not covered A+ will not pay for repeated, withdrawn or dropped courses

14 Questions State Aid Questions Connie Bestgen Program Specialist (800) , option 4 (573) Amy Haller Program Specialist (573) Kelli Reed Student Assistance Associate (573) General Questions P.O. Box 1469 Jefferson City Phone Fax: (573) Info. Center: (800)


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