Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3189Primary Sponsor: P. HarrisType of Legislation: CRSubject: Tuition Grants DayDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19930211Computer Document Number: CYY/15052SD.93Introduced Date: 19930120Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19930211Last History Type: Received from SenateScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: P. Harris Felder Sturkie Byrd Sharpe J. Brown Neal Carnell McAbee J. Bailey Witherspoon Klauber Law Riser McElveenType of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 3189 House 19930211 Received from Senate 3189 Senate 19930211 Adopted, returned with concurrence 3189 Senate 19930204 Polled out of Committee: 10 Favorable 3189 Senate 19930126 Introduced, referred to 10 Committee 3189 House 19930120 Introduced, adopted, sent to SenateView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
POLLED OUT OF COMMITTEE
February 4, 1993 H. 3189
Introduced by REPS. P. Harris, Felder, Sturkie, Byrd, Sharpe, J. Brown, Neal, Carnell, McAbee, J. Bailey, Witherspoon, Klauber, Law, Riser and McElveen
S. Printed 2/4/93--S.
Read the first time January 26, 1993.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 3189), to recognize the significance and many accomplishments of the South Carolina Tuition Grants Program, etc., respectfully
Has polled the Concurrent Resolution out of Committee without report.
TO RECOGNIZE THE SIGNIFICANCE AND MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA TUITION GRANTS PROGRAM, AND TO DECLARE THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 1993, AS "TUITION GRANTS DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
Whereas, the average South Carolina family's three greatest concerns are job security, access to and price of health care, and providing an affordable college education for their children. This last concern is impacted by a classic cost squeeze as government dollars shrink while at the same time college tuition and fees continue to rise and philanthropy languishes due to the recession; and
Whereas, the South Carolina Higher Education Tuition Grants program was conceived in 1970 to make private college prices competitive with those of the public colleges. Selected deserving South Carolina resident students receive a grant based partially on financial need, academic standing, and the actual tuition of the college they selected. To date 85,000 students have received grants exceeding two hundred and twenty million dollars. In 1992, approximately 6,500 students received some sixteen million and eight hundred thousand dollars in tuition grants. This averages less than two thousand and six hundred dollars per grant and less than eight hundred dollars each when spread across the 22,000 students enrolled in our private colleges; and
Whereas, without question the South Carolina Tuition Grants program is a national leader among similar programs of many other states and is one of the most cost effective, hard dollar savings initiatives funded by the General Assembly; and
Whereas, the Tuition Grants program also does not sacrifice quality. Each year, four or five of our State's independent colleges and universities are recognized for excellence by national publications and other education authorities and one reason for this achievement is the assistance given to their students by the Tuition Grants program; and
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly, by this resolution, believe it would be a fitting tribute to this outstanding program if a day were set aside in South Carolina to recognize the Tuition Grants program. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring
That the members of the General Assembly hereby recognize the significance and many accomplishments of the South Carolina Tuition Grants program, and declare Thursday, March 25, 1993, as "Tuition Grants Day" in South Carolina.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the South Carolina Higher Education Tuition Grants Commission.