Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 20-12-21-5.6 .

Synopsis: Eligibility for SSACI programs. Provides eligibility to participate in financial aid programs administered by the state student assistance commission (SSACI) to dependent students who graduate from high school in this state and who reside in this state with a blood relative other than the student's parent. (Under current law, a student who meets this description but who has a parent living outside of this state is not eligible to participate in SSACI programs.)

Effective: Upon passage.


    January 7, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Education.


Second Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2002)

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    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning education.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. IC 20-12-21-5.6 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 5.6. (a) This section applies to a person who:
        (1) is a dependent student;
        (2) is a graduate of a high school in Indiana; and
        (3) resides in Indiana with a blood relative other than the person's parent.
    (b) For purposes of determining eligibility of a person described in subsection (a) to receive financial aid administered by the commission under this chapter or any other law, the commission shall use the residence or domicile of the blood relative described in subsection (a) to determine the person's residence or domicile.

    SECTION 2. An emergency is declared for this act.