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Delaware General AssemblyDelaware RegulationsMonthly Register of RegulationsMarch 2017


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The Secretary of Education intends to create 14 DE Admin. Code 1203 Scholarship Incentive Program (ScIP). This regulation is being created to provide eligibility criteria for the ScIP and to delineate the process for applying for ScIP scholarships, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §3411.
"Academic Record" means the applicant's unofficial transcript from high school, college, or graduate school for the most recent academic year.
"Critical Need Area" means classifications where there is a shortage of persons for employment in a particular field. These classifications are posted annually on the Delaware Higher Education Office (DHEO) website and are based on federal and state reporting.
"Delaware Higher Education Office (DHEO)" is the Department of Education's office which administers specific programs related to higher education, including, but not limited to, scholarship and loan programs.
"Direct Educational Expenses" means tuition, mandatory fees, room, board, books, and supplies.
"Expected Family Contribution (EFC)" means a number that is calculated using the financial information an applicant provides on his or her Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine an applicant's eligibility for federal student aid.
"Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)" means the data supplied in connection with the federal government's application for federal financial aid which DHEO uses to determine an applicant's eligibility for a ScIP scholarship.
"Full-Time Student" means an undergraduate student enrolled in 12 or more college credit hours or a graduate student enrolled in 9 or more credit hours.
"Grade Point Average (GPA)" means the number representing the average value of the accumulated final grades earned in courses over time.
"Graduate Student" means a full-time student enrolled in a post-baccalaureate program.
"Regionally Accredited Institution" means an institution of higher education accredited by one of the following regional accreditation organizations: Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC-CIHE), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), or WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).
"Resident of the State" means an applicant who meets the definition of residency as defined in 14 Del.C. §3402(f).
"Semester" means a half-year term in a school or college, typically lasting 15 to 18 weeks.
"Student Account Access Site" means the webpage on the DHEO's website where students can access scholarship opportunities.
"Undergraduate Student" means a full-time student at a regionally accredited college or university who has not yet earned a bachelor's or equivalent degree.
Last Updated: December 31 1969 19:00:00.
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