BARBERS AND HAIRDRESSERS GRANT PROGRAM
For a student to be eligible for a Barbers and Hairdressers (B & H) Grant, the student must:
(1) Be a U.S. Citizen, or be in the United States for other than a temporary purpose and intend to become a permanent resident.
(2) Be a resident of the State of Oregon as defined in OAR 575-030-0005(1).
A student must have financial need as determined by the Commission as set forth in OAR 575-030-0005(6).
Eligible institutions are any schools of Barbering, Hair Design, Cosmetology and Manicure, that are located in and licensed by the State of Oregon and have signed an agreement with the Commission to participate.
A student must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a student at an eligible institution.
(1) A B & H Grant may vary in amount from $100 to $1,500 per academic year or nine month period.
(2) Grants will not exceed 50 percent of the computed need.
Conditions of Award
(1) The maximum period of a B & H Grant shall not exceed 15 months.
(2) The Commission may deny any disbursement to a student failing to make satisfactory academic progress as defined by the institution.
(3) No B & H Grant shall be made to any student enrolled in a course of study required for and leading to a degree in theology, divinity, or religious education.
(4) The amount of a student's B & H Grant may be related to the amount the student is eligible to receive under the Pell Grant Program.
(5) The B & H Grant recipient shall sign a statement of educational purpose in conformity with the requirements of Title IV student aid programs.
(6) The recipient may not be in default on any federal Title IV loan, nor owe any refunds on federal Title IV funds previously disbursed.
(7) Students receiving public assistance from other than the Food Stamp program through the Adult and Family Services Division of the State of Oregon Department of Human Resources will not be eligible for a B & H Grant.
When considering application for award, the Commission shall give first priority to the funding of grants to full-time students.
(1) Institutions shall disburse grants to students identified by the Commission from funds provided by the Commission every three months.
(2) If, as a result of an institutional error, grants are disbursed to ineligible students, to students in ineligible programs, or to students for an inappropriate number of months, the institution shall reimburse the State of Oregon the full amount of monies erroneously disbursed.
(3) Institutions shall disburse grants to eligible students within a time schedule established by the Commission.
(4) Institutions shall refund undisbursed grant funds to the Commission within a time schedule established by the Commission.
Awarded students will be provided with written notification of the following:
(1) The amount of B & H Grant which the student is eligible to receive at that institution.
(2) Any change in the amount of the grant which the student is eligible to receive at that institution.
(3) The transferability of the B & H Grant to other eligible institutions in Oregon.
(4) The Conditions of Award (OAR 575-035-0030).
(1) Each institution shall maintain sufficient records to document its activities relating to state grant programs.
(2) Each institution shall make its academic and financial records available to the Commission at reasonable times for the purpose of assuring that the institution is complying with the rules relating to the administration of the state grant programs.
(3) Institutions shall retain the acadmic and financial records relevant to a disbursement of state grant funds for not less than five years following the end of the fiscal year in which that disbursement occurs.
(1) Funds from the Department of Commerce for the establishment of the B & H Grant program will be transferred to the State Scholarship Commission Fund to be invested by the State Treasurer.
(2) Only the investment earnings from the fund shall be used for B & H Grants.
(3) Grants will be awarded each quarter, funds permitting, beginning on October 1, 1986.
An institution shall have the right to appeal to the Commission in the instance of a disagreement with a policy or procedure of the Commission or its staff. In such a case, the decision of the Commission is final unless a court of competent jurisdiction orders to the contrary.