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1999-2001
Governor's Budget Recommendations

 

The Higher Educational Aids Board (HEAB) is a policy-making board composed of 11 members appointed to serve at the pleasure of the Governor. The Governor appoints one member from the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System; one member from the State Board of the Wisconsin Technical College System; one member who is a trustee of an independent college to represent such independent institutions; one student and one financial aid administrator each from within the University of Wisconsin System, Wisconsin Technical College System and independent institutions; one citizen member to represent the general public; and the state superintendent of public instruction. The executive secretary is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Governor.

HEAB is composed of two divisions: Programs and Policy (Student Support Activities), and Administration and Fiscal Services. The board administers programs of student financial aid, including grant and loan programs; the Minnesota-Wisconsin reciprocity agreement; a contract for dental education services; and the contracts associated with the Medical College of Wisconsin.

The agency's activities are organized into two programs. Program One provides financial support to individuals and organizations: Wisconsin Higher Education Grants; Talent Incentive Grants; Tuition Grants; Indian Student Assistance Grants; Minority Undergraduate Grants; Independent Student Grants; Academic Excellence Scholarships; Minority Teacher Loans; Nursing Student Stipend Loans; the Minnesota-Wisconsin Reciprocity Agreement; and the Contract for Dental Education.

Program Two includes the costs of administering the activities grouped under Program One. It also includes the cost of maintaining the board's loan servicing programs (Wisconsin Health Education Assistance Loans and Wisconsin Student Loans), the contracts associated with the Medical College of Wisconsin, and the funding of administrative costs of the federal Paul Douglas Scholarship program.

The Educational Approval Board (EAB) is attached to the Higher Educational Aids Board for administrative purposes. The EAB approves schools and courses of instruction for federal veterans' benefit programs and inspects and approves private trade, correspondence, business and technical schools.

GOVERNOR'S BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS
Source
of Funds
FY99
Adjusted Base
FY00
Recommended
% Change
Over FY99
FY01
Recommended
% Change
Over FY00
GPR 60,355,200 60,246,400 -0.2 63,259,200 5.0
PR-F 1,221,800 532,700 -56.4 532,700 0.0
PR-O 358,300 361,700 0.9 363,700 0.6
PR-S 0 1,179,800 0.0 1,179,800 0.0
SEG-O 110,000 110,200 0.2 110,200 0.0
TOTAL 62,045,300 62,430,800 0.6 65,445,600 4.8

FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT POSITION SUMMARY
Source
of Funds
FY99
Adjusted Base
FY00
Recommended
FTE Change
Over FY99
FY01
Recommended
FTE Change
Over FY00
GPR 11.50 11.00 -0.50 11.00 0.00
PR-F 3.50 0.00 -3.50 0.00 0.00
PR-O 5.50 5.50 0.00 5.50 0.00
SEG-O 1.50 1.50 0.00 1.50 0.00
TOTAL 22.00 18.00 -4.00 18.00 0.00

 

AGENCY BUDGET SUMMARIES

Table 1
Department Budget Summary by Funding Source (in thousands of dollars)
ACTUAL ADJUSTED
BASE
AGENCY
REQUEST
GOVERNOR'S
RECOMMENDATION
FY98 FY99 FY00 FY01 FY00 FY01
GENERAL PURPOSE REVENUE 56,030.9 60,237.1 58,237.1 58,790.8 60,246.4 63,259.2
  State Operations 657.7 781.1 779.3 787.5 726.1 726.1
  Aids to Ind. & Org. 55,373.2 59,574.1 57,457.8 58,003.3 59,520.3 62,533.1
 
FEDERAL REVENUE (1) 1,318.0 1,221.8 795.7 797.7 532.7 532.7
  State Operations 254.4 179.8 263.0 265.0
  Aids to Ind. & Org. 1,063.6 1,042.0 532.7 532.7 532.7 532.7
 
PROGRAM REVENUE (2) 275.5 358.3 385.6 393.7 1,541.5 1,541.5
  State Operations 275.5 357.3 384.6 392.7 360.7 362.7
  Aids to Ind. & Org. 1.0 1.0 1.0 1,180.8 1,180.8
 
SEGREGATED REVENUE (3) 94.1 110.0 110.2 102.0 110.2 110.2
  State Operations 94.1 110.0 110.2 102.0 110.2 110.2
 
TOTALS-ANNUAL 57,718.5 62,045.3 59,528.6 60,084.2 62,430.8 65,445.6
  State Operations 1,281.7 1,428.2 1,537.1 1,547.2 1,197.0 1,199.0
  Aids to Ind. & Org. 56,436.8 60,617.1 57,991.5 58,537.0 61,233.8 64,246.6

(1) Includes Program Revenue-Federal and Segregated Revenue-Federal
(2) Includes Program Revenue-Service and Program Revenue-Other
(3) Includes Segregated Revenue-Service, Segregated Revenue-Other and Segregated Revenue-Local

Table 2
Department Position Summary by Funding (in FTE positions)
(4)
ADJUSTED
BASE
AGENCY
REQUEST
GOVERNOR'S
RECOMMENDATION
FY99 FY00 FY01 FY00 FY01
GENERAL PURPOSE REVENUE 11.50 11.50 11.70 11.00 11.00
FEDERAL REVENUE (1) 3.50 3.50 3.50
PROGRAM REVENUE (2) 5.50 6.50 6.50 5.50 5.50
SEGREGATED REVENUE (3) 1.50 1.50 1.30 1.50 1.50
TOTALS-ANNUAL 22.00 23.00 23.00 18.00 18.00

(1) Includes Program Revenue-Federal and Segregated Revenue-Federal
(2) Includes Program Revenue-Service and Program Revenue-Other
(3) Includes Segregated Revenue-Service, Segregated Revenue-Other and Segregated Revenue-Local
(4) All positions are State Operations unless otherwise specified

 

AGENCY BUDGET SUMMARIES BY PROGRAM

Table 3
Department Budget Summary by Program (in thousands of dollars)
ACTUAL ADJUSTED
BASE
AGENCY
REQUEST
GOVERNOR'S
RECOMMENDATION
FY98 FY99 FY00 FY01 FY00 FY01
1. Student Support Activities 56,436.8 60,616.1 57,990.5 58,536.0 61,232.8 64,245.6
2. Administration 751.8 892.1 908.8 914.9 837.3 837.3
3. School Approval 529.9 537.1 629.3 633.3 360.7 362.7
TOTALS 57,718.5 62,045.3 59,528.6 60,084.2 62,430.8 65,445.6

Table 4
Department Position Summary by Program (in FTE positions)
(4)
ADJUSTED
BASE
AGENCY
REQUEST
GOVERNOR'S
RECOMMENDATION
FY99 FY00 FY01 FY00 FY01
2. Administration 13.00 14.00 14.00 12.50 12.50
3. School Approval 9.00 9.00 9.00 5.50 5.50
TOTALS 22.00 23.00 23.00 18.00 18.00

(4) All positions are State Operations unless otherwise specified

 

RECOMMENDATIONS

1. Wisconsin Higher Education Grant Funding
Agency Request Governor's Recommendation
Source
of Funds
FY00
Dollars (Positions)
FY01
Dollars (Positions)
FY00
Dollars (Positions)
FY01
Dollars (Positions)
GPR 0 (0.00) 172,400 (0.00) 1,034,700 (0.00) 2,131,500 (0.00)
TOTAL 0 (0.00) 172,400 (0.00) 1,034,700 (0.00) 2,131,500 (0.00)

The Governor recommends increasing funding by 6.0 percent in FY00 and by an additional 6.0 percent in FY01 to expand needy students' access to University of Wisconsin System institutions. The program provides grants based on financial need to resident undergraduate students attending University of Wisconsin System institutions. The Governor also recommends providing additional flexibility to the board in setting awards under the program. The additional flexibility will enhance the board's capacity to target funding to needy students.

2. Wisconsin Higher Education Grant; Technical College Funding
Agency Request Governor's Recommendation
Source
of Funds
FY00
Dollars (Positions)
FY01
Dollars (Positions)
FY00
Dollars (Positions)
FY01
Dollars (Positions)
GPR 0 (0.00) 117,500 (0.00) 705,000 (0.00) 1,452,300 (0.00)
TOTAL 0 (0.00) 117,500 (0.00) 705,000 (0.00) 1,452,300 (0.00)

The Governor recommends increasing funding by 6.0 percent in FY00 and by an additional 6.0 percent in FY01 to expand needy students' access to technical college degree programs. The program provides grants based on financial need to resident undergraduate students attending Wisconsin Technical College System institutions. The Governor also recommends providing additional flexibility to the board in setting awards under the program. The additional flexibility will enhance the board's capacity to target funding on needy students.

3. Tuition Grant Funding
Agency Request Governor's Recommendation
Source
of Funds
FY00
Dollars (Positions)
FY01
Dollars (Positions)
FY00
Dollars (Positions)
FY01
Dollars (Positions)
GPR 0 (0.00) 183,800 (0.00) 1,102,600 (0.00) 2,271,300 (0.00)
TOTAL 0 (0.00) 183,800 (0.00) 1,102,600 (0.00) 2,271,300 (0.00)

The Governor recommends increasing funding by 6.0 percent in FY00 and by an additional 6.0 percent in FY01 to help expand needy students' access to private post-secondary educational institutions. The program provides grants based on financial need to resident undergraduate students attending private colleges and universities in Wisconsin.

4. Tribal College Higher Education Grant Program
Agency Request Governor's Recommendation
Source
of Funds
FY00
Dollars (Positions)
FY01
Dollars (Positions)
FY00
Dollars (Positions)
FY01
Dollars (Positions)
PR-S 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 400,000 (0.00) 400,000 (0.00)
TOTAL 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 400,000 (0.00) 400,000 (0.00)

The Governor recommends creating a Wisconsin Higher Education Grant Program for students attending tribal colleges. Financially needy resident undergraduate students attending tribal colleges in the state would be eligible for grants under the program. This item is part of the Governor's Native American Gaming Initiative.

5. Indian Student Assistance Grant Funding
Agency Request Governor's Recommendation
Source
of Funds
FY00
Dollars (Positions)
FY01
Dollars (Positions)
FY00
Dollars (Positions)
FY01
Dollars (Positions)
GPR 0 (0.00) 7,800 (0.00) -779,800 (0.00) -779,000 (0.00)
PR-S 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 779,800 (0.00) 779,800 (0.00)
TOTAL 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00)

The Governor recommends transferring funding for the Indian Student Assistance Grant Program from general purpose revenues to funds received as Indian gaming receipts. This item is part of the Governor's Native American Gaming Initiative.

6. Sum Sufficient Program Reestimates
Agency Request Governor's Recommendation
Source
of Funds
FY00
Dollars (Positions)
FY01
Dollars (Positions)
FY00
Dollars (Positions)
FY01
Dollars (Positions)
GPR -2,116,300 (0.00) -2,116,300 (0.00) -2,116,300 (0.00) -2,116,300 (0.00)
TOTAL -2,116,300 (0.00) -2,116,300 (0.00) -2,116,300 (0.00) -2,116,300 (0.00)

The Governor recommends adjustments in the agency's budget to reflect a reestimate of costs associated with the Academic Excellence Scholarship Program and the Minnesota-Wisconsin Reciprocity Program. The Governor further recommends changing the name of the Academic Excellence Scholarship Program to the Governor's Scholarship Program.

7. Federal Revenue Reestimates
Agency Request Governor's Recommendation
Source
of Funds
FY00
Dollars (Positions)
FY01
Dollars (Positions)
FY00
Dollars (Positions)
FY01
Dollars (Positions)
PR-F -509,300 (0.00) -509,300 (0.00) -509,300 (0.00) -509,300 (0.00)
TOTAL -509,300 (0.00) -509,300 (0.00) -509,300 (0.00) -509,300 (0.00)

The Governor recommends adjustments in the agency's expenditure authority for federal appropriations based on reestimates of funding.

8. Educational Approval Board Reorganization
Agency Request Governor's Recommendation
Source
of Funds
FY00
Dollars (Positions)
FY01
Dollars (Positions)
FY00
Dollars (Positions)
FY01
Dollars (Positions)
GPR 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) -34,500 (-0.50) -34,500 (-0.50)
PR-F 22,600 (0.00) 24,600 (0.00) -240,400 (-3.50) -240,400 (-3.50)
PR-O -11,900 (0.00) -9,900 (0.00) -17,500 (0.00) -15,500 (0.00)
TOTAL 10,700 (0.00) 14,700 (0.00) -292,400 (-4.00) -290,400 (-4.00)

The Governor recommends eliminating the Educational Approval Board (EAB), and transferring its duties to the Department of Veteran's Affairs (DVA) and the board. Responsibility for approval of schools for the training of veterans is transferred to DVA; responsibility for approving for-profit schools to conduct business in the state is transferred to the board. A total of 3.0 FTE positions are transferred to DVA and a total of 5.0 FTE positions are transferred to the board. The elimination of EAB and the transfer of responsibilities to other state agencies will improve the operation of school approval activities and provide program efficiencies. To reflect the transfer of school approval authority to the board, funding for the deputy executive secretary position will be partially funded from program revenue. The Governor also recommends creating an Educational Approval Council to provide advice to the board in carrying out its school approval duties.

9. Removal of 1997 Wisconsin Act 27 State Operations Lapses
Agency Request Governor's Recommendation
Source
of Funds
FY00
Dollars (Positions)
FY01
Dollars (Positions)
FY00
Dollars (Positions)
FY01
Dollars (Positions)
GPR -13,400 (0.00) -13,400 (0.00) -13,400 (0.00) -13,400 (0.00)
TOTAL -13,400 (0.00) -13,400 (0.00) -13,400 (0.00) -13,400 (0.00)

The Governor recommends reducing the agency's base budget to make permanent the 2.0 percent lapse from state operations appropriations required by 1997 Wisconsin Act 27.

10. Standard Budget Adjustments
Agency Request Governor's Recommendation
Source
of Funds
FY00
Dollars (Positions)
FY01
Dollars (Positions)
FY00
Dollars (Positions)
FY01
Dollars (Positions)
GPR 11,600 (0.00) 11,600 (0.00) -7,100 (0.00) -7,100 (0.00)
PR-F 60,600 (0.00) 60,600 (0.00) 60,600 (0.00) 60,600 (0.00)
PR-O 20,900 (0.00) 20,900 (0.00) 20,900 (0.00) 20,900 (0.00)
SEG-O 200 (0.00) 200 (0.00) 200 (0.00) 200 (0.00)
TOTAL 93,300 (0.00) 93,300 (0.00) 74,600 (0.00) 74,600 (0.00)

The Governor recommends adjusting the agency's base level for: (a) full funding of continuing position salaries and fringe benefits ($72,500 in each year); (b) reclassifications ($2,100 in each year).

 

ITEMS NOT APPROVED

The following requests are not included in the Governor's budget recommendations for the Higher Educational Aids Board.

Decision Item Source
of Funds
FY00
Dollars (Positions)
FY01
Dollars (Positions)
11. Miscellaneous Aid Programs GPR 0 (0.00) 64,000 (0.00)
12. State Operations Position PR-S 18,300 (1.00) 24,400 (1.00)
13. Position Funding Transfer GPR 0 (0.00) 8,200 (0.20)
SEG-O 0 (0.00) -8,200 (-0.20)
TOTAL OF ITEMS
NOT APPROVED
GPR 0 (0.00) 72,200 (0.20)
PR-S 18,300 (1.00) 24,400 (1.00)
SEG-O 0 (0.00) -8,200 (-0.20)

 

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