2012 Commission on Financial Aid
Consolidation and Modernization

The 2012 Commission on Financial Aid Consolidation and Modernization was created in 2011 Wisconsin Act 176 to study:

  1. The potential for consolidating all grant programs administered by the Higher Educational Aids Board (HEAB) into a single, comprehensive, need−based grant program
  2. Options for providing grant aid for students who are attending Wisconsin institutions of higher education at less than full−time credit loads

Act 176 provided for membership on the Commission. HEAB was charged with administering the Commission and assisting the body in its work.

The Commission on Financial Aid Consolidation and Modernization reported its recommendations to the Higher Educational Aids Board, and to the legislature in the manner provided in section 13.172 (2) of the statutes, in a report dated November 30, 2012. The Commission had been required by Act 176 to report by December 1, 2012. Act 176 specified that upon submission of its report, the commission shall terminate its activities and shall cease to exist.

Recommendations of the Commission have been incorporated into HEAB’s biennial budget request for the 2013-2015 state budget.

2011 Wisconsin Act 176 (PDF)

Commission Members

FINAL REPORT OF COMMISSION (revised 12/12/12)

Meeting information is provided in PDF format.

Meeting of May 18, 2012

Meeting of June 27, 2012

Meeting of July 24, 2012

Meeting of August 7, 2012

Meeting of August 29, 2012