§ 16-33A-1 Definitions
§ 16-33A-2 Legislative findings; purpose of chapter
§ 16-33A-3 Amount of grant for each eligible student; grants payable to institutions on behalf of students; effective date of grants
§ 16-33A-4 Program administration
§ 16-33A-5 Basic powers and duties of ACHE
§ 16-33A-6 Grant procedures and requirements
§ 16-33A-7 Nonsectarian use of funds required
§ 16-33A-8 Audits of educational institutions; annual reports to Legislature by educational institutions
§ 16-33A-9 Proration of funds when funds insufficient to provide full grants
§ 16-33A-10 False statements and misrepresentations
§ 16-33A-11 Responsibility for program upon cessation of ACHE

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 16 > Chapter 33A

  • ache: The Alabama Commission on Higher Education. See Alabama Code 16-33A-1
  • ALABAMA RESIDENT: A person who has been domiciled in the State of Alabama for a period of at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding application for a grant under the Alabama Student Grant Program. See Alabama Code 16-33A-1
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • APPROVED INSTITUTION: Any independent nonprofit postsecondary institution of higher learning located in the State of Alabama which is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, any independent nonprofit postsecondary institution of higher learning whose credits are accepted by at least three other institutions which are accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, or any independent postsecondary institution of higher learning with a permanent facility offering classroom instruction located in Montgomery County, Alabama, which has been incorporated and in continuous operation for over 50 years and which has been accredited for over 10 years by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, prior to July 1, 2010. See Alabama Code 16-33A-1
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • board: The civil service board created by this part. See Alabama Code 45-17A-50.01
  • city: The City of Muscle Shoals, Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-17A-50.01
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • demotion: The reassignment of a covered employee to a position of a lesser class involving less responsibility and less complex duties. See Alabama Code 45-17A-50.01
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • ELIGIBLE STUDENT: Any applicant for a grant under the Alabama Student Grant Program who:

    a. See Alabama Code 16-33A-1

  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • FULL-TIME STUDENT: An individual student who meets the criteria established by definitions, rules, and regulations to be established by the ACHE. See Alabama Code 16-33A-1
  • grant: A monetary award under the Alabama Student Grant Program to an approved institution on behalf of and to the credit of an eligible student pursuant to this chapter. See Alabama Code 16-33A-1
  • HEAD OF DEPARTMENT: Any individual designated by the city council as head of a major activity or department. See Alabama Code 45-17A-50.01
  • INSTITUTIONAL RELATED EXPENSES: Nonsectarian educational expenses, including, but not limited to, tuition, mandatory fees, room and board, transportation, books and supplies, and other incidental nonsectarian education expenses anticipated by an eligible student. See Alabama Code 16-33A-1
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • oath: includes affirmation. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • PART-TIME STUDENT: An individual student who meets all qualifications as an eligible student and who meets the further criteria to be established by the ACHE. See Alabama Code 16-33A-1
  • program: The Alabama Student Grant Program, including the administration thereof. See Alabama Code 16-33A-1
  • promotion: The reassignment of a covered employee to a higher job class involving definite and defined increase in duties and responsibilities and a corresponding increase in remuneration. See Alabama Code 45-17A-50.01
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • reassignment: The promotion or demotion of a covered employee. See Alabama Code 45-17A-50.01
  • REGULAR STATUS: A condition of employment that covered employees are afforded upon completion of the established probationary period and approval by the appointing authority. See Alabama Code 45-17A-50.01
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT: Any individual student who meets all other qualifications as an eligible student and has not received a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent. See Alabama Code 16-33A-1
  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.