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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education
Agency 40. State Council of Higher Education For Virginia
Chapter 170. Cybersecurity Student Loan Repayment Grant Regulations

8VAC40-170-10. Definitions.

"Active duty service" means full-time duty in the active military service of the United States. Such service includes (i) full-time training duty, annual training duty, and attendance while in the active military service at a school designated as a service school by law or by the secretary of the military department concerned and (ii) Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, and National Guard members operating under Title 10 of the United States Code, but does not include full-time National Guard duty operating under Title 32 of the United States Code. This definition is only applicable if the applicant attempts to qualify under the "separation from active duty service" provision under 8VAC40-170-30 B 2.

"Award year" means the Commonwealth of Virginia's fiscal budget year, July 1 through June 30 of the following year.

"Contract" means the document detailing the program and employer contributions for a specific employee, including annual grant amounts and duration, in conformance with this chapter.

"Full-time employment" means an employee is assigned to nonrestricted, classified, or other salaried positions that work the equivalent of 40 hours per week for 12 months per year.

"IT" means the field of information technology.

"Private institution of higher education" means each in-state nonprofit and proprietary private institution of higher education in the Commonwealth.

"Program" means the Cybersecurity Student Loan Repayment Grant Program.

"Public institution of higher education" means the Virginia Community College System as a whole and each associate-degree granting and baccalaureate public institution of higher education in the Commonwealth.

"Qualified employment" means an employment position meeting the requirements of this chapter.

"Reside within Virginia" means an individual has secured physical housing located within the geographical boundaries of the Commonwealth of Virginia during the period of qualified employment under the contract.

"SCHEV" means employees of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia assigned to the administration of the program.

"Student loan" means any qualified education loan obtained specifically to finance education or other school-related expenses but does not include credit card debt, a home equity loan, or revolving debt.

"Veteran" means an individual who has served on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States and who was discharged or released from such service under conditions other than dishonorable.

Statutory Authority

§ 23.1-203 of the Code of Virginia; Item 141 of Chapter 2 of the 2018 Acts of Assembly, Special Session I.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 8, eff. December 10, 2018.

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