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6 This act modifies provisions related to the State System of Higher Education by increasing
7 the number of tuition waivers of the resident portion of tuition granted to meritorious
8 nonresident students. This act takes effect on July 1, 2001.
9 This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
11 53B-8-101, as last amended by Chapter 7, Laws of Utah 2000
12 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
13 Section 1. Section 53B-8-101 is amended to read:
14 53B-8-101. Waiver of tuition.
15 (1) The president of each institution may waive all or part of the tuition in behalf of
16 meritorious or impecunious resident students to an amount not exceeding 10% of the total amount
17 of tuition which, in the absence of the waivers, would have been collected from all Utah resident
18 students at the institution.
19 (2) (a) Each academic year the president of each of the following institutions may waive
20 all or part of the resident portion of the tuition in behalf of the additional number of meritorious
21 nonresident students set forth below who are not current recipients of the waiver:
22 Number of Nonresident
23 Institution Students
24 the University of Utah 190
25 Utah State University 165
26 Weber State University 135
27 Southern Utah University 68
28 Snow College 18
29 Dixie State College of Utah [
30 the College of Eastern Utah 18
31 Utah Valley State College [
32 Salt Lake Community College [
33 (b) (i) The president may continue to waive the resident portion of the tuition during the
34 entire time the affected meritorious nonresident student remains an undergraduate student in good
35 standing at the institution.
36 (ii) The resident portion of the tuition for each nonresident student is equal to the tuition
37 for resident students at the institution.
39 nonresident student receiving a waiver under Subsection (2)(a) after completion of the student's
40 first year of full-time study at the institution.
42 president may waive all or part of the nonresident portion of tuition for a meritorious nonresident
43 student during the student's first year of full-time study at the institution.
44 (ii) The number of these nonresident waivers for each institution is limited to the
45 percentage of nonresident students at each institution times the nonresident student number
46 allowed under Subsection (2)(a).
47 (3) Upon recommendation of the board, the president may grant additional full or partial
48 tuition waivers to encourage students to enroll for instruction in occupations critical to the state
49 for which trained personnel are in short supply.
50 (4) The president may waive all or part of the difference between resident and nonresident
51 tuition in the case of meritorious graduate students and nonresident summer school students.
52 (5) The board shall submit annual budget appropriation requests for each institution which
53 include requests for funds sufficient in amount to equal the estimated loss of dedicated credits that
54 would be realized if all of the tuition waivers authorized by Subsection (2) were granted.
55 Section 2. Effective date.
56 This act takes effect on July 1, 2001.
Legislative Review Note
as of 11-30-00 8:12 AM
A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.