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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill amends provisions related to tuition waivers at institutions of higher
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . removes the cap on the number of waivers allotted to institutions of higher
14 education for nonresident students who meet certain academic and admission
15 requirements; and
16 . extends alumni legacy nonresident scholarships at institutions of higher education to
17 grandchildren of alumni.
18 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
20 Other Special Clauses:
22 Utah Code Sections Affected:
24 53B-8-101, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 211
25 53B-8-103.5, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 363
27 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
28 Section 1. Section 53B-8-101 is amended to read:
29 53B-8-101. Waiver of tuition.
30 (1) (a) The president of each institution may waive all or part of the tuition in behalf of
31 meritorious or impecunious resident students to an amount not exceeding 10% of the total
32 amount of tuition which, in the absence of the waivers, would have been collected from all
33 Utah resident students at the institution.
34 (b) Two and a half percent of the waivers designated in Subsection (1)(a) shall be set
35 aside for members of the Utah National Guard. Waivers shall be preserved by the student at
36 least 60 days before the beginning of an academic term.
63 (2) (a) A president of an institution of higher education listed in Subsections
64 53B-2-101 (1)(a) through (h) may waive all or part of the nonresident portion of tuition for a
65 meritorious nonresident undergraduate, graduate, or summer school student.
66 (b) In determining which students are meritorious for purposes of granting a tuition
67 waiver under Subsection (2)(a), a president shall consider students who are performing above
68 the average at the institution, including having an admissions index higher than the average for
69 the institution, if an admission index is used.
70 (c) A president may continue to waive the nonresident portion of tuition for a student
71 described in Subsection (2)(a) for as long as the student is enrolled at the institution.
72 (d) In addition to waiving the nonresident portion of tuition for a meritorious
73 nonresident student under Subsection (2)(a), a president may waive the resident portion of
74 tuition after the student completes a year of full-time study at the institution.
75 (3) Upon recommendation of the board, a president may grant additional full or partial
76 tuition waivers to encourage students to enroll for instruction in occupations critical to the state
77 for which trained personnel are in short supply.
82 institution, which include requests for funds sufficient in amount to equal the estimated loss of
83 dedicated credits that would be realized if all of the tuition waivers authorized by Subsection
84 (2) were granted.
85 Section 2. Section 53B-8-103.5 is amended to read:
86 53B-8-103.5. Alumni legacy nonresident scholarships.
87 (1) In addition to other nonresident tuition scholarships, the president of an institution
88 may also waive an amount up to the full nonresident portion of tuition for alumni legacy
89 nonresident scholarships.
90 (2) The purposes of alumni legacy nonresident scholarships are to:
91 (a) assist in maintaining an adequate level of service and related cost-effectiveness of
92 auxiliary operations in institutions of higher education;
93 (b) promote enrollment of nonresident students with high academic aptitudes; and
94 (c) recognize the legacy of past graduates and promote a continued connection to their
95 alma mater.
96 (3) To qualify for an alumni legacy scholarship, a student shall:
97 (a) enroll at an institution within the state system of higher education for the first time;
99 (b) have at least one parent or grandparent who graduated with an associates' degree or
100 higher from the same institution in which the student is enrolling.
101 (4) A student who attends an institution within the state system of higher education on
102 an alumni legacy nonresident scholarship may not count the time during which the scholarship
103 is received towards establishing resident student status in Utah.
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-28-13 3:00 PM