Fiscal Note - State of Utah - 2011 General Session

HB0191S01 - Nonresident Tuition Waiver Amendments

State Government (UCA 36-12-13(2)(b)):
Of the approximately 640 non-citizen students currently enrolled in various institutions in the Utah System of Higher Education, there will likely be some who would qualify to continue paying resident tuition rates. The others would no longer qualify and if they chose to continue enrollment and pay nonresident tuition rates, institutions would collect additional tuition. Data is not currently collected on non-citizen students whose parents or legal guardians paid Utah state income taxes, so the impact cannot be reasonably determined.

Local Governments (UCA 36-12-13(2)(c)):
Enactment of this bill likely will not result in direct, measurable costs for local governments.

Direct Expenditures by Utah Residents and Businesses (UCA 36-12-13(2)(d)):
Those non-citizen students who are unable to qualify for resident tuition and wish to continue to pursue their higher education would need to pay nonresident tuition rates, which are about 3.5 times the resident tuition rates.

2/28/2011, 12:39:45 PM, Lead Analyst: Pratt, S./Attny: AOSOffice of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst