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S.B. 102 Enrolled
AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHER EDUCATION; MODIFYING THE WICHE
COMMISSIONERS' DUTIES AND THE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR
ACCEPTABLE CANDIDATES TO THE WICHE PROGRAM.
This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
53B-4-103, as enacted by Chapter 167, Laws of Utah 1987
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
Section 1. Section 53B-4-103 is amended to read:
53B-4-103. Commissioners -- Duties -- Records of academic progress -- Cancellation
of student registration.
(1) The commissioners are the three resident members from the state of Utah, required by
Article IV of the compact, and are authorized to function as representatives of the state on the
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.
(2) The commissioners' duties are as follows:
(a) to study the need for professional and graduate educational facilities not available
within this state;
(b) to recommend appropriations to meet the needs of this act;
(c) to provide for [
or higher educational study not available within the state in accordance with established rules; and
(d) to certify to out of state institutions under the compact all acceptable candidates.
(3) An applicant may not be certified unless [
a bona fide [
(4) (a) Students must maintain continuous Utah residency during their attendance at an out
of state institution in order to receive financial support under the compact.
(b) If Utah residency is terminated by a student during any academic year in which the
student has received financial support under the compact, the support shall be relinquished and
terminated at the end of that academic year.
progress of Utah students receiving financial support under the compact while attending out of state
(b) If the records reveal a student is not progressing satisfactorily, upon recommendation of
the out of state institution, the commissioner shall cancel the student's registration and withhold
future payments otherwise due.
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