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H.B. 197






Sponsor: Katherine M. Bryson

             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:
             10      AMENDS:
             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                     [18] 30
             30          the College of Eastern Utah                     18
             31          Utah Valley State College                     [22] 114
             32          Salt Lake Community College                 [22] 43
             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.
             38          [(b)] (c) The president may waive the nonresident portion of tuition for a meritorious
             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.
             41          [(c)] (d) (i) In addition to the waivers authorized by Subsections (2)(a) and [(b)] (c), the
             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.

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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