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6 This act modifies provisions relating to higher education by providing that 2-1/2% of
7 tuition waivers at state institutions of higher education be set aside for members of the
8 Utah National Guard.
9 This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
11 53B-8-101, as last amended by Chapter 288, Laws of Utah 2001
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) (a) 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
17 amount of tuition which, in the absence of the waivers, would have been collected from all
18 Utah resident students at the institution.
19 (b) Two and a half percent of the 10% designated in Subsection (1)(a) shall be set aside
20 for members of the Utah National Guard.
21 (2) (a) Each academic year the president of each of the following institutions may
22 waive all or part of the resident portion of the tuition in behalf of the additional number of
23 meritorious nonresident students set forth below who are not current recipients of the waiver:
24 Number of Nonresident
25 Institution Students
26 the University of Utah 190
27 Utah State University 165
28 Weber State University 135
29 Southern Utah University 68
30 Snow College 18
31 Dixie State College of Utah 30
32 the College of Eastern Utah 18
33 Utah Valley State College 114
34 Salt Lake Community College 43
35 (b) (i) The president may continue to waive the resident portion of the tuition during
36 the entire time the affected meritorious nonresident student remains an undergraduate student
37 in good standing at the institution.
38 (ii) The resident portion of the tuition for each nonresident student is equal to the
39 tuition for resident students at the institution.
40 (c) The president may waive the nonresident portion of tuition for a meritorious
41 nonresident student receiving a waiver under Subsection (2)(a) after completion of the student's
42 first year of full-time study at the institution.
43 (d) (i) In addition to the waivers authorized by Subsections (2)(a) and (c), the president
44 may waive all or part of the nonresident portion of tuition for a meritorious nonresident student
45 during the student's first year of full-time study at the institution.
46 (ii) The number of these nonresident waivers for each institution is limited to the
47 percentage of nonresident students at each institution times the nonresident student number
48 allowed under Subsection (2)(a).
49 (3) Upon recommendation of the board, the president may grant additional full or
50 partial tuition waivers to encourage students to enroll for instruction in occupations critical to
51 the state for which trained personnel are in short supply.
52 (4) The president may waive all or part of the difference between resident and
53 nonresident tuition in the case of meritorious graduate students and nonresident summer school
55 (5) The board shall submit annual budget appropriation requests for each institution
56 which include requests for funds sufficient in amount to equal the estimated loss of dedicated
57 credits that would be realized if all of the tuition waivers authorized by Subsection (2) were
Legislative Review Note
as of 10-18-02 11:43 AM
A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.