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S.B. 122 Enrolled
This bill provides resident status for Job Corps students at state institutions of higher
. provides that a Job Corps student is entitled to resident student status if the student:
. is admitted as a full-time, part-time, or summer school student in a program of
study leading to a degree or certificate; and
. submits verification that the student is a current Job Corps student.
Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
Other Special Clauses:
This bill takes effect on July 1, 2005.
Utah Code Sections Affected:
53B-8-102, as last amended by Chapter 337, Laws of Utah 2004
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
Section 1. Section 53B-8-102 is amended to read:
53B-8-102. Definition of resident student.
(1) The meaning of "resident student" is determined by reference to the general law on
the subject of domicile, except as provided in this section.
(2) (a) A person who has come to Utah and established residency for the purpose of
attending an institution of higher education shall, prior to registration as a resident student:
(i) maintain continuous Utah residency status while completing 60 semester credit hours
at a regionally accredited Utah higher education institution or an equivalent number of applicable
contact hours at the Utah College of Applied Technology; and
(ii) demonstrate by additional objective evidence, including Utah voter registration, Utah
drivers license, Utah vehicle registration, employment in Utah, payment of Utah resident income
taxes, and Utah banking connections, the establishment of a domicile in Utah and that the student
does not maintain a residence elsewhere.
(b) A member of the Utah National Guard who performs active duty service shall be
considered to maintain continuous Utah residency under this Subsection (2).
(3) Personnel of the United States Armed Forces assigned to active duty in Utah, and the
immediate members of their families residing with them in this state are entitled to resident status
for tuition purposes. Upon the termination of active duty status, the military personnel and their
family members are governed by the standards applicable to nonmilitary persons.
(4) (a) Aliens who are present in the United States on visitor, student, or other visas
which authorize only temporary presence in this country, do not have the capacity to intend to
reside in Utah for an indefinite period and therefore are classified as nonresidents.
(b) Aliens who have been granted immigrant or permanent resident status in the United
States are classified for purposes of resident status according to the same criteria applicable to
(5) The board, after consultation with the institutions, shall make rules not inconsistent
with this section:
(a) concerning the definition of resident and nonresident students;
(b) establishing procedures for classifying and reclassifying students;
(c) establishing criteria for determining qualifying credit hours and judging claims of
residency or domicile;
(d) establishing appeals procedures; and
(e) other matters related to this section.
(6) Any American Indian who is enrolled on the tribal rolls of a tribe whose reservation
or trust lands lie partly or wholly within Utah or whose border is at any point contiguous with the
border of Utah, and any American Indian who is a member of a federally recognized or known
Utah tribe and who has graduated from a high school in Utah, is entitled to resident student
(7) A Job Corps student is entitled to resident student status if the student:
(a) is admitted as a full-time, part-time, or summer school student in a program of study
leading to a degree or certificate; and
(b) submits verification that the student is a current Job Corps student.
that a person is a resident student unless the determination was obtained by false pretenses or the
facts which existed at the time of the determination have materially changed.
Section 2. Effective date.
This bill takes effect on July 1, 2005.
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