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8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill provides a graduate tuition waiver for Purple Heart recipients under specified
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This bill:
14 . waives the graduate tuition at a state institution of higher education for Purple Heart
16 . for a maximum amount of money; and
17 . to be used in a certain time frame; and
18 . makes technical amendments.
19 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
21 Other Special Clauses:
23 Utah Code Sections Affected:
25 53B-8e-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 173
27 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
28 Section 1. Section 53B-8e-103 is amended to read:
29 53B-8e-103. Tuition waivers for Purple Heart recipients -- Qualifications --
31 (1) Beginning in the 2004-05 academic year, a state institution of higher education
32 shall waive undergraduate tuition for each Purple Heart recipient who:
33 (a) is admitted as a full-time, part-time, or summer school student in an undergraduate
34 program of study leading to a degree or certificate;
35 (b) is a resident student of the state as determined under Section 53B-8-102 ; and
36 (c) submits verification as provided in Subsection [
37 Heart recipient.
38 (2) (a) Beginning in the 2008-09 academic year, a state institution of higher education
39 shall waive graduate tuition as provided in this Subsection (2) for each Purple Heart recipient
41 (i) is admitted as a full-time, part-time, or summer school student in a graduate
42 program of study leading to a degree;
43 (ii) is a resident student of the state as determined under Section 53B-8-102 ; and
44 (iii) submits verification as provided in Subsection (3) that the student is a Purple Heart
46 (b) To qualify for a graduate tuition waiver, a Purple Heart recipient shall apply for a
47 graduate program no later than ten years from the day on which the Purple Heart recipient
48 completes an undergraduate degree.
49 (c) The total amount of all graduate tuition waived for a Purple Heart recipient may not
50 exceed $10,000.
51 (d) A Purple Heart recipient may receive a graduate tuition waiver for a period of time
52 that does not exceed the lesser of:
53 (i) the time it takes for the Purple Heart recipient to complete a graduate degree; or
54 (ii) five years after the day on which the Purple Heart recipient is accepted to a
55 graduate program.
57 of Veterans' Affairs to provide the verification required by Subsection (1)(c). The Department
58 of Veterans' Affairs shall provide the verification upon obtaining evidence satisfactory to the
59 division that the student is a Purple Heart recipient.
60 (4) The State Board of Regents may request reimbursement from the Legislature for
61 costs incurred in providing the tuition waiver under this section.
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-7-08 2:37 PM