|AZ||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Convenience Fees; Replaces GED References|
Allows the department of education to impose a convenience fee on a per transaction basis for credit card, debit card or other means of electronic payment transactions when collecting other authorized fees; specifies that the department must continue to accept...
|UT||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Expanding Access for Sixth Graders to Secondary Education|
From bill summary: Defines secondary school as school serving any grades 7-12. Provides that a secondary school may impose a fee to secondary students, including students in grade 6 attending a secondary school. Provides that certain remediation programs apply...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||Prohibition of Pupil Fees|
Primarily from bill summary: Defines "pupil fee." Defines "educational activity" as an activity that constitutes an integral fundamental part of elementary and secondary education, including, but not limited to, curricular and extracurricular activities. Prohi...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Programming Instruction Fees|
Forbids school districts to collect a fee for providing programming as a high school extracurricular activity.
|SD||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Fee for Early Childhood Services|
Permits schools to charge a fee for early childhood services for any child who is under the age of compulsory attendance pursuant to § 13-27-1 and is not enrolled in kindergarten or a more advanced grade. http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2012/Bills/HB1195ENR....
|IL||Signed into law 01/2012||P-12||Family Costs at Illinois School for the Deaf and Illinois School for the Visually Impaired|
Removes language requiring the department of human services to complete a financial analysis on each student attending the Illinois School for the Deaf or the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired and to ask parents or guardians to participate, if applicab...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2011||P-12||Prohibition for Pupil Fees for Participation in an Educational Activity|
From bill summary: Prohibits a public school pupil from being required to pay a pupil fee for participation in an educational activity, as specified. Provides that this prohibition is not to be interpreted to prohibit
solicitation of voluntary donations, volun...
|TX||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Student Transportation Fee|
S.B. 1 - Student Transportation Fee
Authorizes a board of trustees, under certain circumstances, to require payment of a reasonable fee for student transportation to and from school. Page 138 of 263: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/821/billtext/pdf/SB00001F.pdf#navpanes=0...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Student Fees for CTE Courses|
H.B. 153 - Student Fees for CTE Courses
Permits districts to charge fees (including to low-income students) for any tools, equipment, and materials that are necessary for workforce-readiness training within a career-technical education program that, to the extent the tools, equipment, and materials ...
|NC||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2011||P-12||Tuition Charge for Governor's School|
H.B. 200 - Tuition Charge for Governor's School
Removes requirement that the state board implement a $500 tuition charge for students attending the Governor's School of North Carolina. Replaces with provision permitting the state board to implement a tuition charge (dollar amount not specified) to cover the...
|OH||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||All-Day Kindergarten|
H.B. 30 - All-Day Kindergarten
Repeals provision requiring districts to provide all-day kindergarten to all students beginning in fiscal year 2011. Permits a district that did not receive for fiscal year 2009 poverty-based assistance for all-day kindergarten to charge tuition or fees for st...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Private and Homeschool Student Participation in Extracurricular Activities|
Provides that a minor enrolled in a private school or a home school is eligible to participate in extracurricular activities at a public school whose district boundaries the student's parent resides within or from which the student withdrew. Provides a private...
|UT||Adopted 11/2009||P-12||Activity Participation Fees for Charter School and Online Students|
Requires charter and online schools to allow students to participate in extracurricular activities sponsored by public schools. Repeals tiered participation fee schedule for charter school and online students to participate in extracurricular or co-curricular ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Alternative Process for Determining Eligibility for Student Fee Waivers|
Allows school districts to verify a family's eligibility for waivers of school fees separate from the verification process used for free meals received under the federal National School Lunch program. Allows a district establishing an alternative process for d...
|UT||Adopted 12/2008||P-12||Student Participation in Extracurricular or Co-curricular School Activities|
Provides consistent statewide procedures and criteria for homeschool, online school and private school students' participation in public school activities, including dual enrollment. Provides that student participation fees for charter school and online school...
|UT||Adopted 10/2008||P-12||Charter, Online Student Participation in Extracurricular Activities|
Adds rule requiring local school boards to allow charter school and online student participation in extracurricular school activities. Establishes fee schedule for student's school of enrollment to pay to participate in specific extracurricular activities. htt...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Textbook Purchases|
H.B. 137, S.B. 356
Permits local school boards to enter into contracts with publishers for the purchase of textbooks. The bill expands the definition of textbook to include print, electronic, online, and other manipulative-based programs. The bill reorganizes the textbook purcha...
|OH||Signed into law 11/2007||P-12||All-Day Kindergarten|
H.B. 190 -- Multiple Components
Permits school districts that are not eligible for state payments for all-day kindergarten to charge tuition on a sliding scale for all-day kindergarten classes. Requires the Department of Education to issue an annual report on tuition charged by school distri...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Financial Hardship Waivers|
Specifies eligibility for students to receieve financial hardship waivers for supplemental instructional materials and supplies, excluding textbooks. Would waive requirement that qualified students be responsible for certain state-authorized fees that district...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Full-Day Kindergarten Funding|
S.B. 549 - Section 6, 14
Authorizes a district offering both half-day and full-day kindergarten to impose a fee for enrollment in full-day kindergarten, to cover that portion of the cost of providing full-day kindergarten not paid by the state. Clarifies that this does not require di...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Transportation Fees|
Authorizes school districts to impose a fee for transportation by resolution of the board, rather than by a vote of the people. Adds that districts are authorized to impose the fee for transporting students who are eligible for a free or reduced lunch. Require...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2005||Postsec.|
|Annual Reporting of the Use of Student Fees|
Adds new section: § 23-2.3. Annual reporting of the use of student fees. Requires each public two- and four-year institution of higher education to publish annually a descriptive report detailing the (i) amount and distribution of student activity fees assesse...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Verification of Eligibility for Fee Waivers|
Requires the state board to make rules requiring a parent or guardian of a student applying for a fee waiver to provide documentation and certification verifying the student's eligibility for a fee waiver or specifying the acceptable forms of documentation to ...
|IA||Emergency Rule Adoption 09/2004||Postsec.||College Application Fees|
681 IAB 1.2, 1.7, 2.27
Removes references to specific amounts for application fees in Chapters 1 and 2; creates a new rule with all application fees listed.
1.2 and 1.7: http://www.legis.state.ia.us/Rules/Current/iac/681/6811/6811.pdf
|WV||Signed into law 04/2004||Postsec.||Student Fees|
Gives each governing board the authority to impose, collect and expend the proceeds of a special equity fee under the following conditions: (a) The fee shall be used solely for the purpose of complying with the athletic provisions of 20 U. S. C. 1681, et seq.,...
|OR||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Collection of Amounts Owed by Students|
Allows a school district to seek payment of an amount of money owed by a student from parent or guardian of student; directs school district boards to adopt policies on collection of amounts that are $50 or more; directs such districts to withhold grade report...
|HI||Vetoed 07/2003||P-12||Textbooks and Fees|
Authorizes schools to assess and collect annual fees for textbooks; requires schools to compile annual list of textbooks to be used during that school year and to be made available upon request of student, parent or guardian of student. http://www.capitol.hawa...
|NE||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Student Fees, Choice & Participation|
The Public Elementary and Secondary Student Fee Authorization Act does not limit the ability of a governing body to request
donations of money, materials, equipment, or attire to defray costs if the request is made in such a way that it is clear that the requ...
|SC||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Student Fees|
Revises the manner in which matriculation and incidental fees may be charged by school districts including provisions to exempts students eligible for free lunches from these fees. http://www.scstatehouse.net/sess115_2003-2004/prever/3274_20030325.htm...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Student Fees|
A school board may not charge a fee for textbooks or other items necessary for completion of a specific course required for grade advancement or graduation. Does allow student fees for the use of musical instruments. http://www.state.nd.us/lr/assembly/58-200...
|NE||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Student Fees|
LB 1172 is the Public Elementary and Secondary Student Fee Authorization Act. The act provides that a school or an educational
service unit (ESU) may collect fees or require students to provide equipment or attire for the following purposes: extracurricular
|CO||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Non-Enrolled Participation|
Increases the fee a school of participation may charge a non-enrolled student for participation in an extracurricular activity; allows the school of participation in certain circumstances to charge a non-enrolled student the actual cost of post-season particip...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2000||Postsec.||Student Fees|
Raises cap on library automation and materials fee in regard to higher education....
|UT||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Fees for Repeated Classes|
Establishes the presumption that public school students will pay the fees associated with courses they are repeating or remediation; provides alternatives to waiving the fees in cases of financial hardship; provides for a partial or full waiver in cases of ext...