|CA||Signed into law 09/2014||Postsec.||Nonresident Tuition Exemption for Veterans and Dependents|
From bill summary: Notwithstanding the requirements of existing law, requires the California Community Colleges and the California State University, and requests the University of California, to update and adopt policies by July 2015 regarding tuition rates fo...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2014||Postsec.||Exemption from Nonresident Tuition|
Provides that a student other than a nonimmigrant alien must be exempt from paying nonresident tuition at the California State University and the California Community Colleges by (1) either attending a California high school for at least three years or (2) com...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2014||Postsec.||Feasibility Study on Pay It Forward Pay It Back|
Directs the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to undertake a study to determine the practical and fiscal impacts of adopting a program in Illinois similar to Pennsylvania's Pay It Forward Pay It Back program. Requires that the study focus on the particula...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2014||Postsec.||Student Fees|
H.B. 851 - Student Fees
Sections 2-4: Effective July 2014, increases the standard tuition and out-of-state fee for certain workforce education postsecondary programs and certain programs at Florida College System institutions. Eliminates provisions requiring the tuition and out-of-st...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2014||Postsec.||Tuition and Fee Waivers and Tuition Classifications|
H.B. 851 - Tuition and Fee Waivers and Tuition Classifications
Section 5: Expands institution types that must waive tuition to a recipient of a Purple Heart or another combat decoration superior in precedence, to include a career center operated by a school district, or a charter technical career center (previously such t...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2014||Postsec.||Determining Eligibility for Resident Tuition|
H.B. 851 - Determining Eligibility for Resident Tuition
Section 6: Amends definition of "parent" for purposes of determining eligibility for resident tuition. Reduces from 5 to 3 years the amount of time the child must have resided continuously with non-parent relative to quality for resident tuition. If a dependen...
|LA||Passed 06/2014||Postsec.||"Pay It Forward" Feasibility Study|
Requests that the board of regents study the feasibility of implementing a college tuition program that would allow students to pay tuition after leaving college. Directs the board of regents to submit its findings and recommendations to the legislature before...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2014||Postsec.||Waives Residency Requirements for Veterans|
Waives the residency requirement for veterans attending the university system of New Hampshire and allows veterans to be eligible for in-state tuition immediately after establishing residence in the state. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2014/HB06...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12|
By January 15, 2015, the department is required to submit a written report to the general assembly detailing the department's antibullying programming and current and projected expenditures for such programming for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014.
|VT||Signed into law 05/2014||Postsec.||Interim Committee to Develop Policies to Restore Ratio of State Funding to Student Tuition|
This bill establishes an interim committee that will develop policies to restore the 1980 ratio of state funding to student tuition at Vermont State Colleges and to make higher education more affordable.
|CO||Signed into law 05/2014||Postsec.||College Affordability Act|
Under current law, governing boards of the institutions of higher education may increase resident undergraduate tuition by up to 9.0 percent annually, and may be permitted to increase tuition by more than 9.0 percent with approval from the Colorado Commission ...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2014||Postsec.||In-State Tuition for Students Receiving ROTC-Related Scholarship|
Requires resident tuition be offered to students who can provide the institution with valid documentation of receipt of an Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps, Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps or Navy/Marines Reserve Officers' Training Corps full s...
|WI||Signed into law 04/2014||Postsec.||Name Change|
Changes the names, Wisconsin higher education grants, and tuition grants, to Wisconsin grants.
|TN||Signed into law 04/2014||Postsec.||In-State Tuition|
Permits a student at a public institution of higher education to be charged in-state tuition, if the student is a citizen of the United States, has resided in Tennessee for at least one year and has graduated from a Tennessee public secondary school or a priva...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2014||Postsec.||Commission on College Affordability|
Establishes the Commission To Study College Affordability and College Completion. Directs commission to examine and make recommendations on the development of strategies to keep the cost of public postsecondary education in the State affordable and to increase...
|NE||Signed into law 03/2014||Postsec.||In-State Tuition for Veterans|
Statement of intent: LB 740 grants residency for the purposes of in-state tuition for recently separated veterans, their spouses and dependents. Specifically, veterans who separated from a branch of the
Armed Forces of the United States within the past two yea...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2014||Postsec.||In-State Tuition for Military Servicemembers and Veterans|
From bill summary: Clarifies and amends provisions related to the types of evidence that a military servicemember, a veteran, and an immediate family member of a servicemember or veteran must provide to be considered a resident for in-state tuition purposes.
|OR||Signed into law 03/2014||Community College||Study Tuition-free Community College|
Directs the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) to examine viability of a program allowing students who graduated from high school in the state to attend community college for specified period
without paying tuition and fees. Requires HECC to cons...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2014||Postsec.||Student Residency|
Revises the definition of "resident student" at a community college to include a member of the armed services who entered service as a resident of the community college district and who has maintained resident status, but is not stationed within the community ...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2013||Postsec.||Resident Tuition for Children of Deported/Voluntarily Departed Parents|
From bill summary: Exempts a student from paying nonresident tuition at the California Community Colleges and the California State University if the student is a U.S. citizen who resides in a foreign country, and meets all of the following requirements: (A) d...
|OR||Signed into law 08/2013||Postsec.||Duties of Institutional Governing Boards|
Requires institutional governing boards to enter into an achievement compact with the Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB). Charges governing board with (1) adopting a mission statement for the university and forwarding the statement to the Higher Educati...
|OR||Signed into law 08/2013||Postsec.||Pay It Forward, Pay It Back|
Requires the Higher Education Coordinating Commission to consider the creation of a proposed pilot program called Pay Forward, Pay Back which would replace the current tuition system for higher education and if a pilot program is warranted, the commission is r...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2013||Postsec.||Postsecondary Student Fees|
Authorizes the board of supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, the University of Louisiana System, and the board of supervisors of Community and Technical ...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2013||Postsec.||Foster Care Tuition Waiver|
Directs the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) and each community college district to develop a five-year pilot program to provide those in foster care with a tuition waiver scholarship. Stipulates age, income, residency, and enrollment requirements.
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||Postsec.||Fixed Tuition Price Plans|
Directs general academic teaching institutions to offer entering undergraduates the opportunity to participate in a fixed tuition price plan under which the institution agrees not to increase the student's tuition charges per semester credit hour for the first...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||Postsec.||Tuition for Certain Students Residing Outside of a Junior College District.|
Requires the governing board of a public junior college district that includes at least 6 campuses to allow a person who resides outside the district, in the taxing district of a contiguous public junior college district, and in an area designated as a super n...
|LA||Passed 06/2013||Postsec.||Tuition at Public Postsecondary Institutions|
Creates a task force to study issues relative to tuition costs at public postsecondary education institutions. Establishes task force membership. Directs the task force to submit a written report of task
force findings and recommendations, including any recomm...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2013||Postsec.||In-state Tuition For Military Dependants|
Amends in-state tuition classification for dependents of military personnel. Provides a dependent is eligible for in-state tuition classification when the member moves to Colorado on a permanent change-of-station basis, regardless of the length of the member's...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2013||Postsec.||Tuition for Distance Courses Delivered to Students Outside State|
Defines as a resident for admission and tuition purposes a student who is in a program or takes courses within an interstate consortium of colleges or universities that either offers reciprocal resident student tuition to Alabama residents in the program or co...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2013||Postsec.||Differential Student Fees and Fee Exemptions|
S.B. 1720 - Differential Student Fees and Fee Exemptions
Authorizes a Florida College System institution board of trustees to establish a differential out-of-state fee for nonresident students enrolled in distance learning courses offered by the institution. Provides a differential out-of-state fee must be applicabl...
|OR||Signed into law 05/2013||Postsec.||Higher Education for Former Foster Children|
Expands age eligibility in existing law that waives tuition and fees to youth being in a foster home for at least 6 months and entering foster care at least age 14 and not dismissed from care until reaching 16 and also now incorporates American Indian children...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2013||Postsec.||Resident Tuition Rates|
Provides that the law that prohibits resident tuition rate for individuals who are not lawfully present in the United States does not apply to individuals who were enrolled in state educational institutions on or before July 1, 2011. Provides that qualified ve...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2013||Postsec.||Special Tuition Reduction|
Provides a 25 percent tuition reduction to any state postsecondary school for every student under 24 years old whose parent is a retired teacher with at least 30 years of service or who received disability retirement after at least 25 years of service.
|ND||Signed into law 05/2013||Postsec.||Limits Mandatory Student Fees|
Modifies reasons why higher education can raise mandatory fees for students. In particular, prohibits mandatory fees on students from being increased to support the construction or
renovation of a campus building valued at more than one million dollars, withou...
|ND||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Resident tuition for Spouses and Dependents of Veterans|
Amends provisions relating to resident tuition for spouses and dependents of veterans. In particular, adds to the eligible person list:
(1) A full - time active duty member of the armed forces;
(2) A member of the North Dakota national guard;
(3) A member of ...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2013||Postsec.||Transfer of Paid Tuition and Fees|
Prohibits a university within the jurisdiction of the Arizona Board of Regent's (ABOR) from transferring student paid tuition or fees to, or collecting monies on behalf of, an organization not under the jurisdiction of ABOR.
|MD||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12|
|Dual Enrollment Costs|
Prohibits a public institution of higher education from charging tuition to a dually enrolled student. Requires the local board of education to pay a specified amount for up to four courses in which the student is enrolled. For each course in excess of four, t...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2013||Postsec.|
Clarifies when a county with a provisional community college district must make out-of-county reimbursement payments to community college districts that provide courses and services to its students. Appoints a nine-member study committee to research and report...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2013||Postsec.||Student Classification for In-state Tuition|
Requires that a student be classified as an in-state student for tuition purposes if the student attended a Colorado high school for at least 3 years immediately preceding the date the student either graduated from a Colorado high school or completed a general...
|MT||Signed into law 04/2013||Postsec.||Allowing board of regents to waive tuition and fees for certain students|
Expands the eligibility of the Montana University System American Indian resident waivers to enrolled members of a state-recognized or federally recognized Indian tribe.
|ND||Signed into law 04/2013||Postsec.||Free Tuition for Dependents of Disabled Veterans|
Once a dependent has qualified for free tuition to North Dakota higher education institution, expands the reasons why the person may not be disqualified to include "because the veteran through whom the benefit was obtained had a one hundred percent service - c...
|HI||Passed 04/2013||Postsec.||Urging a Moratorium on Resident Tuition Increases|
Urges the board of regents of the University of Hawaii to establish a three-year moratorium on resident tuition increases. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/SR151_SD1_.pdf ...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2013||Postsec.||Resident Tuition|
Adds to definition of a resident student for tuition purposes purposes to include:
-- A benefited employee of the North Dakota university system;
-- The spouse of: (1) a full-time active duty member of the armed forces; (2) A member of a North Dakota nationa...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2013||Postsec.||Higher Education Tuition Waivers|
Primarily from bill summary: Removes the cap on the number of waivers allotted to institutions of higher education for nonresident students who meet certain academic and admission requirements. Establishes considerations for a institution president to deem a s...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2013||Postsec.||Revises Eligibility for In-State Tuition|
Amends definition of students who qualify for resident tuition rates at institutions controlled by the board of regents. Requires the board of regents to reclassify a nonresident student as a resident upon proof of the student's marriage to a South Dakota resi...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||Community College||Community College Student Fees|
S.B. 1456 - Community College Student Fees
From bill summary: Requires that a student qualifying for a waiver from $46 per unit per semester student enrollment fee meet minimum academic and progress standards adopted by the California Community Colleges board of governors, and provides detailed require...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||Postsec.||Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act|
From bill summary: Establishes the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act as a part of the Donahoe Higher Education Act, and establishes various policies relating to student fees and student financial aid at the University of Californ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||Postsec.||Campus-Based Mandatory Fees at California State University|
From bill summary: Prohibits specified California State University campus-based mandatory fees from being reallocated without an affirmative vote of the majority of the members of either the student body or a specified campus fee advisory committee voting on t...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||Postsec.||Victims of Serious Crimes Exempt from Paying Nonresident Tuition|
From bill summary: Requires students who are victims of trafficking, domestic violence, and other serious crimes who have been granted a specified status under federal law, to be exempt from paying nonresident tuition at the California State University and the...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||Postsec.||Student Residency Requirements for Veterans.|
From bill summary: Makes students who were stationed in California for more than one year as active duty military for more than one year immediately prior to being discharged from the military exempt from paying nonresident tuition. Revises that provision for ...
|CA||Signed into law 06/2012||Community College||Community College Fees for Nonresident Students|
S.B. 1016 - Community College Fees for Nonresident Students
From section 50 of bill summary: Amends community college fee for nonresident students. Increases fee from $42 per course unit to a per-unit fee that is 2 times the amount of the resident fee until June 30, 2013, and 3 times the amount of the resident fee comm...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2012||Postsec.||Resident Tuition for Certain Veterans|
Provides that, with the exception of tuition charged to a veteran under the federal Yellow Ribbon Program, a student who has served in the U.S. armed forces and physically resides in Louisiana for the duration of his enrollment in a state public institution of...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2012||Postsec.||In-state Residency for Dependents of Military Personnel|
Requires that a student will be eligible for in-state tuition regardless of residency if the student is a dependent of a military or reserve service member on active duty and whose home of record is Oklahoma. The student will retain in-state status after the m...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2012||Postsec.||National Guard Classified as Residents for Purposes of In-State Tuition|
Classifies certain members of the Alabama National Guard as residents eligible for in-state tuition rates....
|NJ||Signed into law 05/2012||Postsec.||NJ 1 STARS and NJ STARS II Scholarship Revisions|
Revises the NJ STARS II Program such that the program covers only tuition (no fees) in the amount of $1,250 per semester (previously up to $3,500 per semester) to four-year public or independent institutions (previously only public). Changes the percentage of ...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2012||Postsec.||Surcharge for Excess Credit Hours|
H.B. 5201 - Surcharge for Excess Credit Hours
From final bill analysis: Increases the surcharge for excess credit hours. Bill text (pages 47-48 of 72): http://myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?FileName=_h5201er.docx&DocumentType=Bill&BillNumber=5201&Session=2012
Final bill analysis: http:...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2012||Postsec.||Capital Improvement Fee|
H.B. 5201 - Capital Improvement Fee
From final bill analysis: Allows colleges to increase the fee up to 20% of tuition or the sum of tuition and out-of-state fees. Implements a new fee structure for universities allowing them to increase the Capital Improvement Trust Fund fee up to 10% of tuitio...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2012||Community College|
|Community Colleges - Tuition Waiver for Disabled Individuals|
Adds a reason that any resident of the state who is out of the workforce by reason of total and permanent disability who enrolls at a community college in a class that has at least 10 regularly enrolled students can be exempt from payment of tuition: for conti...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2012||Postsec.||Higher Educational Institutions; Establishes Policies Related to Student Nonpayment|
Provides that the board of visitors of every public institution of higher education shall establish policies requiring the registrar to place an administrative hold on student registration, records, and grades for a period of at least three months prior to ref...
|NY||Signed into law 03/2012||Postsec.||Non-Resident Undergraduate Tuition Increases|
A.B. 9057 - NY-SUNY 2020
Part P: Permits each university center to increase non-resident undergraduate tuition rates each year by not more than 10% over the previous year's tuition, for a five-year period beginning with the semester following the semester in which the governor and the...
|NY||Signed into law 03/2012||Community College|
|Study of Laws Regarding Community College Charges for Non-Resident Students|
A.B. 9057 - Study of Laws Regarding Community College Charges for Non-Resident Students
Part Q: Directs the state university board of trustees, in conjunction with the city university board of trustees, to examine the laws, regulations and policies regarding community college charges for non-resident students. Requires the examination to review t...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2012||Postsec.||Veteran Residency Requirements|
Exempts veterans from the twelve-month residency requirement for the purposes of tuition and fees. http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2012/Bills/SB80ENR.pdf...
|ID||Signed into law 02/2012||Postsec.||Residency of Members of Armed Services for Tuition Purposes|
Identifies as a resident for tuition purposes an Idaho resident who is a member of the U.S. armed forces but stationed outside the state..
|OH||Signed into law 02/2012||Postsec.||Determining Student Residency|
H.B. 116 - Determining Student Residency
Permits a student who completed the final year of high school at home and establishes domocile in Ohio to be recognized as an Ohio resident for tuition purposes.
Pages 4-6 of 9: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/BillText129/129_HB_116_EN_N.pdf...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2011||Postsec.||Residency Requirements for Military or Dependents|
From bill summary: Amends state law to conform with federal law granting a member of the Armed Forces, or his or her dependent, entitlement to resident classification for so long as he or she is continuously enrolled at that institution. Requests the Regents o...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2011||Postsec.||National Guard and Reservists Called into Active Duty|
From bill summary: Revises the conditions for a tuition and fees refund for National Guard and reservist students called into active duty to remove the requirement of the student's withdrawal by a specified date. Also requires any refund toward an academic ter...
From bill summary: Requires the director of finance to meet specified requirements if he/she proposes to reduce an item of appropriation pursuant to specified provisions. Repeals provision setting student fee at each community college district at $36 per unit ...
|CA||To governor 09/2011||Community College|
|Community College Student Fees|
From bill summary: Provides that provision setting community college student fees at $36 per unit per semester repeals May 1, 2011 instead of January 1, 2012 as formerly specified. Increases student fee to $46
per unit per semester, effective with the summer ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2011||Community College|
|Transportation Fees at Community Colleges|
From bill summary: Raise the maximum parking services fee limits at community colleges, and authorizes the governing board of each community college district to annually increase the parking and transportation services fee limits by the same percentage increas...
|SC||Signed into law 08/2011||Postsec.||The South Carolina Higher Education Efficiency & Administrative Policies Act of 2011|
Transparency and Efficiency
Requires each public institution of higher learning to maintain a transaction register that includes a complete record of all funds expended, from whatever source for whatever purpose. Provides that the register must be prominently...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2011||Community College|
|Student Fees at Community Colleges|
A.B. 108 - Community College Fees
Amends circumstances under which the governing board of each community college district must raise student fees to $46 per semester, and when this fee change takes place. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_0101-0150/ab_108_bill_20110726_chaptered....
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.||Resident for Determining Tuition|
H.B. 153 - Resident for Determining Tuition
Requires that the chancellor's rules for determining student residency for purposes of determining tuition costs must grant residency status to a person who graduated from an Ohio high school, if the person enrolls in an institution of higher education and est...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.||College Tuition/Fee Increases|
Authorizes the Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges to increase tuition and mandatory fee amounts at institutions under its supervision and management; provides limitations, applicability and implementation requirements, including provision...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.||Revises LA Grad Act - Peformance Agreements|
Revises the Louisiana Granting Resources and Autonomy for Diplomas Act (LA GRAD Act) to provide for additional operational autonomies to be granted to public postsecondary education institutions, including but not limited to authority and exemptions relative t...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.||Student Residency|
Extends sunset on allowance of certain foreign exchange students to be considered residents of school district until July 1, 2013. Requires resident school district of foreign exchange students described in Oregon Revised Statutes 339.133(8) to submit a report...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.||Tuition Exemption for Military Members|
Revises current statute on providing tuition exemption for family members of a member of the Louisiana National Guard.
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12|
|Tuition Payment Dates|
From bill analysis: Eliminates inconsistency between statute and the General Appropriations Act regarding tuition payment dates by giving each institution of higher education the freedom to set its own policy with regard to collection of tuition and mandatory ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.||www.capitol.state.tx.us|
Permits a general academic teaching institution (as defined here http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.61.htm) to develop a fixed tuition rate program for qualified students who agree to transfer to the institution within 12 months of completing...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.||Student Fee Advisory Committee Meetings and Recommendations|
S.B. 5 - Student Fee Advisory Committee Meetings and Recommendations
Existing Sections 54.5031 and 54.5032 providing for student fee advisory committee meetings. New provisions require that such committees conduct meetings at which a quorum is present in a manner that is open to the public and in accordance with procedures pres...
|LA||Adopted 06/2011||Postsec.||Tuition Dispartity Study|
Urges and requests the Board of Regents to study the disparity in tuition charged at public four-year universities as compared to their Southern Regional Education Board peers, to develop a proposal for amending the LA GRAD Act in a way that will mitigate the ...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.|
|Extends In-State Tuition Benefits to Certain Postsecondary Students|
Extends in-state tuition benefits. Provides that a person, except a nonimmigrant alien (someone with a visa permitting temporary entrance to the country for a specific purpose), qualifies for in-state tuition if he or she: (1) Resides in Connecticut; (2) atten...
|NV||To governor 06/2011||Postsec.||Tuition and Fees|
Authorizes the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada, in fixing tuituon charges and assessing registration fees and other fees, to adjust the amount of the tuition charges and registration and other fees based on the demand for or the costs of providing...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2011||Postsec.||Postsecondary Education Funding|
From Legislative Budget Committee Summary:
Coenrollment in Public Schools and Adult Education Programs
Prohibits funding for coenrollment in public schools and adult general education programs, except that for the 2011-2012 fiscal year students may enroll i...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2011||Postsec.|
|Amends Requirements For Exemption From Community College Tuition Payment for Disabled Individuals|
Clarifies and amends the requirements for obtaining an exemption from the payment of tuition at community colleges for specified disabled individuals. Allows an individual who is out of work due to a disability to obtain a tuition waiver at a community college...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2011||Postsec.|
Revises policies related to guaranteed tuition and fee rates by higher education institutions. Limits the contracts between students and institutions to addressing only tuition and clarifies that the contracts are not included in an institution's financial acc...
|WV||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12|
|Duties of Higher Ed Policy Commission/Tuition Increases/Graduation Rates|
Clarifies the duties and responsibilities of the Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC). Sets deadlines in coming years for working toward fulfilling pay levels included in a state-determined salary schedule. Provides that a tutition and fee increase greate...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2011||Postsec.||Deferment of Tuition Payment|
S.B. 1256 -- Veterans
On registration at a state supported community college, college, or university, any person who is eligible for and has applied for benefits for education available to veterans of the United States Armed Forces under federal law may apply for a deferment of pay...
|AZ||Vetoed 04/2011||Postsec.||Professional Student Exchange Program|
Increases the repayment responsibilities of participants in the Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP) under the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) and grants participants a greater period of time to fulfill their repayment obliga...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2011||Postsec.||Tuition|
Grants in-state student status for the purposes of tuition at any Arizona public university or community college to any person honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces.
|IL||Adopted 04/2011||Postsec.||Out-of-State Tuition and Fees|
Requests the Illinois Board of Higher Education to conduct a cost-neutral analysis of all relevant out-of-state tuition and fees charged by the University of Illinois in comparison to those charged by the flagship schools in surrounding states, and that the bo...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2011||Postsec.||Student Fees|
Defines a fee as any monetary charge, other than tuition, that a student is assessed for a specific purpose or supplemental service. Requires the state board of higher education to publish on its web site all fees by campus; limits annual mandatory fee increas...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2011||Postsec.||In-State Eligibility for Military Spouse|
H.B. 1848/S.B. 1279
Ensures that the established in-state tuition eligibility must not be affected by the establishment and maintenance of a place of residence in another jurisdiction for the purpose of maintaining a joint household with such member. Also provides that the spouse...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12|
|In-State Tuition for Children of Military Personnel|
Requires an institution of higher education to grant resident status to the child of active duty military personnel if the child produces any of specified identification.
|CA||Signed into law 03/2011||Postsec.||Lowering Instruction and Administration Costs, Meeting Enrollment Goals|
S.B. 70 - Sec. 59 and 60
From bill summary:
Requires the Regents of the University of California and the Trustees of the California State University, in implementing reductions contained in the Budget Act of 2011, to minimize fee and enrollment impacts
on students by targeting action...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12|
|Resident Tuition for Veterans|
H.B. 425 - Resident Tuition for Veterans
Permits the governing board of a public university to adopt a tuition policy whereby any veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces or National Guard who is eligible for Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits who enrolls as a student in the university as a non-Kentucky resident is ...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2011||Postsec.||In-State Tuition for Veterans|
H.B. 1861/S.B. 824
Authorizes certain veterans who elect to establish Virginia as their permanent residence for domiciliary purposes to establish immediate residency in Virginia and become eligible for in-state tuition, rather than waiting the required one-year period. http://li...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2011||Postsec.|
|Resident and Nonresident Tuition/Fees|
University of Idaho - Amends and repeals existing law relating to education to provide that the State Board of Education and the Board of Regents of the University of Idaho may prescribe fees, including tuition fees, for resident and nonresident students enrol...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2011||Postsec.||In-State Tuition for National Guard|
Provides in-state tuition for any person who met the requirements for in-state tuition prior to being called to active duty in the National Guard of another state following completion of active duty service if during active duty that person maintained one or m...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2011||Postsec.|
|Tuition Assistance Grant Program|
S.B. 1439/H.B. 1960
Amends the criteria for institutions of higher education to be eligible to receive tuition assistance on behalf of eligible students. For an institution to be eligible, the institution must have either been receiving such funds as of January 1, 2011, or (i) be...
|PA||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 11/2010||P-12|
|Older Pennsylvanian Higher Education Program|
H.B. 101 - Article XX-E
This section provides institutions of higher education the option of developing a program to permit older adults to enroll in courses free of tuition charge. Each institution that develops such a program is required to promulgate specific guidelines regarding ...
|ID||Approved by voters 11/2010||Postsec.||Tuition|
Proposes an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Idahoto permit the Board of Regents of the University of Idaho to impose rates of tuition and fees on all students enrolled in the University of Idaho as authorized by law....
|CA||Signed into law 10/2010||Postsec.||Prohibition of Student Fees to Support Intercollegiate Athletics Programs|
A.B. 1610 - Prohibition of Student Fees to Support Intercollegiate Athletics Programs
From bill summary: Prohibits the trustees of the California State University from allocating, and would request the regents of the University of California to not allocate, any fees that are proposed by a student body
organization and imposed pursuant to a vot...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2010||Community College|
|Community College Transportation and Parking Services Fees|
From bill summary: Increases the combined limit of the transportation fee (for the transportation costs incurred by the district or the costs of reducing fares for services provided by common carriers or municipally
owned transit systems to students and employ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2010||Community College|
|Community College Nonresident Tuition|
Authorizes community college districts to use an alternative method to set nonresident tuition rates. Deletes the requirement that community college district's governing board consider the nonresident tuition fees of public community colleges in other states w...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2010||Postsec.||Limitation on Tuition Increase|
Amends provisions related to four-year public postsecondary institutions in the state. Provides that an undergraduate student who is an Illinois resident and who has for 4 continuous academic years been charged no more than the tuition amount that he/she was c...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2010||Postsec.|
|Higher Education Performance Agreements and Flexibility|
Louisiana Granting Resources and Autonomy for Diplomas Act; provides for performance agreements between the Board of Regents and public postsecondary institutions; provides for autonomies, including setting tuition rates, granted to institutions that enter int...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2010||Postsec.|
|Tuition and Fee Waivers for Classroom Teachers|
Permits a state university or community college to waive tuition and fees for a classroom teacher, who is employed full-time by a school district and who meets the academic requirements established by the community college or state university, for up to 6 cred...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2010||Postsec.||HOPE GED Voucher|
Rewrites Section 20-3-519.6 relating to HOPE GED vouchers. Previous legislation awarded a one-time $500 voucher to each student earning a GED, with the voucher valid at any eligible postsecondary institution in the state for 24 months from the date of issuance...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2010||Postsec.||Postsecondary Student Fee Exemption|
Clarifies exemption from postsecondary student fee requirements provided for a student who is or was at time he or she reached 18 years of age in custody of relative under Relative Caregiver Program or who was adopted from department of children and family ser...
|ID||Approved as Final Rule 05/2010||Postsec.||Residency|
Amends rules to bring them into alignment with changes made to related rules. Allows students to retain resident status when the leave the state for educational purposes.
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12|
|Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program|
H.B. 2725--Multiple Provisions
Expands the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program to include students pursuing a teaching degree at a qualifying, private postsecondary educational institution in the state. Transfers the program from the Arizona board of regents to the commission for postsecondary...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2010||Postsec.||Higher Education Investment Fund|
H.B. 470/S.B. 283
Requires the comptroller to continue to distribute specified income tax revenue from corporations to the Higher Education Investment Fund (the Fund); Expands the authorized uses of the Fund; establishes a Tuition Stabilization Trust Account in the Fund; States...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2010||Postsec.|
|Opportunity Pathways Accounts|
Creates the Opportunity Pathways Account; requires funds in the account to stabilize and increase existing resources for the recruitment of entrepreneurial researchers, innovative partnership zones and research teams, early childhood education, opportunity gra...
|WV||Signed into law 04/2010||Postsec.||Higher Education Capital Facilities Funding|
Establishes new provisions governing the financing, construction, purchase and leasing of facilities at state institutions of higher education, which could lead to the state taking responsibility for the bulk of construction and maintenance of educational faci...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2010||Postsec.||Resident Tuition for Veterans|
Amends existing law relating to public institutions of higher education to provide resident student status to certain veteran who enroll in the state college or university within one year of the date of separation from the military, or who moves to Idaho for t...
|OR||Signed into law 03/2010||Postsec.||Student Loans|
Establishes program for education loan repayment for providers of primary care; creates Primary Care Student Loan Repayment Fund; continuously appropriates moneys in fund to Oregon Student Assistance Commission for purposes of paying student loan repayment ass...
|AK||Rule Adoption 02/2010||Postsec.||Postsecondary Education|
20 AAC 15.189(a), 20 AAC 15.520, 20 AAC 15.715, 20 AAC 15.930, 20 AAC15.940, 20 AAC 15.945(g), 20 AAC 15.945(h), 20 AAC 15.945(i)
Sets the origination fee for the AlaskAdvantage Consolidation Loan Program. Provides for the distribution of education funds when there are insufficient funds to meet demand. Clarifies application process and cosigner eligibility. Clarifies the methodology for...
|IL||Signed into law 02/2010||Postsec.||Task Force on Higher Education Private Student Loans|
Cites legislative findings, including that (1) private loans currently constitute 20% of total education loan money, as opposed to 5% of student loans 10 years ago, and (2) tuition at public universities has risen 57% in the past five years. Creates the Task F...
|MO||Adopted 11/2009||Postsec.||Determination of Student Residency|
6 CSR 10-3.010
Distinguishes between the residency requirements pertaining to in-state tuition eligibility and state student financial aid eligibility. Adds requirements addressing loss of residency.
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||Community College|
|Community College Fees|
Authorizes a community college district to charge the additional fee to any nonresident student by deleting a condition that a nonresident be a citizen and resident of a foreign country. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/asm/ab_0901-0950/ab_947_bill_200...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||Community College|
|Transportation Fees in Community College Districts|
Amends existing law that authorizes the governing boards of specified community college districts to require that a transportation service fee be paid only by students and employees using those services. Extends the transportation fee authority to include any ...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||Postsec.||In-State Tuition for Certain Wards of the State|
Allows an exception to the uniform residency requirements for a student 19 years of age or under at the time of enrollment in postsecondary education, who resides in the state and is a dependent or ward of the state through the child welfare system, or was ser...
|NY||Adopted 10/2009||Postsec.||State University of New York Tuition and Fees Schedule|
Title 8 NYCRR section 302.1(c) - (i)
Amends the State University of New York Tuition and Fees Schedule to increase tuition for resident students in graduate and professional programs. no changes to as published in July 29, 2009 register. Pages 44-46 of 47: http://www.dos.state.ny.us/info/register...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12|
|Textbooks and Fees|
Prior legislation required districts to set aside free textbooks and provide fee waivers to children eligible for free meals under the Community School Lunch Program. Current amendment replaces reference to children eligible for free meals under the Community ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||Postsec.||Postsecondary Affordability and Access|
Requires the Board of Higher Education's master plan to include higher education affordability and accessibility measures. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/96/HB/PDF/09600HB4094lv.pdf...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12|
|No Fees for Free Lunch Students|
H.B. 1 - Section 3313.642
From DOE summary of H.B. 1:
Prohibits districts from charging instructional or materials fees to students eligible for free lunch.
DOE summary document: http://www.ode.state.oh.us/GD/DocumentManagement/DocumentDownload.aspx?DocumentID=71635
Pages 1194-1195 of...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12|
|In-State Tuition for Ohio National Guard Members|
H.B. 1 - Section 3333.42
Existing legislation allows a nonresident student who is a member of the U.S. armed forces stationed in Ohio to pay in-state tuition. New provision extends in-state tuition to members of the Ohio national guard. Page 1456 of 3120: http://www.legislature.state....
|OR||Signed into law 07/2009||Postsec.||Tuition/Fees|
Appropriates moneys from General Fund to the Student Assistance Commission for certain biennial expenses; limits biennial expenditures from fees, moneys or other revenues, including Miscellaneous Receipts, but excluding specified lottery funds and federal fund...
|AZ||Signed into law 07/2009||Postsec.||Tuition and Fees|
Allows an honorably discharged military person who served on an Arizona military installation to receive in-state student classification regardless of the time the person resided in Arizona. Chapter 91
|MO||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12|
S.B. 291--Volunteer and Parents Incentive Program
Creates the Volunteer and Parents Incentive Program to be implemented and administered by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Under the program, the Department will provide a reimbursement to parents or volunteers who donate time at certain s...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2009||Postsec.|
Allows certain veterans with honorable discharges to pay tuition and fees at discounted rates; exempts distance education and self-support courses from discounted rates; requires state institutions of higher education and community colleges to participate in c...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2009||Postsec.|
|Online Course Tuition|
Authorizes the state Community and Technical College System Board of Supervisors to equalize tuition for online courses.
|OH||Adopted 06/2009||Postsec.||Resident Tuition for Veterans and Their Families|
Revises rules relating to student residency for state subsidy and tuition surcharge purposes. Includes in the definition of residents (for purposes of determining tuition payment classification) veterans, their spouses and dependents who meet specified criteri...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||Community College|
|Fee Waivers for Veterans|
Amends provisions relating to postsecondary fee waivers for military personnel and their children. Authorizes public technical institutes and public state colleges to establish a fee for extraordinary costs associated with a specific course or program that are...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||Community College|
|Junior College District Employees|
Authorizes the governing board of a junior college district to exempt a district employee from all or a portion of student tuition and fees. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/billtext/pdf/HB01568F.pdf...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||Postsec.||Tuition Set-Asides for Financial Aid|
Creates new Section 56.014. Directs institutions of higher education that are required to set aside a portion of student tuition payments to provide financial aid to notify each student from which a portion of tuition payments is set aside of the amount requir...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||Postsec.||Resident Tuition for Competitive Scholarship Recipients|
Amends provision of resident tuition for competitive scholarship recipients. Authorizes institutions to determine whether to charge resident tuition to nonresidents who hold a competitive scholarship of at least $1,000 (previously such students were automatica...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||Postsec.||Environmental Service Fees|
H.B. 3353 and S.B. 2182
These identical companion bills authorize institutions of higher education to charge students an environmental service fee, if approved by a majority vote of students in a general student election. Specify amounts a fee may not exceed. Provide fee may be used ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||Postsec.|
|Information on College Costs and Financial Aid|
H.B. 2504 - Section 3 and S.B. 1764
Directs the higher education coordinating board to prescribe uniform standards to ensure that information on the cost of attending Texas public higher education institutions is available in a manner that is readily accessible and easily understandable to prosp...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12|
|State Virtual School Network|
H.B. 3646 - Sections 35-38
Section 35: Directs the commissioner to establish rules regarding procedures for verifying that teachers of electronic courses through the state virtual school network successfully completed the required professional development before teaching the course. Req...
|TX||Vetoed 06/2009||Postsec.||Funding for Certain Excess Undergraduate Credit Hours|
From Bill Analysis (http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/analysis/pdf/SB01343F.pdf):
Students in a four-year institution are required to have 120 credit hours in order to receive their degree. Currently, there is a "30-hour rule" that allows students to t...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12|
|In-State Tuition for Residents; Tuition Waiver to Children of Parents in Overseas Active Duty|
Allows in-state tuition to any veteran who files with the institution at which he/she intends to register a letter of intent to establish residence in this state and is either (1) eligible for benefits under the federal
Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistanc...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2009||Postsec.||Tuition Waivers|
Sets limits on the dates of enlistment for tuition waiver eligibility requirements for service members; declares emergency, effective on passage. Chapter 236
|NV||Signed into law 05/2009||Postsec.||Free Tuition for Veterans|
Provides that tuition at all campuses of the Nevada System of Higher Education must be free for certain veterans. Chapter 420
|OR||Signed into law 05/2009||Postsec.|
Directs State Board of Higher Education and community college district boards to permit Oregon residents 65 years of age or older to audit courses without paying instructional fees at any state institution of higher education or community college. Chapter 344
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2009||Postsec.||Tuition Tax Credits|
Relates to insurance premium tax credits; allows a credit against the premium tax liability incurred by insurers for contributions to school tuition organization; provides for foster and disabled students; provides that excess amounts may be carried forward; d...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2009||Postsec.||Education Estimating Conference/University Tuition and Fees|
Requires the Education Estimating Conference to develop information relating to the national average of state university tuition and fees; revises provisions relating to the use of the student financial aid fee and the establishment of a tuition differential (...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2009||Postsec.||Postsecondary Tuition Residence Requirements/Encourage University Completion/State May Support Private Colleges and Universities|
Provides that in order to qualify as a resident for community college and state university tuition purposes, a person/parent or guardian must have maintained legal residence in the state for at least 12 consecutive months immediately prior to his or her initia...
|ID||Signed into law 05/2009||Postsec.||Student Residency|
Amends existing law relating to residency requirements for public institutions of higher education; revises the definition of resident student; relate to time spent away from the state while enrolled in a postsecondary education program. Chapter 329
|NV||Signed into law 05/2009||Postsec.||Tuition/Fees|
Authorizes the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada to waive certain fees and tuition for a child, widow or widower of a person who was killed while serving in the Nevada National Guard. Chapter 28
|Tuition and Fees|
780 KAR 2:140
Repeals and re-establishes a refund policy for tuition charges for career and technology programs/classes in Kentucky TECH schools, and for continuing education classes for adults. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/780/002/140.htm
|IN||Signed into law 04/2009||Postsec.||Tuition/Fees|
Exempts the children of a public safety officer who is killed in the line of duty from the payment of educational costs for up to specified semester credit hours at a state educational institution or technical school. Public Law 51
|AK||Signed into law 04/2009||Postsec.||Supplemental Education Loan|
Relates to eligibility for the state supplemental education loan program and to the interest rate for a loan made under the state family education loan program.
Chapter 7 SLA 9
|WA||Signed into law 04/2009||Postsec.||Instate Tuition|
Regards resident undergraduate tuition. Allows the tuition rate to increase by greater than 7% for the 2009-10 and the 2010-2011 academic years only.
|WA||Signed into law with partial veto 04/2009||Postsec.||Tuition and Fees|
Extends the authority of the governing boards of the public colleges and universities to set full-time tuition fees for all students other than resident undergraduates; requires, prior to reducing or increasing tuition for each academic year, the governing boa...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2009||Postsec.|
|College Programs for Inmates|
Requires that costs associated with a college-level academic program for an inmate shall be borne by the inmate unless he or she receives financial aid or scholarships for the program.
|WA||Signed into law 04/2009||Postsec.||Residency Definition|
Regards resident student classification; expands the definition of "resident student" relevant to chapter 28B.15 RCW, college and university fees.
|WA||Signed into law 04/2009||Postsec.||American Indian Scholarship Program|
Eliminates the matching fund requirement for the American Indian endowed scholarship program; eliminates the scholarship trust fund; provides that funds appropriated by the Legislature may be deposited into the scholarship endowment fund. Chapter 259
|WA||Partial Veto 04/2009||P-12|
Revises the elements of the individual responsibility plan developed for WorkFirst recipients to include education, training, and other opportunities available to the recipient to support employment goals and advance in the workplace.
|OR||Signed into law 04/2009||Postsec.||Tuition|
Changes the definition of lower income household for purposes of statutes relating to individual development accounts which allow individuals in a lower income household to accumulate assets tax-free by making deposits, which are matched by private donations, ...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2009||Postsec.||Student Fees|
Regards student fees, charges, and assessments; provides that fee increases voted on by college and university students are not subject to the legislative approval provisions and use of the fees is not subject to the restriction on legislative activities; allo...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2009||Postsec.|
|Financial Aid Eligibility|
Relates to eligibility for state financial aid programs; provides that persons who have completed a qualified program of home school instruction and qualified persons who have been excused from school attendance shall be deemed to have met the high school grad...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2009||Postsec.||Higher Education Reciprocity|
Changes border county opportunity program provisions; expands the border county higher education opportunity project to allow resident tuition for certain persons who relocated from Oregon border counties to Washington border counties within the previous twelv...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2009||Postsec.||Tuition and Nonresident Scholarships|
Amends the definition of a resident student for tuition purposes within the state system of higher education. Authorizes Dixie State College to offer a good neighbor waiver of the nonresident differential in tuition rates charged to undergraduate students. Est...
|NY||Adopted 03/2009||Postsec.||Tuition and Fee Increases|
Title 8 NYCRR 302.1(b)-(i)
Amends rules to increase tuition for students in all programs in the State University of New York. Adopted as proposed in February 4 rulemaking (pages 26-28 of 32: http://www.dos.state.ny.us/info/register/2009/feb4/pdfs/rules.pdf...
|KS||Signed into law 03/2009||Postsec.||Tuition|
Concerns state educational institutions; relates to waiver fees and tuition at undergraduate and graduate levels.
|VA||Signed into law 02/2009||Postsec.|
|Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Program|
Provides that scholarships awarded through the Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Program may be used to cover the costs of required academic fees, in addition to tuition and textbooks already provided by state law, and graduate study at the masters and d...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2009||Postsec.|
|Tuition Assistance for National Guard Members|
Provides that notwithstanding the eligibility requirement that a member of the National Guard have a minimum of two years remaining on his service requirement in order to receive a grant, if a member is activated or deployed for federal military service or sta...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2009||Postsec.|
|Tuition and Fees For Foster and Special Needs Adoption Students|
Relates to grant program for certain foster care and special needs adoption students; modifies the eligibility of the current program to allow a student enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester at a two-year institution of higher education to rec...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2009||Postsec.|
|National Guard Tuition Incentive Program|
Amends the State National Guard Tuition Incentive Program; provides that in-service recruits are not eligible for benefits under the program; modifies the maximum value and total annual number of tuition incentive awards issued under the program.
|NY||Adopted 01/2009||Postsec.||Tuition Refund Based on Hardship|
Title 8 NYCRR Section 302.2(b)
Limits time period for tuition refunds based on hardship to one year following the term for which the tuition is due. Adopted as published on page 14 of 16: http://www.dos.state.ny.us/info/register/2008/nov5/pdfs/rules.pdf...
|NY||Emergency Rule Adoption 11/2008||Postsec.|
|Tuition and Fee Increases|
Title 8 NYCRR 302.1
Amends rules to increase tuition for students in all degree programs in the State University of New York, including two- and four-year undergraduate programs and graduate programs leading to a master's, doctor's, and other professional-level degree programs....
|CA||Vetoed 09/2008||Postsec.||Disabled veterans|
Expands the number of employment training programs of the Employment Training Panel that qualify for priority funding to include projects that support veterans and members of the State National Guard, especially individuals who have become disabled as a result...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2008||Postsec.||student loans|
Relates to student financial aid programs. Requires a public or private postsecondary educational institution to make specified disclosures related to private student loans in financial aid material, to distinguish private loans from federal loans in individua...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2008||Postsec.||scholarships|
Creates the State Scholarshare Advancement Vehicle for Education program to fund scholarships for beneficiaries to be determined by the Scholarshare Investment Board and the CalSAVE account, a continuously appropriated fund, within the program fund. Authorizes...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2008||P-12|
Expands educational loan assumption program eligibility to include an applicant who agrees to teach on a part- time basis for a specified number of academic years in a public school and a credentialed teacher who is teaching at a public schooled ranked among t...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2008||Postsec.||Nonresident tuition|
Requires the Trustees of the California State University and the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, and requests the Regents of the University of California to establish procedures and forms that enable persons who are exempt from paying ...
|ID||Adopted 08/2008||Postsec.||RESIDENCY CLASSIFICATION|
Amends rules relating to residency classification. Clarifies additional factors a student may use to establish residency for tuition purposes at a state public postsecondary institution.
|CA||Signed into law 08/2008||Postsec.||student aid and textbooks|
Revises the minimum requirements for the competitive Cal Grant B award to additionally authorize a student, in lieu of meeting the high school grade point average, to demonstrate attainment of a specified community college or college grade point average. Repea...
|Student Residency Requirements|
Amends rules regarding student residency for state subsidy and tuition surcharge purposes. "Resident" shall mean any person who maintains a twelve-month place or places of residence in Ohio, who is qualified as a resident to vote in Ohio and receive state publ...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2008||Postsec.|
|Authority To Establish Tuition & Fees|
Authorizes the public postsecondary education management boards to establish tuition and mandatory fee amounts for resident students; provides for adjustments to such amounts; relates to certain guidelines established by the Board of Regents; provides for waiv...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2008||Postsec.|
|Waiving Tuition for Residents Over 65|
Waives fees as well as tuition for residents over the age of 65 attending classes at a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina or at a community college.
|FL||Signed into law 06/2008||Postsec.||Tuition and Fees Policies|
Relates to state university student fees; revises requirements for the Board of Governors in establishing tuition and out-of-state fees for graduate and professional programs; revises requirements for the Board of Governors in establishing a uniform maximum un...
|MO||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12|
Allows the State to enter into the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children which applies to school age children of active duty uniformed members of the military forces of the United States including the National Guard and Reserve me...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2008||Postsec.|
|In-state Tuition for Colorado National Guard|
Allows members of the Colorado National Guard who are eligible for in-state tuition status to receive college opportunity fund moneys.
|NE||Signed into law 04/2008||Postsec.|
|Completion of Studies for National Guard|
Provides that if a member of the State National Guard enrolled in any state-supported university, college, or community college or any independent, not-for-profit, regionally accredited college or university is unable to complete his or her course of study wit...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2008||Postsec.|
|Tuition Grants and In-State Tuition for Nonresidents|
Includes in the list of schools in which a student can enroll and receive a tuition grant an approved out-of-state postsecondary education institution licensed by the Council on Postsecondary Education to operate in the state and that is accredited by a recogn...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2008||Postsec.|
|Tuition Assistance for National Guard|
Allows a member of the Colorado National Guard to receive tuition assistance when enrolled at a private institution of higher education in a certificate or degree program in homeland security.
|ID||Signed into law 03/2008||Postsec.||tuition/fees for disabled military|
Amends existing law relating to scholarships to provide for additional scholarship eligibility for dependents of a member of the armed forces who has become disabled by injuries or wounds sustained in action. Chapter 185
|ID||Signed into law 03/2008||Postsec.||tuition/fees|
Amends existing law relating to public institutions of higher education to revise definitions; to provide a presumption for being in Idaho primarily for educational purposes; and to provide that a certain period of enrollment does not count toward the establis...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2008||Community College|
|community college tuition|
Amends existing law to revise the maximum tuition community colleges may charge full-time students; removes a provision regarding the tuition to be paid by all other students taking such courses.
|SD||Signed into law 02/2008||Postsec.||tuition--teachers and veterans|
Provides for the funding of reduced tuition programs for veterans and teachers.
|SD||Signed into law 02/2008||Postsec.||scholarships|
An act to revise certain eligibility requirements for the state Opportunity Scholarship.
|ID||Signed into law 02/2008||Postsec.||tuition/fees|
Amends existing law relating to higher education to revise the definition of resident student to include an officer or an enlisted member of the Idaho National Guard.
Chapter No. 66
|ID||Adopted 11/2007||Postsec.||IDAHO OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM|
Establishes the actual process and an application for, and related eligibility criteria. Establishes the selection process, selection criteria, and timing of the scholarship application, notification and awards.
|DE||Signed into law 07/2007||Postsec.|
|Education Savings Plan|
Implement provisions of federal law that allow a trust to be an account owner of a § 529 Plan, an education savings plan for future college costs with special tax benefits.
|AZ||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12|
Relates to postsecondary education grants and their implementation; relates to early graduation scholarships, school districts and charter schools; requires development of application forms; relates to costs of books and fees. Chapter No. 280.
|FL||Signed into law 06/2007||Postsec.|
|Student Fee and Tuition Increases|
Relates to state university academic student fees; authorizes Board of Governors to delegate the authority to establish certain fees for academic enhancement to board of trustees of university; relates to tuition differentials among universities.
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2007||Postsec.||Tuition/fees|
Concerns out-of-state student admissions; provides for admission of children of nonresidents upon payment of a reasonable tuition; provides exemption to payment for members of a Federally recognized Indian tribe, residence on Indian lands and reservation bound...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2007||Postsec.||Higher ed. finance, STEM student loan|
Relates to establishment of new campuses of the State University System; implements the FY 2007-08 higher education budget; relates to capital projects of, and contracting by, entities of the State Board of Higher Education; expands the tribal community colleg...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2007||Postsec.||Tuition Limits, Instructional Materials|
Specifying application of tuition limits; directing the State Regents for Higher Education to anticipate certain revenue needs for certain period; directing institution to provide a guaranteed tuition rate to certain students for certain period; making guarant...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2007||Postsec.|
|Scholarship Eligibility for Children of Military Personnel|
Provides an exception from the 2-year residency requirement for students who have a parent or legal guardian on active duty serving in the Armed Forces of the United States. Further requires the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada to establish a proce...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2007||Postsec.|
|In-state Tuition for Economic Development Incentives|
Concerns in-state tuition for persons who move to Colorado as the result of an economic development incentive.
|TX||Signed into law 06/2007||Postsec.||Flexibility in Student Tuition Payments|
Provides flexibility in installment plans used by students to pay tuition and fees to an institution of higher education. The bill authorizes electronic agreements for emergency loans, and allows an origination fee, rather than interest, to be charged for an e...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2007||Postsec.||Tuition Refunds|
Relates to refunding tuition and mandatory fees at institutions of higher education for dropped courses and student withdrawals.
|TX||Vetoed 06/2007||Community College|
Allows public junior colleges and community colleges to reduce tuition for all out-of-district students who live in the service area and can demonstrate financial need, provided they meet certain other criteria.
|TX||Signed into law 06/2007||Postsec.||Refunds for Acive Duty Military Who Withdraw|
Requires career schools and colleges to refund tuition and fees to a student who withdraws from the institution as a result of being called to active military service. This bill also authorizes the student to choose to take an incomplete and re-enroll at no ad...
|TX||Became law without governor's signature 06/2007||Postsec.||Student Fee Advisory Committee|
From bill analysis: Authorizes student fees for various A&M system component institutions. This bill creates a new student fee advisory committee at each institution of the A&M System that will review all increases and uses of student service-related system- w...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12|
|Exemption from Tuition/Fees for Adopted Students|
Provides exemption from tuition and fees at a public institution of higher education for adopted students.
|TX||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12|
|Tuition Vouchers for Playing "Taps"|
Requires the Texas Veterans Commission (commission) to establish a program to issue vouchers to be exchanged for an exemption from the payment of tuition and required fees at an institution of higher education to students in grades 6 through 12 or at postsecon...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2007||Postsec.||Tuition Exemptions for National Guard|
Exempts mandatory fees, in addition to tuition, for members of the Texas Military Forces attending institutions of higher education for up to 12 credit hours per semester through the Tuition Assistance Program.
|MD||Signed into law 05/2007||Postsec.|
|Tuition Waivers for Foster Care Recipients|
Clarifies the definition of a foster care recipient; provides that specified foster youth placed by the Department of Human Resources in out-of-home placements other than foster care homes may be eligible for waiver of tuition and fees at specified institution...
|WA||Signed into law 05/2007||Postsec.||Tuition Waivers for Teachers and Instructional Staff|
Teachers and certificated instructional staff at public common schools and vocational schools are included within the definition of "state employees" for purposes of college tuition waivers for state employees. In order to be eligible for a tuition waiver, the...
Establishes the Early Graduation Scholarship Program under which eligible students who graduate from a public high school or charter school earlier than the student's class is scheduled to graduate may receive a scholarship of a specified amount to be applied ...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12|
|Waivers for Military Dependents, Spouses|
Concerns higher education; adds new combat activity under which dependent children or spouses of POWs or deceased veterans may qualify for higher education tuition and fee waiver; revises the maximum number of hours for which a waiver may be granted; requires ...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12|
Relates to the income tax review schedule; deletes certain sections for review; provides for 2012 review of sections regarding charitable organizations, school tuition organizations, public school fees and contributions and donation of school sites. (Chapter N...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2007||Postsec.||Limits Tuition Increases|
Resident undergraduate tuition increases at each institution are limited to no more than 7 percent per year.
It is the goal of the state to increase funding at state colleges and universities, using state funds plus tuition combined, to at least the 60th perc...
|AK||Signed into law 03/2007||Postsec.||financing medical education|
Amends the functions and powers of the Commission on Postsecondary Education; revises the repayment provisions for medical education and postsecondary degree program participants. (Chapter No. 5)
|AR||Signed into law 03/2007||Postsec.||Free tuition|
Provides free tuition at state-supported institutions of higher education for children of disabled veterans; includes children legally adopted or under the guardianship of a disabled veteran. (Act No. 717)
|UT||Signed into law 03/2007||Postsec.|
|In-state Tuition Residency Requirements|
Repeals the requirements for a nonresident student to complete 60 semester hours or have three years of residency prior to registration as a resident student; requires a nonresident student to maintain continuous state residency status for one full year prior ...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2007||Postsec.||Military Dependents In-state Tuition Eligibility|
Clarifies that active duty military personnel, or activated or temporarily mobilized (activated for service for 6 months or more) reservists or National Guard members, assigned to a permanent duty station or workplace geographically located in Virginia who res...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2007||Postsec.|
|Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program|
Revises the Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program to clarify that qualified survivors and dependents shall be admitted to any public institution of higher education or other public accredited postsecondary institution of higher education...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2007||Community College|
|Reciprocity: In-state Tuition|
Requires the governing board of the Community College System to grant in-state tuition to any person enrolled in one of the System's institutions who lives out of State, but within a 30 mile radius of a community college, provided his state of residence has a ...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2007||Community College|
|Community College In-State Tuition|
S.B. 755, H.B. 2114
Requires the governing board of the Virginia Community College System to grant in-state tuition to any person enrolled in one of the System's institutions who lives out of state, but within a 30-mile radius of a Virginia community college, provided that person...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2007||P-12|
|Military Students Public School Tuition Waiver|
Eliminates the requirement that a student must have been attending a public school in Virginia while residing with a custodial parent prior to the parent's deployment as a member of the Virginia National Guard or as a member of the United States Armed Forces o...
|WA||Rule Adoption 10/2006||Postsec.||Residency Tuition Requirement for Tribal Members|
Makes changes for "resident" status eligibility for tuition and fees for tribal members by striking a specific listing of eligible tribes and replacing it with a definition of eligible federally-recognized tribes whose traditional and customary tribal boundari...
|TX||Adopted 10/2006||Postsec.||Tuition Charged for Excess Credit Hours of Undergraduate Students|
Chapter 13, Subchapter F, Section 13.108
Chapter 13, Subchapter F, Section 13.108. Financial Planning - Formula Funding and Tuition Charged for Excess Credit Hours of Undergraduate Students
Amends rules relating to the exemption of some students from higher tuition charges for repeated courses neede...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2006||Community College|
|Community College Tuition|
Deletes the exemption of students who enroll for 6 or fewer units from the requirement to pay a nonresident tuition fee at a community college. Extends the exemption of the eligible students displaced by Hurricane Katrina to the 2006-07 fiscal year. Provides t...
|WY||Rule Adoption 08/2006||Postsec.|
|Residency Requirements In-state Tuition Community Colleges|
Chapter 3, 5
Extends residency for purposes of in-state tuition eligibility at community colleges for immigrants and certain nonimmigrants and their dependents who possess a valid visa from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services with a classification of Temporary Wo...
|WA||Rule Adoption 08/2006||Community College|
|State Need Grant Award Amount|
Considers changes to the state need grant award amount to recognize the tuition charged to students engaged in the community college applied baccalaureate degree program. http://www1.leg.wa.gov/documents/wsr/2006/15/06-15-093.htm...
|In-State Tuition--Military Personnel|
Extends the resident fee privilege to the spouse and dependents of a person in military service who is reassigned from a duty station in Kansas to a duty station elsewhere as long as the spouse or dependent continues to live in Kansas. Also extends the residen...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2006||Postsec.|
|Children of Deceased and Disabled Veterans|
Extends provisions of the regents awards to children of deceased and disabled veterans of U.S. military efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq....
|HI||Signed into law 06/2006||Postsec.|
|Tuition and Fee Waivers|
Authorizes the board of regents to waive the nonresident tuition and fee differential for members in good standing of the following military units, regardless of their actual state of residence:
(A) The Hawaii national guard; and
(B) The federal reserve compon...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||Postsec.||Setting Tuition and Fees for Universities|
H.B. 7087 (Section 49)
Identifies responsibilities and requirements for setting tuition and fees.
Except as otherwise provided by law, undergraduate tuition will be established annually in the General Appropriations Act. The Board of Governors, or the board's designee, may establis...
|MN||Signed into law 04/2006||Postsec.|
|Prohibits units of local government from imposing certain fees|
Prohibits units of local government from imposing certain fees related to students at postsecondary institutions or upon an institution based on the number of students attending the institution. A statutory or home rule charter city, county, or town may not im...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2006||Postsec.||Tuition and Transfer Agreements for Military Personnel and Families|
Concerns higher education; relates to military personnel and their dependents; provides for reciprocity agreements on acceptance of educational credits. Requires the State Board of Education (SBE) and the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) to pursue reciprocity a...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2006||Postsec.||Surcharge for 125% of Credit Hours|
Provides that students entitled to in-state tuition will be assessed a surcharge upon satisfactorily completing 125% of credit hours needed to obtain a degree in the student's chosen program. The surcharge will be an amount calculated to equal 100% of the aver...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2006||Postsec.||Higher Education Student Financial Aid Advisory Board|
Relates to state funded student financial aid.Establishes the Higher Education Student Financial Aid Advisory Board. The purpose of the board is to provide financial aid expertise and policy guidance to the commission, the council, the PROMISE Scholarship Boar...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2006||Postsec.|
|Clarifying In-State Tuition Rules|
Clarifies that in order to qualify for in-state tuition, certain minor students who attended and graduated from secondary schools in the state must reside within the state upon registering at a state university or college.
|NM||Signed into law 03/2006||Postsec.|
|Lottery Tuition Fund|
From fiscal impact statement: This bill does not contain an appropriation; however, enactment of this legislation is likely to have a significant impact on the expenditure of the Lottery Tuition Fund. The lack of clear statutory definitions of "tuition" and "g...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2006||Postsec.|
|Resident Tuition for Students in Schools Operated by US Bureau of Indian Affairs|
Adds a new section: Any student who is a graduate of an accredited high school operated by the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs in the state is entitled to resident classification for the purposes of postsecondary education at a state supported instituti...
|OR||Adopted 02/2006||Postsec.||DEFINITION OF RESIDENT|
Amends rules regarding the definition of resident. Extends thedefinition of resident to include students who are enrolled members of federallyrecognized tribes of Oregon or who are enrolled members of a Native Americantribe which had traditional and customary ...
|Definition of Resident|
Amends rules regarding the definition of resident. Extends the definition of resident to include students who are enrolled members of federally recognized tribes of Oregon or who are enrolled members of a Native American tribe which had traditional and customa...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2005||Postsec.||Tuition Waivers for Survivors of Deceased Law Enforcement and Firefighter Personnel|
An act to amend Section 68120 of the Education Code, relating to public postsecondary education, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately. - Public postsecondary education: fees and tuition: waiver: survivors of deceased law enforcement an...
|NY||Signed into law 10/2005||Postsec.|
|Community College payments|
Authorizes community colleges to accept payment by credit card, make electronictransfers, and accept internet payments....
|NC||Signed into law 09/2005||Postsec.|
|Tuition assistance program for members of the north carolina national guard|
AN ACT to modify the tuition assistance program for members of the north carolina national guard. http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2005/Bills/Senate/HTML/S725v4.html...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2005||Postsec.|
|25% Tuition Discount|
Every child in Tennessee under twenty-four (24) years of age whose parent is employed as a full-time certified teacher in any public school in Tennessee or as a fulltime technology coordinator in any LEA in Tennessee, is to receive a 25% discount on tuition to...
|FL||Vetoed 06/2005||Postsec.||Residency and Setting of Tuition/Fees|
Establishes that the Legislature has the responsibility to establish tuition and fees. Each board of trustees is to set university tuition and fees for graduate, graduate professional, and nonresident students. Defines term "initial undergraduate enrollment" f...
|Tuition Rates and Credit Limits|
Establishes provisions effective with the postsecondary freshmen of the fall of 2005.
States that undergraduate tuition and fees for state university resident students are established within proviso in the General Appropriations Act or law. Requires each boar...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2005||Postsec.||In-State Tuition for Members of the Armed Service|
Provides in-state tuition for members of the armed who are domiciled in Colorado for 12 continuous months...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2005||Postsec.||Colorado National Guard Tuition Assistance|
Provides tuition assistance for members of the Colorado National Guard who serve at least one year while they are receiving tuition and fee assistance. ...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12|
|Tuition for children of veterans|
This bill provides that children of veterans who die while on active duty or later die from a service-connected disability are entitled to free tuition when enrolled at a New Hampshire public institution of higher education. The bill also increases the maximum...
|MI||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12|
|Reciprocal exchange of educational services|
An act to provide for the reciprocal exchange of educational services between this state and other states; to provide for reduced or waived tuition, and to designate the state agency for negotiating agreements. http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2005-200...
|NV||(S) ENROLLED AND DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR. 06/2005||Postsec.|
AN ACT relating to the University and Community College System of Nevada; providing for the applicability of certain policies established by the Board of Regents in determining residency for purposes of eligibility for free tuition and certain student loans; l...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2005||Postsec.||Timely Graduation, Tuition, Academic Issues|
From bill analysis: Requires the president of each general academic teaching institution to annually provide, no later than November 1 of each year, to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board a report describing the institution's efforts regarding timely...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2005||Community College|
|Higher Tuition for Failed Courses|
Allows the governing board of a public junior college district to charge a student a higher rate of tuition than the tuition that would otherwise be charged for a course in which the student enrolls if: (1) the student has previously enrolled in the same cour...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2005||Postsec.||Residency Requirements|
From bill analysis: S.B. 1528 clarifies the in-state tuition residency requirements by tying them to the census residency regulations and eligibility for classification as a dependent based on federal income tax reports. This keeps in place the system for al...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2005||Postsec.|
|Limits on Tuition Increases and Full-Time Equivalent Student Enrollment|
S.B. 1517 (Section 12)
Requires the board of regents, by December 31, 2005, to submit a report to the joint legislative budget committee and the governor's office of strategic planning and budgeting, on the advisability and options for implementing a tuition structure that limits tu...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2005||Postsec.||Transfer of Courses and Setting Tuition|
H.B. 1001 (Section 122-123, 242)
Requires the commission for higher education to establish standards for the transfer of courses between state educational institutions. Requires state educational institutions to set tuition and fee rates for a 2-year period. Adds that the state educational i...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2005||Postsec.|
|In-State Student Status|
Specifies that a person whose domicile is in Arizona is entitled to classification as an in-state student if the person's spouse has established domicile in the state for at least a year and has demonstrated intent and financial independence and is entitled to...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12|
|Mississippi Adequate Education Program|
Creates a Commission on Restructuring the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) to revise certain components and creates a commission to study the effectiveness and efficiency of the administration of college tuition assistance programs administered by...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2005||Postsec.|
|Institution for Higher Learning|
Institutions for Higher Learning; clarifies residence status of spouses and children of military personnel on active duty for purposes of attending....
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||Postsec.|
|Free Tuition at State Supported Institutions|
Concerns an act to provide free tuition at state supported institutions of higher education and technical institutes for children of disabled veterans. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/sb466.pdf...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2005||Postsec.|
|Military Personnel Tuition Waivers|
Extends tuition and fee waiver to spouse and dependents of any prisoner of war or any Kansas resident who, as United States military personnel was killed in action on or after September 11, 2001 while performing military service. Reduces maximum number of seme...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2005||Postsec.|
|College Affordability Act|
Relates to the College Affordability Act; provides for scholarships; creates funds.
|NM||Signed into law 04/2005||Postsec.|
|Native American Students|
Relates to Native American Resident Student definition at state post-secondary educational institutions for purposes of tuition payment.
|NM||Signed into law 04/2005||Postsec.|
|National Guard Families|
Relates to in-state tuition for national guard families.
|ND||Signed into law 03/2005||Postsec.|
|Veteran Dependents Tuition Waivers|
Relates to tuition waivers for dependents of veterans who were killed in action or died from wounds or other service-connected causes, was totally disabled as a result of service-connected causes, died from service-connected disabilities, was a prisoner of war...
|MT||Signed into law 03/2005||Postsec.|
Relates to funding for nonbeneficiary students attending tribally controlled community colleges.
|NJ||Signed into law 03/2005||Postsec.||State Tuition Aid Eligibility|
Expands definition of resident for purposes of State tuition aid grant eligibility to include a dependent child whose parent or guardian has been transferred to a military base in this State....
|UT||Signed into law 03/2005||Postsec.||Nonresident Tuition for Higher Education Amendment|
Provides an alternate means for a student to become a resident student for tuition purposes within the state system of higher education by maintaining continuous Utah residency status for three years. http://www.le.state.ut.us/~2005/bills/hbillenr/hb0138.pdf...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2005||Postsec.||Resident Status for Job Corps Students|
This bill 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 stude...
|NJ||Signed into law 02/2005||Postsec.|
|Student Active Duty Re Enrollment Refund|
Provides for re-enrollment right or refund of fees for student in public institutions of higher education who is called to active duty for certain military operations....
|CA||Signed into law, with line items vetoed 08/2004||P-12|
Relates to revenue limit calculation factors for school districts and county superintendents of schools for specified fiscal years. Relates to apportionments and minimum funding to school districts and community college districts, funding for the Deaf and Disa...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12|
|FY 2005 Budget Implementation (Education) Act|
Creates the FY2005 Budget Implementation (Education) Act. Creates several education related funds for receipt of federal moneys for education and other areas; addresses subjects students must be tested on; provides transitional assistance payments; increases t...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2004||Postsec.||Military Students College Tuition|
Provides that a member of the military or a dependent relative of a member of the military who attends a constituent university or a community college shall be charged only the in-State tuition rate; authorizes in-state tuition for nonresident members of the t...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2004||Postsec.|
|Education Related Military Service Rights|
Provides that persons in military service with the State or in federal active duty service pursuant to the orders of the President of the United States or the Governor are entitled to a monetary credit or refund for moneys paid to an institution of higher lear...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2004||Postsec.|
|Student Tuition Savings Tax Deductions|
Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Authorizes a deduction of up to $10,000 per taxable year for amounts contributed in the taxable year to a College Savings Pool Account or the Illinois Prepaid Tuition Trust Fund, excluding amounts rolled over into the accoun...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2004||Postsec.||University Military In-state Tuition|
Amends various Acts relating to the governance of public universities in Illinois. Provides that if a person is on active military duty and stationed in Illinois, then a university's governing board shall deem that person and any of his or her dependents Illin...
|LA||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 07/2004||Postsec.||Tuition Opportunity Program for Students|
Relates to the alternative means for determining residency for the Tuition Opportunity Program for Students for dependent students who graduate from eligible state high schools and have a parent or court-ordered custodian who resides in an adjoining state....
|Postsecondary Education Access|
Bill as written would have prohibited the Board of Governors for Higher Education from denying admission to any state secondary institution of higher learning based solely upon the applicant's undocumented immigration status or failure to provide proof of the ...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2004||Postsec.||Scholarships|
Relates to the Tuition Opportunity Program; provides for use of a program award by a student for any cost of attendance for such student at an eligible public college or university as determined in accordance with specified guidelines....
|FL||Signed into law 06/2004||Postsec.||State University Athletic Fees|
Relates to the state university athletic fees; authorizes a fee increase to defray costs of changing competitive divisions; provides that increase may exceed limit on fee increases; limits such increase to not more than $2 per credit hour; requires that such i...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2004||Postsec.||Student Tuition|
Authorizes and sets limit on increases in tuition and mandatory attendance fee amounts for students enrolled in technical community colleges under the Board of Supervisors for Community and Technical Colleges....
|TN||Signed into law 06/2004||Postsec.|
Added the Tennessee Foreign Language Institute to the list of institutions which full-time employees of the state of Tennessee are eligible for enrollment in one course per term. (Others include any state-supported college or university, technology center.) St...
|KS||Signed into law 06/2004||Postsec.||Foster Care Postsecondary Education Tuition Fees|
Relates to postsecondary education tuition fees; relates to applicants with the greatest financial need who were in foster care on a specified date; provides for five new applicants in any academic year; provides that expenditures for the tuition waiver progra...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2004||Postsec.|
|Family College Savings Program|
Makes changes to the Family College Savings by establishing the Family College Savings Program Trust; provides for appointment of a financial institution program manager. http://www.azleg.state.az.us/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/legtext/46leg/2r/laws/0327.htm...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2004||Postsec.||Postsecondary Education Fixed Tuition And Fees|
Establishes the fixed tuition and fee rate program. Beginning with the 2005-06 school year, state institutions designated as an enterprise institution may offer a fixed tuition and free rate to students willing to enter into a contract. Guarantees availability...
|FL||Became law without governor's signature 05/2004||P-12|
Relates to education funding; requires school districts to establish certain policies and procedures regarding lottery fund enhancements; provides tax credit cap for contributions to nonprofit scholarship-funding organizations; prohibits use of funds for lab s...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2004||Postsec.|
|In-State Tuition for Military Dependents|
Concerns the classification of a dependent of a member of the armed forces for purposes of determining tuition at public institutions of higher education. http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics2004a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/2B214A80B7EA9C5887256DC50057712A?Open&file=1006...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2004||Postsec.|
Concerns tuition assistance to members of the Colorado National Guard; allocates funds for tuition assistance. http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics2004a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/12F1E5BCFB26B76187256E1D0062F653?open&file=1347_enr.pdf...
|MD||Vetoed 05/2004||Postsec.||Higher Education Affordability and Access Act|
Limits the annual increase in tuition that may be charged to a resident undergraduate student at specified public senior higher education institutions to 5% for academic years beginning in the fall of 2004 through the fall of 2007; requires the Governor to inc...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2004||Postsec.||Postsecondary Educational Institutions|
Concerns certain nonresidents deemed to be residents for purposes of tuition and other fees at postsecondary educational institutions; makes provisions for persons without lawful immigration status under certain circumstances. Would provide that individuals w...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2004||Postsec.|
|Resident Tuition Charges|
Establishes that specified military personnel, spouses and dependents of military personnel, and veterans are exempt from paying nonresident tuition at public institutions of higher education under specified circumstances; requires the State Higher Education C...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2004||Postsec.||Tuition Fees|
Allows a tuition waiver to any student under the age of 23 who is a dependent of a veteran and is enrolled in a state-supported university, junior college, or vocational school; allows a tuition waiver to any student under the age of 23 who is a dependent of a...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2004||Postsec.|
|Community College Tuition Waiver|
Alters the requirements for exemption from payment of tuition at community colleges for specified individuals; relates to disabled persons or persons receiving retirement benefits under Social Security or the Railroad Retirement Act.
|CA||Signed into law 04/2004||Postsec.||Excuse of Tuition|
Amends provisions which excuse mandatory public postsecondary tuition and fees of a surviving spouse or child of a deceased person who was employed by a public agency who performed law enforcement or fire suppression duties, and who was killed while on duty. E...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2004||Postsec.||Residency Status of Military Dependents|
Relates to allowing a student who is a military dependent to maintain residency status if the person on active military duty is reassigned out of state....
|UT||Signed into law 03/2004||Postsec.||Disclosure of Higher Education Costs|
Modifies the State System of Higher Education by requiring disclosure to students of certain dollar amounts relating to the full cost of instruction; requires each institution within the state system of higher education to plainly disclose to its students the ...
|NH||Signed into law 02/2004||Postsec.||Child's College Expenses|
Removes judicial discretion to order a divorced parent to contribute to an adult child's college expenses....
|FL||Rule Adoption 12/2003||Postsec.||Florida Prepaid College Plan - Beneficiaries|
Revises the persons that can be substitute qualified beneficiaries uner the Florida Prepaid College Plan. http://fac.dos.state.fl.us/faconline/chapter19.pdf...
|FL||Rule Adoption 12/2003||Postsec.||Florida Prepaid College Plan and Investment Plan - Balance Limit|
Incerases the maximum account balance limit applicable to advance payment contracts under the Florida Prepaid College Plan and accounts in the Florida College investment Plan, for individual beneficiaries. http://fac.dos.state.fl.us/faconline/chapter19.pdf...
|FL||Rule Adoption 12/2003||Postsec.||Florida Prepaid College Plan and Investment Plan Balance Limits|
Increases the maximum account balance limit applicable to advance payment contracts under the Florida Prepaid College Plan and accounts in the Florida College Investment Plan, for individual beneficiaries. http://fac.dos.state.fl.us/faconline/chapter19.pdf...
|FL||Rule Adoption 12/2003||Postsec.||Florida Prepaid College Plan - Payments|
Revises the forms of payment that may be used to make payments for advance payment contracts for the Florida Prepaid College Plan.l http://fac.dos.state.fl.us/faconline/chapter19.pdf...
|FL||Rule Adoption 12/2003||Postsec.||Florida College Investment Plan - Payments|
Revises the forms of payment that may be used to make payments on accounts in the Florida College Investment Plan. http://fac.dos.state.fl.us/faconline/chapter19.pdf...
|FL||Rule Adoption 12/2003||Postsec.||Florida Prepaid College Plan - Pricing|
Amends rules to revise the actuarial assumptions for pricing of contracts for the Florida Prepaid College Plan. http://fac.dos.state.fl.us/faconline/chapter19.pdf...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||Postsec.||Public Postsecondary Education: Cross-Enrollment|
Extends indefinitely a provision of the Donahoe Act permitting students of community colleges or state universities enrollment, at the discretion and availability of the respective campus, in either of the one course segments. Authorizes a host campus to charg...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12|
Relates to reimburse rates under the Child Care and Development Services Act, revenue limits for school districts and county superintendents of schools for 2003-04 and 2004-05 fiscal years, school district's school building maintenance account, school district...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2003||Postsec.||Tuition Increase Limitation|
Makes provisions regarding students and tuition, including tuition increase limitations; amends various acts relating to governance of public universities. http://www.legis.state.il.us/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=1118&GAID=3&DocTypeID=HB&LegId=1600&Sess...
|NY||Emergency Rule Adoption 07/2003||Postsec.||Tuition and Fees Schedule|
Title 8 NYCRR 302.1(b)-(i)
Amends the State University of New York tuition fees. NEW YORK REG 16051 (SN)...
|HI||Vetoed 07/2003||Postsec.||University of Hawaii|
Allows University of Hawaii to use the tuition and fees special fund to promote alumni activities; subjects auditor to restrictions on disclosure of records; requires UH to submit a report to the legislature prior to the 2004 regular session regarding money ex...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2003||Postsec.||Board of Regents-Tuition Plan|
Authorizes the Board of Regents to study and formulate a state tuition and fee policy for public postsecondary education institutions....
|LA||Signed into law 07/2003||Postsec.||Imposed Specific Tuition by Board of Supervisors|
Authorizes the LSU Board of Supervisors to impose specific tuition and attendance fee amounts for students attending LSA-Alexandria....
|AL||Signed into law 06/2003||Postsec.||Postsecondary and Higher Education Tuition|
Relates to postsecondary and higher education' authorizes the State to pay the tuition of any qualified student pursuing a degree at any public state college, university, or junior college; provides for the administration of the tuition assistance plan by the ...
|GA||Signed into law 06/2003||Postsec.||Scholarship Study Commission|
Creates the "Improvement of HOPE Scholarship Joint Study Commission". http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2003_04/sum/sr220.htm...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2003||Postsec.||Tuition Charged to Students|
The current system used to set tuition in Texas mandates the same basic rate across the state. With tuition flexibility, universities could use
flexible rates to achieve strategic goals such as improving graduation rates, more efficient use of facilities, and...
|IL||Signed into law 05/2003||Postsec.||Higher Education In-State Tuition|
Requires an individual who is not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States to be classified as an Illinois resident if they graduated from a high school in this state, among other conditions. Provides that certain aliens must be given the same priv...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2003||Postsec.||Tuition Rebates to Certain Undergraduate Students|
Under current law, the tuition rebate program permits a college student to apply for a $1,000 rebate of his or her college tuition upon graduation if undergraduate course requirements have been completed "efficiently," which in some cases means the student has...
|MD||Vetoed 05/2003||Postsec.||Resident Tuition Charges|
Establishes that certain students, other than nonresident aliens, shall be exempt from paying nonresident tuition at specified public institutions of higher education; prohibits institutions of higher education from awarding degrees to specified individuals; r...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2003||Postsec.||Student Members of The Armed Forces|
Concerns student members of the armed forces called to active duty during a semester and college course fees; ensures that members of the armed services that are called to active duty during the school year get to take the classes they paid for, without additi...
|MN||Signed by Governor 05/2003||Postsec.||The MilitarySAME AS:|
Relates to the military; extends certain tuition reimbursement; provides tuition and textbook reimbursement grants to eligible members of the national guard....
|OK||Signed into law 05/2003||Postsec.||Higher Education|
New section sets new standards for resident tuition. Requires the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to adopt a policy which allows a student to enroll in an institution within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education and allows a student to be ...
|WA||Signed into law 05/2003||Postsec.||Tuition Allowances - Border Counties|
Changes border county higher education opportunities; allows Washington institutions of higher education that are located in counties on the Oregon border to implement tuition policies that correspond to Oregon tuition policies....
|VA||Vetoed 05/2003||Postsec.||In State Tuition for Aliens|
An alien who is unlawfully present in the United States, and therefore ineligible to establish domicile pursuant to § 23-7.4, shall not be eligible on the basis of residency within Virginia for any postsecondary educational benefit, including in-state tuition,...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2003||Postsec.||Efficient Use of Resources|
Requiring policies regarding the efficient use of instructional resources. Adds provisions relating to increased tuition fees for excess credits taken at institutions of higher education. Requires each four-year institution of higher education and the state bo...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2003||Postsec.||Tuition Provisions|
Finds that, as a partner in financing public higher education with students and parents who pay tuition and fees, periodic increases in state funding, state financial aid, and tuition must be authorized to provide high quality higher education for the citizens...
|WA||Vetoed 04/2003||Postsec.||Resident Tuition|
Expands the definition of resident student for higher education purposes. Adds (e) Any person who has completed the full senior year of high school and obtained a high school diploma, both at a Washington public high school or private high school approved unde...
|IN||Signed into law 04/2003||Postsec.||Tuition Exemption|
Adds the children and surviving spouses of paramedics, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), and advanced emergency medical technicians to the list of persons who are eligible for tuition exemptions at state supported colleges, universities, and technical scho...
|OK||Signed into law 03/2003||Postsec.||Higher Education|
Grants state colleges and universities considerably greater latitude in setting students' tuition and fees than had been previously allowed. The
expanded authority is paired with rigorous requirements for reporting the effects and for increased attentiveness t...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2003||Postsec.||Nonresident Tuition for Higher Education|
Allows the board to grant scholarships for a waiver of the nonresident portion of total tuition charged by public institutions of higher education to nonresident students, subject to the limitations provided in this section, if the board determines that the sc...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2003||Postsec.||Senior Citizen Higher Education|
Removes from the definition of senior citizens in the reference to the income restriction and restores senior's right to audit courses and take noncredit courses without change regardless of income....
|MS||Signed into law 03/2003||Postsec.||Waiver of Out-of-State Tuition|
Requires state institutions of higher learning and community and junior colleges to waive out-of-state tuition for nonresidents who were born in the state, are veterans of the United States Armed Forces, and relocated in Mississippi no later than six months af...
|IA||Adopted 11/2002||Postsec.||Iowa Tuition Grant Program|
283 IAC 12.2
Clarifies the definitions used to administer the Iowa Tuition Grant Program. Requires that students receiving Iowa Tuition Grants attend an accredited private educational institution located in Iowa....
|MD||Signed into law 08/2002||Postsec.||Tuition and county residency|
Providing that a student who resides in Howard County or Prince George's County and attends the Laurel College Center is deemed an in-county student; prohibiting specified students from being subject to specified out-of-county fees; and providing that the Act ...
|LA||Signed into law 08/2002||Postsec.||Increase tuition|
An act to authorize the Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College to increase tuition and nonresident attendance fee amounts for students in future entering classes at the Paul M. Herbert Law Center....
|LA||Signed into law 08/2002||Postsec.||Increasing tuition for certain programs|
Act authorizes the Board of Supervisors of the Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College to establish certain program fee amounts and increase certain tuition and attendance fee amounts, including amounts for the School of Allied Healt...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2002||Postsec.||Non-Resident Tuition, Immigrant Students|
Provides that payment of state university of New York or City University of New York tuition by non-resident students who have attended two years of high school or graduated high school in New York (or received GED in New York) shall be paid at a rate no great...
|RI||To governor 06/2002||P-12|
|Tuition Waivers for National Guard|
This act would provide that each member of the Rhode Island National Guard be eligible to enroll in three (3) courses a semester at any state college or university and that tuition by their courses would be waived. This act would take effect upon passage....
|KS||Signed into law 04/2002||Postsec.||Tuition rates for postsecondary students|
Amends law to state that the per hour tuition rate for postsecondary students shall be fixed by each board subject to approval of the state Board of Regents. Additionally, removes calculations to determine tuition rate....
|KY||Signed into law 04/2002||Postsec.||Tuition Assistance for Foster and Adopted Children|
Amends existing law to specify that tuition waiver for foster and adopted children applies to undergraduate programs and may include part-time students; clarify eligibility requirements and add that out-of-state adopted student may be eligible for waiver of in...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12|
|Maximum Annual Tuition Increases|
Amends existing law to provide that tuition at community colleges may be increased by increments of not more than ten percent per annum to a maximum of $ 1,250 per annum....
|UT||Signed into law 03/2002||Postsec.||Nonresident/Resident Tuition|
Modifies the State System of Higher Education Code; allows a student who meets certain requirements to be exempt from paying nonresident tuition at institutions of higher education....
|UT||Signed into law 03/2002||Postsec.||Non-Resident Tuition|
The bill changes the period of continuous residence in Utah for a non-resident student prior to registering as a resident student. The impact could vary by institution, however, the net impact, once fully implemented, is an estimated increase of $5,000,000 in ...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2002||Postsec.||Tuition Breaks for Senior Citizens|
Increases the income threshold for eligible senior citizens to enroll tuition free in classes conducted in state institutions of higher education....
|VA||Signed into law 02/2002||P-12|
|Tuition and Fees Revisions|
Repeals sections of the code which deals with tuition and fees charged in-State undergraduate students....
|LA||Signed into law 07/2001||Postsec.||Postsecondary Student Attendance Fees|
Authorizes each public postsecondary education management board to establish tuition and mandatory attendance fee amounts applicable to students who are Louisiana residents and to adjust such amounts, within certain limitations....
|LA||Signed into law 06/2001||Postsec.||Tuition and Attendance Fees|
(Sub. for HB 1915) Permits public postsecondary education management boards to establish proportional tuition and mandatory attendance fee amounts....
|OK||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12|
|Setting of Tuition|
Allows the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, beginning with 2001-2001 and each academic year thereafter through the 2005-2006 academic year, to increase resident tuition per semester credit hour by an amount not to exceed 7% of resident tuition per ...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2001||Postsec.||Higher Education Tuition Waiver for Faculty and Employees|
Requires a public higher education institution to waive tuition for specified persons who attend the institution; repeals a provision authorizing a governing board of an institution of higher education to develop a policy for the waiver of tuition for specifie...
|Tuition Tax Credits|
Allows an individual a State income tax credit for expenses paid for qualified tuition and related expenses for the individual or the individual's spouse or dependents; allows an individual who becomes a resident of the State and commences employment in design...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2001||Postsec.||Tuition Grants to National Guard Members|
Resolve No. 21., (LD 550)Grants a tuition grant to a National Guard member who attends a private college or university of up to 100% of the private college or university tuition or the tuition at a State postsecondary education institution, whichever is less....
|MT||Signed into law 05/2001||Postsec.||Eligibility for Family Education Savings Accounts|
Revises the laws governing family education savings accounts; excludes from income those earnings on accounts that are withdrawn for qualified expenses; imposes a tax on certain withdrawals from accounts instead of recapturing the withdrawals as income; clarif...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2001||Postsec.||Residency Requirements|
Amends residency requirements. Act requires foreign citizens to pay the same tuition as out-of-state students unless they can establish residency by living with a parent/guardian while attending and graduating from a Texas public or private high school or rec...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2001||Postsec.||Definition of Residency|
Amends the definition of resident student for the purposes of assessing in-state tuition at a NM public college or university (Section 21-1-3 NMSA 1978). The definition is expanded to include foreign nationals assigned to armed forces active duty in New Mexico...
|WV||Signed into law 04/2001||Postsec.||Authorizes higher education rules|
Bill authorizes legislative rules for higher education board of trustees board of directors and policy commission, reduced tuition and fee program for state residents who are at least sixty-five and higher education finance policy....
|KY||Signed into law 03/2001||Postsec.||Tuition Waivers for Foster and Adopted Children|
Requires public postsecondary institutions to waive tuition and mandatory fees for a foster or adopted child who is a full-time student to the extent not covered by other student aid programs; requires that and eligible student meet all entrance requirements a...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2001||Postsec.||Resident Tuition|
The bill removes the requirement that a person seeking resident tuition by virtue of his/her guardian or parent's residency be less than eighteen years of age. The parent or guardian must be a legal resident of the state and have resided in North Dakota for t...
|UT||Signed into law 02/2001||Postsec.||Meritorious Nonresident Students|
Modifies provisions related to the State System of Higher Education by increasing the number of tuition waivers of the resident portion of tuition granted to meritorious nonresident students....
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||Postsec.||School Fees|
Chapter No. 383, Prohibits summer session fees at all campuses of the University of California and California State University from exceeding the fees charged per credit unit for any other academic term, if the state provides funding to offset any revenue loss...
|In-State Tuition for Aliens|
Requires that a person, including an alien precluded from establishing California residency because of federal law, who has attended high school in California for 3 or more years, who has graduated from a California high school, who continues his or her educat...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2000||Postsec.||International Higher Education Scholarship Program|
This bill would establish the International Higher Education Scholarship Program, under the administration of the Trustees of the California State University, for the purpose of making it possible for up to 50 students of the California State University to att...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12|
|Prepaid Tuition Program|
Amends the Prepaid Tuition Act and the Probate Act of 1975; provides that the Section exempting the assets and income of the Prepaid Tuition Trust Fund from taxation under the Income Tax Act are exempt from the sunset provisions of that Act; provides that a pr...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12|
|Increase Higher Ed. Grant|
Public Act No. 91-747., Relates to the Higher Education Student Assistance Act; increases the maximum Monetary Award Program grant for full-time undergraduate students to $ 4,740 and for part-time undergraduate students to $ 2,370; effective July 1, 2000....
|OH||Signed into law 06/2000||Postsec.||In-State Tuition|
Grants in-state tuition rates and subsidies at certain public institutions of higher education to residents of contiguous states who are employed in Ohio and whose employers contract to pay their tuition and fees....
|MD||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12|
|Formula for Non-Resident Tuition|
Alters the formula that determines the out-of-state fee and the out-of-county or out-of-region fee charges to nonresident students who attend specified community colleges; provides for a specified waiver of specified fees....
|WI||Signed into law 05/2000||Postsec.||Fee Waivers for Persons Over 60|
, Relates to auditing the University of Wisconsin System and technical college system courses by persons who are 60 years of age or older; provides an exemption to fees if space is available and the instructor approves....
|WV||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12|
|Tuition Wavers for Students in Foster Care|
Provides for higher education tuition waivers for high school graduates in foster care....