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33-2110.  Tuition. (1) All students of a community college shall pay tuition that shall be fixed annually by the board of trustees not later than the 1st day of August of each year. The tuition for full-time students taking normal academic courses provided by the college, who are residents of the district, shall be fixed at not less than three hundred fifty dollars ($350) per annum, and may be increased by increments of not more than ten percent (10%) per annum to a maximum tuition of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) per annum. The tuition shall be, as nearly as is practicable, the annual costs of all elements of providing the courses of instruction, including interest on general obligation bonds, teaching, administration, maintenance, operation and depreciation of equipment and buildings, supplies and fuel, and other ordinary and necessary expenses of operation incurred in providing courses by the community college, provided that the tuition of students residing outside the district but within the county or counties wherein the district is located shall be fixed after taking into account moneys received by the community college district from any funds allocated to the community college from the educational funds of the state of Idaho, other than allocations for career technical education; and provided that the tuition of students residing outside the district and the county but within the state of Idaho shall be fixed after taking into account moneys received from educational funds other than career technical moneys, as referred to in this chapter, from the state of Idaho. Receipt of moneys, as hereinbefore provided in this section, shall be based upon the receipts from the sources referred to during the fiscal year preceding the fixing of the tuition. A student in a community college shall not be deemed a resident of the district or of the county or of the state of Idaho, unless that student is deemed a resident as defined by section 33-2110B, Idaho Code, for the district, county or state prior to the date of his first enrollment in the community college, and no student who was not a resident of the district, county or state shall gain residence while attending and enrolled in the community college. The residence of a minor shall be deemed to be the residence of his parents or parent or guardian. Tuition shall be payable in advance, but the board may, in its discretion, permit tuition to be paid in installments.
(2)  The board of trustees shall also fix fees for laboratory and other special services provided by the community college and for special courses, including, but not limited to, night school, off-campus courses, summer school, career technical courses, as otherwise provided in this chapter, and other special instruction provided by the community college and nothing in this chapter shall be deemed to control the amount of tuition for special courses or fees for special services, as herein provided, but the same shall be, as nearly as reasonable, sufficient to cover the cost of all elements of providing courses as above defined.
(3)  In this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise, the following definitions shall be uniformly applied. The application of these definitions shall be retroactive and prospective.
(a)  "Fees" shall include all charges imposed by the governing body, to students, as a whole or individually, in excess of tuition. Student fees may be imposed for special courses, instruction, and service:
(i)   "Special course or instruction fee" means those fees charged for any class or educational endeavor that has unique costs beyond a traditional college lecture class; for example, foreign language audio or visual instruction, specialized musical instruction, computer class, art class involving supplies or audiovisual equipment, career technical instruction, laboratory class, remedial instruction, team teaching, satellite transmissions, outside instructor, professionally assisted instruction, etc.
(ii)  "Special service fee" means those fees charged for activity, benefit, or assistance offered to students which is beyond traditional classroom instruction; for example, student government support, providing of student health staff or facilities, student union support, intramural and intercollegiate athletics, recreational opportunities, financial aid services, graduation expense, automobile parking, student yearbook/publication, insurance, registration, noncapital library user fee, etc.
Fees shall not be imposed for any capital improvements except as specifically authorized in chapter 21, title 33, Idaho Code.
(b)  "Tuition" means a sum charged students for cost of college instruction and shall include costs associated with maintenance and operation of physical plant, student services and institutional support.

[33-2110, added 1963, ch. 363, sec. 10, p. 1037; am. 1965, ch. 238, sec. 3, p. 576; am. 1967, ch. 327, sec. 1, p. 957; am. 1971, ch. 127, sec. 1, p. 505; am. 1977, ch. 59, sec. 1, p. 113; am. 1981, ch. 106, sec. 1, p. 160; am. 1982, ch. 255, sec. 6, p. 657; am. 1982, ch. 264, sec. 1, p. 675; am. 1983, ch. 92, sec. 1, p. 205; am. 1990, ch. 54, sec. 1, p. 125; am. 1994, ch. 179, sec. 1, p. 418; am. 1999, ch. 329, sec. 31, p. 874; am. 2002, ch. 294, sec. 1, p. 846; am. 2008, ch. 133, sec. 1, p. 375; am. 2016, ch. 25, sec. 10, p. 42.]

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