MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS RELATING TO STATE INSTITUTIONS OF LEARNING
33-3717C. Waiving fees or tuition for certain nonresident students. (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law the state board of education and the board of regents of the university of Idaho may determine when to grant a full or partial waiver of fees or tuition charged to nonresident students pursuant to reciprocal agreements with other states. In making this determination, the state board of education and the board of regents of the university of Idaho shall consider the potential of the waiver to:
(a) Enhance educational opportunities for Idaho residents;
(b) Promote mutually beneficial cooperation and development of Idaho communities and nearby communities in neighboring states;
(c) Contribute to the quality of educational programs; and
(d) Assist in maintaining the cost effectiveness of auxiliary operations in Idaho institutions of higher education.
(2) Consistent with the determinations made pursuant to subsection (1) hereof, the state board of education and the board of regents of the university of Idaho may enter into agreements with other states to provide for a full or partial reciprocal waiver of fees or tuition charged to students. Each agreement shall provide for the numbers and identifying criteria of students, and shall specify the institutions of higher education that will be affected by the agreement.
(3) The state board of education and the board of regents of the university of Idaho shall establish policy guidelines for the administration by the affected Idaho institutions of any tuition waivers authorized under this section, for evaluating applicants for such waivers, and for reporting the results of the reciprocal waiver programs authorized in this section.
(4) A report and financial analysis of any waivers authorized under this section shall be submitted annually to the legislature as part of the budget recommendations of the state board of education and the board of regents of the university of Idaho for the system of higher education in this state.
[(33-3717C) 33-3717A, added 1982, ch. 256, sec. 1, p. 667; am. 1986, ch. 32, sec. 1, p. 103; am. and redesig. 2005, ch. 210, sec. 5, p. 630.]