WSR 03-23-119

PERMANENT RULES

HIGHER EDUCATION

COORDINATING BOARD

[ Filed November 19, 2003, 8:26 a.m. , effective January 1, 2004 ]

Date of Adoption: October 29, 2003.

Purpose: Requires promise scholarship recipients to meet certain credit completion standards in order to maintain eligibility to receive the award payments. The academic credit completion standards are the same requirements that students meet for the continued receipt of federal student aid at the institution.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 250-80-060(1).

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.80.370.

Other Authority: RCW 28B.119.010(9) and 28B119.020 [28B.119.020](3).

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 03-19-108 on September 16, 2003.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: January 1, 2004.

November 18, 2003

John Klacik

Associate Director

OTS-6690.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 00-08-082, filed 4/4/00, effective 5/5/00)

WAC 250-80-060   Grant disbursement.   (1) In order to receive a scholarship disbursement, eligible students must enroll ((on)) with at least a half-time status ((in order to receive a scholarship disbursement)) and be considered by the school to be making satisfactory progress in their course of study, according to the school's satisfactory progress policy for federal student aid.

(2) Grants to students will be disbursed in equal payments, once per term, across the three quarter or two semester academic year.

(3) State of Washington public colleges and universities may request payment for funds up to the limit of the per term award for each enrolled eligible student. The state public college or university may apply the proceeds of the scholarship to any outstanding debt owed by the student to the institution. The institution must disburse any remainder directly to the eligible student.

(4) Nonstate institutions may request that checks be written to eligible students attending their schools. The board will write individual warrants payable to each eligible student and delivered to the school for disbursement.

(5) The independent university and the private vocational school must disburse the warrant once the student's half-time or greater enrollment has been verified. The school may not withhold or delay disbursement for any reason other than for less than half-time enrollment. The school has thirty days to either disburse the warrant or return it to the board.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 28B.80 RCW and 1999 c 309 611(6). 00-08-082, 250-80-060, filed 4/4/00, effective 5/5/00.]

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