COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGES
Date of Adoption: June 21, 2001.
Purpose: Revising methods of assessing tuition and fees for the community and technical college system.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending chapter 131-28 WAC.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 28B.50 RCW.
Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest.
Reasons for this Finding: Special tuition and fee charges pertaining to distance hearing students that need to take effect immediately as well as those pertaining to other students, including part-time. Colleges need the emergency rule adoption for summer and fall 2001 planning purposes.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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:
Pilot Rule Making:
or Other Alternative Rule Making:
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.
June 21, 2001
Claire C. Krueger
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-22-062, filed 11/2/98, effective 12/3/98)
WAC 131-28-025 Method of assessing tuition and fee charges. (1) For academic and occupational regular or short courses, tuition and fees charged to students:
(a) Shall be based upon the number of credits assigned to such courses as listed in the official and current catalog of the college, or for courses not given such credit designations, the number of credit equivalents as computed by the method for deriving such equivalents established by the state board.
(b) Shall be assessed on a per-credit basis at uniform rates
for resident and for nonresident students, respectively. Partial
credits shall be assessed on a proportionate basis. The
respective maximums charged to any resident or nonresident
student shall not exceed the amount ((
specified in chapter 28B.15 RCW)) allowed by law.
(c) Shall be assessed for part-time students, for each
credit of registration or its equivalent((
, at the rate of
one-tenth of the total combined tuition and services and
activities fees charged to full-time students consistent with
chapter 28B.15 RCW)).
(d) Shall include an additional operating fee for each credit in excess of eighteen at the rate of one-tenth of the tuition fee charged to full-time students.
Shall be no less than two times the amount of tuition
and services and activities fees charged for one credit.)) Shall
conform with chapter 28B.15 RCW, the legislative budget and
policies of the state board.
(2) For student funded courses, fees charged to students:
(a) Shall be designated as a special fee, all revenue from which shall be used for the general operations and maintenance of the college;
(b) Shall be assessed at a rate sufficient to defray the direct and indirect costs of offering such courses.
(3) Nothing herein shall be construed to be a restriction on the right of the district board of trustees to assess additional noninstructional fees and special fees to cover unique instructional costs or expendable instructional materials related to any course offered by a college district.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 28.50 [28B.50] RCW. 98-22-062, 131-28-025, filed 11/2/98, effective 12/3/98. Statutory Authority: Chapters 28B.15 and 28B.50 RCW. 95-13-070, 131-28-025, filed 6/20/95, effective 7/21/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.15.502 and 1992 c 231, 232 and 238. 92-14-033 (Order 139, Resolution No. 92-06-39), 131-28-025, filed 6/23/92, effective 7/24/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.15.502. 89-14-037 (Order 116, Resolution No. 89-16), 131-28-025, filed 6/29/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.15.502 and 28B.15.740. 82-22-023 (Order 94, Resolution No. 82-37), 131-28-025, filed 10/26/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.15.500 as amended by chapter 257, Laws of 1981. 81-19-060 (Order 89, Resolution No. 81-65), 131-28-025, filed 9/14/81. Statutory Authority: Chapter 34.04 RCW and WAC 1-12-065. 78-07-064 (Order 71, Resolution No. 78-29), 131-28-025, filed 6/30/78; Order 39, 131-28-025, filed 6/27/75; Order 24, 131-28-025, filed 3/21/74; Order 12, 131-28-025, filed 7/22/71.]