WSR 02-06-021

PERMANENT RULES

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON


[ Filed February 25, 2002, 8:07 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: February 15, 2002.

Purpose: To implement policies governing the distribution of waivers of tuition and fees at the University of Washington and to make housekeeping changes to chapter 478-160 WAC, Admission and registration procedures for the University of Washington.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 478-160-125, 478-160-130, 478-160-140, and 478-160-175.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.20.130; additionally for WAC 478-160-163 is chapter 28B.15 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 02-01-105 on December 18, 2001.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 4, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 1, Amended 4, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 1, Amended 4, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

February 20, 2002

Rebecca Goodwin Deardorff, Director

Administrative Procedures Office

OTS-5373.4


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-14-004, filed 6/19/97, effective 7/20/97)

WAC 478-160-125   Admission to the school of medicine.   The University of Washington school of medicine publishes complete information regarding its policies, procedures, and programs which may be obtained by contacting the following office:


University of Washington School of Medicine

Committee on Admissions

Office of the Dean

((A-320)) A-300 Health Sciences ((Building)) Center

Box 356340

Seattle, WA 98195-6340


(or phone: (((206))) 206-543-7212).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130, 42.17.260, 42.17.290, 42.17.300 and chapter 34.05 RCW. 97-14-004, 478-160-125, filed 6/19/97, effective 7/20/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130(3). 78-07-018 (Order 78-4), 478-160-125, filed 6/15/78; Order 72-5, 478-160-125, filed 11/6/72.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-14-004, filed 6/19/97, effective 7/20/97)

WAC 478-160-130   First-year admission to the school of medicine -- Application forms.   The school of medicine is a participant in the American Medical College Application Service Program (AMCAS). ((Application forms may be obtained by writing to the following address:


American Medical College Application Service

Suite 301

1776 Massachusetts N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20036)) Applications can be found at: www.aamc.org/students/amcas/start/htm. For those without access to the Web, write to:


Association of American Medical Colleges

Section for Student Services

2501 M Street, NW Lbby-26

Washington, DC 20037-1300


The deadline for filing an application is determined by the University of Washington school of medicine and can be obtained by contacting the following office:


University of Washington School of Medicine

Committee on Admissions

Office of the Dean

((A-320)) A-300 Health Sciences ((Building)) Center

Box 356340

Seattle, WA 98195-6340


(or phone: (((206))) 206-543-7212). Applicants are encouraged to file applications twelve months prior to desired date of entry.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130, 42.17.260, 42.17.290, 42.17.300 and chapter 34.05 RCW. 97-14-004, 478-160-130, filed 6/19/97, effective 7/20/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130. 92-12-011, 478-160-130, filed 5/22/92, effective 6/22/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130(3). 78-07-018 (Order 78-4), 478-160-130, filed 6/15/78; Order 72-5, 478-160-130, filed 11/6/72.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-14-004, filed 6/19/97, effective 7/20/97)

WAC 478-160-140   Application for transfer to the school of medicine.   Application for transfer to the school of medicine may be obtained by writing to the following address:


University of Washington School of Medicine

Committee on Admissions

Office of the Dean

((A-320)) A-300 Health Sciences ((Building)) Center

Box 356340

Seattle, WA 98195-6340


The deadline for filing an application is determined by the University of Washington school of medicine and can be obtained from the address above, or phone: (((206))) 206-543-7212.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130, 42.17.260, 42.17.290, 42.17.300 and chapter 34.05 RCW. 97-14-004, 478-160-140, filed 6/19/97, effective 7/20/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130. 92-12-011, 478-160-140, filed 5/22/92, effective 6/22/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130(3). 78-07-018 (Order 78-4), 478-160-140, filed 6/15/78; Order 72-5, 478-160-140, filed 11/6/72.]


NEW SECTION
WAC 478-160-163   Waivers of tuition and fees.   (1) The board of regents is authorized to grant tuition and fee waivers to students pursuant to RCW 28B.15.910 and the laws identified therein. Each of these laws, with the exception of RCW 28B.15.543 and 28B.15.545, authorizes, but does not require, the board of regents to grant waivers for different categories of students and provides for waivers of different fees. The board of regents must affirmatively act to implement the legislature's grant of authority under each individual law. A list of waivers that the board has implemented can be found in the University of Washington General Catalog, which is published biennially. The most recent list may be found in the online version of the General Catalog at www.washington.edu/students/reg/tuition_exempt_reductions.html.

(2) Even when it has decided to implement a waiver listed in RCW 28B.15.910, the university, for specific reasons and a general need for flexibility in the management of its resources, may choose not to award waivers to all students who may be eligible under the terms of the laws. Where the university has chosen to impose specific limitations on a waiver listed in RCW 28B.15.910, those limitations are delineated in subsection (5) of this section. If the university has not imposed specific limitations on a waiver listed in RCW 28B.15.910, the waiver is not mentioned in subsection (5) of this section. The university's description of the factors it may consider to adjust a waiver program to meet emergent or changing needs is found in subsection (6) of this section. All waivers are subject to subsection (6) of this section.

(3) The board of regents also has the authority under RCW 28B.15.915 to grant waivers of all or a portion of operating fees as defined in RCW 28B.15.031. Waiver programs adopted under RCW 28B.15.915 are described in the General Catalog. The most recent list may be found in the online version of the General Catalog at www.washington.edu/students/reg/tuition_exempt_reductions.html. Waivers granted under RCW 28B.15.915 are subject to subsection (6) of this section.

(4) Waivers will not be awarded to students participating in self-sustaining courses or programs because they do not pay "tuition," "operating fees," "services and activities fees," or "technology fees" as defined in RCW 28B.15.020, 28B.15.031, 28B.15.041, or 28B.15.051, respectively.

(5) Specific limitations on waivers are as follows:

(a) Waivers authorized by RCW 28B.10.265 for children of Washington domiciles who are prisoners of war or missing in action in Southeast Asia or Korea shall be awarded only to undergraduate students pursuing their first bachelor's degree to a maximum of 225 college-level credits, including credits transferred from other institutions of higher education.

(b) Waivers of nonresident tuition authorized by RCW 28B.15.014 for university faculty and classified or professional staff shall be restricted to four consecutive quarters from their date of employment with the University of Washington. The recipient of the waiver must be employed by the first day of the quarter for which the waiver is awarded. Waivers awarded to immigrant refugees, or the spouses or dependent children of such refugees, shall be restricted to persons who reside in Washington state and to four consecutive quarters from their arrival in Washington state.

(c) Waivers authorized by RCW 28B.15.380 for children of deceased or permanently disabled police officers or fire fighters shall be awarded only to undergraduate students pursuing their first bachelor's degree to a maximum of 225 college-level credits, including credits transferred from other institutions of higher education.

(d) Waivers authorized by RCW 28B.15.558 shall be awarded only to:

(i) University of Washington employees who are employed half-time or more, hold qualifying appointments as of the first day of the quarter for which the waivers are requested, are paid monthly, and, for classified staff new to the university, have completed their probationary periods prior to the first day of the quarter; or

(ii) State of Washington permanent employees who are employed half-time or more, are not University of Washington permanent classified employees, are permanent classified or exempt technical college paraprofessional employees, or are permanent faculty members, counselors, librarians or exempt employees at other state of Washington public higher education institutions; or

(iii) Members of the Washington National Guard.

(e) Waivers authorized by RCW 28B.15.620 shall be awarded only to Vietnam veterans pursuing their first bachelor's degree to a maximum of 225 college-level credits, including credits transferred from other institutions of higher education.

(f) Waivers authorized by RCW 28B.15.628 shall be awarded only to veterans of the Persian Gulf combat zone pursuing a first bachelor's degree to a maximum of 225 college-level credits, including credits transferred from other institutions of higher education.

(6) The university may modify its restrictions or requirements pursuant to changes in state or federal law, changes in programmatic requirements, or in response to financial or other considerations, which may include, but are not limited to, the need to adopt fiscally responsible budgets, the management of the overall levels and mix of enrollments, management initiatives to modify enrollment demand for specific programs and management decisions to eliminate or modify academic programs. The university may choose not to exercise the full funding authority granted under RCW 28B.15.910 and may limit the total funding available under RCW 28B.15.915.

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-14-004, filed 6/19/97, effective 7/20/97)

WAC 478-160-175   Credit definitions.   Credit courses are offered either for resident credit or for extension credit.

(1) Most courses offered through University of Washington extension are offered for resident credit, and grades earned in such courses are transcripted as resident credit and are included in the student's resident cumulative grade-point average.

(2) Courses offered through correspondence study, and some other courses, are offered for extension credit. These credits and grades are not included in the resident grade-point average, and students may apply only ninety such university credits toward an undergraduate degree. Extension credit courses are identified by an "X" prefix when listed in catalog material.

Additional information concerning credit courses may be obtained by contacting the following office:


University of Washington Extension

5001 25th Ave. N.E.

Seattle, WA 98105-4190


(for internal campus mail use: Box 354221, or phone: (((206))) 206-543-2300).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130, 42.17.260, 42.17.290, 42.17.300 and chapter 34.05 RCW. 97-14-004, 478-160-175, filed 6/19/97, effective 7/20/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130. 91-16-001, 478-160-175, filed 7/25/91, effective 8/25/91; Order 72-5, 478-160-175, filed 11/6/72.]

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