WSR 02-20-013

PERMANENT RULES

STATE BOARD FOR

COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGES

[ Filed September 20, 2002, 10:09 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: September 19, 2002.

Purpose: Update rules regarding interdistrict/concurrent enrollment.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 131-12-041.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 28B.50 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 02-15-133 on July 22, 2002.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

September 19, 2002

DelRae Oderman

Executive Assistant

Agency Rules Coordinator

OTS-5743.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-15-011, filed 7/2/98, effective 8/2/98)

WAC 131-12-041   Interdistrict registration of students.   ((Pursuant to authority granted in chapter 28B.50 RCW, the following regulations shall be observed by the community college districts in the interdistrict enrollment of students without the payment of additional tuition and fees as required by RCW 28B.15.500.)) Under the authority of RCW 28B.50.095 the following rule applies to the interdistrict enrollment of students at community colleges. The purpose of this rule is to allow students to concurrently enroll at more than one community college, but pay no more tuition and fees than if the student was enrolled at a single college.

(1) Interdistrict registration shall mean the concurrent enrollment of a student in community colleges operated by two or more community college districts.

(2) Interdistrict registration shall occur only on the basis of a specific agreement between the two or more colleges and shall be used only to accommodate students when courses will not be offered in a manner that will enable the timely completion of the student's program of study. Agreements may also include tuition and fee revenue sharing.

(3) ((If the student registers and pays (including loans, grants, waivers, and other forms of financial aid) the maximum tuition and fees in one college, a second college may allow such student to register for additional courses without payment of additional fees provided that the courses will not be offered by the first college in a manner that will enable the student to complete his or her program in a timely manner.)) Students shall enroll and pay tuition and fees at the first college. The second college in which the student is enrolled shall charge and collect tuition and fees for those additional credits as if the student was taking all of their credits at the second college.

(4) ((If the student so enrolled under this interdistrict registration provision has paid less than the maximum amount of tuition and fees required by RCW 28B.15.500, the second college shall assess tuition and fees at the standard rate for the course registrations in that college up to that maximum.)) Withdrawal from the college or reduction of course load in the college of initial registration shall invalidate any ((cost-free)) reduced tuition and fee registration at a second college unless the appropriate additional tuition and fees are paid.

(5) Students enrolled in a second college under the provisions of this regulation shall be required to comply with the regular registration procedure of such second college and shall be required to pay any additional special fees -- such as laboratory, supply, use or records fees normally charged to students enrolled at that college.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 28B.50 RCW. 98-15-011, 131-12-041, filed 7/2/98, effective 8/2/98; Order 23, 131-12-041, filed 12/18/73.]

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