WSR 02-01-105

PROPOSED RULES

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON


[ Filed December 18, 2001, 8:46 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 01-21-040.

Title of Rule: Chapter 478-160 WAC, Admission and registration procedures for the University of Washington.

Purpose: To implement policies governing the distribution of waivers of tuition and fees at the University of Washington and to make housekeeping changes to the chapter.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 28B.15 RCW and RCW 28B.20.130.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 28B.15 RCW and RCW 28B.20.130.

Summary: The proposed amendments to chapter 478-160 WAC include the addition of WAC 478-160-163 Waivers of tuition and fees, to set forth the policies for the distribution of waivers of tuition and fees at the University of Washington. Additionally, address and phone number changes are proposed for WAC 478-160-125, 478-160-130, 478-160-140, 478-160-160, and 478-160-175.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The University of Washington board of regents is authorized by state law to waive all or a portion of tuition and fees to a variety of students under a variety of programs. The addition of WAC 478-160-163 sets forth policies for the distribution of those waivers that the university will grant.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Ernest R. Morris, Vice-President for Student Affairs, 476 Schmitz Hall, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, (206) 543-4024; and Enforcement: W. W. (Tim) Washburn, Executive Director for Admissions and Records, 328 Schmitz Hall, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, (206) 543-3511.

Name of Proponent: University of Washington, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: The rule sets forth policies affecting the distribution of waivers of tuition and fees that are authorized by statute and addresses those policies unique to the University of Washington in those cases where they may be more restrictive given financial or other considerations, resulting in the efficacious administration of the waiver program. Additionally, housekeeping changes update campus office locations and phone numbers.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are amended, WAC 478-160-125, 478-160-130, 478-160-140, 478-160-160, and 478-160-175.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Chapter 478-160 WAC does not impose a disproportionate impact on small businesses.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. Chapter 478-160 WAC is not considered a significant legislative rule by the University of Washington.

Hearing Location: Room 309, Husky Union Building (HUB), University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, on January 22, 2001, at 12:00 noon.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact UW Disability Services Office by January 11, 2002, TDD (206) 543-6452, or (206) 543-6450.

Submit Written Comments to: Rebecca Goodwin Deardorff, Director, Administrative Procedures Office via one of the following routes: United States mail University of Washington, 4014 University Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98105-6203; campus mail Box 355509; e-mail adminpro@u.washington.edu; or fax (206) 616-6294, by January 22, 2002.

Date of Intended Adoption: February 15, 2002.

December 17, 2001

Rebecca Goodwin Deardorff

Director, Administrative Procedures

OTS-5373.2


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 how it may adjust a waiver program to meet emergent or changing needs is found in subsection (6) of this section. All waivers are subject to this subsection.

(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; and

(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; and

(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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