WSR 02-15-133




[ Filed July 22, 2002, 10:35 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 02-12-012.

Title of Rule: Interdistrict registration of students.

Purpose: Update rules regarding interdistrict/concurrent enrollment.

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

Statute Being Implemented: Section 603, chapter 371, Laws of 2002.

Summary: See Title of Rule above.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Rules need to be revised as a result of changes made in the 2002 legislative session.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Mary Alice Grobins, 319 7th Avenue S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 704-4381.

Name of Proponent: State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, governmental.

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

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: The existing WAC was based upon the former community college tuition structure in which there was no additional tuition charge between the 10th and 18th credit hours. In its current form, WAC 131-12-041 is inconsistent with the new tuition structure adopted for Fiscal Year 03 in that the second enrolling college under an interdistrict registration agreement would not be authorized to collect per credit tuition charges between the 10th and 18th credit hours.

In order to treat all students in the same manner, this modification establishes that students who attend a second community college through a concurrent enrollment agreement will pay the same tuition and fees for credit hours between ten and eighteen as students who enroll at only one college.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: Proposes changes in the method for proposing tuition and fees.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. No small business economic impact.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption.

Hearing Location: South Puget Sound Community College, 2011 Mottman Road S.W., Olympia, WA 98512, on September 19, 2002, at 10 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact DelRae Oderman by September 10, 2002, fax (360) 586-6440.

Submit Written Comments to: Mary Alice Grobins, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, P.O. Box 42495, Olympia, WA 98504-2495, fax (360) 586-4610, by September 13, 2002.

Date of Intended Adoption: September 19, 2002.

July 22, 2002

DelRae Oderman

Executive Assistant

SBCTC Rules Coordinator


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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