PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: 1. Modifying the state need grant limitation that prevents awards from exceeding the actual value of tuition and fees.
2. Allowing aid administrators to make certain professional judgement exceptions to the prohibition that prevents students from receiving the state need grant to pursue a second associate degree after having received a first associate degree with the assistance of the grant.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.80.370 and 28B.10.822.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Student aid administrators have requested the modifications in order to avoid unnecessary complication and delays to the awarding of the state need grant to eligible students and to mitigate certain compelling circumstances in which otherwise eligible students may be prevented from receiving the grant.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting John Klacik, Associate Director, Higher Education Coordinating Board, 917 Lakeridge Way, P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430, phone (360) 753-7851, fax (360) 704-6251, e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
July 17, 2003