WSR 04-09-106



[ Filed April 21, 2004, 10:50 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: April 19, 2004.

Purpose: To provide a new section on waivers of tuition and fees and general housekeeping measures.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending chapter 516-60 WAC, Admission and registration procedures.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.35.120(12).

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-03-073 on January 16, 2004.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 1, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 1, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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

April 20, 2004

Suzanne M. Baker

Rules Coordinator


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 90-10-042, filed 4/27/90, effective 5/1/90)

WAC 516-60-001   Catalog.   All dates and procedures established by the board of trustees or president relating to admissions and registration shall be published annually in the appropriate university catalog and shall be considered contractual between the student and the university. The catalog is defined as Western Washington University Bulletin.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120(12), 34.05.220 (1)(b), 34.05.250, 28B.15.600, 42.17.310, 42.30.070 - 42.30.075, chapters 69.41 and 43.21C RCW. 90-10-042, 516-60-001, filed 4/27/90, effective 5/1/90; Order 72-10, 516-60-001, filed 11/17/72.]

WAC 516-60-010   Waivers of tuition and fees.   (1) The board of trustees 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 those required by law, authorizes but does not require the board of trustees to grant waivers for different categories of students and provides for waivers of different fees. The board of trustees or its delegate must affirmatively act to implement the legislature's grant of authority. A list of waivers that the board has implemented can be found in the Bulletin, Timetable of Classes, university website, or any subsequently adopted publication.

(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 any or all students who may be eligible under the terms of the laws, or it may decide to grant partial waivers. 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 (5) of this section. All waivers are subject to subsection (5) of this section.

(3) The board of trustees 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 sources identified in subsection (1) of this section. Waivers granted under RCW 28B.15.915 are subject to subsection (5) of this section.

(4) Tuition and fees for self-sustaining courses and programs cannot be waived.

(5) 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, except for those waivers required by law.


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