WSR 09-16-029

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HIGHER EDUCATION

COORDINATING BOARD

[ Filed July 27, 2009, 12:27 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Creation of rules for the college bound scholarship program (ESSB 5098).

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: [No information supplied by agency.]

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rules are needed to clarify the law before the first class enters college in 2012. Specifically, the rules will address issues such as student eligibility, the application process, awarding of the scholarship, residency requirements, length of time the student may use the scholarship, and deadlines.

Process for Developing New Rule: A committee will be convened from interested parties and stakeholders.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Beth Ahlstrom, 917 Lakeridge Way S.W., P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.

July 21, 2009

Beth Ahlstrom

Program Associate

College Bound Scholarship

Washington State Code Reviser's Office