AND TECHNICAL COLLEGES
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 131-36 WAC, Institutional financial aid fund.
THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO DelRae Oderman, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, P.O. Box 42495, Olympia, WA 98504-2495 , AND RECEIVED BY February 24, 2009.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules:
|•||Change the definition of "needy student" to cite RCW 28B.92.030(3). The current definition cites language from a previous version of the statute.|
|•||Change the word "and" to "or" in the list of how funds shall be used. This language is cited directly from statute.|
|•||Change the number of credit hours from "six or more" to "at least three" to match language cited from the statute.|
|•||Correct the citation for the definition of a "uniform methodology" to WAC 131-36-050(2).|
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Adopting these changes will make the WAC consistent with the RCW eliminating confusion.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.15.820.
Statute Being Implemented: Same.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: State board for community and technical colleges, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Cynthia Torres-Jimenez, 1300 Quince Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504-2495, (360) 704-4305.
December 10, 2008
Agency Rules Coordinator
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-15-012, filed 7/2/98, effective 8/2/98)
WAC 131-36-050 Definitions. For the purposes of chapter 131-36 WAC, the following definitions shall apply:
(1) "Fund" shall mean the institutional financial aid fund established by RCW 28B.15.820.
(2) "Current federal methodology" shall mean the method of determining financial need as prescribed by the United States Department of Education.
(3) "NELA" shall mean Northwestern Education Loan Association, a private student loan guaranteeing association authorized to guarantee educational loans in Washington granted pursuant to 20 U.S. Code Section 1071.
(4) "Operational" shall mean that the institution has been approved as a lender and is eligible to provide loans guaranteed by NELA.
(5) "Needy student" ((
shall mean any post high school
student who demonstrates the financial inability to meet the
cost of attending college using current federal methodology
(RCW 28B.10.802))) is defined in RCW 28B.92.030(3).
(6) "Other institutional financial aid" shall be defined as locally administered, need-based institutional employment, tuition and fee scholarships, or grants.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 28B.50 RCW. 98-15-012, § 131-36-050, filed 7/2/98, effective 8/2/98. Statutory Authority: 1981 c 257. 81-19-113 (Order 90, Resolution 81-66), § 131-36-050, filed 9/23/81.]
(1) Long-term loans;
(2) Short-term loans; ((
(3) Locally administered need-based grants, tuition scholarships and institutional employment programs for needy, resident students. The moneys in this fund shall not be used for college operating expenses.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 28B.50 RCW. 98-15-012, § 131-36-055, filed 7/2/98, effective 8/2/98.]
(2) Priorities for use of other institutional financial aid shall be given to:
(a) Needy students who have accumulated excessive educational loan burdens;
(b) Needy single parents for educational expenses, including child care and transportation; and
(c) Other eligible needy students.
(3) Short-term loans may be made to any student enrolled in the institution.
(4) For long-term and short-term loans, institutions must have ample evidence that students have the capability of repaying the loan within the time frame specified by the institution.
(5) No individual shall be eligible for long-term loans, short-term loans or other institutional financial aid for needy students if currently in default or delinquent in the payment on any educational loan or who owes a repayment on any federal or state grant.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 28B.50 RCW. 98-15-012, § 131-36-100, filed 7/2/98, effective 8/2/98. Statutory Authority: 1981 c 257. 81-19-113 (Order 90, Resolution 81-66), § 131-36-100, filed 9/23/81.]
(2) All long-term loans granted from the fund for periods in excess of one academic quarter shall be disbursed in quarterly installments through proration of the total loan amount.
(3) For purposes of this section, demonstrated financial
need shall be the amount determined by application of uniform
methodology as defined by WAC 131-36-050((
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 28B.50 RCW. 98-15-012, § 131-36-150, filed 7/2/98, effective 8/2/98. Statutory Authority: 1981 c 257. 81-19-113 (Order 90, Resolution 81-66), § 131-36-150, filed 9/23/81.]