Florida Senate - 2017 SB 82 By Senator Steube 23-00212-17 201782__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to postsecondary education tuition and 3 fee waivers; amending s. 1009.26, F.S.; deleting a 4 requirement that a state university, Florida College 5 System institution, career center operated by a school 6 district, or charter technical career center waive 7 out-of-state fees for certain students, including 8 certain undocumented students, who meet specified 9 requirements; providing an effective date. 10 11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 12 13 Section 1. Subsection (12) of section 1009.26, Florida 14 Statutes, is amended to read: 15 1009.26 Fee waivers.— 16
(12)(a) A state university, a Florida College System17 institution, a career center operated by a school district under18 s. 1001.44, or a charter technical career center shall waive19 out-of-state fees for students, including, but not limited to,20 students who are undocumented for federal immigration purposes,21 who meet the following conditions:22 1. Attended a secondary school in this state for 323 consecutive years immediately before graduating from a high24 school in this state;25 2. Apply for enrollment in an institution of higher26 education within 24 months after high school graduation; and27 3. Submit an official Florida high school transcript as28 evidence of attendance and graduation.29 (b) Tuition and fees charged to a student who qualifies for30 the out-of-state fee waiver under this subsection may not exceed31 the tuition and fees charged to a resident student. The waiver32 is applicable for 110 percent of the required credit hours of33 the degree or certificate program for which the student is34 enrolled. Each state university, Florida College System35 institution, career center operated by a school district under36 s. 1001.44, and charter technical career center shall report to37 the Board of Governors and the State Board of Education,38 respectively, the number and value of all fee waivers granted39 annually under this subsection. By October 1 of each year, the40 Board of Governors for the state universities and the State41 Board of Education for Florida College System institutions,42 career centers operated by a school district under s. 1001.44,43 and charter technical career centers shall annually report for44 the previous academic year the percentage of resident and45 nonresident students enrolled systemwide.46 (c) A state university student granted an out-of-state fee47 waiver under this subsection must be considered a nonresident48 student for purposes of calculating the systemwide total49 enrollment of nonresident students as limited by regulation of50 the Board of Governors. In addition, a student who is granted an51 out-of-state fee waiver under this subsection is not eligible52 for state financial aid under part III of this chapter and must53 not be reported as a resident for tuition purposes.54 (d) A state university, a Florida College System55 institution, a career center operated by a school district under56 s. 1001.44, or a charter technical career center shall, within57 the nonresident student enrollment systemwide, prioritize the58 enrollment of a veteran who is granted an out-of-state fee59 waiver pursuant to the Congressman C.W. “Bill” Young Tuition60 Waiver Act over a student who is granted an out-of-state fee61 waiver under this subsection.62 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.