ERIC Number: ED050702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Model Legislation on Student Residency.
Higher Education in the States, v2 n3 p41-43 Apr 1971
Because of the radical variance in residency requirements from state to state and sometimes from institution to institution, and because of several court cases involving this issue, the Education Commission of the States appointed a Committee to develop (1) a statement of principles for consideration in drafting legislation in connection with student residency and (2) sample model legislation incorporating these principles. The basic principles include: (1) setting basic qualifications for attaining residency status that reflect the basic qualifications of legal age and length of domicile in the state required of voters in that state; (2) providing a procedure whereby students who do meet these qualifications can earn residency status even though they may be currently enrolled; and (3) authorizing governing boards or other concerned agencies to enter into reciprocal agreements with similar agencies in other states for the exchange of students across state lines. The model legislation includes sections on: legislative intent; definitions; presumptions and rules for determination of status; regulations and appeal; waiver of tuition; quotas, standards, etc.; reciprocal agreements; and repeals. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.