ERIC Number: ED066111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Model Legislation on Student Residency. An Act Providing for Classification of Students for Tuition Purposes at Public Institutions of Higher Education.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
On January 26, 1971 the Chairman of the Education Commission of the States issued a statement of principles and possible model legislation for the various states in the highly complex area of determination of student residency for tuition purposes at public institutions of higher education. The original model legislation was related to the qualifications of legal age and length of domicile for voting in the state. Since that time, a constitutional amendment has been ratified by the states lowering the national voting age to 18. In addition, many states have correspondingly changed state voting requirements and a few states have changed the age of majority to 18. Due to these changes a revised version of the model legislation was developed based on the concept of domicile of the student or his parents or guardians. Such model legislation can serve only as a guide and will need to be modified to meet the unique situation in the individual states. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.