Bill: SB 5778 — 2017
Modifying the definition of resident student to comply with the federal requirements established by the veterans access, choice, and accountability act of 2014 (Wilson, Zeiger)
Revises the definition of "resident student," for purposes of chapter 28B.15 RCW (college and university fees), to include a student who is entitled to transferred federal post-9/11 veterans educational assistance act of 2008 benefits based on the student's relationship as a spouse, former spouse, or child to an individual who is on active duty in the uniformed services.
EFFECT OF STRIKER AMENDMENT: Adds that a student who qualifies as a resident student because he or she is entitled to transferred post-9/11 GI Bill benefits shall retain resident student status as long as the student remains continuously enrolled at an institution of higher education. Adds students who qualify as resident students because they are entitled to transferred post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to the list of student categories that the residency section does not apply to if the student's spouse or parent had a dishonorable discharge from the uniformed services, unless the student is receiving veterans administration educational assistance benefits.
Hearing Date: Saturday, April 01, 2017 -- 8:15 am
WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=5778&Year=2017 (opens a new browser tab)
|Student Interest||Governor Signature||2017-04-01|