Revised Code of Washington - RCW Title 28B Higher Education - Section 28B.116.010 Definitions

§ 28B.116.010. Definitions

Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter.

(1) "Institution of higher education" means a college or university in the state of Washington that is accredited by an accrediting association recognized as such by rule of the higher education coordinating board.

(2) "Eligible student" means a student who:

(a) Is between the ages of sixteen and twenty-three;

(b) Has been in foster care in the state of Washington for a minimum of six months since his or her fourteenth birthday;

(c) Is a financially needy student, as defined in RCW 28B.92.030;

(d) Is a resident student, as defined in RCW 28B.15.012(2);

(e) Has entered or will enter an institution of higher education in Washington state within three years of high school graduation or having successfully completed his or her GED;

(f) Is not pursuing a degree in theology; and

(g) Makes satisfactory progress towards the completion of a degree or certificate program.

(3) "Cost of attendance" means the cost associated with the attendance of the institution of higher education as determined by the higher education coordinating board, including but not limited to tuition, room, board, and books.

[2005 c 215 § 2.]

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