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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 3. POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION [66000 - 101060]

  ( Title 3 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 5. GENERAL PROVISIONS [66000 - 70110]

  ( Division 5 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 41. UNIFORM STUDENT RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS [68000 - 68134]

  ( Part 41 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 1. Student Residency Requirements [68000 - 68134]

  ( Chapter 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

ARTICLE 4. Nonresident Tuition [68050 - 68052]
  ( Article 4 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

68050.
  

A student classified as a nonresident shall be required, except as otherwise provided in this part, to pay, in addition to other fees required by the institution, nonresident tuition.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

68051.
  

Unless otherwise provided by law, the governing board or district governing board shall adopt rules and regulations relating to the method of calculation of the amount of nonresident tuition, the method of payment, and the method and amount of refund.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1372, Sec. 238.)

68052.
  

(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that California’s public institutions of higher education shall establish nonresident student tuition policies that are consistent with their resident student fee policies. Nonresident student tuition shall be determined by each of the public postsecondary segments through the adoption of a methodology that annually establishes the nonresident student tuition rate. It is further the intent of the Legislature that, while the public institutions are to be provided flexibility in establishing their nonresident tuition, under no circumstances shall the level of nonresident tuition plus required fees fall below the marginal cost of instruction for that segment.

(b) The following state policies regarding nonresident student tuition are hereby established:

(1) Unless otherwise prescribed by statute, an admission fee and rate of tuition fixed by each public postsecondary governing board shall be required of each nonresident student. Each public postsecondary education governing body shall develop its own methodology for establishing the nonresident tuition level and its annual adjustment level of nonresident student tuition, unless otherwise prescribed by statute.

(2) As California’s public postsecondary education segments annually adjust the level of nonresident tuition they charge out-of-state students, the nonresident tuition methodologies they develop and use should take into consideration, at minimum, the following two factors:

(A) For the University of California and the California State University, the total nonresident charges imposed by each of their public comparison institutions, as identified by the California Postsecondary Education Commission.

(B) The full average cost of instruction of their segment.

(3) It is the intent of the Legislature that under no circumstances shall an institution’s level of nonresident tuition plus required student fees fall below the marginal cost of instruction for that segment.

(4) The University of California, the California State University, the Hastings College of the Law, and the California Maritime Academy should endeavor to ensure that increases in the level of nonresident tuition are gradual, moderate, and predictable by providing nonresident students with a minimum of a 10-month notice of tuition increases.

(c) No provision of this section shall be applicable to the California Community Colleges.

(d) In the event that state revenues and expenditures are substantially imbalanced due to factors unforeseen by the Governor and the Legislature, including, but not limited to, initiative measures, natural disasters, or sudden deviations from expected economic trends, the nonresident student tuition at the University of California, the California State University, the Hastings College of the Law, and the California Maritime Academy, shall not be subject to this section.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 8, Sec. 14. Effective April 15, 1993.)

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