Bill Summaries: H866 (2021)

  • Summary date: May 6 2021 - View summary

    Amends GS 116-143.11, establishing new qualifications for the in-state tuition rate of $500 per semester for Elizabeth City State University, UNC-Pembroke, and Western Carolina University, beginning with the 2021 fall academic semester, notwithstanding GS 116-143.1 (provisions for determining resident status for tuition purposes at UNC constituent institutions and NC community colleges) and the previously specified state laws. Requires that: (1) the person received a high school diploma from a secondary school or high school within the State or received a high school equivalency diploma in NC; (2) the person attended NC schools for at least two consecutive years immediately prior to high school graduation; (3) the person provides documentation to the constituent institution to which the person is enrolled demonstrating that the person is a beneficiary of the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative; and (4) the person satisfies the admission standards for the constituent institution to which the person applied and has secured admission and enrolled as a student at that constituent institution. Deems any information obtained as part of the process of applying for the established in-State tuition rate to be confidential and not public record. Makes organizational changes. Makes conforming changes to the UNC Board of Governors' reporting requirements under the statute, beginning with the report required by October 1, 2022. Applies beginning with the 2021-22 academic year.