Utah Department of Administrative Services Division of Administrative Rules

File No. 33286

This notice was published in the January 15, 2010, issue (Vol. 2010, No. 2) of the Utah State Bulletin.


Regents (Board Of), Administration

Rule R765-604

New Century Scholarship

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 33286
Filed: 12/21/2009 10:01:15 AM

NOTICE OF REVIEW AND STATEMENT OF CONTINUATION

Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:

Section 53B-8-105 established a scholarship program for Utah residents who complete the requirements for an associate degree by September 1 of the year their high school class graduates. This statute directs the State Board of Regents to administer this program, called the New Century scholarship.

Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:

During the past year, there were many more applicants who established eligibility for New Century Scholarship funds than appropriated funds could sustain at the highest award level of 75% of tuition at four-year state institutions. Many inquiries and petitions were received by the Board of Regents office and legislature from students and parents demanding full funding of what they expected to receive. These were not comments of support or opposition to the rule itself but rather they centered around the amount of award the students expected to receive. After much publicity the legislature and governor agreed to fully fund all those who qualified for this scholarship for the current academic year. This unexpected level of interest in this scholarship program has caused the legislature to reevaluate the funding level for future years so that future qualified applicants may receive the expected funds.

Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:

A continuation of this rule is needed as the state legislature moved to continue this program during the 2009 legislative session.

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:

Regents (Board Of)
Administration
60 SOUTH 400 WEST
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84101-1284

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Ronell Crossley at the above address, by phone at 801-321-7291, by FAX at 801-321-7299, or by Internet E-mail at rcrossley@utahsbr.edu

Effective:

12/21/2009

Authorized by:

William Sederburg, Commissioner


Additional Information

The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull-pdf/2010/b20100115.pdf. The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.

For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Ronell Crossley at the above address, by phone at 801-321-7291, by FAX at 801-321-7299, or by Internet E-mail at rcrossley@utahsbr.edu.