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73-1217. Same; enrollment at institutions without tuition or fees; filing claims for reimbursement by institutions; Kansas commission on veterans affairs office, administration, rules and regulations. The board of trustees of every community college, the board of regents of Washburn university of Topeka, the governing board of every technical college and the governing body of every other institution of post-high school education which is supported by any state moneys shall provide for enrollment without charge of tuition or fees for any dependent of a prisoner of war or a person missing in action, so long as such dependent is eligible, but not to exceed 12 semesters of instruction or the equivalent thereof at all such institutions for any person if the person started such instruction prior to July 1, 2005, or 10 semesters if the person started such instruction on or after July 1, 2005. Once a person qualifies as a dependent under the terms and provisions of this act, no occurrence, such as the return of the dependent's parent or such parent's reported death, shall disqualify the dependent from the provisions or benefits of this act. The state board of regents, the board of trustees of any community college, or the governing body of any other institution which grants tuition for fees without charge to a dependent under this act may file a claim with the director of the Kansas commission on veterans affairs office for reimbursement of the amount of such tuition or fees. The director of the Kansas commission on veterans affairs office shall administer this act and qualifications of persons as dependents shall be determined by such director. Such director may adopt rules and regulations making more specific the definitions herein contained and for the administration of this act.

History: L. 1972, ch. 279, § 2; L. 1975, ch. 275, § 3; L. 1976, ch. 326, § 1; L. 2005, ch. 120, § 3; L. 2011, ch. 97, § 38; L. 2014, ch. 83, § 12; July 1.

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