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74-32,195. Tuition assistance for persons who were wrongfully convicted and imprisoned; enrollment; eligibility; reimbursement for additional fees; rules and regulations. (a) Any individual awarded tuition assistance pursuant to K.S.A. 2019 Supp. 60-5004, and amendments thereto, shall receive a waiver of tuition and required fees for attendance at a postsecondary educational institution for up to 130 credit hours. Such individual may attend a postsecondary educational institution either full or part time.

(b) (1) Subject to appropriations, the state board of regents may make expenditures to reimburse each individual awarded tuition assistance pursuant to K.S.A. 2019 Supp. 60-5004, and amendments thereto, who is enrolled in a postsecondary educational institution for additional fees, including, but not limited to, fees for room and board, technical equipment and course-required books.

(2) No postsecondary educational institution shall delay enrollment of an individual who is awarded tuition assistance pursuant to K.S.A. 2019 Supp. 60-5004, and amendments thereto, because appropriations are not available for any additional fees provided to such individual.

(c) To remain eligible for the tuition and fees waiver under this section, an individual shall remain in good standing at the postsecondary educational institution where the individual is enrolled.

(d) Individuals shall provide a written or electronic copy of the court order awarding relief in the form of tuition assistance to the postsecondary educational institution or the state board of regents.

(e) The state board of regents shall adopt rules and regulations to administer the provisions of this section.

(f) As used in this section, "postsecondary educational institution" means any state educational institution as defined in K.S.A. 76-711, and amendments thereto, municipal university, community college, technical college or institute of technology in Kansas.

History: L. 2018, ch. 108, ยง 2; July 1.

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