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Community Colleges; Nonresident Tuition; Foreign Citizens   

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(a) In addition to the nonresident tuition fee established pursuant to Section 76140, a community college district may charge to nonresident students an amount not to exceed the amount that was expended by the district for capital outlay in the preceding fiscal year divided by the total full-time equivalent students of the district in the preceding fiscal year.

(b) Any fee charged pursuant to this section shall not exceed 50 percent of the nonresident tuition fee established pursuant to Section 76140.

(c) (1) Any student who can demonstrate economic hardship, or who is a victim of persecution or discrimination in the country in which the student is a citizen and resident, is exempt from this fee.

(2) For purposes of this section, the governing board of each community college district that chooses to impose the fee authorized by this section shall adopt a definition of economic hardship that encompasses the financial circumstances of a person who is a recipient of benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program described in Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Secs. 601 et seq.), the Supplemental Income/State Supplementary Program, or a general assistance program.

(d) Revenue from any fee charged pursuant to this section shall be expended only for purposes of capital outlay, maintenance, and equipment.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 377, Sec. 1.)


42 USC 601 et seq.

Education Code 76140