36.25(48)(e)1. 1. A bachelor's or postgraduate degree in forest products or wood science and technology.
36.25(48)(e)2. 2. A degree that is equivalent to a degree specified in subd. 1.
36.25(48)(e)3. 3. A level of experience or background in understanding wood properties, construction, and design that the department employee determines to be equivalent to the level of understanding held by an individual who successfully completes the training program.
36.25(48)(f) (f) The department employee shall issue a certificate of accomplishment to each individual who meets the requirement under par. (e). A certificate of accomplishment issued under this subdivision applies only to the initial certification requirement and an individual receiving such a certificate must be recertified as required under par. (d).
36.25(49) (49)Academic fee increase grants. The board may make grants to resident undergraduate students who do not receive grants under s. 39.435 that are payable from the appropriation under s. 20.235 (1) (fe), whose annual family income is less than $60,000, and who have unmet financial need. Beginning in fiscal year 2011-12, the board may make a grant under this subsection only to those students enrolled in the system during fiscal year 2010-11 who maintain continuous enrollment. A grant to a student under this subsection shall be in an amount determined by the board that corresponds to any increase, or any portion of an increase, in academic fees charged to the student, but may not exceed the amount of the student's unmet need. The board may not make a grant under this subsection to a student whose name appears on the statewide support lien docket under s. 49.854 (2) (b), unless the student provides to the board a payment agreement that has been approved by the county child support agency under s. 59.53 (5) and that is consistent with rules promulgated under s. 49.858 (2) (a).
36.25(49m) (49m)Career conversations program.
36.25(49m)(a)(a) In this subsection:
36.25(49m)(a)1. 1. "Center" means the Center on Education and Work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
36.25(49m)(a)2. 2. "Pilot period" means the period beginning on the date that the program is established and ending on May 15, 2011.
36.25(49m)(a)3. 3. "Program" means the program established under par. (b).
36.25(49m)(b) (b) The center shall establish a program for students enrolled in grades 7 to 12 to engage in webcam conversations about careers with individuals in this state who have careers in math, science, agricultural education, technology education, or information technology. The center shall develop criteria for choosing the classrooms that may participate in the program during the pilot period. The program shall satisfy all of the following:
36.25(49m)(b)1. 1. The program shall select individuals for conversations who have careers that the center determines are in the greatest demand in this state.
36.25(49m)(b)2. 2. The program shall use student discussion guides developed by the center to facilitate the conversations.
36.25(49m)(b)3. 3. The program shall allow for recording the conversations for future viewing, at schools or over the Internet, by interested parties, including parents of students.
36.25(49m)(b)4. 4. The program shall include requirements for promoting participation in the conversations among students, parents, and the business community; measuring student participation in the conversations; notifying parents and the business community after conversations take place; and tracking the study plans of students who participate in the conversations.
36.25(49m)(c) (c) The center shall evaluate the effectiveness of the program during the pilot period in promoting careers in math, science, agricultural education, technology education, and information technology. If, based on the results of the evaluation, the center determines that the program has been effective in promoting such careers, the center may continue the program after the pilot period and may expand the program by allowing participation by additional classrooms. The center shall prepare a report regarding the evaluation and describing whether the center has continued or expanded the program, and submit the report to the appropriate standing committees of the legislature under s. 13.172 (3), the department of public instruction, and the department of workforce development.
36.25(50) (50)School of public health. The board may create a school of public health at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
36.25(51) (51)School of freshwater sciences. The board may create a school of freshwater sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
36.25(52) (52)Incentive grants.
36.25(52)(a)(a) From the appropriation under s. 20.285 (1) (gb), the board shall allocate $11,250,000 in fiscal year 2013-14 and $11,250,000 in fiscal year 2014-15 to award grants to institutions and the extension to provide funding for the following programs:
36.25(52)(a)1. 1. Economic development programs, as defined in s. 36.11 (29r) (a).
36.25(52)(a)2. 2. Programs that have as their objective the development of an educated and skilled workforce, such as the following:
36.25(52)(a)2.a. a. Increasing the number of bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees awarded in fields for which occupational demand is high or in fields that the board and the department of workforce development jointly determine to be high-demand fields.
36.25(52)(a)2.b. b. Increasing the number of opportunities available to students to gain work experience in their fields through internships or cooperative work experiences.
36.25(52)(a)2.c. c. Increasing or enhancing research and development.
36.25(52)(a)3. 3. Programs to improve the affordability of postsecondary education for resident undergraduates, including reducing the time required to obtain a degree, increasing the opportunities available for high school pupils to earn credit toward a postsecondary degree, and improving the transfer of credit between institutions of higher education.
36.25(52)(b) (b) The board may award grants under par. (a) for the creation or expansion of programs, courses, or services for a period of up to 3 years.
36.25(53) (53)Business plan competition. The board shall support a business plan competition program existing on May 25, 2010, at institutions and college campuses other than the University of Wisconsin-Madison that makes entrepreneurial expertise available to students and that has ties to campus-based business plan contests and national organizations that foster student entrepreneurism. The board shall provide financial support of no more than $125,000 annually if the board receives matching funds for the same purpose from private contributions.
36.27 36.27 Tuition.
36.27(1)(1) Board of regents to establish.
36.27(1)(a)(a) Subject to par. (b), the board may establish for different classes of students differing tuition and fees incidental to enrollment in educational programs or use of facilities in the system. Except as otherwise provided in this section, the board may charge any student who is not exempted by this section a nonresident tuition. The board may establish special rates of tuition and fees for the extension and summer sessions and such other studies or courses of instruction as the board deems advisable.
36.27(1)(b) (b) The board shall permit a person who is 60 years of age or older to audit a course without paying an auditor's fee if the person is a resident of this state, as determined under sub. (2) (e), space is available in the course and the instructor approves.
36.27(2) (2)Nonresident tuition exceptions.
36.27(2)(a)(a) Students qualifying under any of the following categories, while they continue to be residents of this state, are entitled to exemption from nonresident tuition but not from incidental or other fees:
36.27(2)(a)1. 1. Any adult student who has been a bona fide resident of the state for 12 months next preceding the beginning of any semester or session for which such student registers at an institution.
36.27(2)(a)2. 2. Any minor student, if one or both of the student's parents have been bona fide residents of this state for at least 12 months next preceding the beginning of any semester or session for which the student registers at an institution.
36.27(2)(a)3. 3. Any adult student who is a dependent of his or her parents under 26 USC 152 (a), if one or both of the student's parents have been bona fide residents of this state for at least 12 months next preceding the beginning of any semester or session for which the student registers at an institution.
36.27(2)(a)4. 4. Any minor student who has resided substantially in this state during the years of minority and at least 12 months next preceding the beginning of any semester or session for which such student registers at an institution.
36.27(2)(a)5. 5. Any minor student under guardianship in this state whose legal guardian has been a bona fide resident of this state for at least 12 months next preceding the beginning of any semester or session for which such student registers at an institution.
36.27(2)(a)6. 6. Any adult student who has been employed as a migrant worker for at least 2 months each year for 3 of the 5 years next preceding the beginning of any semester or session for which the student registers at an institution, or for at least 3 months each year for 2 of the 5 years next preceding the beginning of any semester or session for which the student registers at an institution, any adult student whose parent or legal guardian has been so employed while the student was a minor and any minor student whose parent or legal guardian has been so employed. In this subdivision, "migrant worker" has the meaning specified in s. 103.90 (5).
36.27(2)(am) (am) Any person who is a refugee, as defined under 8 USC 1101 (a) (42), who moved to this state immediately upon arrival in the United States and who has resided in this state continuously since then is entitled to the exemption under par. (a) if he or she demonstrates an intent to establish and maintain a permanent home in Wisconsin according to the criteria under par. (e).
36.27(2)(b)1.1. Nonresident members of the armed forces and persons engaged in alternative service who are stationed in this state on active duty and their spouses and children are entitled to the exemption under par. (a) during the period that such persons are stationed in this state.
36.27(2)(b)2. 2. Members of the armed forces who reside in this state and are stationed at a federal military installation located within 90 miles of the borders of this state, and their spouses and children, are entitled to the exemption under par. (a).
36.27(2)(b)3. 3. Nonresident persons who served in active duty in the U.S. armed forces for at least 10 years, who were honorably discharged from such service within 4 years before applying at an institution, and who filed state income tax returns for at least 8 of the last 10 years of active duty in the U.S. armed forces, and their spouses and children are entitled to the exemption under par. (a).
36.27(2)(b)4. 4. A person who was a resident of this state at the time of entry into active duty, who is a resident of and living in this state at the time of registering at an institution, and who is a veteran, as defined in s. 45.01 (12) is entitled to the exemption under par. (a).
36.27(2)(c) (c) Any student who is a graduate of a Wisconsin high school and whose parents are bona fide residents of this state for 12 months next preceding the beginning of any semester or session for which the student registers at an institution or whose last surviving parent was a bona fide resident of this state for the 12 months preceding death is entitled to the exemption under par. (a).
36.27(2)(cm) (cm) Any person continuously employed full time in this state, who was relocated to this state by his or her current employer or who moved to this state for employment purposes and accepted his or her current employment before applying for admission to an institution and before moving, and the spouse and dependents of any such person, are entitled to the exemption under par. (a) if the student demonstrates an intent to establish and maintain a permanent home in Wisconsin according to the criteria under par. (e). In this paragraph, "dependents" has the meaning given in 26 USC 152 (a).
36.27(2)(d) (d) Any person who has not been a bona fide resident of the state for 12 months next preceding the beginning of any semester or session for which such person registers at an institution, except as provided in this subsection, is not exempt from the payment of the nonresident tuition.
36.27(2)(e) (e) In determining bona fide residence at the time of the beginning of any semester or session and for the preceding 12 months the intent of the person to establish and maintain a permanent home in Wisconsin is determinative. In addition to representations by the student, intent may be demonstrated or disproved by factors including, but not limited to, timely filing of a Wisconsin income tax return of a type that only full-year Wisconsin residents may file, voter registration in Wisconsin, motor vehicle registration in Wisconsin, possession of a Wisconsin operator's license, place of employment, self-support, involvement in community activities in Wisconsin, physical presence in Wisconsin for at least 12 months preceding the beginning of the semester or session for which the student registers, and, if the student is not a U.S. citizen, possession of a visa that permits indefinite residence in the United States. Notwithstanding par. (a), a student who enters and remains in this state principally to obtain an education is presumed to continue to reside outside this state and such presumption continues in effect until rebutted by clear and convincing evidence of bona fide residence.
36.27 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. UWS 20, Wis. adm. code.
36.27(2m) (2m)Appeals. Any body designated by the board to determine nonresident tuition exemptions under sub. (2) may require a student who has been granted such an exemption to submit information from which the body may determine the student's eligibility for the exemption, the student's eligibility for a different exemption or the student's residency status.
36.27(3) (3)Tuition remissions. Within the limits established by s. 20.285 (2) (d), the board may remit nonresident tuition either in whole or in part at each institution, but not other fees:
36.27(3)(a) (a) To a number of needy and worthy nonresident students upon the basis of merit, to be shown by suitable tests, examinations or scholastic records and continued high standards of scholastic attainment.
36.27(3)(b) (b) To additional individual students who, in the judgment of the board, are deserving of relief from the assessment of nonresident tuition because of extraordinary circumstances.
36.27(3)(c) (c) The board may remit nonresident tuition, in whole or in part, but no other fees, except in special circumstances as approved by the chancellor, to worthy and needy foreign students and to students who are United States citizens but whose residence is not in the United States.
36.27(3)(f) (f) In addition to the remissions of nonresident tuition under this subsection, the board may, as athletic scholarships, grant full remission of fees and nonresident tuition, up to the maximum number allowed by the appropriate athletic conference as recommended by the chancellor of each university.
36.27(3)(g) (g) The board shall remit nonresident tuition and fees, in whole or part, to resident and nonresident graduate students who are fellows or who are employed within the system as faculty, instructional academic staff or assistants with an appointment equal to at least 33% of a full-time equivalent position.
36.27(3m) (3m)Fee remissions for survivors.
36.27(3m)(a)(a) In this subsection:
36.27(3m)(a)1. 1. "Correctional officer" has the meaning given in s. 102.475 (8) (a).
36.27(3m)(a)1g. 1g. "Emergency medical services technician" means an individual under s. 256.01 (5) or (9).
36.27(3m)(a)1m. 1m. "Fire fighter" means any person employed by this state or any political subdivision of this state as a member or officer of a fire department whose duties include fire fighting or fire fighting training or a member of a volunteer fire department whose duties include fire fighting or fire fighting training.
36.27(3m)(a)2. 2. "Law enforcement officer" has the meaning given in s. 165.85 (2) (c) and includes a person appointed as a conservation warden under s. 23.10.
36.27(3m)(b) (b) The board shall grant full remission of fees to any resident undergraduate student who is enrolled in a bachelor's degree program and who is any of the following:
36.27(3m)(b)1. 1. The child of an ambulance driver, correctional officer, fire fighter, emergency medical services technician or law enforcement officer who was killed in the line of duty in this state or who qualified for a duty disability benefit, as defined in s. 40.65 (4), under the Wisconsin Retirement System, the Employees' Retirement System of the city of Milwaukee, or the Milwaukee County Employee's Retirement System and died as a result of the qualifying disability. The student must be the child of an ambulance driver, correctional officer, fire fighter, emergency medical services technician or law enforcement officer who was so killed or who died as a result of the qualifying disability when the child was under the age of 21 or before the child was born.
36.27(3m)(b)2. 2. The surviving spouse of an ambulance driver, correctional officer, fire fighter, emergency medical services technician or law enforcement officer who was killed in the line of duty in this state or who qualified for a duty disability benefit, as defined in s. 40.65 (4), under the Wisconsin Retirement System, the Employees' Retirement System of the city of Milwaukee, or the Milwaukee County Employee's Retirement System and died as a result of the qualifying disability.
36.27(3m)(c) (c) The fee remission under par. (b) shall remain in effect until completion of a sufficient number of credits to be awarded a bachelor's degree in the student's major field of study, except that a student must be in good academic standing to receive the remission for the next semester and may not receive a remission for more than 5 consecutive years.
36.27(3n) (3n)Fee remission for spouse, surviving spouse, and children of certain veterans.
36.27(3n)(a)(a) In this subsection:
36.27(3n)(a)1g. 1g. "Academic fees" means the amount charged to a resident student to enroll in a degree credit course, including the University of Wisconsin-Madison Executive MBA Program. In the case of a distance education, online, or other course for which the amount charged to enroll in the course equals at least 100 percent of the cost of offering the course, "academic fees" includes the regular fees charged to a resident student to enroll in the course and any additional fees charged to that student to enroll in that course, other than fees charged for books, supplies, meals, parking, travel, and other miscellaneous expenses incurred for attending the course.
36.27(3n)(a)1m. 1m. "Eligible veteran" means a person verified by the department of veterans affairs to be either of the following:
36.27(3n)(a)1m.a. a. A person who has served on active duty under honorable conditions in the U.S. armed forces, in forces incorporated as part of the U.S. armed forces, in the national guard, or in a reserve component of the U.S. armed forces; who was a resident of this state at the time of entry into that service; and who, while a resident of this state, died on active duty, died as the result of a service-connected disability, or died in the line of duty while on active or inactive duty for training purposes.
36.27(3n)(a)1m.b. b. A person who was a resident of this state at the time of entry into service described in subd. 1m. a. and who the U.S. department of veteran affairs has awarded at least a 30 percent service-connected disability rating under 38 USC 1114 or 1134.
36.27(3n)(am) (am) In determining a person's residency at the time of entry into service under par. (a) 1m. a. or b., the state from which the person entered service is irrelevant.
36.27(3n)(b) (b) Except as provided in par. (bg), the board shall grant full remission of academic fees and segregated fees for 128 credits or 8 semesters, whichever is longer, less the number of credits or semesters for which the person received remission of fees under s. 38.24 (7) and less the amount of any academic fees or segregated fees paid under 38 USC 3319, to any resident student who maintains a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 and is also any of the following:
36.27(3n)(b)1. 1. A spouse of an eligible veteran.
36.27(3n)(b)2. 2. An unremarried surviving spouse of an eligible veteran.
36.27(3n)(b)3. 3. A child of an eligible veteran, if the child is at least 17 but not yet 26 years of age.
36.27(3n)(bg) (bg) Before the Board of Regents may grant a remission of academic fees and segregated fees under par. (b), the Board of Regents shall require the resident student to apply to the payment of those fees all educational assistance to which the resident student is entitled under 38 USC 3319. If that educational assistance covers 100 percent of those fees for a credit or semester, that credit or semester shall not count against the 128 credit or 8 semester limit provided in par. (b). If that educational assistance covers less than 100 percent of those fees for a credit or semester and the remission under par. (b) covers the remainder of those fees, the credit or semester shall count against that limit in the proportion that the remission bears to the total academic fees and segregated fees charged for that credit or semester. This requirement applies notwithstanding the fact that the resident student may be entitled to educational assistance under 10 USC 16132a, 10 USC 16163a, or 38 USC 3500 to 3566 as well as under 38 USC 3319, unless the resident student has 12 months or less of eligibility remaining for educational assistance under 10 USC 16132a, 10 USC 16163a, or 38 USC 3500 to 3566.
36.27(3n)(bm)1.1. For a resident student who is entitled to educational assistance under 10 USC 16132a, 10 USC 16163a, or 38 USC 3500 to 3566 and under 38 USC 3319, if the amount of educational assistance, not including educational assistance for tuition, to which the resident student is entitled under 10 USC 16132a, 10 USC 16163a, or 38 USC 3500 to 3566 is greater than the amount of educational assistance, not including educational assistance for tuition, that the resident student received under 38 USC 3319, as determined by the higher educational aids board, in the academic year the higher educational aids board shall reimburse the resident student for the difference in those amounts of educational assistance, as calculated by the higher educational aids board, from the appropriation account under s. 20.235 (1) (fz). The higher educational aids board shall make that determination and calculation in consultation with the Board of Regents.
36.27(3n)(bm)2. 2. If in any fiscal year there are insufficient moneys available in the appropriation account under s. 20.235 (1) (fz) to provide full reimbursement under subd. 1. to all resident students who are eligible for that reimbursement, the higher educational aids board and the Board of Regents shall reimburse those resident students as provided in s. 39.50 (4).
36.27(3n)(c) (c) The higher educational aids board shall reimburse the board of regents for all academic fees and segregated fees remitted under par. (b) as provided in s. 39.50 (1) and (3m).
36.27(3p) (3p)Fee remission for veterans.
36.27(3p)(a)(a) In this subsection:
36.27(3p)(a)1g. 1g. "Academic fees" has the meaning given in sub. (3n) (a) 1g.
36.27(3p)(a)1m. 1m. "Nonresident tuition" means the amount charged to a nonresident student to enroll in a degree credit course, including the University of Wisconsin-Madison Executive MBA Program. In the case of a distance education, online, or other course for which the amount charged to enroll in the course equals at least 100 percent of the cost of offering the course, "nonresident tuition" includes the regular fees charged to a nonresident student to enroll in the course and any additional fees charged to that student to enroll in that course, other than fees charged for books, supplies, meals, parking, travel, and other miscellaneous expenses incurred for attending the course.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before Sept. 3, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after Sept. 3, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 9-3-14)