SESSION LAW 2008-135




AN ACT to waive fees as well as tuition for certain persons attending classes at a constituent institution of the university of north carolina or at a community college.


The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:


SECTION 1.  The title of Chapter 115B of the General Statutes reads as rewritten:

"Chapter 115B.

Tuition and Fee Waivers."

SECTION 2.  Chapter 115B of the General Statutes is amended by adding a new section to read:

" 115B-2A.  Fee waiver authorized.

The constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina and the community colleges as defined in G.S. 115D-2(2) shall permit any person to attend classes for up to six hours of credit or noncredit purposes each academic semester without the required payment of fees, excluding textbooks, the community colleges computer use and technology fee, and community college course specific fees, if the person has attained the age of 65 and qualifies as a legal resident of North Carolina and as a resident for tuition purposes in accordance with definitions of residency that may from time to time be adopted by the Board of Governors and published in the residency manual of the Board of Governors."

SECTION 3.  This act becomes effective August 1, 2008, and applies to classes for any academic semester beginning on or after that date.

In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 8th day of July, 2008.



                                                                    s/ Beverly E. Perdue

                                                                         President of the Senate



                                                                    s/ Joe Hackney

                                                                         Speaker of the House of Representatives



                                                                    s/ Michael F. Easley




Approved 8:15 p.m. this 28th day of July, 2008