33-5604 Definitions.

Definitions. As used in this chapter:

(1) "Educational costs" means the dollar amount determined annually by the state board of education as necessary for student tuition, fees, room and board, books and such other expenses reasonably related to attendance at an eligible Idaho postsecondary educational institution.

(2) "Eligible Idaho postsecondary educational institution" means:

(a) A public postsecondary organization governed or supervised by the state board, the board of regents of the university of Idaho, a board of trustees of a community college established pursuant to the provisions of chapter 21, title 33, Idaho Code, or the state board for professional-technical education; or

(b) Any educational organization located in Idaho which is:

(i) Operated privately;

(ii) Classified as not-for-profit under the Idaho Code;

(iii) Under the control of an independent board and not directly controlled or administered by a public or political subdivision; and

(iv) Accredited by an organization recognized by the state board, as provided in section 33-2402, Idaho Code.

(3) "Eligible student" means a student who:

(a) Is an Idaho resident;

(b) Has or will graduate from an accredited high school or equivalent in Idaho as determined by the state board;

(c) Has enrolled or applied as a full-time student to an eligible Idaho postsecondary educational institution; and

(d) Is pursuing an undergraduate degree, certificate or diploma.

(4) "Financial eligibility" means the extent of a person's inability to meet the educational costs associated with attending an eligible Idaho postsecondary educational institution through a model of shared responsibility, taking into account the required and expected contributions of such person's parents, family and personal resources.

(5) "Opportunity scholarship program" means the scholarship program described in this chapter and in the rules established by the state board.

(6) "State board" means the state board of education.