The information in this section comes from two sources: (1) North Carolina General Statutes Section 116-143.5, and (2) University of North Carolina Administrative Memorandum No. 375 dated October 22, 1997.
Certain North Carolina teachers may become eligible to be charged the in-state tuition rate even if they do not qualify as residents for tuition purposes under G.S. 116-143.1. These applicants may receive the benefit for courses "relevant to teacher certification or to professional development as a teacher" if approved by the principal of the applicant's school.
To qualify, an applicant must be a teacher or other person paid on the North Carolina teacher salary schedule incident to full-time employment by a North Carolina public school. "Full-time employment" means the employee's duties qualify him/her for membership in the Teacher's and State employees' Retirement System or would so qualify the employee if he/she were employed on a permanent basis. Applicants must qualify academically for admission to UNC-Pembroke.
Additionally, to be eligible, he or she must be a North Carolina legal resident (domiciliary) and must have established North Carolina domicile before the commencement of the approved course(s). However, he or she does not have to have been a legal resident for twelve months.
To apply for the benefit, applicants must submit the following documents to the proper Classification Officer no later than the first day of classes of the term for which this benefit is sought:
a. a completed N.C. Teachers Tuition Benefit application,
b. a completed "Principal's Declaration for In-State Tuition Benefit for N.C. Teachers," and
c. a ten-page application for resident tuition status.
For a detailed explanation of the teachers tuition benefit law and to acquire application forms, applicants should contact the appropriate admissions office. Information concerning the application of this law is on reserve at the Sampson Livermore Library.
Appeals of Eligibility Determinations of Classification Officer must be in writing and signed by the applicant and must be filed by the applicant with that officer within fifteen working days after the applicant receives notice of the eligibility determination. The appeal is submitted to the Residence Status Committee by that officer, who does not vote in that
committee on the disposition of such appeal. The applicant is notified of the date set for consideration of the appeal, and, on request by the applicant, is afforded an opportunity to appear and be heard by the committee.
Any applicant desiring to appeal a determination of the Residence Status Committee must give written notice of that fact to the chairman of the Residence Status Committee within ten days of receipt of the committee's decision. The chairman will promptly process the appeal for transmittal to the State Residence Committee.
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