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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education
Agency 40. State Council of Higher Education For Virginia
Chapter 20. Regulations for the Senior Citizen Higher Education Program

8VAC40-20-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Course" means any course of study offered in any state institution of higher education including the regular curriculum of any department, or school, or subdivision of any such institution or any special course given for any purpose, including but not limited to, adult education.

"Full-time equivalent student (FTES)" means the statistic used for budgetary purposes by the Commonwealth. It is derived by calculating total credit hours generated by students at a particular level and dividing that number by the number of credit hours generally considered a full-time load at that level.

"Senior citizen" means any person who, before the beginning of any term, semester or quarter in which such person claims entitlement to the benefits of this chapter, (i) has reached 60 years of age, and (ii) has had his legal domicile in this Commonwealth for one year.

"Senior Citizens Higher Education Act" is set forth in Article 7 (§ 23.1-639 et seq.) of Chapter 6 of Title 23.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§§ 23.1-203 and 23.1-640 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR380-01-01 § 1, eff. November 26, 1986; amended, Virginia Register Volume 5, Issue 21, eff. August 16, 1989; Volume 33, Issue 13, eff. February 20, 2017.

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