Section 23-38.55 of the Senior Citizens Higher Education
Act defines several words and terms. Unless otherwise noted, they shall have
the following meanings ascribed to them: 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
Chapter 4.5 (§ 23-38.54 et seq.) of Title 23 Article 7 (§ 23.1-639
et seq.) of Chapter 6 of Title 23.1 of the Code of Virginia.
8VAC40-20-60. Notification to senior citizens.
As required in
§ 23-38.59 § 23.1-641 of the Code
of Virginia, each state-supported institution shall prominently include in its catalogue
a statement of the benefits available to senior citizens under this program.