There is created the Tuition Eligibility Board, which shall determine the eligibility of any persons applying under the provisions of this article. The Tuition Eligibility Board shall certify to the Alabama Commission on Higher Education the eligible persons to receive tuition assistance under the provisions of Section 36-21-102. The Tuition Eligibility Board shall consist of two members appointed by the Governor, one member appointed by the Executive Board of the Alabama Education Association, one member appointed by the Board of Directors of the Alabama State Policemen’s Association, Inc., one member appointed by the Professional Firefighter’s Association of Alabama, one member appointed by the Alabama Firefighter’s Association, one member appointed by the Alabama State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, one member appointed by the Alabama State Troopers Association, and one member appointed by the Board of Directors of the Alabama Peace Officers’ Association. Each member shall serve four years from the date of appointment and shall have the right of succession. The board shall elect a chairperson from among the members and shall coordinate the implementation of this article with the Alabama Commission on Higher Education. The chairperson shall call meetings of the board to determine eligibility of applicants. Each board member shall receive reimbursement of expenses for duties performed in accordance with the provisions of this article. A majority of the members appointed shall constitute a quorum.

(Acts 1987, No. 87-609, p. 1058, § 5; Act 99-448, p. 1039, § 1.)

Terms Used In Alabama Code 36-21-104

  • board: Tuition Eligibility Board. See Alabama Code 36-21-101
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • tuition: The cost of instruction and fees to the student as stated in the institution's catalog, plus the cost of books and supplies. See Alabama Code 36-21-101