Sections
Article 1 Classification of Students for Tuition Purposes 15-1801 – 15-1809.01
Article 2 Admission of Students 15-1821 – 15-1825
Article 3 Vocational Programs 15-1831
Article 4 Selective Service Registration and Student Loan Repayment 15-1841
Article 5 Commission for Postsecondary Education 15-1851 – 15-1856
Article 6 Students’ Rights 15-1861 – 15-1869
Article 7 College Savings Plan 15-1871 – 15-1879
Article 8 Fingerprinting of Students 15-1881
Article 9 College Course Materials Information 15-1891
Article 10 Voting Information for Postsecondary Students 15-1895
Article 11 Faculty Employment Decisions 15-1896
Article 12 Private Postsecondary Institution Peace Officers 15-1897
Article 13 College Credit for Military Service 15-1898

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 15 > Chapter 14

  • Account: means an individual trust account in the fund established as prescribed in this article. See Arizona Laws 15-1871
  • Account owner: means the person who enters into a tuition savings agreement pursuant to this article, who is an account owner within the meaning of section 529 of the internal revenue code and who is designated at the time an account is opened as having the right to withdraw monies from the account before the account is disbursed to or for the benefit of the designated beneficiary. See Arizona Laws 15-1871
  • Account servicing: means the holding of documents or written instruments and the receipt and disbursement of payments according to the instructions of the parties to the documents or written instruments. See Arizona Laws 6-801
  • Affiliate: means an entity that directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, controls, is controlled by or is under common control with the entity specified. See Arizona Laws 6-801
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Armed forces of the United States: means the army, the navy, the air force, the marine corps, the coast guard, the commissioned corps of the United States public health services, the national oceanographic and atmospheric administration, the national guard and any military reserve unit of any branch of the armed forces of the United States. See Arizona Laws 15-1801
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bank: means a corporation that holds a banking permit issued pursuant to chapter 2 of this title. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Branch: means any banking office other than the principal banking office. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Charter school: means a public school established by contract with the state board of education, the state board for charter schools, a university under the jurisdiction of the Arizona board of regents, a community college district or a group of community college districts pursuant to article 8 of this chapter to provide learning that will improve pupil achievement. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Commission: means the commission for postsecondary education established by section 15-1851. See Arizona Laws 15-1871
  • Committee: means the family college savings program oversight committee. See Arizona Laws 15-1871
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Continuous attendance: means enrollment at an educational institution in this state as a full-time student, as such term is defined by the governing body of the educational institution, for a normal academic year since the beginning of the period for which continuous attendance is claimed. See Arizona Laws 15-1801
  • Control: means ownership or the power to vote, either directly or indirectly, more than twenty per cent of the outstanding voting shares of the controlled person. See Arizona Laws 6-801
  • Course: means organized subject matter in which instruction is offered within a given period of time and for which credit toward promotion, graduation or certification is usually given. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Department: means the department of financial institutions. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Designated beneficiary: means a person who qualifies as a designated beneficiary under section 529 of the internal revenue code and, except as provided in section 15-1875, subsections P and Q, with respect to an account, who is designated at the time the account is opened as the person whose higher education expenses are expected to be paid from the account or, if this designated beneficiary is replaced in accordance with section 15-1875, subsections D, E and F, the replacement beneficiary. See Arizona Laws 15-1871
  • Domicile: means a person's true, fixed and permanent home and place of habitation. See Arizona Laws 15-1801
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Eligible educational institution: means an institution of higher education that qualifies under section 529 of the internal revenue code as an eligible educational institution. See Arizona Laws 15-1871
  • Emancipated person: means a person who is neither under a legal duty of service to his parent nor entitled to the support of such parent under the laws of this state. See Arizona Laws 15-1801
  • enrollment: means that a pupil is currently registered in the school district. See Arizona Laws 15-901
  • Escrow: means any transaction in which any escrow property is delivered with or without transfer of legal or equitable title, or both, and irrespective of whether a debtor-creditor relationship is created, to a person not otherwise having any right, title or interest therein in connection with the sale, transfer, encumbrance or lease of real or personal property, to be delivered or redelivered by that person upon the contingent happening or nonhappening of a specified event or performance or nonperformance of a prescribed act, when it is then to be delivered by such person to a grantee, grantor, promisee, promisor, obligee, obligor, bailee or bailor, or any designated agent or employee of any of them. See Arizona Laws 6-801
  • Escrow agent: means any person engaged in the business of accepting escrows. See Arizona Laws 6-801
  • Escrow business: means a commercial activity characterized by the regular and continuous carrying on of escrow transactions. See Arizona Laws 6-801
  • Escrow property: means property, money, a written instrument or evidence of title or possession to real or personal property or any other thing of value. See Arizona Laws 6-801
  • Federal deposit insurance corporation: includes any successor to the corporation or other agency or instrumentality of the United States that undertakes to discharge the purposes of the corporation. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Financial institution: means any bank, commercial bank, national bank, savings bank, savings and loan association, credit union, insurance company, brokerage firm or other similar entity that is authorized to do business in this state. See Arizona Laws 15-1871
  • Financial institution: means banks, trust companies, savings and loan associations, credit unions, consumer lenders, international banking facilities and financial institution holding companies under the jurisdiction of the department. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Fiscal year: means the year beginning July 1 and ending June 30. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Full-time student: means :

    (i) For common schools, a student who is at least six years of age before January 1 of a school year, who has not graduated from the highest grade taught in the school district and who is regularly enrolled in a course of study required by the state board of education. See Arizona Laws 15-901

  • Fund: means the family college savings program trust fund that constitutes a public instrumentality of this state and that is established by section 15-1873. See Arizona Laws 15-1871
  • Governing board: means a body organized for the government and management of the schools within a school district or a county school superintendent in the conduct of an accommodation school. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • High school district: means a political subdivision of this state offering instruction to students for grades nine through twelve or that portion of the budget of a common school district that is allocated to teaching high school subjects with permission of the state board of education. See Arizona Laws 15-901
  • Individual conduct that materially and substantially infringes on the rights of other persons to engage in or listen to expressive activity: means conduct by a person who, with the intent to or the knowledge of doing so, materially and substantially prevents the communication of a message or prevents the transaction of the business of a lawful meeting, gathering or procession by doing any of the following:

    (a) Engaging in fighting or violent or other unlawful behavior. See Arizona Laws 15-1861

  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Judgement: The official decision of a court finally determining the respective rights and claims of the parties to a suit.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • License: means a license issued pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 6-801
  • Licensee: means a person licensed pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 6-801
  • Member of the family: means any of the following:

    (a) A son or daughter of a person or a descendant of the son or daughter of the person. See Arizona Laws 15-1871

  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • National credit union administration: includes any successor to the organization or other agency or instrumentality of the United States that undertakes to discharge the purposes of the organization. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Nonqualified withdrawal: means a withdrawal from an account other than one of the following:

    (a) A qualified withdrawal. See Arizona Laws 15-1871

  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Parent: means the natural or adoptive parent of a child or a person who has custody of a child. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Parent: means a person's father or mother, or if one parent has custody, that parent, or if there is no surviving parent or the whereabouts of the parents are unknown, then a guardian of an unemancipated person if there are not circumstances indicating that such guardianship was created primarily for the purpose of conferring the status of an in-state student on such unemancipated person. See Arizona Laws 15-1801
  • Peace officers: means sheriffs of counties, constables, marshals, policemen of cities and towns, commissioned personnel of the department of public safety, personnel who are employed by the state department of corrections and the department of juvenile corrections and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, peace officers who are appointed by a multicounty water conservation district and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, police officers who are appointed by community college district governing boards and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, police officers who are appointed by the Arizona board of regents and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, police officers who are appointed by the governing body of a public airport pursuant to section 28-8426 and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, peace officers who are appointed by a private postsecondary institution pursuant to section 15-1897 and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board and special agents from the office of the attorney general, or of a county attorney, and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Person: means an individual, an individual's legal representative or any other legal entity authorized to establish a savings account under section 529 of the internal revenue code and the corresponding regulations. See Arizona Laws 15-1871
  • person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, association or public or private organization of any kind. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Plea agreement: An arrangement between the prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the defendant in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for special considerations. Source:
  • Private school: means a nonpublic institution where instruction is imparted. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Program: means the family college savings program that is established under this article and that constitutes a qualified tuition program as defined in section 529 of the internal revenue code. See Arizona Laws 15-1871
  • Public forum: includes both a traditional public forum, which is any open, outdoor area on the campus of a university or community college, and a designated public forum, which is any facility, building or part of a building that the university or community college has opened to students or student organizations for expression. See Arizona Laws 15-1861
  • Qualified higher education expenses: means tuition, fees, books, supplies, room and board and equipment required for enrollment or attendance of a designated beneficiary at an eligible educational institution and expenses for special needs services in the case of a special needs beneficiary that are incurred in connection with enrollment or attendance, if these expenses meet the definition of qualified higher education expenses in section 529 of the internal revenue code. See Arizona Laws 15-1871
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • School district: means a political subdivision of this state with geographic boundaries organized for the purpose of the administration, support and maintenance of the public schools or an accommodation school. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Subdivision trust: means an agreement in which title to real property or an interest therein is held for the limited purpose of holding, subdividing, developing or selling real property or an interest therein, or to facilitate any business transaction with respect thereto and under which agreement the trustee acts pursuant to direction of its beneficiaries, and without discretionary powers, with respect to the holding, subdivision, development or sale of real estate or an interest therein or the disposition of the proceeds therefrom. See Arizona Laws 6-801
  • Subject: means a division or field of organized knowledge, such as English or mathematics, or a selection from an organized body of knowledge for a course or teaching unit, such as the English novel or elementary algebra. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Superintendent: means the superintendent of financial institutions. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Title: includes this title, title 32, chapters 9 and 36 and title 44, chapter 2. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • University: means a university under the jurisdiction of the Arizona board of regents. See Arizona Laws 15-1861