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136A.15 DEFINITIONS.

Subdivision 1.Scope.

For purposes of sections 136A.15 to 136A.1702, the terms defined in this section have the meanings given them.

Subd. 2.

MS 2018 [Repealed, 2019 c 64 art 2 s 45]

Subd. 3.

[Repealed, 2014 c 149 s 75]

Subd. 4.

[Repealed, 2014 c 149 s 75]

Subd. 5.

[Repealed, 2014 c 149 s 75]

Subd. 6.Eligible institution.

"Eligible institution" means an institution that meets the eligibility requirements under section 136A.155.

Subd. 7.

MS 2018 [Repealed, 2019 c 64 art 2 s 45]

Subd. 8.Eligible student.

"Eligible student" means a student who is officially registered or accepted for enrollment at an eligible institution in Minnesota or a Minnesota resident who is officially registered as a student or accepted for enrollment at an eligible institution in another state. Non-Minnesota residents are eligible students if they are enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a minimum of one course of at least 30 days in length during the academic year that requires physical attendance at an eligible institution located in Minnesota. Non-Minnesota resident students enrolled exclusively during the academic year in correspondence courses or courses offered over the Internet are not eligible students. Non-Minnesota resident students not physically attending classes in Minnesota due to enrollment in a study abroad program for 12 months or less are eligible students. Non-Minnesota residents enrolled in study abroad programs exceeding 12 months are not eligible students. An eligible student, for section 136A.1701, means a student who gives informed consent authorizing the disclosure of data specified in section 136A.162, paragraph (c), to a consumer credit reporting agency.

Subd. 9.Minnesota resident.

"Minnesota resident" means a student who meets one of the following conditions:

(1) a student who has resided in Minnesota for purposes other than postsecondary education for at least 12 months without being enrolled at a postsecondary educational institution for more than five credits in any term;

(2) a dependent student whose parent or legal guardian resides in Minnesota at the time the student applies;

(3) a student who graduated from a Minnesota high school, if the student was a resident of Minnesota during the student's period of attendance at the Minnesota high school and the student is physically attending a Minnesota postsecondary educational institution; or

(4) a student who, after residing in the state for a minimum of one year, earned a high school equivalency certificate in Minnesota.