2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-3953.1. Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Trust Fund.
A. There is hereby created a trust fund to be known as the "Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Trust Fund". The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education shall be the trustees of said Trust Fund.
B. The State Regents shall utilize said Trust Fund to implement the provisions of Sections 2601 through 2605 of this title.
C. The Trust Fund principal shall consist of monies the Legislature appropriates or transfers to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education for the Trust Fund and any monies or assets contributed to the Trust Fund from any other source, public or private. All monies accruing to the credit of said fund are hereby appropriated and may be budgeted and expended by the State Regents. Expenditures from said fund shall be made upon warrants issued by the State Treasurer against claims filed as prescribed by law with the Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services for approval and payment.
D. Notwithstanding other provisions of law, income and investment return on Trust Fund principal shall accrue to the Trust Fund for use as provided by authorization of the trustees for the purposes provided in Sections 2601 through 2605 of this title. The State Regents may also utilize the Trust Fund principal for the purposes provided in Sections 2601 through 2605 of this title. Except as otherwise provided by law, no such income or investment return or principal shall be used for administrative expenses; expenses incurred by the State Regents in the administration of the Trust Fund and of the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program established by the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Act shall be paid from monies appropriated to the State Regents coordinating board for their general operating budget.
E. The Regents shall adopt rules for accomplishing transfer of funds from the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Trust Fund to the appropriate institutional Educational and General Operations Revolving Funds, as provided in Section 3901 of this title, to private institutions, and to the appropriate technology center school district to cover general enrollment fees or tuition for eligible students pursuant to the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Act. Allocations from the Trust Fund may be made only for the purpose of covering the general enrollment fees or tuition of eligible students. No portion of the Trust Fund may be used or allocated for administrative or operating expenses of any higher education institution or technology center school.
Added by Laws 1992, c. 353, § 6, eff. July 1, 1992. Amended by Laws 2001, c. 33, § 150, eff. July 1, 2001; Laws 2007, c. 355, § 8, emerg. eff. June 4, 2007; Laws 2012, c. 304, § 639.