Providing instruction not available at state-supported institutions — College or university instruction.
The State Board of Education, under such rules and regulations as it shall determine, may provide assistance for residents of Alabama for instruction on the college or university level at private nondenominational institutions when such instruction is not available to such residents at public, state-supported educational institutions in Alabama. The State Board of Education shall, by its rules and regulations, determine the qualifications of persons who may be aided under the provisions of this section, and the decision as to the qualifications of persons by the State Board of Education shall be final. The State Board of Education may provide assistance for instruction on the college or university level at any private nondenominational institution as it deems necessary, within or without the state boundaries. The State Board of Education shall provide assistance for such college or university instruction within the limits of the appropriations available for this purpose at a cost per student not exceeding the probable cost of such instruction if it were available at a state-supported institution. The State Board of Education, in providing assistance in such instruction, may take into account differences in travel, tuition and living expenses.
(Acts 1959, 2nd Ex. Sess., No. 127, p. 378, § 1.)