Rules and WACs

Council Rule-Making and WACs

Laws approved by the House, Senate, and Governor become part of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW). New or revised RCWs laws often require agencies to do something new or to change the way something is done. Agencies then develop processes and procedures for putting those laws into action. These processes and procedures are known as rules and are codified in the Washington Administrative Code (WAC).

At the Washington Student Achievement Council, most WACs focus on financial aid program management or authorization of institutions and degree programs.

References

This page is provided in accordance with the requirements of RCW 34.05.270.

Proposed Public Hearings

College Bound Scholarship

College Bound Scholarship Rules Hearing

WSAC will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 beginning at 12:30 p.m. to receive oral and written comments regarding proposed amendments to update chapter 250-84 WAC, College Bound Scholarship Rules.  A copy of the proposed amendments may be found at the Washington State Register, Issue 20-06-054.

Due to the proclamation of a State of Emergency for all counties throughout Washington as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and subsequent amendatory proclamations including an order prohibiting in-person public meetingsthe public hearing to receive comments on the proposed rule amendments previously scheduled to take place at the offices of the Washington Student Achievement Council will be conducted entirely in an online or telephonic format.

During the current public health emergency, the public is strongly encouraged to provide comments in writing by regular mail or by email. You are encouraged to submit written comments regarding the proposed rules by mail to Sarah Weiss, Associate Director for College Access and Support, PO Box 43430, Olympia, WA  98504-3430 or by email to sarahwe@wsac.wa.gov.

If you are unable to submit comments in writing prior to the hearing date, public comments will be received during the hearing on April 7th which will be conducted entirely online through GoToMeeting videoconferencing, with a call-in option to participate in the hearing.

Join the Hearing

To join the hearing from your computer, tablet or smartphone: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/702854797

You can also dial in using your phone:

United States: +1 (786) 535-3211

Access Code: 702-854-797

 

Washington College Grant

Washington College Grant public hearing

WSAC will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 beginning at 2:00 p.m. to receive oral and written comments regarding proposed rules governing state financial aid programs. The proposed rules create a new chapter 250-21 WAC, State student financial aid program – Washington college grant, and repeal existing chapter 250-20 WAC for the former State Need Grant program. A copy of the proposed rules may be found at the Washington State Register, Issue 20-06-052.

Due to the proclamation of a State of Emergency for all counties throughout Washington as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and subsequent amendatory proclamations including an order prohibiting in-person public meetingsthe public hearing to receive comments on the proposed rule amendments previously scheduled to take place at the offices of the Washington Student Achievement Council will be conducted entirely in an online or telephonic format.

During the current public health emergency, the public is strongly encouraged to provide comments in writing by regular mail or by email. You are encouraged to submit written comments regarding the proposed rules by mail to Carla Idohl-Corwin, Senior Associate Director for Need Based Programs and Operations, PO Box 43430, Olympia, WA  98504-3430 or by email to wcgwac@wsac.wa.gov.

If you are unable to submit comments in writing prior to the hearing date, public comments will be received during the hearing on April 7th which will be conducted entirely online through GoToMeeting videoconferencing, with a call-in option to participate in the hearing.

Join the Hearing

To join the hearing from your computer, tablet or smartphone: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/940971749

You can also dial in using your phone:

United States: +1 (872) 240-3212

Access Code: 940-971-749