3345.32 Student noncompliance with selective service law.

(A) As used in this section:

(1) "State university or college" means the institutions described in section 3345.27 of the Revised Code and the northeast Ohio medical university.

(2) "Resident" has the meaning specified by rule of the chancellor of the Ohio board of regents.

(3) "Statement of selective service status" means a statement certifying one of the following:

(a) That the individual filing the statement has registered with the selective service system in accordance with the "Military Selective Service Act," 62 Stat. 604, 50 U.S.C. App. 453, as amended;

(b) That the individual filing the statement is not required to register with the selective service for one of the following reasons:

(i) The individual is under eighteen or over twenty-six years of age.

(ii) The individual is on active duty with the armed forces of the United States other than for training in a reserve or national guard unit.

(iii) The individual is a nonimmigrant alien lawfully in the United States in accordance with section 101 (a)(15) of the "Immigration and Nationality Act," 8 U.S.C. 1101 , as amended.

(iv) The individual is not a citizen of the United States and is a permanent resident of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands or the Northern Mariana Islands.

(4) "Institution of higher education" means any eligible institution approved by the United States department of education pursuant to the "Higher Education Act of 1965," 79 Stat. 1219, as amended, or any institution whose students are eligible for financial assistance under any of the programs described by division (E) of this section.

(B) The chancellor shall, by rule, specify the form of statements of selective service status to be filed in compliance with divisions (C) to (E) of this section. Each statement of selective service status shall contain a section wherein a male student born after December 31, 1959, certifies that the student has registered with the selective service system in accordance with the "Military Selective Service Act," 62 Stat. 604, 50 U.S.C. App. 453, as amended. For those students not required to register with the selective service, as specified in divisions (A)(2)(b)(i) to (iv) of this section, a section shall be provided on the statement of selective service status for the certification of nonregistration and for an explanation of the reason for the exemption. The chancellor may require that such statements be accompanied by documentation specified by rule of the chancellor.

(C) A state university or college that enrolls in any course, class, or program a male student born after December 31, 1959, who has not filed a statement of selective service status with the university or college shall, regardless of the student's residency, charge the student any tuition surcharge charged students who are not residents of this state.

(D) No male born after December 31, 1959, shall be eligible to receive any loan, grant, scholarship, or other financial assistance for educational expenses granted under section 3315.33 , 3333.12 , 3333.122 , 3333.21 , 3333.22 , 3333.26 , 3333.391 , 5910.03 , 5910.032 , or 5919.34 of the Revised Code, financed by an award under the choose Ohio first scholarship program established under section 3333.61 of the Revised Code, or financed by an award under the Ohio co-op/internship program established under section 3333.72 of the Revised Code, unless that person has filed a statement of selective service status with that person's institution of higher education.

(E) If an institution of higher education receives a statement from an individual certifying that the individual has registered with the selective service system in accordance with the "Military Selective Service Act," 62 Stat. 604, 50 U.S.C. App. 453, as amended or that the individual is exempt from registration for a reason other than that the individual is under eighteen years of age, the institution shall not require the individual to file any further statements. If it receives a statement certifying that the individual is not required to register because the individual is under eighteen years of age, the institution shall require the individual to file a new statement of selective service status each time the individual seeks to enroll for a new academic term or makes application for a new loan or loan guarantee or for any form of financial assistance for educational expenses, until it receives a statement certifying that the individual has registered with the selective service system or is exempt from registration for a reason other than that the individual is under eighteen years of age.

Cite as R.C. § 3345.32

History. Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.18, HB 139, §1, eff. 4/29/2011.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 7/17/2009.

Effective Date: 09-30-1998; 05-06-2005; 09-29-2005; 07-01-2006; 2007 HB119 06-30-2007; 2008 HB554 09-12-2008