North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 116 Higher Education

Article 1 - The University of North Carolina.

Article 1A - Regional Universities.

Article 2 - Western Carolina University, East Carolina University, Appalachian State University, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Article 3 - Community Colleges.

Article 4 - North Carolina School of the Arts.

Article 5 - Loan Fund for Prospective College Teachers.

  • § 116-71   Purpose of Article
    The purpose of this Article is to encourage, assist, and expedite the postgraduate‑level education and training of competent teachers for the public and private universities,...
  • § 116-72   Fund established
    There is established a loan fund for prospective college teachers to assist capable persons to pursue study and training leading to masters or doctorate degrees...
  • § 116-73   Joint committee for administration of fund; rules and regulations
    "The Scholarship Loan Fund for Prospective College Teachers" shall be the responsibility of the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina and the...
  • § 116-74   Duration of fund; use of repaid loans and interest
    The Scholarship Loan Fund for Prospective College Teachers shall continue in effect until terminated by action of the General Assembly of North Carolina. Such amounts...
  • § 116-74.1 through 116-74.5   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 5A - Center for Advancement of Teaching.

Article 5B - School Administrator Training Programs.

Article 5C - North Carolina Principal Fellows Program.

Article 6-9 - [Repealed.]

Article 10 - State School for the Blind and the Deaf in Raleigh.

Article 11 - North Carolina School for the Deaf at Morganton.

Article 11A - Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf and North Carolina School for the Deaf at Morganton.

Article 12 - The Caswell School.

Article 13 - Colored Orphanage of North Carolina.

Article 13A - Negro Training School for Feebleminded Children.

Article 14 - General Provisions as to Tuition and Fees in Certain State Institutions.

Article 15 - Educational Advantages for Children of World War Veterans.

Article 16 - State Board of Higher Education.

Article 17 - College Revolving Fund.

Article 18 - Scholarship Loan Fund for Prospective Teachers.

Article 18A - Contracts of Minors Borrowing for Higher Education; Scholarship Revocation.

Article 19 - Revenue Bonds for Student Housing.

Article 20 - Motor Vehicles of Students.

Article 21 - Revenue Bonds for Student Housing, Student Activities, Physical Education and Recreation.

Article 21A - Higher Educational Facilities Finance Act.

Article 21B - The Centennial Campus, the Horace Williams Campus, and the Millennial Campuses Financing Act.

  • § 116-198.31   Purpose of Article
    The purpose of this Article is to authorize the Board of Governors of The University of North Carolina to issue revenue bonds, payable from any...
  • § 116-198.32   Credit and taxing power of State not pledged; statement on face of bonds
    Revenue bonds issued as in this Article provided shall not be deemed to constitute a debt or liability of the State or any political subdivision...
  • § 116-198.33   Definitions
    As used in this Article, the following words and terms shall have the following meanings, unless the context shall indicate another or different meaning or...
  • § 116-198.34   General powers of Board of Governors
    The Board may exercise any one or more of the following powers: (1) To determine the location and character of any project or projects, and...
  • § 116-198.35   Issuance of bonds and bond anticipation notes
    The Board is hereby authorized to issue, subject to the approval of the Director of the Budget, at one time or from time to time,...
  • § 116-198.36   Proceeds of bonds are deemed trust funds
    In the discretion of the Board and subject to the approval of the Director of the Budget, any revenue bonds issued under this Article may...
  • § 116-198.37   Fixing fees, rents, and charges; sinking fund
    For the purpose of aiding in the acquisition, construction, or provision of any project and the maintenance, repair, and operation of any project or any...
  • § 116-198.38   Refunding bonds
    The Board is hereby authorized, subject to the approval of the Director of the Budget, to issue from time to time revenue refunding bonds for...
  • § 116-198.39   Bonds are exempt from taxation
    Any bonds issued under this Article shall at all times be exempt from all taxes or assessment, direct or indirect, general or special, whether imposed...
  • § 116-198.40   Article provides additional and alternative method of financing; not exclusive
    This Article shall be deemed to provide an additional and alternative method for the doing of the things authorized hereby and shall be regarded as...

Article 22 - Visiting Speakers at State-Supported Institutions.

Article 23 - State Education Assistance Authority.

  • § 116-201   Purpose and definitions
    (a) The purpose of this Article is to authorize a system of financial assistance, consisting of grants, loans, work‑study or other employment, and other aids,...
  • § 116-202   Authority may buy and sell students' obligations; undertakings of Authority limited to revenues
    In order to facilitate vocational and college education and to promote the industrial and economic development of the State, the State Education Assistance Authority (hereinafter...
  • § 116-203   Authority created as subdivision of State; appointment, terms and removal of board of directors; officers; quorum; expenses and compensation of directors
    There is hereby created and constituted a political subdivision of the State to be known as the "State Education Assistance Authority." The exercise by the...
  • § 116-204   Powers of Authority
    The Authority is hereby authorized and empowered: (1) To fix and revise from time to time and charge and collect fees for its acts and...
  • § 116-205   Title to property; use of State lands; offices
    (a) Title to any property acquired by the Authority shall be taken in the name of the Authority. (b) The State hereby consents, subject to...
  • § 116-206   Acquisition of obligations
    With the proceeds of bonds or any other funds of the Authority available therefor, the Authority may acquire from any bank, insurance company, or educational...
  • § 116-207   Terms of acquisitions
    The Authority shall prescribe the terms, conditions and limitations upon which it will acquire a contingent or direct interest in any obligation and such terms,...
  • § 116-208   Construction of Article
    The provisions of this Article shall be liberally construed to the end that its beneficial purposes may be effectuated. (1965, c. 1180, s. 1.)
  • § 116-209   Reserve Trust Fund created; transfer of Escheat Fund; pledge of security interest for payment of bonds; administration
    The appropriation made to the Authority under this Article shall be used exclusively for the purpose of acquiring contingent or vested rights in obligations which...
  • § 116-209.1   Provisions in conflict
    Any of the foregoing provisions of this Article which shall be in conflict with the provisions hereinbelow set forth shall be repealed to the extent...
  • § 116-209.2   Reserves
    The Authority may provide in any resolution authorizing the issuance of bonds or any trust agreement securing any bonds that proceeds of such bonds may...
  • § 116-209.3   Additional powers
    The Authority is authorized to develop and administer programs and perform all functions necessary or convenient to promote and facilitate the making and insuring of...
  • § 116-209.4   Authority to issue bonds
    The Authority is hereby authorized to provide for the issuance, at one time or from time to time, of revenue bonds of the Authority in...
  • § 116-209.5   Bond resolution
    The resolution providing for the issuance of such bonds may contain such provisions for protecting and enforcing the rights and remedies of the bondholders as...
  • § 116-209.6   Revenues
    The Authority is authorized to fix and collect fees, charges, interest and premiums for making or insuring student loans, purchasing, endorsing or guaranteeing obligations and...
  • § 116-209.7   Trust funds
    Notwithstanding any other provisions of law to the contrary, all money received pursuant to the authority of the Article, whether as proceeds from the sale...
  • § 116-209.8   Remedies
    Any holder of bonds issued under the provisions of this Article or any of the coupons appertaining thereto, except to the extent the rights herein...
  • § 116-209.9   Negotiability of bonds
    All bonds issued under the provisions of this Article shall have and are hereby declared to have all the qualities and incidents, including negotiability, of...
  • § 116-209.10   Bonds eligible for investment
    Bonds issued by the Authority under the provisions of this Article are hereby made securities in which all public officers and public bodies of the...
  • § 116-209.11   Additional pledge
    Notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary herein, the Authority is hereby authorized to pledge as security for any bonds issued hereunder any contract between...
  • § 116-209.12   Credit of State not pledged
    Bonds issued under the provisions of this Article shall not be deemed to constitute a debt, liability or obligation of the State or of any...
  • § 116-209.13   Tax exemption
    The exercise of the powers granted by this Article in all respects will be for the benefit of the people of the State, for their...
  • § 116-209.14   Annual reports
    The Authority shall, following the close of each fiscal year, publish an annual report of its activities for the preceding year to the Governor and...
  • § 116-209.15   Merger of trust fund
    The Authority may merge into the Loan Fund the trust fund established pursuant to G.S. 116‑209 hereof and may transfer from such trust fund to...
  • § 116-209.16   Other powers; criteria
    The Authority, in addition to all the powers more specifically vested hereunder, shall have all other powers necessary or convenient to carry out and effectuate...
  • § 116-209.17   Establishment of student assistance program
    The Authority is authorized, in addition to all other powers and duties vested or imposed under this Article, to establish and administer a statewide student...
  • § 116-209.18   Powers of Authority to administer student assistance program
    In order to accomplish the purposes of this Article the Authority is authorized: (1) To receive from the general fund or other sources such sums...
  • § 116-209.19   Grants to students
    The Authority is authorized to make grants to eligible students enrolled or to be enrolled in eligible institutions in North Carolina out of such money...
  • § 116-209.20   Public purpose
    No expenditure of funds under this Article shall be made for any purpose other than a public purpose. (1971, c. 392, s. 11.)
  • § 116-209.21   Cooperation of the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina
    The Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina shall provide the secretariat for the Authority. The Executive Director of the Authority, who shall...
  • § 116-209.22   Constitutional construction
    The provisions of this Article are severable, and if any of its provisions shall be held unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision...
  • § 116-209.23   Inconsistent laws inapplicable
    Insofar as the provisions of this Article are inconsistent with the provisions of any general or special laws, or parts thereof, the provisions of this...
  • § 116-209.24   Parental loans
    (a) Policy. The General Assembly of North Carolina hereby finds and declares that the making and insuring of loans to the eligible parents of students...
  • § 116-209.25   Parental Savings Trust Fund
    (a) Policy. The General Assembly of North Carolina hereby finds and declares that encouraging parents and other interested parties to save for the postsecondary education...
  • § 116-209.26   Education Access Rewards North Carolina Scholars Fund
    (a) The following definitions apply to this section: (1) Academic year. A period of time in which a student in matriculated status is expected to...
  • § 116-209.27   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • § 116-209.28   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • § 116-209.29   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • § 116-209.30   Social Workers' Education Loan Fund
    (a) There is established the Social Workers' Education Loan Fund to be administered by the State Education Assistance Authority, in consultation with the Department of...
  • § 116-209.31   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • § 116-209.32   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • § 116-209.33   Scholarship Loan Fund for Prospective Teachers
    (a) There is established a revolving fund known as the "Scholarship Loan Fund for Prospective Teachers". The purpose of the Fund is to provide scholarship...
  • § 116-209.34   Fund administered by State Education Assistance Authority; rule-making authority
    (a) The State Education Assistance Authority shall establish the terms and conditions for the scholarship loans consistent with the following: (1) The loan amount shall...
  • § 116-209.35   Teacher Assistant Scholarship Fund
    (a) There is established the Teacher Assistant Scholarship Fund. The purpose of the Fund is to provide scholarships to teacher assistants who are pursuing college...
  • § 116-209.36   Physical Education - Coaching Scholarship Loan Fund
    (a) There is established the Physical Education Coaching Scholarship Loan Fund. The purpose of the Fund is to provide scholarship loans to students who are...
  • § 116-209.37   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • § 116-209.38   Future Teachers of North Carolina Scholarship Loan Fund
    (a) There is established the Future Teachers of North Carolina Scholarship Loan Fund. The purpose of the Fund is to provide a two‑year scholarship loan...
  • § 116-209.39   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • § 116-209.40   John B. McLendon Scholarship Fund
    (a) Fund Established. The John B. McLendon Scholarship Fund is established as a special fund. The Fund shall be administered by the State Education Assistance...

Article 24 - Learning Institute of North Carolina.

Article 25 - Disruption on Campuses of State-Owned Institutions of Higher Education.

Article 26 - Liability Insurance or Self-Insurance.

Article 27 - Private Institution Towing Procedures.

  • § 116-229   Post-towing procedures
    If a private college or university employs law‑enforcement officers so that Article 7A, Chapter 20, would otherwise apply to the removal and disposal of motor...

Article 28 - North Carolina-Israel Visiting Scholar Program.

  • § 116-230   North Carolina-Israel Visiting Scholar Program
    (a) There is created the North Carolina‑Israel Visiting Scholar Program for the purpose of granting funds to members of the faculties of the constituent institutions...

Article 29 - The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.

Article 30 - [Western] North Carolina Arboretum.

  • § 116-240   Establishment of Arboretum
    The North Carolina Arboretum is established on land being provided by the United States Forest Service from property presently designated as the Bent Creek Experimental...
  • § 116-241   Purpose and scope of Arboretum
    The Arboretum shall be prepared for viewing and maintaining the necessary plantings that will be added to the present vegetation of the site in order...
  • § 116-242   Administration of Arboretum; acceptance of gifts and grants
    The Arboretum shall be administered by The University of North Carolina through the Board of Directors established in G.S. 116‑243. State funds for the administration...
  • § 116-243   Board of directors established; appointments
    A board of directors to govern the operation of the Arboretum is established, to be appointed as follows: (1) Two by the Governor, initially, one...
  • § 116-244   Duties of board of directors
    The board of directors of the Arboretum has the following duties and responsibilities: (1) Development of the policies and procedures concerning the use of the...
  • § 116-245 through 116-249   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 31 - Piedmont Triad Research Institute and Graduate Engineering Program.

Article 32 - Health Information.