In-State Student: A student who is a legal resident of the state in which they attend school.

Institute: Any educational entity which confers or offers to confer a degree or which furnishes or offers to furnish instruction leading toward, or prerequisite to, academic credit or a degree beyond the secondary level. The term includes any independent institute chartered in a specific state and any centre or branch campus of an out-of-state institute.

Institutional System: Two or more institutions of higher education under the control or supervision of a single administrative body.

Instructional Faculty: Members of the Instruction/Research Staff whose primary assignment is instruction including those with release time for research.