As used in this article, unless the context requires otherwise, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
(1) BOARD. Tuition Eligibility Board.
(2) ELIGIBLE PROGRAM. Any program leading to a diploma, certificate, or undergraduate degree in a state college, state community college, state junior college, state technical college, or state university.
(3) TUITION. The cost of instruction and fees to the student as stated in the institution's catalog, plus the cost of books and supplies.
(4) VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER. Any person who meets all requirements set forth by his or her department, as attested by the chief of that department, and who is any of the following:
a. A member of a certified volunteer fire department as provided in Section 9-3-17.
b. A volunteer firefighter of a fire department of an incorporated municipality.
c. A volunteer firefighter of a fire district established pursuant to state law.
(Acts 1987, No. 87-609, p. 1058, §2; Act 2009-631, p. 1935, §1.)