(a) For purposes of this section, the following words have the following meanings:
(1) INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION. An institution of higher education located in this state which meets the requirements of and conforms to the definitions contained in the federal Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, 20 United States Code, Section 1001(a) and the regulations, guidelines, and procedures promulgated by the U.S. Secretary of Education.
(2) NONRESIDENT STUDENT. A nonresident who is 17 years of age or older and under 24 years of age who is enrolled as a full-time student at an institution of higher education.
(b) A nonresident student who is enrolled at an institution of higher education may purchase any noncommercial resident hunting, fishing, or combination hunting and fishing license or permit issued pursuant to Chapters 11 and 12, except a lifetime resident hunting or fishing license or a combination lifetime resident hunting and fishing license, for the same fee as the respective resident license and shall have the same privileges as a resident holder of the same respective license or permit.
(c) In order to obtain a hunting, fishing, or combination hunting and fishing license or permit, a nonresident student shall submit proof that he or she is a nonresident student pursuant to rules adopted by the Commissioner of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.