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CS/HB 565 — Excess Credit Hour Surcharges

by Education Committee and Rep. Mariano and others CS/SB 844 by Education Committee and Senator Bean)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Education Committee (ED)

The bill requires a state university to refund the assessed excess hour surcharge, for up to 12 credit hours, to any first-time-in-college student who completes a baccalaureate degree program within 4 years after his or her initial enrollment in a state university.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2018.

Vote: Senate 37-0; House 115-0