Florida Senate - 2018 CS for SB 844 By the Committee on Education; and Senator Bean 581-02904-18 2018844c1 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to excess credit hour surcharges; 3 amending s. 1009.286, F.S.; requiring a state 4 university to return up to a specified amount of 5 assessed excess credit hour surcharges to first-time 6 in-college students who meet certain requirements; 7 providing an effective date. 8 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 11 Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subsection (2) of section 12 1009.286, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 13 1009.286 Additional student payment for hours exceeding 14 baccalaureate degree program completion requirements at state 15 universities.— 16 (2) State universities shall require a student to pay an 17 excess hour surcharge for each credit hour in excess of the 18 number of credit hours required to complete the baccalaureate 19 degree program in which the student is enrolled. The excess hour 20 surcharge shall become effective for students who enter a state 21 university for the first time and maintain continuous enrollment 22 as follows: 23 (c) For the 2012-2013 academic year and thereafter, an 24 excess hour surcharge equal to 100 percent of the tuition rate 25 for each credit hour in excess of 110 percent. Notwithstanding 26 the requirements of this subsection, the state university shall 27 refund the excess hour surcharge assessed pursuant to this 28 paragraph, for up to 12 credit hours, to any first-time-in 29 college student who completes a baccalaureate degree program 30 within 4 years after initial enrollment in a state university. 31 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.