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2015 Regular Session
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Bill Title: Relating to degree programs at public universities; and declaring an emergency.
Catchline/Summary: Establishes Affordable Baccalaureate Degree Act.
Requires public universities to offer two or more bachelor's degrees at cost of $10,000 or less] work toward offering baccalaureate degrees at fixed cost significantly less than cost of traditional baccalaureate degree at university. Establishes degree requirements.] Requires public universities to first offer low-cost degree programs for 2019-2020 academic year.] Requires community colleges to develop streamlined transfer and dual enrollment programs. Requires Higher Education Coordinating Commission to analyze options and feasibility of offering affordable baccalaureate degrees at public universities. Lists factors commission must consider as part of analysis. Sunsets July 1, 2016. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
Chapter Number: Chapter 214
Fiscal Impact: Has Minimal Fiscal Impact
Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact
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