Higher Education

SB 273 (Horner/Boyd (Betty)): Enables the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE) to award the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP) benefits for post-secondary units taken more than five years after the students first semester of enrollment, but no more than five consecutive years in hardship circumstances. Gives OSRHE the authority to establish credit hour limits to which OHLAP benefits apply. Grants OSRHE the authority to process student agreements, verify compliance with the agreements and certify a students' financial qualifications.

HB 1921 (Steidley/Williams): Authorizes the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Educaton to increase general enrollment fees for institutions of higher education. The Legislature states intent that the State Regents conduct a study of implementing a four-year fixed rate of tuition effective for students entering college in the fall 1998 semester.



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