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Bill Detail: SB24-164

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Title Institution of Higher Education Transparency Requirements
Status House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments (04/22/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Higher Education
House Sponsors J. McCluskie (D)
R. Pugliese (R)
Senate Sponsors J. Buckner (D)
P. Lundeen (R)
House Committee Education
Senate Committee Education
Date Introduced 02/21/2024
Summary

The bill adds the following rights to the rights of higher education
students:
  • Cost transparency regarding a postsecondary education
program;
  • A timely response on whether transfer credit will be
accepted by a public institution of higher education
(institution); and
  • The right to appeal an institution's decision not to accept a
student's request to transfer credits.
The bill makes changes to the statewide common course
numbering system to guarantee certain course transfer credits between
community colleges, local district colleges, and area technical colleges.
The bill requires the department of higher edcation to establish an
appeal process if an institution wrongfully denies a student's transfer
credit.
The bill requires an institution to issue a decision to a student
regarding the acceptance or denial of transfer credits within 30 days after
the date the student submits a request for transfer credit.
Beginning January 1, 2025, the bill requires an institution to
provide a financial aid and cost disclosure form to a student prior to the
student decision deadline to accept admission to the institution.

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