OKLAHOMA CITY – A program that allows students to earn college credit while in high school is expected to be fully funded this year, two area lawmakers said.

Part of a massive compromise budget bill, Oklahoma’s concurrent enrollment program remains popular among state lawmakers, state Rep. Toni Hassenbeck, R-Elgin, said.

“We are really close with the Senate on total dollars,” she said.

$574 MILLION MORE TO SPEND

Lawmakers are expected to begin hearing budget bills soon. The legislature has about $574 million more to spend than was appropriated for the 2019 fiscal year. Because of that increase, common and higher education officials have asked the legislature to fully fund the concurrent enrollment program.

 

 

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