Accelerated degree programs.

Authors: Representative Todd Huston

Co-authors: Representative Terri Jo Austin, Representative Robert Behning, Representative Vernon Smith

Sponsors: Senator Pete Miller, Senator Dennis Kruse

Co-Sponsors: Senator Mark Stoops

Digest

Provides for a higher education award for students who participate in an accelerated degree program. Specifies that a student receiving the award may not receive a Frank O'Bannon award. Appropriates to the commission for higher education: (1) $1,000,000 in the 2015-2017 biennium for start-up grants to state educational institutions to establish accelerated degree programs; and (2) $1,500,000 in state fiscal years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 for awards to students participating in accelerated programs..