Utah high school students will likely soon have to pay to take concurrent enrollment classes for real this time.
The full Legislature has passed SB162, which would modify a law passed last year that allowed colleges to charge high school students who take concurrent enrollment classes to earn college credit. That law was never implemented because the number of exemptions made it overly difficult to administer, said sponsor Sen. Stephen Urquhart, R-St. George.
SB162 narrows the number of exemptions. As in last year's bill, colleges could charge high school students up to $30 per credit hour. But they would only be allowed to charge $5 if a student qualifies for free or reduced price lunch at school; $10 if the course is taught by a high school instructor at a high school; and $15 if the course is taught through video conferencing.