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No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would require the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to adopt rules requiring institutions to allow students that re-enroll at the institution or another institution of higher education following a break in enrollment covering the preceding 24 months and that have successfully completed at least 50 semester credit hours at an institution of higher education to drop one additional course from the amount currently allowed by the Education Code.
The bill would provide that THECB not exclude semester credit hours for courses taken up to three times by students under this exception for hours reported for formula funding.
Formula funding restrictions are put in place in order to provide an incentive for universities to encourage their students to complete their degrees in a timely manner. This bill infringes on personal responsibility by setting a different, lower, standard for degree completion for certain students. For this reason we oppose SB 1782.