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Article - Education




§18–14A–04.

    (a)    A public institution of higher education may not charge tuition to a dually enrolled student.

    (b)    (1)    Subject to subsection (d) of this section, for each dually enrolled student who is enrolled in a public school in the county, the county board shall pay for up to a maximum of four courses in which the student is enrolled while a student in a public secondary school in the State:

            (i)    For a public senior institution of higher education, 75% of the cost of tuition; and

            (ii)    For a community college, the lesser of:

                1.    5% of the target per pupil foundation amount established under § 5–202(a) of this article; or

                2.    75% of the cost of tuition.

        (2)    For each course in excess of four in which a dually enrolled student is enrolled, the county board shall pay:

            (i)    For a public senior institution of higher education, 90% of the cost of tuition; and

            (ii)    For a community college, the lesser of:

                1.    5% of the target per pupil foundation amount established under § 5–202(a) of this article; or

                2.    90% of the cost of tuition.

        (3)    If there is an agreement before July 1, 2013, between a public school and a public institution of higher education in which the public institution of higher education charges less than 75% of the cost of tuition to a dually enrolled student, the county board shall pay the cost of tuition under the existing agreement.

    (c)    (1)    (i)    A county board may charge a dually enrolled student a fee not to exceed 90% of the amount paid under subsection (b)(1) of this section.

            (ii)    A county board may charge a dually enrolled student a fee not to exceed 100% of the amount paid under subsection (b)(2) of this section.

        (2)    A county board shall consider the financial ability of students when setting fees.

        (3)    A county board shall waive the fee for students who are eligible for free and reduced price meals.

    (d)    If there is an agreement between a public school and a public institution of higher education in which a public school agrees to pay for more than four courses at a public institution of higher education for a dually enrolled student, the public school shall pay for the number of courses under the agreement.