Texas Senate approves bill to invest $430M in additional funding for community colleges

The Senate’s version of House Bill 8, authored by Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, would award money to colleges based on the number of students who earn “credentials of value,” complete at least 15 hours of courses and transfer to a four-year university, enroll in dual credit courses, or take courses that “apply toward academic or workforce program requirements.”

It would also create the Financial Aid for Swift Transfer program to enroll high school students who are economically disadvantaged in dual credit courses at no cost.

Read more from the Austin American-Statesman.


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