UW System offers funds for high school students to take college courses

UW System President Ray Cross today proposed a one-year plan to cover tuition costs for all high school students taking UW courses offered in high schools. The funding plan will maintain access to the popular option for the 2014-15 academic year while state policymakers consider funding and policy enhancements to the state’s new Course Options program, enacted as part of the 2013-15 biennial budget. The new law had placed a possible financial burden on school districts. “This one-year stop-gap will buy policymakers the time they need to address the concerns and consequences related to the law’s funding mechanisms,” Cross said, in a statement echoed by Gov. Scott Walker.
Cross will present his plan to the UW System’s Board of Regents at its upcoming June meeting. There’s a news release online.

You may also like...