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Oklahoma House higher education chair says fully funding concurrent enrollment a priority

Feb 13, 2018 by

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Moving away from her family to attend college was scary for Luana Antuono, but she wasn’t nervous about the academics.

“LuLu” Antuono, of Ardmore, already had a year of college credit under her belt — thanks to concurrent enrollment. She had taken classes at Lone Grove High School and at Murray State College at the same time.

“Going into college I had a total of 24 credit hours. It was nice coming in because I already had a feeling of the courses and the material,” said Antuono, a senior mathematics education major at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

“In high school you don’t know if you’re going to be prepared for college. I had that comfort and confidence,” she said.

Since 2005, Oklahoma’s concurrent enrollment program has allowed juniors and seniors to earn college credit while still in high school. Seniors can receive a tuition waiver for six credit hours per semester.

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education requested $10.6 million to cover 100 percent of the tuition waivers next fiscal year. Right now the state is funding only 27 percent, with the colleges and universities covering the rest.

Source: Oklahoma House higher education chair says fully funding concurrent enrollment a priority | News OK

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