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The 2021 Florida Statutes

Title XLVIII
EARLY LEARNING-20 EDUCATION CODE
Chapter 1009
EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS, FEES, AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
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F.S. 1009.30
1009.30 Dual Enrollment Scholarship Program.
(1) The Legislature finds and declares that dual enrollment is an integral part of the education system in this state and should be available for all eligible secondary students without cost to the student. There is established the Dual Enrollment Scholarship Program to support postsecondary institutions in providing dual enrollment.
(2) The Department of Education shall administer the Dual Enrollment Scholarship Program in accordance with rules adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to subsection (9).
(3)(a) Beginning in the 2021 fall term, the program shall reimburse eligible postsecondary institutions for tuition and related instructional materials costs for dual enrollment courses taken by private school or home education program secondary students during the fall or spring terms.
(b) Beginning in the 2022 summer term, the program shall reimburse institutions for tuition and related instructional materials costs for dual enrollment courses taken by public school, private school, or home education program secondary students during the summer term.
(4) A student participating in a dual enrollment program must meet the minimum eligibility requirements specified in s. 1007.271 in order for the institution to receive a reimbursement.
(5) Annually, by March 15, each participating institution must report to the department any eligible secondary students from private schools or home education programs who were enrolled during the previous fall or spring terms. Annually, by July 15, each participating institution must report to the department any eligible public school, private school, or home education program students who were enrolled during the summer term. For each dual enrollment course in which the student is enrolled, the report must include a unique student identifier, the postsecondary institution name, the postsecondary course number, and the postsecondary course name.
(6)(a) School district career centers shall be reimbursed at the in-state resident tuition rate established in s. 1009.22(3)(c).
(b) Florida College System institutions shall be reimbursed at the in-state resident tuition rate established in s. 1009.23(3)(a).
(c) State University System institutions and independent postsecondary institutions shall be reimbursed at the standard tuition rate established in s. 1009.24(4)(a).
(d) Institutions shall be reimbursed for instructional materials costs based on a rate specified in the General Appropriations Act.
(7) For dual enrollment courses taken during the fall and spring terms, the department must reimburse institutions by April 15 of the same year. For dual enrollment courses taken during the summer term, the department must reimburse institutions by August 15 of the same year, before the beginning of the next academic year.
(8) Reimbursement for dual enrollment courses is contingent upon an appropriation in the General Appropriations Act each year. If the statewide reimbursement amount is greater than the appropriation, the institutional reimbursement amounts specified in subsection (6) shall be prorated among the institutions that have reported eligible students to the department by the deadlines specified in subsection (5).
(9) The State Board of Education shall adopt rules to implement this section.
History.ss. 14, 21, ch. 2021-35; s. 4, ch. 2021-160.