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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 9PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT IN PUBLIC TWO-YEAR COLLEGES
SUBCHAPTER NBACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAMS
RULE §9.677Funding

(a) Except as provided by subsection (b) of this section, a degree program created under this subchapter may be funded solely by a public junior college's proportionate share of state appropriations under §130.003, local funds, and private sources.

(b) This subchapter does not require the legislature to appropriate state funds to support a degree program created under this subchapter. Nor does this subsection prohibit the legislature from directly appropriating state funds to support junior-level and senior-level courses to which this subsection applies.

(c) The coordinating board shall weigh contact hours attributable to students enrolled in a junior-level or senior-level course offered under this subchapter used to determine a public junior college's proportionate share of state appropriations under Section 130.003 in the same manner as a lower division course in a corresponding field unless the college participated in a pilot project to offer baccalaureate degree programs as defined in §9.672(10) of this subchapter.

(d) Notwithstanding subsection (c) of this section, in its recommendations to the legislature relating to state funding for public junior colleges, the coordinating board shall recommend that a public junior college that participated in a pilot project to offer baccalaureate degree programs as defined in §9.672(10) of this subchapter receive substantially the same state support for junior-level and senior-level courses in the fields of applied science, applied technology, dental hygiene, and nursing offered under this subchapter as that provided to a general academic teaching institution for substantially similar courses.

(e) In determining the contact hours attributable to students enrolled in a junior-level or senior-level course in the field of applied science, applied technology, dental hygiene, or nursing offered under this section used to determine a public junior college's proportionate share of state appropriations under §130.003, the coordinating board shall weigh those contact hours as necessary to provide the junior college the appropriate level of state support to the extent state funds for those courses are included in the appropriations.

(f) A public junior college may not charge a student enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program offered under this subchapter tuition and fees in an amount that exceeds the amount of tuition and fees charged by the junior college to a similarly situated student who is enrolled in an associate degree program in a corresponding field. This subsection does not apply to tuition and fees charged for a baccalaureate degree program in the field of applied science or applied technology previously offered as part of a pilot project to offer baccalaureate degree programs as defined in §9.672(10) of this subchapter.


Source Note: The provisions of this §9.677 adopted to be effective February 28, 2018, 43 TexReg 1078

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