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From the ECS State Policy Database
Postsecondary Students--Adults


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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

Please cite use of the database as: Education Commission of the States (ECS) State Policy Database, retrieved [date].

State Status/Date Level Summary
ILTo governor 06/2014Postsec.Extending Monetary Award Program to Dislocated Workers
S.B. 3306
With respect to the Monetary Award Program, requires that, for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 academic years, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission give additional and specific consideration to the needs of dislocated workers with the intent of allowing appl...

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FLSigned into law 06/2014Postsec.Adult Degree Completion, Catalog of Distance Learning Courses, Online Services and Support
H.B. 5101 - Adult Degree Completion, Catalog of Distance Learning Courses, Online Services and Support
Section 16: Creates the Complete Florida Plus Program at the University of West Florida. Provides the purpose of the program is to:
- Facilitate degree completion for adult learners through the Complete Florida Degree Initiative
- Provide information on and a...

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CASigned into law 09/2013Postsec.Online Cross-Enrollment at the California State University
A.B. 386
From bill summary: Expresses legislative intent that, by the beginning of the 2015–16 academic year, students enrolled at a California State University (CSU) campus be provided an opportunity to enroll in online courses available at other CSU campuses. Authori...

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ORSigned into law 07/2013Community CollegeCommunity College Childcare Services
H.B. 3149
Establishes the Task Force on Community College Child Care Services and describes who the members of the committee will be. Responsibilities of the task force include studying the cost of providing child care services to students of community colleges and Ide...

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MESigned into law 05/2013P-12
Community College
Adult Education
H.P. 335 - Adult Ed Provisions
In defining adult education, deletes "career pathways" and adds: Adult workforce training and retraining and Adult career and technical education. Existing elements that persist: A. Basic literacy instruction or instruction in English as a Second Language; B. ...

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MDSigned into law 05/2013Postsec.Postsecondary - Outreach to Re-Enroll Near Completers
S.B. 740
Directs the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) to create a statewide communication campaign to identify near completers (some postsecondary credits) in the State and encourage them to re-enroll in an institution of higher education to earn a degree. S...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12
Postsec.
Degree Completion Pilot Program
H.B. 5201 - Degree Completion Pilot Program
From final bill analysis: Establishes a Degree Completion Pilot Program to recruit, recover, and retain adult learners and assist them in completing degrees aligned to high-wage, high-skill, and workforce needs. Bill text (pages 33-36 of 72): http://myfloridah...

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ORSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Educated Citizenry
S.B. 253
Replaces the current mission and purpose of higher education with statutory language that includes achievement of the following numerical goals by 2025: At least 40% of adult Oregonians earn a bachelor's degree or higher; at least 40% of adult Oregonians earn ...

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PAVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 11/2010P-12
Postsec.
Older Pennsylvanian Higher Education Program
H.B. 101 - Article XX-E
This section provides institutions of higher education the option of developing a program to permit older adults to enroll in courses free of tuition charge. Each institution that develops such a program is required to promulgate specific guidelines regarding ...

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TNSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.Accomodating Non-Traditional Students
H.J.R. 959
A resolution to require the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) and the University of Tennessee (UT) to accommodate non-traditional students seeking to complete degrees by accepting completed coursework and credits to the extent authorized by the institution's ac...

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MNSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.
Community College
Senior Citizen Definition
S.F. 184
Increases from 62 to 66 the age at which "senior citizens" can take postsecondary courses at MnSCU and the U of M, paying only an administrative fee.
https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bin/bldbill.php?bill=S0184.3.html&session=ls86...

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FLSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.
Community College
Review of Workforce Education Programs
HB 5201-Sec. 31
Requires the the office of program policy analysis and government accountability to conduct a review of the public school adult workforce education programs and the community college and state college workforce education programs for the purpose of identifying...

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