Dual Enrollment Scholarships Changes

The system is changing.

"In the past, it’s been where really your only kids that benefited were the kids that were either free lunch or reduced lunch. Now it encompasses basically all of the students."

Clearing the House of Representatives and passing the Senate, the bill for the dual enrollment scholarship program will be funded by private donations taking the burden off parents.

"It provides funding for any level income parent, so it doesn't matter if there’s a poverty need or anything along those lines that it's based on, its for any student to pursue a career in technical education area. It covers the tuition, fees and books and things for them to be able to do that."

"It embraces the students that may not be your tip top ready to go to college student, it kind of gets that student that may be average but may be really good with their hands and so it allows them the opportunity to dual enroll as well."

It also gives expanding opportunities and the classroom size.

"We hope to see our enrollment numbers increase. We work really hard to form stronger partnerships with Wallace College as well as Enterprise Ozark Aviation School."

"Now with the new legislation I think it just opens up a door for students to embrace the other side that's not academic. So I think the numbers will grow rapidly."

Helping Alabama lead the way.

"Dual enrollment is a great opportunity for all students because it gives them the dual credit. It allows them to get credit in high school as well as credit in college. So it puts them pretty much ahead of the game."

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