OHLAP students may get time limit on college graduation

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A new bill may limit how long OHLAP students have to graduate.

The Oklahoma House of Representatives recently passed House Bill 3211, which would require college students receiving OHLAP to take a minimum course load of 30 credits per academic year.

This would mean that most students would graduate with a bachelor’s degree within four years.

Complete College America reports that college enrollement has increased, but completion rates have remained stagnant.

Author of HB 3211, House Speaker Jeff Hickman, says that this bill will help give students the drive to succeed.

“By setting a course-load requirement, we are making sure students keep on the successful path of earning their degrees.”

Supporters of the bill believe that this legislation gives a clear incentive for students to go to college, graduate in four year, and begin their career with the opportunity to increase their earning potential with a college degree.

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