Sweeney's Bipartisan College Credit Transfer Bill Passes House
Lawmaker says legislation will make college more affordable, accessible for Ohio students
Posted June 27, 2019 by Minority Caucus
 
 

State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today announced the House passage of her bipartisan House Bill (HB) 9, legislation to establish general education course requirements and streamline the transfer credit system at public universities in Ohio.


“As one of the most recent college graduates in this General Assembly, I am proud to work across the aisle to make college more accessible for every student—no matter where they live or how much money they make,” said Rep. Sweeney. “HB 9 is going to be a great asset in our continual drive to restore Ohio’s promise as an opportunity state for students and employers alike.”


The legislation would allow students to transfer general education course credits from one public university to another, require institutions to inform students if they are eligible for an associates’ degree, and allow students to pay in advance for classes that are required but unavailable or at capacity—allowing the student to take the class at a later date.


“We owe it to Ohio’s future—our students—to keep our promise to make college more affordable so that every student who works hard has the opportunity to get ahead by graduating on time and without a mountain of student debt,” added Sweeney. “HB 9 makes it easier for every Ohioan to live out their American dream, right here at home in Ohio.”


After passing the House, HB 9 heads to the Senate for further consideration.

 
 
 
  
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