3365.06 Enrollment options.

The rules adopted under section 3365.02 of the Revised Code shall provide for participants to enroll in courses under either of the options prescribed by division (A) or (B) of this section.

(A) The participant may elect at the time of enrollment to be responsible for payment of all tuition and the cost of all textbooks, materials, and fees associated with the course. The college shall notify the participant about payment of tuition and fees in the customary manner followed by the college. A participant electing this option also shall elect, at the time of enrollment, whether to receive only college credit or high school credit and college credit for the course.

(1) The participant may elect to receive only college credit for the course. Except as provided in section 3365.032 of the Revised Code, if the participant successfully completes the course, the college shall award the participant full credit for the course, but the governing entity of a public secondary school or the governing body of a participating nonpublic secondary school shall not award the high school credit.

(2) The participant may elect to receive both high school credit and college credit for the course. Except as provided in section 3365.032 of the Revised Code, if the participant successfully completes the course, the college shall award the participant full credit for the course and the governing entity of a public school or the governing body of a participating nonpublic school shall award the participant high school credit.

(B) If a course is eligible for funding under rules adopted pursuant to division (C)(1) of this section, the participant may elect at the time of enrollment for the course to have the college reimbursed under section 3365.07 of the Revised Code. Except as provided in section 3365.032 of the Revised Code, if the participant successfully completes the course, the college shall award the participant full credit for the course and the governing entity of a public school or the governing body of a participating nonpublic school shall award the participant high school credit. If the participant elects to have the college reimbursed under this division, the department shall reimburse the college for the number of enrolled credit hours in accordance with section 3365.07 of the Revised Code.

(C)

(1) The chancellor of higher education, in consultation with the superintendent of public instruction, shall adopt rules specifying which courses are eligible for funding under section 3365.07 of the Revised Code.

The rules shall address at least the following:

(a) Whether courses must be taken in a specified sequence;

(b) Whether to restrict funding and limit eligibility to certain types of courses, including (i) courses that are included in the statewide articulation and transfer system, established by the chancellor pursuant to section 3333.161 of the Revised Code; (ii) courses that may be applied to multiple degree pathways or are applicable to in-demand jobs; or (iii) other types of courses;

(c) Whether courses with private instruction, as defined by the chancellor, are eligible for funding.

The rules also shall specify the school year for which implementation of the rules adopted pursuant to this division shall first apply.

(2) In developing the rules, the chancellor, in consultation with the state superintendent, shall establish a process to receive input from public and nonpublic secondary schools, public and private colleges, and other interested parties.

(D) When determining a school district's enrollment under section 3317.03 of the Revised Code, the time a participant is attending courses under division (A) of this section shall be considered as time the participant is not attending or enrolled in school anywhere, and the time a participant is attending courses under division (B) of this section shall be considered as time the participant is attending or enrolled in the district's schools.

Amended by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 49, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2017.

Renumbered from § 3365.04 and amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Effective Date: 08-06-1999; 06-30-2005; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007.