Florida Senate - 2018                              CS for SB 844
       By the Committee on Education; and Senator Bean
       581-02904-18                                           2018844c1
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to excess credit hour surcharges;
    3         amending s. 1009.286, F.S.; requiring a state
    4         university to return up to a specified amount of
    5         assessed excess credit hour surcharges to first-time
    6         in-college students who meet certain requirements;
    7         providing an effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subsection (2) of section
   12  1009.286, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   13         1009.286 Additional student payment for hours exceeding
   14  baccalaureate degree program completion requirements at state
   15  universities.—
   16         (2) State universities shall require a student to pay an
   17  excess hour surcharge for each credit hour in excess of the
   18  number of credit hours required to complete the baccalaureate
   19  degree program in which the student is enrolled. The excess hour
   20  surcharge shall become effective for students who enter a state
   21  university for the first time and maintain continuous enrollment
   22  as follows:
   23         (c) For the 2012-2013 academic year and thereafter, an
   24  excess hour surcharge equal to 100 percent of the tuition rate
   25  for each credit hour in excess of 110 percent. Notwithstanding
   26  the requirements of this subsection, the state university shall
   27  refund the excess hour surcharge assessed pursuant to this
   28  paragraph, for up to 12 credit hours, to any first-time-in
   29  college student who completes a baccalaureate degree program
   30  within 4 years after initial enrollment in a state university.
   31         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.