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State Funds Available to Support Dual Credit Instruction in North Dakota
December 21, 2018NA
In 2017, the North Dakota legislature authorized the State Board of Higher Education to establish a pilot program to offer a credit incentive to North Dakota instructors teaching dual credit courses in core subject areas at North Dakota public, tribal, or private high schools. (N.D.C.C. 15-10-61). An instructor who participates in the program is entitled to receive a credit-for-credit voucher for high school classes with four or more students receiving dual credit for that course. The voucher may be used towards graduate level classes at a public, tribal, or private post-secondary institution in the state. For example, a high school instructor who taught two three-semester hour dual credit courses with four or more students in the past academic school year is eligible for a voucher for six semester hours of graduate credit.
The statute permits instructors who have met instructional requirements of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to transfer voucher credits to a family member or a student in his/her class. Vouchers used by designees can be applied to graduate or undergraduate tuition at postsecondary institutions within North Dakota. Priority funding will be awarded to instructors utilizing the vouchers to take additional graduate credit to meet HLC instructional requirements. Excess funds will be awarded to individuals designated by dual credit instructors.
The voucher credit can be used to cover the cost of tuition, not to exceed $328.58 per undergraduate credit or $360.21 per graduate credit, at any of the public, tribal, or private colleges or universities in North Dakota. Voucher credits earned from the 2017-2018 school year can only be applied to tuition expenses during the 2018-2019 school year. This applies to dual credit instructors and designated family members or others utilizing the earned vouchers.
PRIORITY DEADLINE FOR SPRING 2019 APPLICATIONS IS DECEMBER 21, 2018.
Questions can be directed to Lisa Johnson, Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, North Dakota University System
firstname.lastname@example.org or 701-328-4143