The legislature passed Public Acts 131-134 which amends both the Postsecondary Enrollment Options program and the Career and Technical Preparation Enrollment Options program. These amendments impact the way postsecondary institutions bill and receive payments for high school students who are enrolled in high school and taking college courses. The language allows students to begin taking dual enrollment courses in the 9th grade and to continue to take up to ten dual enrollment courses in grades 9-12. There is also a change for students attending an approved non-public school.
The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) administers the Dual Enrollment Program and works closely with Student Scholarships and Grants (SSG). High school students attending a private high school are determined eligible by the MDE. SSG then pays the college for each eligible student.
Students who are dual enrolled in college courses and high school classes at the same time are not eligible to use the Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) to cover the cost of tuition. Refer to the TIP Fact Sheet for details on the program.