College freshman may be able to lock in college tuition rates for four years if a bill passed out of the House Tuesday becomes law.
The bill would give parents and students a way to plan for college expenses, supporters say.
“This is a bill for working families,” said Rep. Randy Terrill, R-Moore.
But opponents of the bill worry that students will have tuition locked in, and then see it raised anyway if the Legislature does not fund higher education at a certain level each year. The bill requires lawmakers to fund colleges at 5 percent above the previous year, or the tuition can be increased.
College costs are a concern to most parents in Oklahoma. Do you think parents should be able to know the exact costs of tuition for all four years of school for their children?
The bill passed the House with a vote of 95-5.