Friday, February 8, 2008

House Ed Committee Kills Gardner Tuition Lock Bill

A bill by Rep. Bob Gardner, R-Colorado Springs, that would have required state colleges and universities to enter into fixed-tuition contracts with students died on a party-line vote in the House Education Committee Thursday.

HB 1152, which was sponsored in the Senate by Republican Shawn Mitchell of Broomfield, would have required students to maintain a 2.0 grade point average to get the benefits of the contract.

It would also have required students to maintain full-time enrollment and complete a two-year degree in two years, four-year degree in four years or a teaching degree in five years.