New McSweeney Law Allows Illinois High Schoolers to Earn College Credit
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
A new state law allows Illinois high school students to earn college credit while in high school, ultimately making college tuition more affordable.
Gov. Bruce Rauner last week signed the legislation calling on community colleges to make courses available to high school students for free.
....."College tuition is only getting more and more expensive each year," McSweeney said. "This new law will open the door for Illinois high school students to earn dual credit for certain classes while they are still in high school. It is an effort to help students save money on their college tuition costs and to better assist their transition from high school to college."