Funding for Equity: Designing State Dual Enrollment Funding Models to Close Equity Gaps

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Having students pay dual enrollment tuition is a barrier to equity of engagement. Multiple states have removed this barrier, and implemented policy and funding systems to ensure that students and parents do not shoulder a tuition burden.

FUNDING FOR EQUITY: Designing State Dual Enrollment Funding Models to Close Equity Gaps

Dual enrollment equity means that the student population in
a state’s dual enrollment program mirrors the demographic, socioeconomic and geographic diversity of the state’s overall K-12 student population. If a state’s K-12 population is 20% African American, 30% rural, and 50% eligible for free and reduced-price lunch, the dually enrolled student population in a state that has achieved dual enrollment equity is 20% African American, 30% rural, and 50% eligible for free and reduced- price lunch.