Cutting Costs
4:00 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Dual Enrollment Benefits

Virginia's junior U.S. Senator is backing a federal dual-enrollment bill that would enable more students to attend high school while earning college credits.

Senator Tim Kaine says his family saved money through a dual enrollment program—and similar initiatives nationally could help put more students through college.

Tommie McNeil reports.

Kaine is co-sponsoring the “Supporting College Access and Success through Dual Enrollment Act” because it allows a student to shave off a year or more of college tuition and dorm costs.

Kaine says nationally lots of students are struggling to keep up with their regular coursework and need remedial education once they get to college, but he says this program can actually help.