Kansas Senate Bill 155 (SB 155)

The Kansas State Senate passed Senate Bill 155 in May 2012. This bill authorizes JCCC to waive the cost of tuition for high school students who meet JCCC Kansas residency requirements for enrollment in any tiered career technical course. Textbook, program fees and any other additional fees may apply.

How can you determine if a credit class complies with SB 155?

Use the credit class search to look for classes by subject or class title. If the course qualifies, it will say "Kansas State Bill 155" after the list of dates and times.

Do students complete the JCCC admission application or is there a separate application?

High school students complete the JCCC College Now/Quick Step admission application. High school students must also submit a high school authorization form in order to enroll in JCCC courses.

When will students taking advantage of SB 155 be able to enroll?

Students may enroll in JCCC courses on the designated dates of enrollment. Students enrolling in College Now courses eligible for SB 155 funding need to follow the College Now enrollment deadlines.

Do students have to declare a major?

No, high school students do not declare a major while in high school and enrolling in college courses.

Does SB 155 cover textbooks and supplies?

No, these expenses are the responsibility of the student. SB 155 covers the cost of tuition only.

Are students enrolling in classes under SB 155 required to take placement tests?

High school students need to follow all JCCC policies and procedures. If students do not meet the ACT score requirements and a placement test is required, please refer to Testing Services.

If students do need to take placement tests and they place into a developmental reading, writing or math course, do they need to enroll in these courses as well?

Enrollment in the appropriate course is required if taking courses at JCCC. These courses are not SB 155 eligible so cost of tuition would apply.

Do high school counselors contact JCCC counselors when a student wants to take advantage of SB 155 course enrollment?

No, they do not have to contact our counselors to take advantage of this. Students simply follow the JCCC admission, testing and enrollment procedures. 

Do SB 155 students wanting to enroll in a specific course need to wait until the currently enrolled college students have selected their courses?

High school students who plan to enroll in a course taught on the JCCC campus will enroll according to the dates published in the academic calendar. They do not have to wait for college level JCCC students to enroll first. Please note, late enrollment is not allowed at JCCC. Students must be enrolled no later than the day before the course begins.