About Oklahoma's Promise

Funding Updates – 2003-04

Updated 6/26/2003

May 2003

On May 30, 2003, the State Regents approved full funding for the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program for the 2003-04 academic year. Read the news release issued by the State Regents’ office on May 30, 2003, regarding Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program funding. external link, opens in new window

April 2003

Read the news release issued by the State Regents’ office on April 28, 2003. external link, opens in new window

Higher education officials met with a legislative funding committee on April 28, 2003 regarding higher education budget needs. Discussions are expected to continue over the next few weeks. Final decisions by the Legislature on the funding levels for higher education must be made prior to the Legislature’s adjournment on May 30.

February 2003

The Oklahoma Legislature convened its 2003 session that runs through May 30. Initial discussions with legislative committees of higher education funding needs began.

January 2003

Gov. Brad Henry recommended full funding of $5.6 million for the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program program in his budget recommendation following the State of the State Address. It was the only funding increase recommended for higher education other than additional tuition revenue. The recommended amount would ensure full funding of the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program in 2003-04, including the impact of average tuition increases of up to at least 8 percent (if average tuition increases are higher than 8 percent, we will have a limited amount of carryover funding that might be used to fill the gap).

December 2002

The State Regents adopted their legislative agenda for the 2003 legislative session. The Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program was included in the highest priority area with a total request of $5.5 million.

November 2002

The State Regents approved the strategic plan and 2003-04 budget request required by the Office of State Finance that included an additional $5.5 million requested for the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program based on an average tuition increase of 7 percent.

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