Because of a new state law, students will now be able to take an unlimited amount of classes earning them both high school and college credits.

Many school across the state put limits on the amount of classes that could be taken, and in some cases, the amount of credits that could be earned. The general assembly voted in favor of this new law back in May, and Governor Rauner signed it into legislation Friday (8/10), according to wgntv.com.

The new law goes into effect on January 1, and will prohibit school boards from setting class/credit limits. It also requires the courses, taken online or in class, be taught by instructors who meet state requirements.

It is believed that this new law will make college more affordable and increase the number of students who earn college degrees.