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Drury President Todd Parnell and Rep. Sara Lampe debate the merits of Governor Nixon's plan to shift some scholarship funding from private colleges to public institutions.
Governor Jay Nixon is proposing to cut Access Missouri Scholarships at private colleges and independent universities in order to shift that money to public institutions.
Access Missouri is a $95 million dollar program that provides scholarships to tens of thousands of students at both public and private universities. Private schools complain that Nixon's plan is unfair.
Laura Gaska is a student working her way through the architecture program at Drury University, with the help of a $4600 Access Missouri Scholarship. That's the maximum amount a student can receive.
"It would really be a financial burden to have to go and get a private loan to subsidize what that isn't taking care of," Gaska said.
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