Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A+ College Tuition Expansion Likely Dead

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The chairman of the House Education Committee says a proposal to give certain students four years of free college tuition likely won't pass this year.
Republican House member Maynard Wallace, of Thornfield, is reshaping a large education bill that was defeated Tuesday. The A+ Schools Program expansion was in the bill, but Wallace said
Wednesday it won't be when the bill resurfaces.
Part of the proposal would have covered community college tuition for students from all high schools, rather than only certain schools.
A second part would have given students who begin at community college two more years of free tuition at public universities.
Taken together, the provisions could cost more than $50 million.
Gov. Jay Nixon had campaigned on the scholarship expansion last year.

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