April 20, 2019

New bill may affect MO financial aid

States award more than $10 billion in funding to students who apply for state-sponsored financial aid, according to the National Association of State Student Grant and Aid Programs.

Missouri senators are considering a bill that would impose tough attendance requirements on students who receive state-sponsored scholarships.

Sen. David Pearce R-Mo., said the bill was designed to help students finish their degrees on time.

The bill would require students who receive state funding to take a specific number of credit hours per semester to remain eligible for financial aid.

This bill would affect Bright Flight, Access Missouri and the A+ Program.

According to ky3.com, the measure has already won first-round approval and is expected to be sent to the House of Representatives this week.

—Reporting by Olivia Heibeck

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