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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