Missouri Bill Limits Aid to Boost Timely Graduations

3 years 11 months 4 weeks ago April 28, 2013 Apr 28, 2013 Sunday, April 28 2013 Sunday, April 28, 2013 9:49:53 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri senators are considering a measure to impose tough attendance requirements for students receiving state-sponsored scholarships.

Sponsoring Republican Sen. David Pearce, of Warrensburg, says the bill is designed to help students finish their degrees on time. It would require them to take a defined number of credit hours per semester to remain eligible for aid.

The Bright Flight, Access Missouri and the A+ Schools Program would be affected.

The measure has already won first-round approval and is expected to be sent to the House this week.

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