Reimbursements for A+ program might be reduced

5 years 4 months 5 days ago Monday, September 15 2014 Sep 15, 2014 Monday, September 15, 2014 6:25:00 AM CDT September 15, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

COLUMBIA (AP) - Education officials are notifying Missouri community colleges that the state might reduce reimbursements for the A+ scholarship program.


The A+ program gives high school graduates who meet certain criteria reimbursements for two years of classes at a community college in the state.

Education deputy Leroy Wade said the department has told schools to prepare students for a reduction of about three or four credit hours per student. He says the warning is "very pre-emptive" and would take effect in January at the earliest.

Wade says the reductions might be necessary because the number of students using A+ money is increasing, making the program more expensive for the state.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the state spent $30.4 million on the program in fiscal 2014.

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