JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri lawmakers have sent the governor a bill that will increase scholarships for students at public universities and decrease them for students attending private schools.
The legislation changing the Access Missouri scholarship program received final approval Wednesday from the House. It passed the Senate earlier this week.
The Access Missouri program provides aid to about 47,000 students based on financial need.
It currently offers up to $4,600 a year to students at private institutions, $2,150 to students at state universities and $1,000 for those at community colleges.
Beginning in 2014, the legislation would change the maximum to $1,300 for community college students and $2,850 for students at either public universities or private institutions.