JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation revising the maximum college scholarships available under the Access Missouri program starting a few years from now.
Access Missouri is a needs-based program. The measure signed by Nixon on Wednesday abolishes the gap between the scholarships for students at public universities and those at private institutions.
Starting in the 2014-15 school year, Access Missouri will provide a maximum of $2,850 a year to students in both public and private four-year colleges. The program now provides up to $4,600 a year for those at private colleges, and $2,150 a year for public university students.
The bill also increases the scholarships for community college students, from the current $1,000 to a maximum $1,300 a year.