Missouri Senate passes college scholarship bill

Friday, May 10, 2013 | 10:24 a.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Senate has approved legislation raising the attendance requirements for students eligible for state-sponsored college scholarships.

Under the legislation, students would have to be continuously enrolled for a certain number of credit hours per semester to continue receiving state aid. It would affect recipients of Bright Flight, Access Missouri and A+ scholarships.

Sponsoring Republican Sen. David Pearce, of Warrensburg, said the requirements will provide an incentive for students to finish their degrees on time.

The bill passed the Senate 31-0 Thursday and heads now to the House. Lawmakers adjourn May 17.

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