In a year of cuts, the Texas Legislature boosted financial aid for college students
*Correction appended. Attempts to freeze tuition may have stalled out at the Texas Legislature this year, but lawmakers did take one quiet step toward addressing college affordability: They gave the state’s biggest financial aid program a boost. The austere state budget currently awaiting Republican Gov. Greg Abbott‘s signature includes a 10 percent funding hike for Texas’ main method of helping needy students attend four-year colleges. That money will address the aid program’s biggest shortfall — that there’s not enough money to give grants to everyone who qualifies. Advocates say that’s a much-needed boost as cost of college continues to rise. Via […]
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