Public Colleges Gain, Privates Lose in Missouri Aid Shift

May 13, 2010

Missouri lawmakers have approved an overhaul of state student aid programs that will provide more aid to students at public colleges and less to those at private institutions, the Associated Press reported. Currently the maximum grant under the Access Missouri grant is $4,600 a year for students at private institutions, $2,150 for students at public four-year colleges and $1,000 for those at community colleges. The idea was to provide a similar share of total sticker price at different kinds of colleges, but critics said more money should go to public higher education in tight budget times. Under the new limits, the maximum scholarship will be $1,300 for community college students and $2,850 for students at either public or private four-year institutions.

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