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Educators want to make college accessible to anyone

November 4, 1999
By: Aaron Cummins
State Capital Bureau

A group of Missouri education officials say they want to make college education possible for everyone. Aaron Cummins has more from Jefferson City--

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The Commission for Affordability in Higher Education met in the capital to finalize their report on the rising costs of college education.

Educators from across the state discussed ways colleges and universities could become affordable for everyone.

State Commissioner of Education Kala Stroup says one way to do that is to increase the number of need based scholarships.

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Contents: Stroup says the report has identified low income students as the one's that still need help from the state in the form of scholarships and loans.

The commission's report will be presented to the governor on December 9th in St. Louis. From the capitol, I'm Aaron Cummins.

A group of Missouri educators is trying to slow down the increasing cost of a college education. Aaron Cummins reports from Jefferson City--

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The Commission for Affordability in Higher Education met to discuss ways to make education more accessible to everyone.

State Commissioner of Higher Education Kala Stroup says the group's purpose is to encourage colleges and universities to consider affordability when deciding on tuition prices.

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Contents: Stroup says the commission doesn't expect there to be any new legislation, but she says the institutions themselves will implement any changes.

Some Missouri educators say they want to make a college education affordable for anyone who wants one. Aaron Cummins has that story from Jefferson City--

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The Commission for Affordability in Higher Education says universities should take students' income into account when deciding on tuition prices.

State Commissioner of Higher Education Kala Stroup says institutions need to help out low income students.

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Contents: Stroup says low income students aren't eligible for tax relief and that's often forgotten by universities.

Stroup says scholarships should be more readily available to these students.

The commission will present a report to the governor next month in St. Louis.

From the capital, I'm Aaron Cummins.