Thursday, November 24, 2016

Higher Education Could Face Budget Cuts In Louisiana - Renee Beninate, My ArkLaMiss

Earlier this year thousands of students in Louisiana were left in the lurch-- forced to find a new way to pay for college when the state cut the scholarship program known as TOPS. Now as the government tries to reduce a $313 million deficit, funding for higher education is again in jeopardy. "From a TOPS standpoint, it won't impact them at all for what they'll be paying for tuition," Louisiana Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne said. "But obviously if there are reductions to college campuses, those impacts will impact the students as well depending on what the colleges, universities, technical colleges do to deal with their cuts." Dardenne said the education budget could be cut by 10-percent. Local university leaders said this could continue to create problems for state universities. http://www.myarklamiss.com/news/local-news/higher-education-could-face-budget-cuts-in-louisiana

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