Missouri’s A+ scholarship program, designed to provide affordable community college education to students across the state, will not suffer as severely from budget constraints as once anticipated.
Over the summer, it was announced that students in the A+ program could have to pay for up to four credit hours in the spring semester. But it was announced Monday that students will only have to cover the cost of one credit hour.
Officials from the state’s Department of Higher Education estimate about 14,000 students will participate in the A+ program this year, up from 12,500 last year.
Students are eligible for the program if they attend designated high schools and meet certain grade and attendance requirements, then pursue degrees at participating community colleges and technical schools.