BROKEN PROMISE? Proposed Budget Cuts Could Affect Promise Scholarship Recipients
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Oct. 15, 2012 8:31 AM EDT
Updated: Oct. 15, 2012 9:29 AM EDT
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The Promise Scholarship may be broken for some Mountain State students.
Proposed budget cuts could hurt those students who participate in the state's Promise Scholarship. The Higher Education Policy Commission has asked Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to exempt higher education and financial aid programs from his proposed 7.5 percent budget cut.
If the exemption is not granted, the commission could have difficulty fulfilling its Promise Scholarship commitments to students. That's because students are awarded the scholarship a year in advance.
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