College students in Texas have been granted more access to financial aid.
Wired PR News – Thousands more college students in Texas will be able to obtain financial assistance due to a recent decision by lawmakers. As reported by the Dallas Business Journal, the state’s lawmakers have allocated $186 million for the TEXAS Grants program for the next two years.
Texas reportedly received an “F” for college affordability in a 2008 report regarding higher education in the United States. Economic and life quality issues were also stated to be risks for the state if a higher number of people are not educated.
As noted in the report, State Rep. Mike Villarreal is set to announce details of the increase Tuesday. Villarreal is quoted by the Dallas Business Journal as stating, “In these difficult economic times, I’m proud that we’re investing in education, giving more students an opportunity to succeed, while improving our long-term economic position.”
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