Minden Press-Herald

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Sep 20th

Lawmakers reject tweaks to TOPS tuition program

BATON ROUGE — Although House Education Committee members said they worry about the rising costs of the TOPS program, they refused a proposal Wednesday to rework the free college tuition program and shrink its price tag.

Rep. Joe Harrison, R-Napoleonville, was pushing a bill that would have raised eligibility standards for high school graduates to get a TOPS award and would have capped the amount of tuition covered through the program in future years.

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