TOPS cut, time to scramble…

Will Sentell, of the Advocate writes about how thousands of students are reaching out to their parents for assistance as well as applying for loans and even applying for jobs due to state budget cuts. TOPS, which was once “politically untouchable assistance ” has been cut down. Now students are expected to come up with about 60% of their tuition on their own.


“TOPS is supposed to pay for tuition for students who earn a 2.5 grade-point average in high school, including required courses, and at least a 20 on the ACT, a test of college readiness. ”

Read more: After TOPS cuts, 50,000 students across state now scrambling to cover tuition gap with loans, jobs, scholarships

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