Kansas outlines plan to offer college tuition to ‘underfunded’ students | Area

TOPEKA — Kansas Board of Education member Betty Arnold says a program that gives low-income students nine credit hours of college coursework while in high school can propel more toward two- or four-year degrees — at a condition.

Arnold, who represents Wichita, Derby, Mulvane and Haysville, said the $11 million initiative being developed by the Kansas Board of Regents could make a real difference if participating high school juniors and seniors understand the opportunities career growth resulting from investments in higher education. Lack of insight into the future, she said, often depletes students’ motivation to take the next step in education.

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