Senate rejects caps on free tuition through TOPS
BATON ROUGE- An attempt to control the costs of Louisiana's free college tuition program known as TOPS, by establishing a cap on awards, has been rejected by the Senate Education Committee.
Legislation to place limits on the popular free tuition program are killed year after year in the Legislature.
The TOPS program is expected to cost $204 million next year. The costs grow each time colleges raise tuition.
Opponents, including Gov. Bobby Jindal, say the program has encouraged more students to attend college and they don't want to limit funding.
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