By Associated Press • 

Senate passes community college tuition waiver bill

Advocates on Thursday touted a program known as the “last-dollar scholarship,” which means the proposal will pay whatever tuition federal and state dollars don’t cover.

Not all students would qualify for the waivers. Some of the stipulations include requiring students to have achieved at least a 2.5 grade point average in high school. They also would have to have applied for and accepted all federal and state grants available to them.

Though lawmakers from both sides of the aisle gave the measure their support, some still expressed concern about the state’s ability to handle the additional costs.

The measure passed 28-1. It now heads to the House.

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