Legislators talk plans to save Lottery Scholarship

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – New Mexico legislators are talking about ways to save the lottery scholarship program, but at this point no final decisions have been made.

A task force laid out 32 possible recommendations to the Senate Education Committee Wednesday.

They include raising the 2.5 grade point average to 2.75, giving priority to low income students and cutting the tuition covered from eight semesters to seven.

There’s also talk about preventing tuition hikes for students on the lottery scholarship.

There has been great dispute over the best way to solve the scholarship.

It could run out of money in the next few months.

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