Bill Would Offer Scholarships for Older Students

SANTA FE, N.M. β€” About 26,000 New Mexico college students get tuition help through the legislative lottery scholarship every year, but only those who started college shortly after high school are eligible.

Now a state lawmaker is pitching a program that could help older and other nontraditional students.

Sen. Bill Tallman, D-Albuquerque, has introduced the β€œNew Mexico Reconnect Scholarship Act,” which would cover community college tuition and fees for certain residents.

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