The poorest college students in Missouri could see a reduction in the financial aid money they receive from the federal government. Education Department officials in Washington, D.C., are projecting cutting Missouri’s amount of federal dollars by about five percent, or $10-Million in the next fiscal year. State Higher Education Commissioner Quentin Wilson says this comes at a time when state higher ed dollars have been tough to come by. And, Wilson says the reduction will most likely come in the federal Pell Grant program, which provides money to the most financially-needy students. He says his office is working with lawmakers to see what can be done.
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