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Senate Votes for Zaffirini’s Bill Reforming TEXAS Grants

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Courtesy Will Krueger,
 (AUSTIN) —The Texas Senate on Wednesday (April 6) overwhelmingly voted to pass Senate Bill (SB) 28 by Senator Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, reforming the TEXAS Grant program by prioritizing grants for high-achieving, low-income students.
“TEXAS Grants have opened the door to a college education for thousands of low-income Texas students,” Senator Zaffirini said.”Because the state does not fund the program adequately, however, 30 percent of eligible students do not receive grants. Accordingly, we must maximize limited state funding by prioritizing TEXAS grants for students who demonstrate financial need …