Lottery scholarship students face cap
Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 10:28 am
By: By The Associated Press
The Messenger 6.1.11
KNOXVILLE (AP) — A cap on the number of credit hours paid for by Tennessee’s lottery scholarship has some students and parents worried about how to pay for degrees that go over the limit.
The legislation limiting HOPE scholarship funds to 120 hours passed this month. Most public schools in Tennessee have minimum graduation levels at 120 hours, but an exception to the cap is made for programs that require more credits, such as engineering and architecture.
Students who have multiple majors or who switched their majors may be at risk of losing their scholarship funds before they graduate.
Katie High, vice president for academic affairs at the University of Tennessee, told The Knoxville News Sentinel that advisers will work with those students to reach graduation before their scholarship runs out.
Information from: The Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com