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Senate discusses 2 TOPS bills


The Tuition Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) may take another step closer to some big changes Wednesday afternoon.

Two bills dealing with TOPS have made their way to the Senate, a little over week after passing through the House. They are designed to give qualifying students even more options.

HB 243 by Rep. Stephen Carter, R-Baton Rouge, would change some of the current requirements for students who graduate from out-of-state or country high schools.

HB 612 by Rep. Hunter Greene, R-Baton Rouge, would allow students who qualify for TOPS, but go on to college in other states, to come back and use those funds towards graduate studies at a Louisiana institution.

Greene said he has already spoken to a few members of the Senate Education Committee and believes his bill will pass through when it is heard Wednesday afternoon.

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