Governor approves fixed amount of lottery scholarship money for students


A new law is designed to make it easier for students using the lottery scholarship to plan for college. 

The governor approved legislation this week setting a fixed amount students receive depending on the college they attend. 

At research schools like UNM and NMSU each student will get $1,400 per semester. 

The scholarship previously covered 60 percent of tuition regardless of school. 

The bill’s sponsor Sen. Bill Soules says the change will also discourage schools from hiking up tuition, since students won’t get any more money to cover higher costs. 

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