Paying for a college education

Saturday, April 27th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

A group dedicated to economic development is trying to get the word out about a program that could help send thousands of Oklahoma teens to college.

The North Star Economic Development Council says not many students are taking advantage of the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program. Families who make less than $50,000 a year are eligible.

Under the program, students who take certain courses in high school can go to Oklahoma colleges’ tuition free. They have to enroll before the end of their sophomore year, which is quickly approaching for many. Barbara Christy: "There's no reason to leave anyone out. An education is needed in this world. It doesn't matter if you're digging ditches or if you're the doctor in charge."

To enroll students have to sign up before the end of their sophomore year, which will end soon for thousands of high schoolers.