Henry: College scholarship plan may be too expensive

Saturday, February 11th 2006, 6:36 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Governor Brad Henry said today that the state might not be able to afford a plan by Senate Democrats to expand the number of Oklahoma college students who are eligible for free tuition.

During a meeting with state newspaper executives, Henry said he supports a proposal to raise the income ceiling for scholarships under the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program.

But he said he needs to see the numbers before he's convinced such a plan would be financially viable.

The proposal would raise the income level to be eligible for the program from $50,000 to $75,000. It would make about 90 percent of high school students in the state eligible for the program.