Senator Roy Blunt speaks at Three Rivers College

Senator Roy Blunt speaks at Three Rivers College

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KAIT) - Missouri Senator Roy Blunt visited Three Rivers College to speak about the expanded Pell Grant legislation he will promote in the United States Senate.

The Republican senator spoke to a group of students, administrators, and staff on Friday, June 17.

"We're proud to have Senator Blunt on campus, and we're grateful for his support in Congress," said Dr. Wesley Payne, president of Three Rivers College. "This proposed Pell Grant expansion would enable many of our students to finish their degrees faster and more affordably than they could before."

Among the proposed additions to the Pell Grant financial aid program supported by Senator Blunt is the extension of the grant to cover summer semester classes. The program would allow students who would otherwise cover costs for summer classes out of pocket to use their grant awards for tuition instead.

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