February 19, 2006 - Posted at 12:31 p.m. CST
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A bill passed by the state Senate
would provide a tuition break for Missouri's foster children,
veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan and the survivors of those killed
Survivors of Missouri troops killed in combat would receive
grants equal to half the cost of tuition plus up to five-thousand
dollars for other expenses.
College students who have spent time in the state's foster care
system could have their tuition and fees waived if they agree to
complete 100 hours of community service each year.
Combat vets would receive grants equal to the actual cost of
tuition or the average tuition charged by the University of
The legislation now goes to the house. It is expected to cost
more than 330-thousand during the first year.