department of higher education http://kbia.org en Missouri A+ scholarship program to be expanded http://kbia.org/post/missouri-scholarship-program-be-expanded <p>Missouri education officials plan to expand a scholarship program to some high school students who came to the US illegally before their 16th birthday.</p><p>The Missouri Department of Higher Education says those students will be eligible to participate in the A+ program, which gives qualifying students to receive two free years of tuition at a Missouri community college.</p><p>The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the program will be opened to students who have applied with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" status.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:05:45 +0000 Associated Press 56260 at http://kbia.org Lumina Foundation awards $500,000 to Mo. Department of Higher Ed http://kbia.org/post/lumina-foundation-awards-500000-mo-department-higher-ed <p>The Missouri Department of Higher Education recently received $500,000 grant from the Lumina Foundation to increase the number of Associate’s Degree recipients in the state.</p><p>Thanks to a new initiative from five foundations and 12 states, more students might be able to receive a degree through the process of&nbsp; “reverse transfer.” This happens when a student has enough credits for an Associate’s Degree from a two-year college, but for some reason didn’t finish.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 19:40:24 +0000 Charles Minshew 22827 at http://kbia.org Lumina Foundation awards $500,000 to Mo. Department of Higher Ed House Budget Committee approves plan to reverse cuts to higher education http://kbia.org/post/house-budget-committee-approves-plan-reverse-cuts-higher-education <p>The House Budget Committee approved a plan Wednesday to reverse Governor Nixon&rsquo;s proposed cuts to the Higher Education Budget.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 23:56:30 +0000 Shanley Reynolds 10222 at http://kbia.org House Budget Committee approves plan to reverse cuts to higher education Higher education cuts may continue in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/higher-education-cuts-may-continue-missouri <p>Higher education leaders in Missouri are expecting a dismal year when it comes to state funding. Mon, 02 Jan 2012 13:30:15 +0000 Janet Saidi 6283 at http://kbia.org Higher education cuts may continue in Missouri