Acceptance Letter Season Carries Uncertainty In Louisiana
For many, acceptance letter season is stressful, and exciting. Unfortunately this year in Louisiana, the stress is being doubled.
With looming state budget concerns, and the lack of available funds for many students, even when a student gets accepted to the school they hoped for, they still may be left out of the college experience.
Here's more from the Louisiana Radio Network:
"Springtime is acceptance letter season for most college bound high school students, and the state’s budget uncertainty is causing many to rethink whether they want to attend school in Louisiana. LSU president F. King Alexander is calling on legislators to find a budget solution that funds higher ed and TOPS by the end of the February special session.
Alexander says there was a noticeable impact the last time the state failed to properly fund TOPS in a timely manner. Alexander says if lawmakers wait until June to solve the one billion dollar fiscal cliff, the damage will already have been done for the 2018-2019 school year."