Louisiana Struggles to Balance Budget for Free Tuition Program

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Very ironic, isn’t it?

According to a report by the Associated Press, state lawmakers have created a 10-member legislative study group to reevaluate the “TOPS” program and find possible solutions to either financing or eliminating the expensive government benefit.

TOPS has expanded substantially since its inception in 1998, when the original Taylor Opportunity Program for Students only covered 23,600 students. Over the years, however, TOPS has more than doubled its coverage to approximately 51,000 students.