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Gibson to support early college legislation

Jul 28, 2015 12:03 am
Katie Kocijanski is reporting in the Register-Star college-bound students across the country may soon be able to jump-start their college education without the worry of student debt. U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson has introduced the Go to High School, Go to College Act of 2015. The bill would allow high school students to use federal Pell Grants to cover the cost of college courses. Gibson said student debt has been one of the pressing issues consistently raised by his constituents in the 19th Congressional District. “This bill would allow high school students to get ahead on their education while in a structured classroom setting,” the Kinderhook Republican said. The bill is included as part of the Higher Education Act, slated to be voted on later this year. If signed into law by the president, students who fall within the Pell income eligibility guidelines could take college courses while they are still enrolled in high school. Read the full story in the Register-Star.