Is funding TOPS at 70% OK with you?

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I have to admit, I have a bias here, but, I also have some experience.  Back in the dark ages, before I transferred to LSU, I had an Illinois state scholarship.  It was based on acedemic performance on the ACT & SAT tests, and it wasn’t a full ride.  I also had a job to cover the rest.  When I came to LSU, financially I was on my own, and carried a full time class load and a job to pay my way through college. Here’s the deal for me:  I like a state sponsored scholarship plan, but I like it to be based on true scholarship, not average everything.  If parents, students and the legislature want TOPS to be awarded on 70% (C average) achievement, then 70% funding is fine with me.

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