Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is asking for an additional $2.5 million for the A+ Scholarship Program, which lets students attend community college for free.
Nixon visited Metropolitan Community College’s Penn Valley campus Wednesday to meet with students who are using the scholarships to pay for school.
“I won’t even have to work a year to pay off my debt,” Marshall Morris, a student in the electric utility lineman program, said.
He told the governor he probably wouldn’t have gone to college without the A+ program.