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CARSON CITY - No Nevada legislators stepped forward Thursday to support spending more on the Millennium Scholarship program in order to reduce the increasing college costs paid by students.
When the scholarship program began in 2000, its funds covered all of students' $2,400 in annual tuition and other fees, said Crystal Abba, a Nevada System of Higher Education vice chancellor. Today the funds pay only $1,920, or 29 percent of the $6,954 annual tuition and other fees, she told members of the Legislature's Interim Education Committee.
"It was a significant scholarship 13 years ago," Abba said. "Now it doesn't resonate with students."
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