The cash-strapped state has pulled scholarship funding out from under them, raising their tuition cost for the spring semester to 50% more than they had expected.
For Jefferson and others, the cut might mean they'll be taking on more student debt. It might mean they need to pick up another job. And for some, it just might put graduation out of reach.
"There will be students who drop out. We don't know how many, but it will probably be the students with the most need," said Dan Reneau, the Interim President of the University of Louisiana system who oversees nine universities and 90,000 students.
The Taylor Opportunity Program for Students, known...