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Lottery scholarships to fund about 90 percent of tuition


ALBUQUERQUE — Despite rising tuition rates at more than a dozen colleges and universities in New Mexico, state higher education officials say about 90 percent of eligible students’ tuition costs will be covered next year by lottery scholarship funding.

Still, officials are warning that without reforms, the scholarship program will be affected.

“It’s important that lawmakers find a long-term solution to ensure that the Legislative Lottery Scholarship continues to support New Mexico students for many years to come,” said Joe Cueto, a spokesman with the state Higher Education Department. “We continue to encourage lawmakers to find a balanced fix to the scholarship that has a minimal effect on students.”


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