University of New Mexico will cover tuition and fees for eligible freshman


OF NEW MEXICO IS OFFERING A HUGE OPPORTUNITY FOR INCOMING FRESHMEN… FOR THE UPCOMING FALL SEMESTER… FRESHMEN STUDENTS COULD GET THEIR TUITION PAID FOR.. (BUT… THERE ARE A FEW REQUIREMENTS. NEWS 13 )S RACHEL KNAPP IS LIVE AT U- N-M TO EXPLAIN. RACHEL. DEAN AND JESS- IT )S CALLED THE LOBO FIRST YEAR PROMISE.. AND IT )S TAKING A PAGE OUT OF GOVERNOR MICHELLE LUJAN GRISHAM )S DREAM OF FREE COLLEGE… BUT THIS WILL ONLY APPLY TO SOME STUDENTS. 41:53 This year, we can round out our world-class cradle-to-career educational philosophy with a comprehensive embrace of universal higher education: The Opportunity Scholarship 42:05 IT WAS A HUGE PROMISE…. THE OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP WAS SUPPOSED TO PAY TUITION AND FEES FOR ALL STUDENTS AT PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES IN THE STATE… BUT AT THE END OF THE 2020 LEGISLATIVE SESSION, THAT GRAND DREAM WAS WATERED DOWN.. IT WILL PAY FOR THE REMAINING TUITION AND FEE BALANCE FOR LOTTERY- SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS AT TWO YEAR PROGRAMS… AND THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO TOOK NOTICE… 07:39 we were very excited about the opportunity scholarship here in the state and we )re pleased its going to impact so many residents but its not going to be applied to four year universities until a year from now 07:54 NOW… U-N-M IS PICKING UP THAT OPPORTUNITY.. AND HAS COME UP WITH THEIR OWN VERSION… THE LOBO FIRST YEAR PROMISE… STARTING THIS FALL )S 2020 SCHOOL YEAR, THE LOBO FIRST YEAR PROMISE WOULD COVER TUITION AND FEES FOR U-N-M FRESHMEN. BUT… IT ONLY APPLIES TO STUDENTS WHOSE FAMILIES MAKE LESS THAN 50-THOUSAND A YEAR. SALL AHMADIAN, junior political science 01:39 I think its an important step in the right direction 01:42 CLINTON SMITH, student00:49 it )s creating opportunities 00:50 CHRITINA GALLEGOS, JUNIOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATION03:40 I support it because I think it would take the stress off the people for them 03:44 and give them an opportunity to come to college 03:46 ACCORDING TO U-N-M )S FALL 2019 ATTENDANCE, THERE WERE ROUGHLY 25- HUNDRED FRESHMAN… THEY EXPECT HALF OF THEIR FRESHMAN TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS )PROMISE )… AND LOOKING AT CURRENT TUITION AND FEES… THIS COULD COST U-N-M … NATS POP ca-ching cash sound ALMOST NINE AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS. THE UNIVERSITY SAYS THEY )LL FOOT THE BILL FROM ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP MONEY FROM THE STATE AND FEDERAL FUNDING… AS WELL AS GRANTS AND OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS. 09:14 regardless of what the cost is, UNM has made the commitment we )re going to fund this 09:18 U-N-M SAYS AFTER THE 2020- 2021 ACADEMIC YEAR… THEY WILL RE- EVALUATE THIS PROMISE AND SEE IF THEY COULD DO IT AGAIN FOR THE NEXT YEAR )S FRESHMEN CLASS. BACK TO YOU. OKAY RACHEL. THOSE STUDENTS WHO GET FREE COLLEGE AT U-N-M… WILL HAVE TO BE ENROLLED FULL-TIME AND MAINTAIN A MINIMUM TWO POINT FIVE G-P-A. FOR ALL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, VISIT ALWAYS ON K-R-Q-E DOT COM. A NEW MEXICO HIGH SCHOOLER IS ACCUSED OF TRYING TO HIRE A HITMAN TO KILL TWO FELLOW STUDENTS. 18-YEAR-OLD COLTON BEALL WAS ARRESTED TODAY ON

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