COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP/WVOC) - South Carolina college students may soon be able to use lottery-backed scholarships for summer classes.
Lottery aid is currently limited to fall and spring semesters, but The State newspaper reports the Commission on Higher Education is studying the proposed change.
The governor has asked the board to complete its work by December.
The push comes after the University of South Carolina expanded its summer session to redefine the school year as three full semesters.
USC President Harris Pastides says the initiative lets students earn a college degree in three years for less money.
The change in lottery aid would not increase scholarship amounts but it would require legislators to give the program more money initially.
How much is unknown.