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      Bill limits aid to boost timely graduations

      Missouri senators are mulling over a measure to impose strict a strict attendance policy for students receiving state-sponsored scholarships.

      Missouri senators are considering a measure to impose tough attendance requirements for students receiving state-sponsored scholarships.

      Sponsoring Republican Sen. David Pearce, of Warrensburg, says the bill is designed to help students finish their degrees on time. It would require them to take a defined number of credit hours per semester to remain eligible for aid.

      The Bright Flight, Access Missouri and the A+ Schools Program would be affected.

      The measure has already won first-round approval and is expected to be sent to the House this week.