HARRISBURG – Westmoreland County Rep. Eric Nelson plans to introduce legislation to create the PA College Voucher Program, which would provide grants directly to students interested in technical schools, community colleges, schools within the State System of Higher Education, private colleges, and major universities. The plan would redirect over $580 million taxpayer dollars exclusively allocated to the University of Pittsburgh, Temple University, and Penn State. The legislation would re-direct funds from the three major non-preferred universities to PHEAA to expand its existing programs and make money available for students to use at the school that best meets their needs. Because the proposal redirects the existing allocation, there is no additional cost to taxpayers.

REP. ERIC NELSON