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Public hearing on Gov. Doyle's college aid program

MADISON (WKOW) -- Monday, the public has a chance to comment on proposed grants for Wisconsin Covenant scholars.

Gov. Jim Doyle has proposed giving grants, ranging from $250 to $2,500, for a period of up to 4 years, to students who complete the Covenant requirements for good grades and behavior during high school.

The neediest students would qualify for up to $2,500 in state and private grants. Grants of $1,000 and $1,500 would be given out to students based on need, and all others would qualify for $250.

Doyle and Democrats argue that the program will help students pay college expenses. Republicans claim the grants are smaller than what many were expecting.

The hearing, which will be held at the Department of Administration building in Madison, begins at 11 a.m.

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