(Indianapolis, Ind.) - The state of Indiana could soon provide some real incentive for high school students to get their diploma early.
Governor Mitch Daniels has revealed a proposal that would give the money the state saves to students who graduate early to help pay for their college.
The Associated Press reports that Indiana currently spends on average about $5,800 per student each year.
The idea seems to have plenty of support. Likely House Minority Leader Pat Bauer (D-South Bend) says he and Daniels finally have some common ground.
If they take up Daniels’ proposal when the legislative session begins in January, lawmakers would have to work out how much money early graduates would receive and whether it could only be used to attend in-state schools.