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Kansas town hopes free tuition plan attracts new residents


December 29, 2019

NEODESHA, Kan. (AP) — The small southeast Kansas town of Neodesha hopes a new program offering free college tuition to graduates of the local high school will help attract new residents.

A wealthy former resident of the town about 150 miles (241 kilometers) southwest of Kansas City, Kansas, announced the scholarship offer last month.

Ben Cutler said he doesn't think he would have been nearly as successful in life without his Neodesha upbringing in the 1950s and 1960s. He decided to create the college tuition program as a way to give back to his hometown.

Cutler declined to say how much he...

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