Lawmakers Want More Low Income Families in NEST


Lawmakers want toincrease college savings for lower income students.

In 2011 nearly halfof the participants in the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust (NEST) made morethan $100,000 dollars. Families making below $50,000 accounted for less than sevenpercent.

Senator Rick Kolowskihas made plans to introduce a bill next year to help low income families.

It would excludescholarships, savings plans and work-study income as assets for people applyingfor public benefits.

More informationabout NEST can be found on the State Treasurer website here