A measure that helps South Carolina State University get back on its feet financially is now back in the state Senate’s hands.
The House voted 67-24 this week for a plan that forgives most of the school’s $18 million in loans from the state. House budget chief State Rep. Brian White, R-Anderson, says the plan would help the financially-struggling school’s budget as its accreditation comes up for review. The state’s only public historically-black college will learn next month whether the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) will ends its two-year probation or revoke its accreditation.
“We have been working with a lot of different folks to try and address this as quickly as possible,” White told fellow House members on Tuesday.