Lawmakers want to increase college savings for lower income students.
In 2011 nearly half of the participants in the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust (NEST) made more than $100,000 dollars. Families making below $50,000 accounted for less than seven percent.
Senator Rick Kolowski has made plans to introduce a bill next year to help low income families.
It would exclude scholarships, savings plans and work-study income as assets for people applying for public benefits.
More information about NEST can be found on the State Treasurer website here http://www.treasurer.org/cs/.