Thursday, July 16, 2015

Free community college plan going before Congress - Tara García Mathewson, Education Dive

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA) are expected to introduce legislation in their respective chambers Wednesday that would make the first two years of college free for low-income students attending community, technical, or tribal colleges. The legislation provides a $3 federal match for every $1 states invest to waive two years of tuition and fees. The America’s College Promise Act is also designed to cover much of the cost of a low-income student’s first two years of a bachelor’s degree at eligible minority-serving institutions.

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