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College Promise

Forbes: College Promise Programs Could Help Hungry, Homeless Students Reach Their Potential

Two of ACCT's studies found that an average 13-14% of community college students were homeless, and about half were housing insecure. Worse, 29% of former foster youth—who are more likely to attend community colleges than four-year universities for a variety of reasons—were homeless.

The Promise of College: Why Expanding Access Matters

Editor's note: Last week, Spelman College President Emerita and bestselling author Beverly Daniel Tatum opened an event at the National Press Club to discuss ways by which to sustainably finance College Promise programs. Tatum's remarks emphasized the importance of these and similar programs in improving access to higher education for socioeconomically disadvantaged students. We feel Tatum's provocative statement to be a vital part of the conversation about educational access; she graciously agreed to allow us to publish her comments.

New Report: Five Ways To Finance College Promise Programs

A new report from the College Promise Campaign and ETS describes five financial sustainability models for College Promise programs.

Merging of Savings Accounts Proposed for College Funding

Children’s savings accounts and college promise initiatives could be stronger if the two funding mechanisms for higher education were merged together, a professor argues.

Free Community College Passes in Nevada

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed into law the Nevada Promise Scholarship last week, which would effectively provide tuition-free community college to eligible students.

Dr. Jill Biden Speaks at Milwaukee Area Technical College Graduation

County Executive Chris Abele also announced his plans to personally donate $500,000 to fund scholarships in addition to MATC Promise.
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