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College Promise

Making the case for free community college nationwide

Seventeen states offer some sort of tuition-free two-year college program. Research proves the educational and economic benefit to young people who likely would have skipped college otherwise.

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden commits to free access to community college, training

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden is pushing free access to community college and training programs, saying the schools will be an important part of Biden administration efforts to rebuild the...

Study Finds Connection Between Public Community College Promise Programs and Enrollment Increases

A new study funded by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) found a correlation between public community college promise programs and an increase in enrollment among female and underrepresented students.

Newsom proposes free community college in California

Newsom will include an additional $40 million in his budget to fund a second year of tuition-free community college.

Free for Whom? Free College Considerations for Community College Leaders

Community colleges have long been dedicated to serving all members of their communities and providing educational and economic opportunities to those facing barriers to college enrollment. If statewide free college programs are going to support them in this vital work, programs must be designed with equity in mind.

City and County Playbook - How to Build a Promise

A resource for city and county elected officials to build College Promise Programs for their communities.
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