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How tuition-free college could help the student debt crisis

The $1.6 trillion student debt crisis has led President Biden to publicly consider forgiving at least $10,000 per federal borrower, yet critics of widespread student loan forgiveness argue cancelling loans for current debt holders does little to solve problems for future borrowers. But what if higher education were free?

Financial Aid Help for Students — And Community Colleges, Too

In its first year, SwiftStudent helped simplify financial aid appeals for more than 70,000 students.

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.
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