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White House Announces Tuition-Free Community College & Tech Training

Last Friday, President Obama unveiled a proposal to offer tuition-free community college to responsible students across America, called "America's College Promise," at Pellissippi Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee. Obama's proposal would make two years of community college free for students. He argues that the effort would provide students with workforce skills and a free start in obtaining a bachelor's degree. If fully implemented across all fifty states, America's College Promise is estimated to benefit nine million students each year and save full-time community college students $3,800 in tuition per year. Students are eligible for the program if they attend community college at least part-time, maintain a 2.5 GPA and make steady progress toward the completion of their program.


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