Is Community College Already Free?

College prices are at the forefront of national concern and proposals to make public higher education free are gathering steam. While presidential candidate Bernie Sanders proposed a free college model for four-year public colleges and universities, current policy innovation is focused on community colleges. Tennessee’s pioneering Promise program covers two years of tuition and fees at its community and technical colleges, and federal legislation known as America’s College Promise would expand that effort nationwide. Similar programs are being implemented or developed by states, municipalities, and institutions across the country.

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