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New York Joins A Wave Of New Free College Programs

This article was previously posted on Forbes.com. By Martha Kanter Last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) signed sweeping new legislation into law, making public colleges and universities free for low and middle income students New York. This bold step is the latest in a growing national movement to make community college free for all hardworking students. […]

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Drumroll Please!

Drumroll please… We’re thrilled to announce that Dilia Samadova is the winner of our Free Community College Story competition. Her story inspired us deeply! Dilia will receive $2,000, which covers an average semester’s tuition at community college. And our runners-up are: Second Place: Johnson Tran Third Place: Mary Pacio Fourth Place: Gulish Javadova Johnson, Mary, and […]

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6 Places That Already Have Free Community College

This article was previously posted on Forbes.com. By Andra Armstrong The 2016 presidential election thrust college affordability into the national public agenda. Then candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders each proposed free college policies, drawing inspiration from President Barack Obama’s 2015 ‘free community college’ initiative and Congressman Scott (D-VA-3) and Senator Baldwin’s (D-WI) attempted federal legislation, […]

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Breaking Up with Student Debt Instagram Video Competition

Heads Up America — the College Promise Campaign’s initiative to build public support for free community college — is launching an Instagram-based video competition for students and alumni. With student debt at an all-time high, the cost of community college has become prohibitive for many of the students best served by these campuses. That is […]

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#FarewellObama

Tomorrow, President Barack Obama and Dr. Jill Biden will conclude their tenure in office. Before they do, we want to say thank you one last time. The Obama Administration focused attention on community colleges like no other in history. The President’s proposal, America’s College Promise, inspired explosive growth in the movement to make community college […]

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Governor Cuomo’s Free College Tuition Plan for New York

The College Promise Campaign applauds Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to offer free college tuition for low and middle-income students attending all of New York’s public community colleges and state universities. “A high school education is insufficient for success in the 21st century. The College Promise Campaign encourages every community and state to fund – at […]