The Kalamazoo Promise Sends Spilman Sisters To Free College

This article was previously posted on By Hannah Engler “It’s become a college-bound town,” says University of Michigan at Ann Arbor freshman Emily Spilman of her hometown of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Emily, who began her engineering degree at the University of Michigan last fall, is one of the many students whose tuition is covered under […]


6 Places That Already Have Free Community College

This article was previously posted on 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, […]


How Free Community College Became Real For Me

This article was previously posted on By Aaron Lacambra I didn’t think it would be me. When I first heard about Heads Up America’s #FreeCommunityCollegeStory Instagram video competition, I thought “there’s no way I can win.” The contest asked community college students to share their stories and discuss why community college should be free. […]