My Free Community College Story

This December, I will graduate from UC Davis with my Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology/Biology in preparation for teaching high school chemistry.  I come from an immigrant family and my parents don’t have a high school education.  As a first generation college student, this is the culmination of my family’s efforts to achieve the American […]

CPC PartnerAction Guide

Help spread the message about college affordability, the value of a community college education, and the impact College Promise programs make by reducing the financial burden placed on students. In the document you will find recommended activities and events your organization can pursue to support the College Promise Campaign. Download Here

Dr. Jill Biden to Celebrate College Promise in California

Los Angeles, California – Dr. Jill Biden is travelling to California today for a series of events celebrating the College Promise movement — an effort encouraging states and localities to cover community college tuition and fees so students can earn a college degree without taking on a mountain of student debt. That movement is picking up […]

CPC Celebrates First Anniversary

The College Promise Campaign celebrated its first anniversary today and announced details on the remarkable growth of College Promise programs throughout the nation. The number of state and local programs that provide free community college tuition for hardworking students has grown to more than 150 in 37 states. “A year ago today we launched a […]

A Year of Promise

A year ago today we launched a bold initiative to make a community college education as universal, free, and affordable as high school was in the 20th century. On September 9, 2015, President Barack Obama joined the College Promise Advisory Board at Macomb Community College in Michigan to launch the College Promise Campaign. Since then, […]

Announcing: #PromiseStory Video Competition

Over the past several years, we have seen communities and states across the nation come together to deliver on the promise of an affordable education by developing College Promise programs. While these programs vary, they are united in their commitment to building education and career pathways for hardworking students. To amplify the progress of these impactful […]


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