How Free Community College Became Real For Me

This article was previously posted on Forbes.com. 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. The […]

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 […]

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 why […]

Florida State College at Jacksonville Pioneers Free Community College

This fall, students in Florida’s Nassau and Duval counties will benefit from a free community college program for all eligible high school graduates in their community. Under this unique new College Promise program, Florida State College at Jacksonville will cover tuition, fees, and books for students who have graduated high school within the past three […]

Hungry and Homeless In College

Hungry and Homeless In College: Results From a National Study of Basic Needs Insecurity In Higher Education By: Sara Goldrick-Rab, Jed Richardson, and Anthony Hernandez Wisconsin HOPE Lab Food and housing insecurity among the nation’s community college students threatens their health and well-being, along with their academic achievements. Addressing these basic needs is critical to ensuring that […]


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