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 […]

Announcing the Free Community College Story Competition Winners

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 […]

Applauding New York’s Free Tuition Plan

The College Promise Campaign applauds New York for becoming the first state to provide free tuition for in-state students to attend any of its two or four-year public colleges or universities. The Excelsior Scholarship, first proposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo this January, will allow students with family incomes up to $125,000 to earn a college […]


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