Deeper in Debt: Women and Student Loans

Over the course of the past few decades, student loans have become an increasingly common means of paying for a college education. Most students who complete a college program now take on student loans, and the amount of student debt that students assume has increased along with the price of attending college. At this time […]

The Kalamazoo Promise Sends Spilman Sisters To Free College

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

We’re In Milwaukee Celebrating Free Technical College

This article was previously posted on Forbes.com. By Martha Kanter, Executive Director, College Promise Campaign On September 9, 2015, Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) launched its free technical college program, MATC Promise, for high school graduates. It was on that same day President Obama and Dr. Jill Biden announced the College Promise Campaign—where I work—to make […]

College Promise Month of Action Reaches Millions

In April, the College Promise Campaign (CPC) celebrated National Community College Month with four weeks of action to build public support for free community college. The effort garnered the support of celebrities including Kal Penn and Ted Allen, elected officials like Governor Gina Raimondo (D-RI) and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom (D-CA), partners like the Biden […]


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