POLICY BRIEF: The Promise of the College Promise

College Promise Campaign Policy Brief No.1 Download here. Spring 2018 Introduction Over the past few years, over 200 College Promise programs in 43 states have become increasingly popular policy proposals at the state and local levels. Simply put, these programs offer students the opportunity to attend a four-year, two-year, or technical college tuition- and fee-free. […]

Rapid Progress for Tuition-Free College Promise Initiatives

With the new federal administration gearing up in Washington, states and communities across the nation are taking action to promote affordable access to higher education. Throughout the nation, leaders are developing College Promise initiatives, which cover tuition and fees for students to attend a community college, technical school, or university. There are now over 190 […]

Promise Profile: Tennessee Promise

The Tennessee Promise today is a statewide Promise program that serves as a model for the development of other statewide initiatives. Led by the efforts of Governor Bill Haslam, it first began as the Knoxville Promise in 2008 and expanded to tnAchieves in 2009. Download


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