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CPC Applauds Baltimore’s Free Community College Plan

Beginning in fall 2018, recent graduates of Baltimore’s public high schools will be able to attend Baltimore City Community College to earn a one-year certificate or two-year degree with the cost of tuition and fees covered by the city. Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh (D) unveiled the plan at a news briefing on Wednesday as part […]

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CPC Celebrates RI Free Community College Legislation

On Thursday evening, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) signed legislation making a community college education free for the state’s recent high school graduates. Under the $2.8 million pilot program, high school graduates from the class of 2017 will be able to attend any of the state’s three community college campuses for two years without […]

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College Promise Campaign Celebrates the Detroit Promise Path

The College Promise Campaign is celebrating the release of a new report that highlights the success of the Detroit Promise Path, an extension of the city’s free community college program. The report was released on July 19. “Our campaign applauds the release of another report showing the positive impact of free community college programs when […]

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CPC Celebrates Nevada’s Free Community College Law

The College Promise Campaign celebrates Nevada’s passage of legislation making a free community college education available to graduating high school seniors. Governor Brian Sandoval (R) signed the Nevada Promise Scholarship into law on June 8, following its unanimous, bipartisan support in both houses of the State Legislature. “The College Promise Campaign celebrates Nevada for joining […]

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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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CPC Applauds Governor Cuomo’s Free College Tuition Plan

The College Promise Campaign applauds Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to offer free college tuition for low and middle-income students attending all of New York’s public community colleges and state universities. “A high school education is insufficient for success in the 21st century. The College Promise Campaign encourages every community and state to fund – at […]

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$111m Down Payment on Tuition-Free Higher Ed

The Department of Labor recently awarded more than $111 million in America’s Promise Grants to 23 regions throughout the country. Altogether, more than 21,000 Americans will benefit from these awards, which enable communities to form collaborative partnerships to build tuition-free pathways to education and training for 21st Century jobs. These grants are designed to build […]

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