All across the nation, we are building support for states and localities to create College Promise programs, which allow students to start and complete a community college education without taking on mountains of student debt. While individual program models vary, each is guided by the following core principles:
- A College Promise is a commitment to fund a college education for every eligible student, advancing on the path to earn a degree, a certificate, and/or credits that transfer to a four-year university, starting in America’s community colleges.
- It’s a promise to prepare students for the 21st Century workforce and the pursuit of the American Dream without the burden of unmanageable college debt.
- It’s a promise to make the first two years of community college – at a minimum – as universal, free, and accessible as public high school has been in the 20th Century.