Building on a model that has been used by the state of Tennessee and the city of Chicago, the president's proposal would involve the federal government and states combining to pay the entire cost of tuition for two years at a community college for any American who wanted it. |
If adopted nationwide, administration officials estimate 9 million people across the country could save about $3800 in college costs. It would probably benefit middle-class students more than the very poorest, who qualify for federal Pell grants that usually cover the cost of community college. People of any age would be eligible for the program.
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