Posts Tagged: free tuition

Ain’t No Free?

The New England Board of Higher Education recently honored Hartford Promise and the Rhode Island Promise Scholarship with 2019 New England Higher Education Excellence Awards. And NEJHE has been paying close attention to innovations—and challenges—facing such "free college" programs. In June, the Campaign for Free College Tuition (CFCT) lauded NEBHE delegate and Connecticut state Rep. Gregg ...

Reactions Swirl Ahead of SOTU Pitch for Tuition-Free Community College

President Obama will outline a plan during next week's State of the Union address to make the first two years of community college tuition-free. The president's proposal—if adopted by the Republican Congress—could smooth America's notorious educational inequity while acknowledging that some college education is as important economically today as high school education was nearly a cent...

Free Tuition: An Idea That’s Still Green

More than 100 Green Party candidates nationwide called for a “Green New Deal” that includes making  tuition free at public universities.It's not the first time. California public campuses charged no tuition (but increasing fees) for state residents for decades. in 2003, Preston H. Smith II of Mount Holyoke College and Sharon Szymanski of The Labor Institute wrote a piece for the&n...