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Tuition Free Community Colleges; College Programs;  

College Promise Programs & Scholarships

by State


 
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Arkansas

News: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/03/17/new-arkansas-promise-grant-looks-boost-work-force-restrictions   Arkansas becomes latest state to create a free community college plan

News: http://governor.arkansas.gov/press-releases/detail/gov.-hutchinson-introduces-new-arfuture-grant New ArFuture Grant Pays Full Cost of Tuition for Community and Technical College

Program Information: http://www.arkansas.gov/education/scholarship-and-financial-aid-information




 
Alabama


News: http://www.wbrc.com/story/35462208/free-college-tuition-available-to-west-alabama-high-school-students-this-summer "Free college tuition available to West Alabama high school students this SUMMER. Tuscaloosa City Schools says rising juniors or seniors in their district can take up to six tuition-free credit hours this summer at Shelton. Students must have at least a 2.5 grade point average to qualify. The offer applies to courses in certain career-technical fields"


​Program Information: https://www.tuscaloosacityschools.com/sheltonstate



 

California

News: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/03/14/sharp-growth-californias-free-community-college-programs  Of the nation's more than 190 tuition-free community college programs, more than 50 exist in California.

– San Francisco:  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/san-francisco-becomes-first-city-offer-free-community-college-tuition-residents/ San Francisco becomes first city to offer free community college tuition to all residents.   Program Information: https://www.ccsf.edu/en/student-services/admissions-and-registration/registration/tuition-and-fees.html


 

 

Indiana

Article: http://www.jconline.com/story/opinion/readers/2017/05/09/op-ed-making-indiana-workforce-ready/101455034/

Registration/Information: http://www.learnmoreindiana.org/adult-learners/workforce-ready-indiana/

 

 

Kentucky

News:  http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/education/article143994754.html

Program Information: https://www.kheaa.com/website/kheaa/work_ready?main=1

Approved Programs by College: https://www.kheaa.com/pdf/wrks_approved_programs.pdf

 

 

Michigan

News: http://www.upjohn.org/research/education/kalamazoo-promise-place-based-scholarships “The Upjohn Institute plays a leading role in research and evaluation activities surrounding the Kalamazoo Promise and the national movement to create place-based scholarship programs”

USA Map of College Promise Programs: https://upjohn.maps.arcgis.com/apps/OnePane/basicviewer/index.html?appid=a894537bd8444a4e902431b9269eaa79

List of College Promise Scholarship Programs by The Upjohn Institute: http://www.upjohn.org/sites/default/files/promise/Lumina/Promisescholarshipprograms.pdf

 

 

Minnesota

News: http://www.twincities.com/2016/06/06/30-minnesota-colleges-free-tuition-for-new-high-school-graduates/  30 Minnesota colleges offer free tuition for new high school grads

Program Information: https://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=2163

 

 

New York

News: http://money.cnn.com/2017/04/08/pf/college/new-york-free-tuition/index.html?iid=EL New York just became the first state in the nation to make tuition free for middle class students at both two- and four-year public colleges”

Program Information: https://www.ny.gov/programs/tuition-free-degree-program-excelsior-scholarship

 

 

Oregon

News: http://www.wweek.com/portland/blog-33425-oregon-will-become-second-state-to-offer-free-community-college.html

Program Information: https://oregonstudentaid.gov/oregon-promise.aspx

 

 

Rhode Island (Proposal)

News: https://pbn.com/raimondo-considers-altering-free-tuition-proposal/  “Governor Raimondo said she would consider a number of options to soften the financial impact of the tuition plan, including a phased-in approach over several years, or introduction of means testing, which would tie the benefit to family income”

Community/Business Support: http://www.independentri.com/independents/ind/south_kingstown/article_e18c7165-4245-562a-bb73-35b4891ee82c.html Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has voted to endorse the Governor’s Rhode Island Promise Scholarship proposal.

 

 

South Dakota

About the Program: https://www.builddakotascholarships.com/about  

Program Information: https://www.builddakotascholarships.com/apply  

 

 

Tennessee

News: http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/11/pf/college/tennessee-free-community-college/  Tennessee is about to become the first state in the nation to make community college free for all adults

Program Information – Seniors: http://tnpromise.gov/about.shtml  

Program Information - Adults: https://www.tnreconnect.gov/  

​Directory of tuition free states and programs