Tennessee Governor Unveils Bold “Free” College Plan

Gov. Bill Haslam unveiled a bold plan Monday to offer every Tennessean without a post-secondary degree a chance to attend a state community college for free.

The Reconnect Tennessee Act would expand Tennessee Promise, which was the first program of its kind in this nation to offer two free years of tuition and fees for graduating high school seniors who wish to attend a community college. Haslam now wants to allow any Tennessean, who has lived in this state for at least a year, to attend a community college without paying tuition.

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