California Expands Free Tuition Programs

According to a press release from the California Community Colleges (CCC) Chancellor’s Office on March 20, 2017, the CCC’s Board of Governors “approved 14 community college districts in California to participate in the College Promise Innovation Grant Program,” which provides $15 million in funding to expand already existing College Promise programs or to implement College Promise programs in new districts.

The College Promise program was in part influenced by former President Barack Obama’s initiative to provide free higher education for high school graduates.

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