Pa. Lawmakers Offer Bills for Free College Plan

Legislators in both the state House and Senate introduced legislation to make tuition free at each of the state-owned and state-related universities and community colleges.

The bills – House Bill 2444 and Senate Bill 1111 conjointly called the “PA Promise” – would cover tuition and fees for recent high school graduates whose families earn $110,000 or less at to attend any of the state’s 14 state-run universities and state-related institutions.

It also “promises” to cover the cost of tuition and fees for the 14 public community colleges and cover room and board at any community college, state-owned or state-related institution if their family earns $48,000 or less.

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