What would a federal free college plan look like?
Joe Biden has adopted Bernie Sanders plan that looks a lot like New York’s, where state residents whose families make up to $125,000 a year can attend the state’s 2- and 4-year institutions tuition-free.
Reported by Vox, some downsides seen from New York’s plan has been how part-time students weren’t initially eligible, a requirement currently being loosened. And non-tuition academic and living expenses are still not being covered, essential for some students to take advantage.
The takeaway? Let’s learn from these state plans, especially when putting together federal policy designed to provide education access to the highest need populations.
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