Will Biden make community college free?

Will Biden make community college free?

Reported by Inside Higher Ed, President Biden unveiled his $109 billion plan for tuition-free community college. In this plan, many states will be provided $3 in federal funding for every $1 they commit in state funding to make the first two years of community college tuition free for the student. But for states with high community college costs, the federal match might be as low as only 23 cents, and some states may opt out because of it.

The takeaway? This plan isn’t over the finish line yet. But if it gets there, for many states, going to community college for the first two years is going to become an even more compelling enrollment choice than ever before.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.