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Sen. Cardin Supports Free Community College Tuition

January 22nd, 2015 by WCBC Radio

In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Barack Obama introduced a proposal to make tuition free for community college students. The White House expects 9 million students to participate and save up to $3,800 a year for two years. That would place the cost at nearly $70 billion, though there are questions about building capacity at the nation's 1,100 community colleges. The federal government would pay three quarters of the cost, at least initially. Count Maryland Senator Ben Cardin among those supporting the concept…





 

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