New Report Looks at State and Local Tuition- and Debt-Free College Plans

"In the wake of the Republicans reclaiming the White House, tuition-free college at the federal level—a centerpiece of Democrat Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign—is unlikely to move forward any time soon," the American Council on Education reports in its Higher Education Today blog.

"However, state and local tuition- and debt-free college plans are alive and well, as yesterday’s announcement from New York demonstrates: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to cover tuition costs at state colleges for hundreds of thousands of middle- and low-income students in his state.

A new report released this week looks at 11 plans that reduce or eliminate the cost of tuition or the need to borrow to cover it, including five at the state and two at the local level. The study summarizes the work of the Task Force on Assessing Tuition- and Debt-Free Higher Education, convened last July by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)."

NASFAA's "Headlines" section highlights media coverage of financial aid to help members stay up to date with the latest news. Inclusion in Today's News does not imply endorsement of the material or guarantee the accuracy of information presented.


Publication Date: 1/4/2017

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