When Barack Obama was first campaigning for the job of President, he spoke often of wanting to offer free college education. Now, he has said in his upcoming State of the Union speech on January 20th he will make a proposal to make two years of community college free for anyone willing to work for it.
Obama made the news public in a video message released by the White House. According to Obama, he wants to make community college accessible for everyone.
It sounds like a pretty good deal. Obama is proposing that students who attend college at least half-time, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and make continuous progress toward completing their programs would have their tuition eliminated.
Inspired by similar programs in Tennessee and Chicago, the White House aims to do the partnership with various states. “If all states participate, an estimated 9 million students could benefit. A full-time community college student could save an average of $3,800 in tuition a year,” reports Business Insider.
Thoughts on this?