Published Online: March 29, 2016
Published in Print: March 30, 2016, as Kentucky Mulls Picking Up Community College Tuition

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Kentucky Mulls Picking Up Community College Tuition

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Kentucky's House of Representatives has approved a bill that would give free community college tuition to all the state's high school graduates.

The proposal would eventually cost taxpayers about $20 million a year. Kentucky high school graduates would still have to apply for federal and state scholarships, but the state would cover whatever cost was left. All the state's high school graduates would be eligible, including homeschooled and private school students. Students would have to maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average to keep the money.

The bill, which is modeled after a program in Tennessee, now heads to the Senate for consideration.

Vol. 35, Issue 26, Page 4

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