Free College Tuition May be in Your Future

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Hillary Clinton proposes free college tuition in the future as her platform and plan as it seems to have recently expanded and had added methods formerly first heard of with the former plan of Bernie Sanders.

Previously Clinton had the stance, while Sander’s remained in the race, that if something was offered for free the fine print would need to be closely read.

Clinton’s fine print it seems is much the same as that of Sanders’ she had rebuffed. The primary difference is as follows.

Free college would not be for everyone, under the Hillary Clinton plan. It would apply, however, to the low and middle income based families and would only include those colleges that are in-state and public based.

Those considered to be of low or middle income are reported as the families of four with whom have an income of $85,000 or less at the time of implementation.

Within a four year span, the $85,000 amount would raise in increments until it reaches $125,000 per family of four.

Those families that exceed the above monetary figures would still pay for college as they normally would, unlike the plan initially heard from Barry Sanders.

Both plans only address tuition. Tuition does not include room and board, books, and many other aspects of college based expenses.

These plans being spoken of by the presidential hopefuls also include different means at which to have some student loan forgiveness available as well.

Some colleges have already been helping students in such a fashion. Two such schools include Stanford and Princeton.

At Princeton, those students that have families making under $125,000 pay nothing at all for tuition. They also receive grants to help offset so of the total cost for room and board.

Stanford also uses the family income number of $125,000 and those students pay zero tuition in total as it is covered by Stanford.

Community colleges in both Oregon and Tennessee also offer similar programs or tuition assistance plans.

The Tennessee program is funded thanks to the state lottery revenue. It allocates approximately $1,165 per student annually.

Oregon although similar operates a bit differently in that the state has what is referred to as “last dollar” scholarships. These scholarships are available only after the student has used up any other scholarships and federal grants that they might qualify.

Another location that has a program in place is located in the city of Detroit. Here free community college funds are from private donations as well as prefigured property tax funds.

Then there is also Louisiana. Although not called anything similar it currently has roughly 47,000 residents that are obtaining a community college education based academically to those who meet set standards that have been in place. This program is currently in jeopardy as there seems to be a financial shortfall that may soon eliminate the program.

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