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Tuition-Free College Programs Gain Momentum

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Tuition-free college may be on the horizon for students in Racine, Wisconsin.

The program is being considered as a way to increase the education level of its community and to provide incentive for high school students to stay in school and graduate.

A similar program is already working in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where it has increased minority graduation rates by 15% and created over 5,000 new jobs.

But one of the greatest success stories is the long-standing Georgia Hope Scholarship and Grant Program, which was established in 1993 to provide tuition-free college to the state’s resident students who graduate from high school with a ‘B’ average and maintain that grade point average throughout college. The program is fully-funded by the Georgia Lottery for Education and has already poured over $3.8 billion into helping more than 1.1 million students attend its public colleges, private colleges and vocational schools.

A few online schools, like Western Governors University, also offer hefty scholarship programs that target students pursuing specialized career areas, like rural teaching.

If Racine gets its way, it will join the ranks of an elite group of education innovators.

And then the tuition-free baton can be passed on to other forward-thinking communities.

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