“Everyone deserves the opportunity to get a good education and a good job, no matter who you are or how much money you have”
Free college is all the rage among Democrats these days and Northam now has party control in Virginia.
Campus Reform reports:
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam unveils MASSIVE ‘free’ community college plan
Democrat Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday a program called “Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back” that would provide tuition-free community college for more than 40,000 Virginia students.
This taxpayer-funded plan, also referred to as the “G3” initiative, will require $145 million over a 2-year period. According to The Richmond Times-Dispatch, students must be eligible for in-state tuition in order to receive this taxpayer-funded benefit.
“Everyone deserves the opportunity to get a good education and a good job, no matter who you are or how much money you have,” Northam said.
Qualifying students will receive up to $1,000 each semester and up to $500 for each summer term, as well as grant each institution a “Performance Payment” for each student receiving the benefit that completes 30 units, and another when a beneficiary student receives an Associates degree
Free college has become an increasingly popular idea with the 2020 Democrat presidential candidates. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has proposed a $1.25 trillion plan to cancel student loan debt and make college tuition-free, along with Sen. Bernie Sanders’ simialr $1.6 trillion plan and Julian Castro’s $1.5 trillion plan intended to lower education costs.
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