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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