New Jersey and Connecticut Launch into Free College Debate

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By: Jen Mishory | March 20, 2018

In the past month, policymakers in both New Jersey and Connecticut released proposals to launch Promise programs—which, as I discussed at length in an earlier report, have grown in popularity but vary significantly—for a subset of their states’ higher education students. They join a number of states that have had or are having active debates around new free or debt-free college proposals—or expansions of existing programs—during this spring’s legislative sessions, including California, West Virginia, Indiana, and Mississippi. Several more states are likely to take up the conversation this session, and still others can expect a debate around the merits of such a program during their state’s gubernatorial elections.

Here’s what policymakers in New Jersey and Connecticut are proposing….

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Read Jen Mishory’s more extensive analysis of free and debt-free college programs here.

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