Tenn. high school graduates to receive free tuition to community colleges

Thursday, April 17, 2014

All high school graduates in Tennessee will receive free tuition to a community college or technical school in the state, under a plan approved by the state's House of Representatives Tuesday, following a similar vote in the Senate.

The Tennessee Promise, proposed by Gov. Bill Haslam, will take effect in fall 2015. It will be funded by $300 million from the state's lottery fund. The state expects 25,000 students to apply and it would cost an estimated $34 million a year.

Students have to attend full-time and meet grade point requirements.

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