Sunday, January 18, 2015

There’s a big catch in Obama’s plan for free community college - Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, Washington Post

Tuition and fees counted for just 21 percent of the budget for students who attend two-year public college and pay for off-campus housing, according to a recent study from College Board. While the average tuition and fees at a community college is $3,347 for the 2014-2015 academic year, housing cost another $7,705, books averaged $1,328 and transportation added up to $1,735. Keep in mind, too, that Obama's plan also doesn't cover fees, which schools routinely charge for using labs, campus health centers and computer labs. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/01/09/the-big-thing-missing-in-president-obamas-plan-for-free-community-college/

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