President Barack Obama announced a proposal to provide two free years of community college to American students who maintain good grades.
Obama addressed this issue during his State of the Union on Thursday. In a video message released by the White House, he states that he would announce the program that will make community college accessible to everyone on Friday during his visit to Tennessee. Students must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA and must be enrolled at least half-time while in college.
The White House estimated that the average community college student will save at least $3,800, annually. I cannot wait to see how these plays out. I am such a supporter of higher education and will definitely enroll back in school if this program takes off!