Philadelphia Program Offers Free Tuition to Help Stalled Students Get Restarted

August 09, 2008

The Community College of Philadelphia and the city’s mayor have announced a program to help stalled students restart their education by giving them free tuition, fees, and some money toward textbooks, according to The Philadelpia Inquirer.

The city’s mayor, Michael Nutter, wants more residents to finish college. The new program will help those people who have 30 credits or more toward an associate degree but who have been out of college for two years or more to start taking classes again. —David L. Wheeler