Finance

When College Is Free, or Free(ish)

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Gov. William E. Haslam proposed the Tennessee Promise, a program that paved the way for a similar free-community-college plan in Oregon. They're among several ways that students can get some college education at no charge.
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The "free college" idea is back in the headlines. Last week Oregon lawmakers passed legislation similar to Tennessee’s to make community college free. And on Wednesday in the U.S. Congress, several Democratic lawmakers and the U.S. secretary of...

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