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“Free College” Doesn’t Solve Affordability Issues

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by Gerry Tuoti

Four states now offer free community college to their residents, covering tuition and mandatory fees. LOCAL IMPACT: It could likely cost Massachusetts an estimated $127 million annually to eliminate tuition and mandatory fees for in-state students currently enrolled in community colleges.

Last month, Rhode Island became the fourth state to offer free community college to its residents, prompting some in Massachusetts to consider a similar path.

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