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House Democrats Offer Bill to Make Community Colleges Free



by Tom Ciccotta

A new bill introduced by House Democrats would make community college degrees free for students. Sponsors for the bill claim that it would give students the chance to earn a degree without taking on debt.

The bill was created in response to the Republican Higher Education Act — originally passed in 1965, the Higher Education Act ensures that the federal government will have a limited role in higher education. The bill was written to be renewed every five years.

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