House Democrats Offer Bill to Make Community Colleges FreeJuly 26, 2018 |
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.