International Students Keep Schools AfloatMarch 13, 2018 |
by Charlotte West
In October of 2017, following in the footsteps of Tennessee, Minnesota, New York, Rhode Island, and Oregon, California became the latest state to announce free community college. Building on various local initiatives, the California College Promise, which will go into effect in the fall of this year, offers one year of free tuition to any California resident enrolling in community college for the first time.
As more and more states are launching their own versions of tuition-free college, those programs may come at the expense of international students, who often pay significantly more in tuition.